Curtis Hall scored the go-ahead goal late in the first period and added an insurance goal in the third, lifting the Maine Mariners to a 4-3 win over the Adirondack Thunder at Glens Falls, New York.

Maine’s Alex-Olivier Voyer tied the game with a power-play goal midway through the first, after an early goal by Adirondack’s Noah Corson against Francois Brassard, who finished with 20 saves.

Jeff Taylor’s power-play goal cut the deficit to 3-2 with 2:10 remaining, but Patrick Shea answered with an empty-netter. Adirondack then got a goal from Garrett Van Wyhe with 30 seconds to go.


GIRLS’ HOCKEY: Cece Keller, Corinne Ramunno and Eliza Woods each tallied a pair of goals for Biddeford/Thornton/Wells/Sanford (2-1) in a 7-4 win over Portland/Deering (0-2) at Troubh Ice Arena.


Mackenzie Day also scored for the Tigers, who got five goals in the first period and led 6-1 after two periods.

Jane Flynn recorded a hat trick for Portland/Deering. Lauren Gerber was the other goal scorer.


MEN’S SOCCER: Curt Calov and Levonte Johnson scored first-half goals as Syracuse beat Vermont in an NCAA Division I quarterfinal in Syracuse, New York.

No. 3 Syracuse improved to 17-2-4 and will face Creighton in the semifinals on Friday. Vermont finished 16-4-2.



HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE: Tyson Fury easily retained his WBC belt in London by stopping Derek Chisora again, thanks to his overwhelming advantage of reach and height.

Referee Victor Loughlin didn’t end the one-sided all-British fight until 10 seconds remained in the 10th round. It could have finished five rounds sooner and nobody could have complained. Not least Chisora, who could hardly see out of his right eye after seven rounds.


HERO WORLD CHALLENGE: Viktor Hovland made 10 birdies to build a three-shot lead in the Hero World Challenge in Nassau, Bahamas.

Hovland ran off six birdies on the back nine and finished with a bogey from a mud-shot on the 18th for an 8-under 64, putting him in position to join tournament host Tiger Woods as the only back-to-back winners of this tournament.

He was at 13-under 203, and he made it look easy. It wasn’t that way for the rest of the 20-man field, even with some of the best scoring of the week.


Scottie Scheffler, who can go to No. 1 in the world with a win, dropped only one shot and had an eagle on the par-5 15th for a 66 that put him in the final group with Hovland. It was a good day on his card. It was tough on the emotions seeing so much mud on his ball that he had no idea where it was going.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Adam Scott and Jiyai Shin led the men’s and women’s tournaments, respectively, after three rounds at Victoria Golf Club. There was plenty of nearby company to challenge them for the first national golf championship to hold a concurrent tournament off alternate tees.

Poland’s Adrian Meronk hopes his upward trend continues after he set himself up for a shot at the men’s title. He shot a course record-equaling 7-under 63 in the third round to trail Scott, who had an eagle on the 18th for a 54-hole total of 11-under 201, by one stroke.

Scott didn’t make his first birdie until the 12th but shot 31 on the back nine for a 67.

Australians Min Woo Lee (65) and Haydn Barron (68) were tied for third at 7-under. There were 10 players within six shots of Scott.



PELÉ: Brazilian soccer great Pelé is responding well to treatment for a respiratory infection and his health condition has not worsened over the latest 24 hours, the Albert Einstein hospital said.

The 82-year-old Pelé has been at the hospital since Tuesday.


WORLD CUP: Norway’s Aleksander Aamodt Kilde won his second straight downhill to start the season, in Beaver Creek, Colorado, despite feeling under the weather.

Although dealing with an illness all week in training, Kilde powered through the challenging Birds of Prey course in a time of 1 minute, 42.09 seconds. It was enough to hold off Marco Odermatt of Switzerland by 0.06 seconds. James Crawford of Canada was third to earn his second career World Cup podium finish.

• Sofia Goggia of Italy captured a downhill for a second straight day in Lake Louise, Alberta.


Goggia only got stronger throughout the race, finishing with a time of 1 minute, 28.96 seconds. Goggia withstood a late charge by Austria’s Nina Ortlieb, who started way back with bib No. 26 and wound up 0.34 seconds behind. Ortlieb’s finish pushed Corinne Suter of Switzerland into third place.


WORLD CUP: Madeleine Egle won in Igls, Austria, to lead the Austrians’ dominant season-opening showing on home ice, while former Falmouth resident Emily Sweeney of the U.S. finished second to match her best finish on the circuit in five years.

Austria also took golds in men’s doubles and the first-ever World Cup running of a women’s doubles race. The Austrians grabbed five of the day’s nine medals.

Egle had the fastest time in both women’s singles heats and prevailed in 1 minute, 19.188 seconds. Sweeney was second in 1:19.404 and Germany’s Julia Taubitz was third in 1:19.436.


WORLD CUP: Germany’s Francesco Friedrich continued the perfect start to his season, winning a four-man race in Park City, Utah, for his 70th career victory.

Friedrich and the team of Thorsten Margis, Candy Bauer and Alexander Schüller finished their two runs in 1 minute, 33.62 seconds.

It was a German sweep of the four-man race, with Johannes Lochner (1:33.85) driving to second and Christoph Hafer taking third – just 0.01 seconds behind Lochner.

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