UMaine linebacker picked in CFL draft

University of Maine linebacker Christophe Mulumba Tshiminga was drafted Sunday with the 22nd pick overall by the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos.

Mulumba Tshiminga, who is from Montreal, was the fourth pick in the third round. He is also participating in an NFL tryout camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

As a senior at Maine, Mulumba Tshiminga had 97 total tackles, including 35 solo tackles, in 10 games. He had 3.5 sacks and seven tackles for a loss.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: The United States bounced back from its surprise opening loss at the hockey world championships with a 7-2 rout of Denmark on Sunday in Cologne, Germany, thanks to a hat trick from Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes.

The U.S. got its first win after Friday’s 2-1 loss to Germany with a standout performance by Keller, the youngest player on the American roster. Keller, 18, signed with the Coyotes after his freshman season at Boston University.


OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY: Reid Lanpher earned his third win of the season, capturing the checkered flag in the 50-lap Super Late Model feature Saturday night.

The 18-year-old from Manchester started this season with a pair of Pro All Stars Series victories at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and Oxford Plains.

He look the lead from Jeff White of Winthrop and held off Garrett Hall of Scarborough to earn the victory. White finished third.

Tyler King of Livermore won the Street Stock feature; Jamie Heath of Waterford won the Bandits feature; and David Smith of South Paris won the Figure 8 race.


BMW OPEN: Alexander Zverev won his first title on home soil as the German defeated Argentine qualifier Guido Pella 6-4, 6-3 in Munich.

Zverev, 20, fired eight aces and converted three of eight break points to win his third career title.

ISTANBUL OPEN: Second-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia defeated top-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic, 7-6 (3), 6-3, to earn his first clay-court title in five years.

ESTORIL OPEN: Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain defeated Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 6-2, 7-6 (5) to win the title in Estoril, Portugal.

MADRID OPEN: Maria Sharapova’s reward for advancing to the second round in Madrid is a match against Eugenie Bouchard, one of the most outspoken players against the Russian’s return after a doping ban.

Sharapova recovered from a shaky opening to defeat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 in the first round.


MLS: Abu Danladi scored his first career MLS goal and added an assist, and Minnesota United stunned Sporting Kansas City 2-0 in Minneapolis.

n Rodney Wallace scored a goal and had two assists, David Villa added a goal and an assist, and New York City FC pulled away from Atlanta FC in the second half for a 3-1 win in New York.


GIRO d’ITALIA: Fernando Gaviria won a bunch sprint at the end of the third stage to claim his first Grand Tour victory and take the leader’s pink jersey from Andre Greipel.

– News service report