Maine sailor helps U.S. win silver medal

South Freeport native Hugh Freund and his two crewmates didn’t simply protect their one-point lead. They won their final race of the Rio Paralympics to clinch a silver medal in the Sonar class three-person keelboat competition Saturday on Guanabara Bay.

Freund is the jib trimmer, Rick Doerr the skipper and Brad Kendell the tactician for the United States entry that edged New Zealand by one second in the 11th and concluding race of the weeklong regatta. Great Britain was third, another seven seconds back.

Australia, which already had clinched the gold medal, placed 10th in Saturday’s race and finished with 26 total points.

The U.S. victory gave Freund’s crew a total of 44.

Canada, which entered the day one point behind the U.S., placed seventh Saturday and finished tied at 51 points with New Zealand, but the Canadians earned bronze by virtue of winning two races to New Zealand’s one victory.


PORTLAND BOXING CLUB: An appearance by former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and a bout featuring former IBA middleweight champ Russell Lamour will highlight Portland Boxing Club’s 103rd event in Portland on Nov. 12 at the Portland Expo.

Holmes, who won the heavyweight title in 1978 and started his career 48-0, will be available for pictures and autographs.

Lamour is one of several local boxers who will fight on the card. Others include super bantamweights Jorge Abiague and Jason Quirk and super welterweight Casey Kramlich.

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LPGA: South Korea’s In Gee Chun remains firmly on course for the second major of her career – and a possible golfing record – after posting a superb 6-under 65 in the third round of the Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France.

Holding a four-shot lead over countrywoman Sung Hyun Park, Chun was at 19-under overall and in position for the lowest 72-hole score in a major. Henrik Stenson and Jason Day share the mark at 20 under, and the women’s record of 19 under is shared by four players.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Alexander Levy surged into a one-shot lead midway through the third round of the weather-affected Italian Open in Monza, Italy, before play was suspended because of darkness.

The Frenchman started the afternoon six shots behind Chris Paisley but began with an eagle and had five birdies in a brilliant front nine.

Levy was at 14 under through 12 holes, one shot ahead of Paisley, home favorite Francesco Molinari, Danny Willett and Chris Hanson.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Kevin Sutherland birdied four of his last six holes for a 4-under 68 and the second-round lead in the Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, California.

Sutherland had an 8-under 135 total for a one-stroke lead over Paul Broadhurst, the Englishman who won the Senior British Open in July.


NHL: Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin has a hairline fracture in his heel after playing for Team Canada in preparation for the World Cup of Hockey.

He was replaced on Team Canada’s roster by Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O’Reilly.


MLS: Kai Kamara scored in the first minute and Kelyn Rowe added two goals to help the visiting New England Revolution beat the Montreal Impact 3-1.


DAVIS CUP: Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig put Croatia 2-1 ahead in a semifinal against France by upsetting top-ranked doubles pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 7-6 (6), 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-3, in Zadar, Croatia.

Andy and Jamie Murray kept Britain alive in its semifinal against Argentina, winning the doubles match in four sets in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez led Spain back into the World Group, defeating India’s Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-4 in doubles, in New Delhi, India.

– From staff and news services

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