Colby Maiola homered in the third inning, Andrew Barnes pitched 51/3 innings of two-hit ball, and the Sanford Mainers edged the Vermont Mountaineers 3-1 Monday in a New England Collegiate Baseball League game at Sanford.

Justin Lavey’s RBI single gave the Mainers (10-17) a 2-0 lead in the fourth.

Vermont (11-14) got a home run from Davis Mikell in the sixth, but Sanford added a run in the seventh when Jimmy Kerr doubled and scored on Ryland Kerr’s sacrifice fly.

EMPIRE LEAGUE: Jake Walters went 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored as the Old Orchard Beach Surge (7-8) finished a doubleheader sweep with an 8-1 victory over the Puerto Rico Islanders (3-12) at Old Orchard Beach.

Walters had a solo home run and an RBI single in the first game, a 5-2 win for the Surge.

REGENCY MORTGAGE SUMMER LEAGUE: Riley Hasson lined a two-run triple and Anthony Poole followed with an RBI single as South Portland (8-2) scored three runs in the third to pull away from Nova Seafood in an 8-2 victory that completed a sweep in a doubleheader in South Portland.

Caden Horton had a single and a double for South Portland, driving in a pair of runs.

Hunter Owen threw a two-hitter in the opener as South Portland won 3-1. Horton went 2 for 2, driving in all three runs for South Portland.

Donny Tocci hit a three-run inside-the-park homer to pace Bruno’s Restaurant (10-4) in a 9-0 win in the second game, and Bruno’s swept Greely (2-8-1) in a doubleheader at Portland.

Tocci went 3 for 3 with an RBI in a 6-2 victory for Bruno’s in the opener.

Bird’s Eye Painting opened a 4-0 first inning lead, paced by a two-run single from Bryce Afthim, and rolled past Gorham, 10-0, in a five-inning game in Gorham.

Chris Naylor added a two-run single for Bird’s Eye.

The teams played to a 3-3 tie in their second game.

AMERICAN LEGION: Tim Smith hit a walk-off single, his third hit of the game, to lift Fayette-Staples past Massabesic, 7-6, in a Zone 4 game at Saco.

Dawson Renaud hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh to give Massabesic a 6-5 lead.


NHL: The New York Rangers hired longtime NHL head coach Lindy Ruff as an assistant to Alain Vigneault.

Ruff, 57, was a head coach for almost 19 seasons, compiling a record of 736-554-78-125 to rank fourth in regular-season games coached.

He coached the Buffalo Sabres for parts of 15 seasons and led Dallas for the past four. The Stars did not renew his contract after the season.

Tyler Johnson is staying with the Tampa Bay Lightning, signing a new seven-year, $35 million deal. The 26-year-old free agent had 19 goals and 26 assists in 66 games for the Lightning last season.

Dallas re-signed young center Radek Faksa to a $6.6 million, three-year contract. Faksa is coming off his first full NHL season, in which he had 12 goals and 21 assists.


NFL: The Kansas City Chiefs have promoted co-director of player personnel Brett Veach to general manager, the team announced Monday – about two weeks after Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt surprisingly fired John Dorsey, their GM of the past four years.


DOPING: Russia, in a push to restore its sporting reputation after numerous doping scandals, has approved a plan to claw back prize money and government grants from athletes found to be cheating.