Theriault returns to Xfinity Series

Austin Theriault returns to the track this weekend in the No. 25 Rick Ware Racing Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, followed by his first start at Phoenix International Speedway on Nov. 12.

The Fort Kent native has had four Xfinity Series starts, three for JR Motorsports in 2014 and one with Obaika Racing in September. Theriault has some experience at the 1.5-mile Texas track when he drove the No. 29 Camping World Series Truck for Brad Keselowski Racing starting sixth and finishing an impressive fifth in his only start in the Lone star state.

INDYCAR: Juan Pablo Montoya has accepted an offer to race the Indianapolis 500 for Team Penske and will not drive full-time in IndyCar next season.

Montoya said the offer was the “best choice” for the Colombian. He’s a two-time Indy 500 winner, including the 2015 crown driving for Penske.


LACROSSE: David Barton has been named the new varsity boys’ lacrosse coach at Falmouth High School, pending school board approval.

Barton is a graduate of Boston College High School in Massachusetts and grew up playing in the Duxbury youth program.

Barton played at the Division 1 University of Vermont. He was a three-year starter at goaltender and team captain his senior season. He was also a member of UVM’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council.

Barton served as the head coach of the Edward Little varsity program this past season.

He has been recently named president-elect of the Maine Lacrosse Coaches Association.

Barton is a fifth- and sixth grade classroom teacher in the Auburn School District.


MEN’S SOCCER: Noah Robinson scored off a pass from Cody Elliott 6:13 into the game, and top-seeded St. Joseph’s (15-1-4, 8-0-1 GNAC) cruised to a 5-1 semifinal win over fourth-seeded Suffolk (9-10-0, 6-3-0) in Standish to advance to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship game.

Trevor Lopes made it 2-0 four minutes later scoring off a feed from Brett Mattos, while Jojo Strobino. Daniel Fox and Jesse Ramirez each added second-half goals.

The Monks advance to the championship game for the fourth time in the last eight seasons and will host Johnson & Wales University on Saturday.


PARIS MASTERS: Fourth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada hit 17 aces and as he beat Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 7-6 (5), 6-4 to reach the third round.

The big-serving Canadian has been hampered by a right ankle injury that forced him to withdraw ahead of his China Open semifinal three weeks ago.


UFC: Ronda Rousey says her bantamweight title shot against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas will be one of her final mixed martial arts bouts.

Rousey spoke about her fight Tuesday on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show.

The 29-year-old Olympic judo medalist hasn’t fought since November 2015, when she lost her title to Holly Holm.

“This is definitely one of my last fights, so everyone better watch, because the show isn’t going to be around forever,” she said.

Rousey (12-1) will face Nunes (13-4).

– Staff and news service report

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