Three recruits set to join Maine men’s basketball

The University of Maine announced that three recruits have decided to join the men’s basketball team for next season.

The players are Celio Araujo a 5-foot-10 point guard from Brazil who played ay Sheridan (Kansas) Junior College; Duncan Douglas, a 6-6 forward from Lubbock, Texas, who played at Santa Monica (California) College; and Miks Antoms, a 6-8 forward wh played at Lee Academy.

Araujo and Duncan will join UMaine as juniors, and Antoms will be a freshman.

Maeve Carroll, a small forward from Oakton, Virginia, will join the Maine women’s basketball team next season.Carroll was a four-year starter and co-captain at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Dani Alves inspired Juventus of Turin to a 2-1 win over Monaco on Tuesday to send the Italian club to its second final in three years.

Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid meet Wednesday for the other second-leg match, with defending champion Real Madrid leading 3-0.

U.S. MEN: Goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of former U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, was picked for the American roster for the Under-20 World Cup along with Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem and Tottenham defender Cameron Carter-Vickers.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Andris Dzerins scored his second goal of the game with a little more than one minute left as Latvia beat Italy 2-1 in Paris to remain atop Group A, ahead of Russia.

In the other match, Switzerland missed out on a third straight victory, losing 4-3 to France in a shootout. France forward Stephane Da Costa scored the only goal of the shootout with a neat backhand flick from an angle.


MADRID OPEN: Top-ranked Andy Murray made his debut at the event with a comfortable 6-4, 6-3 win over wild card Marius Copil of Romania in the second round.

Murray broke serve once in each set and didn’t concede any break opportunities to the 104th-ranked Copil.


BIKE WRECKED: Chris Froome, a three-time Tour de France winner, said his bike was wrecked by a car when the driver intentionally struck him.

The British rider posted a photo on Twitter of the damaged bike and wrote: “Just got rammed on purpose by an impatient driver who followed me onto the pavement! Thankfully I’m okay Bike totaled. Driver kept going!”

GIRO D’ITALIA: Slovenian rider Jan Polanc produced a remarkable ride after making an early breakaway to win stage four on the summit of Mount Etna in Sicily.


MEN’S HOCKEY: The NHL has a couple of months to reverse its decision and opt to participate in next year’s Olympics in South Korea.

The International Ice Hockey Federation president, Rene Fasel, said his organization was in contact with the National Hockey League Players’ Association two or three times per week, hoping to work out a solution that will bring the sport’s biggest stars to Pyeongchang.


NFL: The Buffalo Bills hired Brandon Beane, the Carolina assistant general manager, to fill their general manager vacancy.

– Staff and news service report