UMaine promotes Michaud to full-time assistant coach

Alfie Michaud has been promoted to a full-time assistant coaching position with the Maine men’s hockey team.

Michaud, a goalie on the Black Bears’ national championship squad in 1999, was a volunteer goaltending coach this past season.

BASEBALL: Sophomore infielder and relief pitcher Jake Dexter of Southern Maine was named to the ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division III All-America second team.

Dexter made the team as a utility player. He had a .356 average, 36 runs scored, one home run and 25 RBI. He also made 26 relief appearances, going 4-2 with a 2.66 ERA and a school-record 12 saves.


BELMONT STAKES: Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will skip the Belmont Stakes after finishing eighth in the Preakness.

Trainer Todd Pletcher says the 3-year-old colt will be pointed toward either the $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 29 or the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth on July 30.


WNBA: Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and nine rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun for the second time in three days, 82-68 in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Minnesota (5-0) has won 22 straight games in May since 2012.

 Elena Delle Donne scored 20 points against her former team as the Washington Mystics beat the visiting Chicago Sky, 88-79.


LYON OPEN: Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France beat Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia to reach his first clay-court final.

Tsonga hit 14 aces and saved eight of 10 break points to win 6-2, 3-6, 6-1.

The Frenchman will face third-seeded Tomas Berdych, who beat top-seeded Milos Raonic 7-6 (5), 7-6 (2).

GENEVA OPEN: Defending champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the final by beating unseeded Andrey Kuznetsov 6-3, 7-6.

The top-seeded Wawrinka will face qualifier Mischa Zverev of Germany, who upset second-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.


NASCAR: Stewart-Haas Racing and Nature’s Bakery have agreed to settle a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit the team filed in a dispute with Danica Patrick’s former sponsor.

The team said the Nevada-based snack company agreed to serve as the primary sponsor for four Cup Series races. They will be split between Patrick and teammate Clint Bowyer.


NFL: A lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders lacks evidence to support that claim, a federal judge said.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup dismissed the lawsuit by a former 49ers cheerleader. The suit sought class action status on behalf of all NFL cheerleaders.


GIRO D’ITALIA: Nairo Quintana reclaimed the pink jersey from Tom Dumoulin with two stages to go, setting up what could be a tense finale in Milan on Sunday.

Dumoulin couldn’t keep up with his main rivals in the final uphill finish of the three-week race and trails Quintana, the 2014 winner from Colombia, by 38 seconds.

Two-time winner Vincenzo Nibali is third overall, 43 seconds behind Quintana.