Khianna Jackson of Biddeford, Zoey Pennell of Thornton Academy, Hope Bouchard of Lawrence and Haley Jane Tuplin of Lisbon are this year’s finalists for Miss Maine Field Hockey, which is awarded to the state’s top senior player.

The winner will be announced at the Maine Field Hockey Association banquet on Dec. 4 at the Augusta Civic Center.


PGA: Rory McIlroy capped his steady march back to No. 1 in the world with an explosive burst of three birdies late in the round to hold off Kurt Kitayama and win the CJ Cup in South Carolina.

Tied with Kitayama with five holes to go, McIlroy ran off three straight birdies to seize control before he finished with two bogeys. He closed with a 4-under 67 for a 17-under 267 total and a one-shot victory.


McIlroy won for the 23rd time on the PGA Tour and 31st time worldwide.

LPGA: Lydia Ko won her 18th career LPGA Tour title, shooting a 7-under 65 in the final round of the BMW Ladies Championship in Wonju, South Korea.

Ko finished with a 21-under total of 267, four strokes ahead of Andrea Lee, who closed with a 69.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Yannik Paul made a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win his first European tour title by one stroke at the Mallorca Open in Palma, Spain.

Paul overcame a two-shot deficit with three holes to play at the Son Muntaner Golf Club. The German had three birdies and four bogeys for a 1-over 72, finishing at 15 under.

England’s Paul Waring (66) and Germany’s Nicolai von Dellingshausen (69) tied for second. Marcus Armitage (73), who had the lead with three holes remaining, finished bogey, double-bogey, bogey and dropped into a tie for sixth.


CHAMPIONS TOUR: Steven Alker birdied three straight holes to break out of a late four-way tie for the lead in Richmond, Virginia, and win the Dominion Energy Charity Classic – the opening event in the Charles Schwab Cup on the PGA Tour Champions.

Alker, who started the tournament as the Schwab Cup leader in the three-event finish to the season, made birdies at Nos. 15, 16 and 17 and beat K.J. Choi by one shot for his fourth victory of the season.


FORMULA ONE: Max Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton late to earn a record-tying 13th win of the season at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, delivering a victory to honor the memory of Red Bull team founder and owner Dietrich Mateschitz, who died Saturday.

Verstappen’s race was nearly undone by a rare slow pit stop by Red Bull midway through the race that dropped him well behind Hamilton. But Verstappen, who has already clinched a second straight championship, fought back to pass Hamilton on Lap 50 of 56.



MLS: Maximiliano Moralez and Héber scored in the first half and defending champion New York City FC beat CF Montreal 3-1 in an Eastern Conference semifinal in Montreal.

NYCFC advances to the conference final against top-seeded Philadelphia Union next Sunday.

ENGLAND: Arsenal’s eight-match winning run in all competitions ended with a 1-1 draw at Southampton, cutting its Premier League lead to two points over Manchester City.

• Newcastle climbed into fourth place with a 2-1 win at third-place Tottenham, thanks to first-half goals by Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron.


NAPOLI CUP: Fourth-seeded Lorenzo Musetti, 20, beat Italian compatriot and close friend Matteo Berrettini in Naples, Italy, to win his second ATP title.


Berrettini, the No. 2 seed, was hampered by a foot injury in a 7-6 (5), 6-2 loss.

EUROPEAN OPEN: Felix Auger-Aliassime won his second title in as many weeks, beating American Sebastian Korda 6-3, 6-4 in Antwerp, Belgium.

GUADALAJARA OPEN: Jessica Pegula defeated Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-3 in Mexico City to capture her first career WTA 1000 title.

The 28-year-old American defeated four Grand Slam champions en route to the title. She will rise to a career-best No. 3 in the WTA rankings on Monday.


WORLD CUP: Olympic giant slalom champion Marco Odermatt dominated the men’s season opener in Solden, Austria, beating the field by more than seven-tenths of a second for his 12th career win.

American skier Tommy Ford posted the fastest time in the second run to climb from 26th to sixth. It was only his fourth top-level race since recovering from numerous injuries he sustained in a horrific crash in Adelboden, Switzerland, in January 2021.

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