Disc golf

Hokom shoots 7 under to take lead at nationals

Sarah Hokom is 7-under par after three rounds and leads the open division at the Professional Disc Golf Association women’s national championship at Sabattus Disc Golf Complex in Sabattus.

Hokom, of Freedom, California, scored 59 and 55 in the second and third rounds on Saturday, after a 61 in the first round on Friday.

Madison Walker and Paige Pierce are both 3-under par, while Holly Finley and Catrina Allen are tied for fourth at even par. Defending champion Hannah Leatherman of Bowdoin is in sixth place at 3-over par. She shot 68 in the first round, then rebounded Saturday with a 60 and a 57.

The final round will take place on Sunday.


MOSELLE OPEN: Top-seeded Dominic Thiem rallied past local favorite Gilles Simon 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to reach final in Metz, France, where he will meet Lucas Pouille, who beat defeated 2014 champion David Goffin 7-6 (6), 6-1 in the other semifinal.

ST. PETERSBURG OPEN: Stan Wawrinka will try to follow up his U.S. Open championship with another title in St. Petersburg after beating Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (8), 6-2 in their semifinal.

Wawrinka will face fifth-seeded Alexander Zverev, who beat Tomas Berdych in the first semifinal.

GUANGZHOU OPEN: Defending champion Jelena Jankovic’s serving let her down as she lost the final in Guanghzou, China, to unseeded Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

KOREA OPEN: Fifth-seeded Monica Niculescu of Romania defeated Zhang Shuai of China 6-0, 6-4 to advance to the final in Seoul, South Korea.

She will face Lara Arruabarrena of Spain, who defeated Patricia Maria Tig 6-1, 6-2, which ended hopes of an all-Romanian final.


WORLD CUP: Brad Marchand scored twice from Sidney Crosby, including a go-ahead goal early in the third period, and Canada beat Russia 5-2 in the semifinals at Toronto.

The Canadians will face the winner of the Sweden-Team Europe game Sunday in the best-of-three finals.

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is out 3 to 6 weeks with a broken hand.


ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE: Dropping Wayne Rooney had the desired effect for Manchester United.

With its out-of-form captain sitting on the bench, United scored four goals in a sparkling first-half display and overwhelmed defending champion Leicester City 4-1 in Manchester, England.

SPANISH LEAGUE: Barcelona didn’t show any signs of missing Lionel Messi, cruising past Sporting Gijon 5-0 in Madrid in its first Spanish league game without the injured playmaker.

Neymar and Luis Suarez took over in Messi’s absence, and by the end of the day Barcelona was only one point behind Real Madrid, which drew at Las Palmas 2-2.


FIELD HOCKEY: Sydney Hopkins scored twice off penalty corners and Andrea Cardonna added a goal on a penalty stroke to lead Berwick Academy to a 3-1 win over Concord Academy at South Berwick.

– Staff and news service report