Para-cyclist Clara Brown of Falmouth won a 63-kilometer road race Monday in Huntsville, Alabama, to clinch her first World Cup points championship.

Brown, 27, edged Anna Beck of Sweden to earn the WC-3 title for the spring season, which included earlier events in Italy and Belgium.

Beck won gold and Brown silver in a time trial Saturday in Huntsville, which hosted the first-ever World Cup event on U.S. soil.


BASEBALL: The University of Maine will face Miami in their first game in the 64-team NCAA Division I tournament at 7 p.m. Friday in Coral Gables, Florida.


The Black Bears (32-19) earned their trip to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011 by winning the America East tournament.

The Hurricanes (40-1) are the No. 9 overall seed in the tournament.

Maine and Miami are in the Coral Gables Regional along with Texas and Louisiana. Each regional is double elimination, with the winner advancing to the super regional, where the teams will face off in a best-of-three series.

• Wake Forest, which leads the nation in wins and has not lost consecutive games, was named the No. 1 overall seed, and the Southeastern Conference had a record-tying 10 teams picked to play in regionals.

GOLF: Camden’s Cole Anderson shot 70 for the second straight round and finished the individual portion of the NCAA Division I golf tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona, tied for 29th at 4-over par.

His Florida State team finished tied for fifth and advances to the match-play portion of the team tournament, which starts on Tuesday.


Topsham’s Caleb Manuel shot 74 to finish the individual portion of the tournament at 11-over par and tied for 63rd. His Georgia team finished 14th and missed the cuts for the match play portion of the team tournament.

MEN’S LACROSSE: Liam Entenmann made a season-high 18 saves and Brian Tevlin scored a go-ahead goal with 27 seconds left in the third quarter to help Notre Dame claim its first men’s lacrosse national title with a 13-9 victory over Duke at Philadelphia.

Third-seeded Notre Dame (14-2) had lost in its previous two championship game appearances in 2010 and 2014 — both to Duke. The top-seeded Blue Devils (16-3) were playing in their seventh national championship game in program history.

Entenmann made eight saves on nine shots on goal in the first half as Notre Dame cruised to a 6-1 lead after scoring six unanswered goals — from six players. After scoring 35 seconds into the game, Duke was held scoreless for the final 29:25 of the first half.


BASEBALL: Drew Smith pitched a two-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts as Edward Little shut out Mt. Ararat 2-0 at Topsham.


Smith scored the winning run in the top of the second on an RBI single from Gage Ducharme. Campbell Cassidy singled in Ducharme for Edward Little’s second run in the top of the sixth. Ducharme and Kade Masselli each had two hits.

Shea Farrell and Parker Lohr had Mt. Ararat’s hits. Stan Spooner pitched seven innings, allowing 10 hits and one walk, striking out one.

• Dylan Capano pitched a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and Caleb Vacchiano hit two home runs as Sacopee Valley handled Traip Academy 17-0  in five innings in South Hiram.

Vacchiano was 3 for 3 with four RBI for the Hawks (15-0), and Carson Black went 2 for 3, including a grand slam, and finished with six RBI.

Traip Academy is 2-14.



Emily Hester and Piper Catanese each scored a run in the fourth inning as Marshwood/Berwick beat Portland 2-1 in South Berwick.

Hester allowed five hits in five innings, striking out six and walking one for the win.

Marshwood/Berwick is 9-6, Portland 3-12.

• Lea Dole pitched a two-hitter with five strikeouts and Sacopee Valley broke it open with a five runs in the fourth inning to beat Traip Academy 12-2 in South Hiram.

Julia Tuthill, Keira Greene, Brianna Eastman, and Abby Sanborn each drove in a run in the rally for the Hawks (8-6).

Dole, Greene and Sanborn each had two hits for the Hawks.


Traip is 1-14.


CHURCHILL DOWNS: Horse racing’s oversight authority will hold an emergency summit Tuesday with Churchill Downs, Kentucky’s racing commission and HISA veterinary teams to review information and analysis in the wake of 12 horse fatalities in the past month at the home of the Kentucky Derby.

The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) announced that it will also send track superintendent Dennis Moore for a second independent analysis of the training and surfaces. HISA equine safety and welfare director Jennifer Durenberger will provide additional veterinary expertise and oversight of horses at Churchill Downs.

The review will begin Wednesday, a HISA release  stated. CEO Lisa Lazarus and track safety director Ann McGovern will visit the track to receive analysis results and suggest follow-up.

Seven horses died from training or racing injuries at Churchill Downs leading up to the 149th Kentucky Derby on May 6, including two on the undercard. Gelding Lost in Limbo and mare Kimberley Dream, both 7-year-olds, were euthanized after sustaining similar leg injuries over the weekend at the track.



CHELSEA: Chelsea hired Mauricio Pochettino as manager, tasking the Argentine coach with getting the best out of an expensively assembled squad that has underperformed at the start of a new era for the English club.

Pochettino will take up the role on July 1, Chelsea said, after agreeing to a two-year contract, with the club having the option of keeping him on for a further year.

It is Pochettino’s first coaching role since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in July last year and marks his return to the Premier League, where he had an impressive 5 1/2-year spell with Tottenham that included a run to the Champions League final.

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