ROAD RACING

Registration dates set for Beach to Beacon

Registration for the 2017 TD Beach to Beacon 10K will be open to the general public on March 10 at 7 a.m.

Last year all 4,000 slots allotted to the general public were filled online in a record 3 minutes, 43 seconds.

The 20th edition of the Cape Elizabeth road race will take place Aug. 5. Cape residents will be allowed to register for 600 slots on March 9 at 7 a.m.

A lottery for the 1,950 remaining race slots will take place March 10-19, with lottery entrants announced on March 21.

Runners can register at www.beach2beacon.org. The entry fee is $50.

BASKETBALL

D-LEAGUE: Jalen Jones scored a game-high 26 points, but the Maine Red Claws were beaten by the Westchester Knicks 105-78 at White Plains, New York.

Jones shot 8 of 14 from the field and went 9 of 11 from the free-throw line.

Maurice Ndour led seven double-digit scorers for Westchester with 17.

SKIING

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Frida Hansdotter of Sweden held on to a commanding first-run lead to win a women’s the slalom race at Flachau, Austria.

Hansdotter lost almost four-tenths of her advantage but still finished 0.58 seconds ahead of Nina Loeseth of Norway.

Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, who was 1.38 seconds behind after the first leg, posted the fastest second-run time to share third place with Wendy Holdener of Switzerland, 0.78 off the lead.

TENNIS

WOMEN: Maria Sharapova will return from her 15-month doping ban at a tournament in Germany in April. Sharapova was given a wild-card entry into the tournament in Stuttgart. It will be her first official competition since she tested positive for meldonium at last year’s Australian Open.

COLLEGES

CROSS COUNTRY: Amherst College’s men’s cross country team was placed on probation as a result of a probe into emails some team members sent making sexual comments about female students. The college said several individuals will be suspended and the team will be on athletics probation through the fall of next year.

SOCCER

WORLD CUP: The United States and Mexico could team up and meet FIFA’s need for the biggest-ever World Cup in 2026 being staged by the most host nations.

Canada has also joined the North American neighbors for informal talks about a three-way bid in a contest that FIFA will complete during American President-elect Donald Trump’s first term, according to persons familiar with the talks.

FIFA’s decision Tuesday to expand the 2026 tournament – to 48 teams from 32, playing 80 games instead of 64 – increased the chances of co-hosting to share the load.

DOPING

RUSSIA: A global group of antidoping leaders is calling for Russian teams to be excluded from international competitions while establishing a process to allow individuals from the country to compete if they can prove they have taken part in effective antidoping programs elsewhere.

Leaders from 19 national anti-doping organizations, including those in the United States, Britain and Sweden, held a summit this week and released their recommendations.

– From staff and news report


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