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Sports activities Digest: Southern Maine subject hockey tops Salem State, 7-0



Sage Drinkwater scored three objectives because the College of Southern Maine subject hockey beat Salem State 7-0 in a Little East Convention recreation on Tuesday in Salem, Massachusetts.

Brooke Carson additionally added two objectives for the Huskies (6-4, 4-0 LEC), whereas Jaigan Boudreau and Chloe Arsenault every had one.

Julianna Kiklis had 4 saves for USM, whereas Kaia Hollingsworth made 13 saves for Salem State (1-5, 0-3).

MEN’S BASKETBALL: The NCAA put Memphis on three years of probation with a public reprimand and a superb, however declined to punish Tigers Coach Penny Hardaway or hand down an NCAA Event ban.

The NCAA had accused Memphis of 4 Stage I and two Stage II violations, thought of essentially the most severe infractions, and a complete of seven alleged violations together with lack of institutional management, head coach accountability and failure to observe.

The Impartial Accountability Overview Panel put the blame on Memphis failing to observe Hardaway as an athletics booster or educate him higher after hiring him because the Tigers’ males’s basketball coach. The panel additionally dominated Memphis offered impermissible advantages of meals to athletes and publicity advantages to recruits.


WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Kelsey Plum scored 20 factors, Chelsea Grey added 16 and america routed Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-59 on Tuesday to interrupt the crew report for consecutive wins on the World Cup.

The victory was the twenty seventh in a row in World Cup play for the People, who have not misplaced for the reason that 2006 semifinals in opposition to Russia. The US gained 26 in a row from 1994-2006 main as much as that recreation. The Soviet Union holds the World Cup report with 56 straight wins from 1959-86.

After going unbeaten in pool play once more, the US hasn’t misplaced a recreation previous to the semifinals since 1983. The People (5-0) gained their pool video games by a median of 46.2 factors and by no means trailed in any. They will face Serbia within the quarterfinals Thursday. In different quarterfinal video games, Puerto Rico will face Canada; China performs France and Australia takes on Belgium.

• Two Mali gamers have apologized for preventing within the blended zone following their loss to Serbia on Monday on the girls’s World Cup.

The scuffle between Salimatou Kourouma and Kamite Elisabeth Dabou occurred whereas they have been strolling by the postgame media space and was caught on movie by Serbian media.

FIBA is investigating the incident. Kourouma threw a couple of punches at Dabou earlier than their Mali teammates jumped in to interrupt them aside. The 2 performed within the Canada recreation and Coach Joaquin Brizuela mentioned he did not contemplate benching them as punishment.

NBA: Chicago Bulls level guard Lonzo Ball mentioned he cannot run at full velocity or leap and nonetheless experiences ache in his left knee strolling up stairs.

Ball spoke forward of his scheduled surgical procedure in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The crew mentioned final week he would bear an arthroscopic debridement and be re-evaluated in 4 to 6 weeks.

Ball mentioned docs are “getting into there to see” precisely what the extent of the harm is and repair it. He didn’t have a timeframe for his restoration, although he expects to play this season.


US MEN: America ended its World Cup tuneup matches in unimpressive vogue, enjoying a 0-0 draw in opposition to Saudi Arabia at Murcia, Spain, that noticed oft-injured Gio Reyna come off within the thirtieth minute due to muscle tightness.

Christian Pulisic returned to the depleted US lineup after lacking Friday’s 2-0 loss to No. 24 Japan with an unspecified harm, amongst 4 adjustments by Coach Gregg Berhalter.

Ricardo Pepi, inserted at ahead in a last audition for the 26-man World Cup roster, had a team-low 13 touches and no photographs in opposition to the 53rd-ranked Saudis earlier than Jesus Ferreira changed him within the 59th minute.


LIV LAWSUIT: Phil Mickelson, the driving power amongst PGA Tour gamers within the rival LIV Golf sequence, and three different gamers requested a federal decide to take away their names from the antitrust lawsuit in opposition to the PGA Tour.

Talor Gooch, Hudson Swafford and Ian Poulter filed individually to have their names eliminated. That leaves solely three gamers – Bryson DeChambeau, Peter Uihlein and Matt Jones – and Saudi-funded LIV Golf as plaintiffs within the lawsuit filed in early August. The trial shouldn’t be scheduled to start till January 2024.

Mickelson’s resolution was not a shock. He had mentioned two weeks in the past to that he now not wanted to be concerned within the lawsuit now that LIV Golf has joined as a plaintiff.

LIV Golf already suffered one setback in court docket when US District Choose Beth Labson Freeman denied a brief restraining order that sought to permit LIV Golf gamers to compete within the PGA Tour’s profitable postseason.


NASCAR CUP SERIES: Kurt Busch mentioned he stays “hopeful” he’ll recuperate from a concussion in time to race once more earlier than the top of the NASCAR season.

The 2004 Cup champion has been sidelined since he crashed July 23 throughout qualifying at Pocono Raceway. He is to date missed 10 races — each Ty Gibbs and Bubba Wallace have pushed the No. 45 Toyota for 23XI since Busch was injured — and withdrew his eligibility to take part within the playoffs.

“I am doing good. Every week is best progress and I really feel good and I do not know after I will likely be again, however time has been the problem. Father Time is the one in cost on this one,” Busch mentioned.

There are six races remaining this season and 23XI co-owner Denny Hamlin mentioned the crew has contingency plans for Busch’s restoration and isn’t urgent the 44-year-old to get again within the automobile. Busch is underneath contract at 23XI by subsequent season with an choice for 2024.

• NASCAR docked William Byron 25 factors and fined him $50,000 for intentionally spinning championship rival Denny Hamlin in a retaliatory transfer missed by scoring officers.

The penalty dropped Byron to eight factors under the cutline heading into Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. The Hendrick Motorsports driver had been 17 factors to the great, and third within the standings, earlier than the penalty.

NASCAR additionally fined Ty Gibbs $75,000 and docked 23XI Racing 25 proprietor factors for what it referred to as “retaliatory automobile contact on pit street with crew members/officers in shut proximity; second offense” in Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.

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