Maine stops Northeastern in women’s hockey, 4-2

Catherine Tufts scored twice Tuesday night as the University of Maine defeated Northeastern 4-2 in a women’s Hockey East game at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Tufts broke a scoreless tie just 32 seconds into the second period for the Black Bears (7-5, 2-2) before Matti Hartman countered for the Huskies (5-6-1, 3-3) at 6:07.

Michelle Weis gave Maine the lead for good with a short-handed goal at 10:25 and Alyson Matteau extended the lead 2:17 later.


U.S. MEN: Midfielders Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams, 17-old forward Josh Sargent, defender Cameron Carter-Vickers and goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez could make their U.S. national team debuts in a Nov. 14 exhibition at Portugal.

Defender Matt Miazga, midfielder Lynden Gooch, and goalkeepers Ethan Horvath and Bill Hamid also are part of a young 21-man roster announced by interim coach Dave Sarachan, who took over when Bruce Arena quit after the U.S. failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup.

PREMIER LEAGUE: David Moyes was hired as West Ham manager despite tarnishing his coaching reputation with poor spells at Manchester United and Sunderland.


U.S. TEAM: USA Gymnastics hired Kerry Perry as its new president and CEO. She was the vice president of business development at Learfield Communications. Perry will officially start Dec. 1.

She replaced Steve Penny, who resigned in March after 12 years on the job following criticism over the way USA Gymnastics handled sexual-abuse claims.


IOC COMMITTEE: The International Olympic Committee suspended Frank Fredericks, four days after he was charged in a French investigation of suspected bribery in the 2016 Olympic host city vote.

Fredericks, a four-time Olympic sprint medalist from Namibia, was an IOC board member when he accepted a $300,000 payment eight years ago on the day Rio de Janeiro was picked as the 2016 host.


MURRAY RETURN: Andy Murray, who limped out of the Wimbledon quarterfinals with a hip injury, believes he’ll be fit and ready to return to the ATP Tour by Dec. 31 at the Brisbane International.

He also thinks results won’t come quickly and aiming for the Australian Open title in January might be too ambitious.

FED CUP: Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka said she’ll sit out the final between Belarus and the United States because of an ongoing custody dispute with her baby’s father.

– Staff and news services