Gorneault, Frost repeat at Sugarloaf Marathon

Leah Frost of Portland broke a 30-year-old women’s course record and PJ Gorneault of Caribou defended his overall title Sunday at the 35th Sugarloaf Marathon.

Gorneault, 38, completed the 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 32 minutes, 9 seconds. Judson Cake (2:35:42), 39, of Bar Harbor was second, and Robert Ashby (2:40:47), 48, of Brunswick placed third.

Frost, 33, also won for the second straight year. Her time of 2:49:57 broke the record of 2:50:19 set by Yoli Casas in 1987.

Jessica Van Binsbergen (3:00:09), 32, of Portland edged Rebecca Trachsel (3:00:39), 42, of Winchester, Massachusetts, for second place.

Freeport’s Joan Benoit Samuelson, running her first marathon in Maine and her first since turning 60, finished seventh in the women’s division with a net time of 3:12:22.

Samuelson’s son, Anders, won the 15K in 52:16. Tamara Carleton, 29, of Berkeley, California, took the women’s title in 56:01.


MLS: Diego Fagundez scored two goals in 10 minutes and the New England Revolution rallied from an early deficit to beat the Columbus Crew 2-1 on Sunday at Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Fagundez has scored all three of his goals this season in the last two games. The Revolution (3-4-4) have back-to-back wins for the first time this season, after a five-match winless streak.

SPANISH LEAGUE: Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema scored in a 2-0 victory over Malaga that gave Real Madrid its first league title since 2012.


ITALIAN OPEN: Alexander Zverev signaled his anticipated arrival among the tennis elite by defeating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to win the title at Rome.

The 20-year-old Zverev became the youngest player to win a Masters 1000 event since Djokovic won in Miami a decade ago at 19.

Zverev broke in the very first game and was never really challenged by Djokovic, who appeared drained after having to win two matches Saturday to reach the final.

After the match, Djokovic announced that Andre Agassi will coach him at the French Open starting next week.

Earlier, Elina Svitolina surged to No. 1 in the season-long rankings race by beating Simona Halep 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the women’s final.

It was a WTA tour-best fourth title this year for the 22-year-old Ukranian and the most prestigious trophy of her career. She also leads with 31 match wins this season.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Sweden won the title with a 2-1 victory on penalties over two-time defending champion Canada on Sunday at Cologne, Germany.

Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped all four penalties as Nicklas Backstrom and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored shootout goals for the Swedes to give them their first title since 2013.

 Nikita Kucherov’s goal sealed a 5-3 win for Russia in the bronze medal match after Finland nearly rallied from a 4-0 deficit.


OXFORD PLAINS SPEEDWAY: Gary Smith of Bangor topped the 25-car field Saturday night in the Super Late Model feature, finishing ahead of Garrett Hall of Scarborough and 66-year-old Mike Rowe of Turner.

Other feature winners were Ben Tinker of New Gloucester in PASS modifieds, Bryce Mains of Bridgton in Street Stock, Charlie Hall of Oxford in Bandits and Tommy Tompkins of Carthage in Figure 8.

– Staff and news service report