UMaine beat defending NCAA champion Quinnipiac in overtime, 2-1


Sophomore defenseman Brandon Chabrier scored 3:50 into overtime Friday night to give Maine a 2-1 lead over defending NCAA champion Quinnipiac in the men’s hockey game in Hamden, Connecticut.

This is the third win in a row to start the season for Maine, which led 1-0 in the first period with a goal by Donavan Villeneuve-Houle.

Fifth-ranked Quinnipiac (3-3) tied the game midway through the second period on a goal by Christophe Fillion.

Victor Ostman made 17 saves for the Black Bears, who beat Quinnipiac 29-18.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Maine clinched second place in the America East as it finished its regular season with a tie against New Hampshire in Orono.

The Black Bears (9-1-6, 4-1-3 America East) clinched the first seed in the conference tournament and will have a semifinal next Thursday.

FOOTBALL: Regular-season conference winners are no longer guaranteed a spot in the National Invitation Tournament.

The NIT Board of Directors changed its eligibility rules for its postseason games on Friday, saying teams that do not win their conference championships and are not seeded in the NCAA Tournament will not be eligible to advance to the NIT.

Instead, the NIT will determine two teams — based on the NET rankings — from six major conferences, the Atlantic Coast, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeast.


LPGA: The LPGA Tour and FM Global have announced that they will create a new tournament in 2024 at TPC Boston that will have a purse of $3.5 million – the largest on the LPGA Tour outside of the majors and tour tournaments.

The 72-hole event will be called the 2024 FM Global Championship, and will be held in Norton, Massachusetts, from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, with a field of 144 players.

“Boston is quickly becoming the home of the women’s game,” LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan said in a statement. “We are thrilled to join this incredible team, as the legendary TPC Boston prepares to host the 2024 FM World Championship, which will be the LPGA Tour’s historic return to New England.”

Boston will also be home to a new Professional Women’s Hockey League team in 2024 and a new National Women’s Soccer League team in 2026.

n First-time leader Jasmine Suwannapura was on the board for a long time but emerged with one lead heading into the third round of the Maybank Race in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Suwannapura shot 3-under 69 in two rounds of 12-under 132 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club course.

Rose Zhang of the United States was second after a 68. She was followed by Celine Boutier of France, who had a full day of 64 and was tied for third at 10 under with Hannah Green (70) of Australia and Peiyun of Taiwan. Chini (69).

TOUR OF EUROPE: Thomas Aiken shared the lead with Santiago Tarrio and Daniel Hillier after the race on day two of the Qatar Masters in Doha.

Aiken was the only one of the three to complete his second round after the game was suspended due to low light. The 40-year-old veteran played 31 holes and shot rounds of 69 and 65 to reach 10 under at Doha Golf Club.


ENGLAND: Son Heung-min scored again as Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 2-1 to extend their Premier League lead to five points.

Son scored his eighth league goal to ensure Tottenham remain unbeaten after 10 games.

SPAIN: Jenni Hermoso came off the bench to score a late winner for Spain against Italy in her first international match since the World Cup final, while her kiss with the president of Spain’s football federation caused an uproar around the world.

Hermoso pulled one back in the 89th minute to give Spain a 1-0 win in the Women’s Nations League group stage in Salerno, Italy.


BRAATHEN SAVED THE WORK: World Cup slalom champion Lucas Braathen retired at the age of 23 in a surprise announcement by the Norwegian skier two days before the start of the season.

Braathen won five World Cups and achieved 12 top-three results in his five years on the track.

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