FOOTBALL

Two athletes who performed for the University of Maine soccer workforce final season had been chosen in the highest 10 of the Canadian Football League draft.

Liam Dobson, a 6-foot-3, 340 pound offensive lineman who introduced he would switch to Texas State in December, was chosen third by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Deshawn Stevens, a linebacker twice led the Black Bears in tackles and introduced final month he’s coming into the switch portal as a grad scholar, was chosen sixth by the Ottawa Redblacks.

SOCCER

Riyad Mahrez scored twice to finish Manchester City’s journey to a primary Champions League remaining with a 2-0 victory eliminating Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 on mixture on Tuesday at Manchester, England.

After starting City’s fightback in Paris final week, Mahrez took solely 11 minutes to attain in the semifinal second leg when he put the ball by the legs of goalkeeper Keylor Navas on a discipline lined in the remnants of a spring hailstorm.

The Paris-born ahead accomplished a counterattack in the 63rd that started with a surging run with Phil Foden and mixture with Kevin De Bruyne.

PSG misplaced its cool and composure, ending the sport with 10 males similar to in the primary leg after Angel Di Maria was despatched off with 20 minutes to go for kicking at Fernandinho.

Chelsea and Real Madrid play their second leg on Wednesday after drawing the primary leg 1-1.

The championship is May 29.

ITALIAN LEAGUE: Jose Mourinho was employed to teach Italian membership Roma beginning subsequent season.

The transfer got here a number of hours after the membership’s American house owners introduced that present coach Paulo Fonseca will depart on the finish of this season. Mourinho’s contract is for 3 seasons.

Mourinho beforehand coached in Serie A at Inter Milan, main the Nerazzurri to a treble of titles in 2010 that included the Champions League.

Mourinho has additionally coached Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham, from which he was fired final month.

TENNIS

MADRID OPEN: Looking recent once more after taking a number of weeks off, U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem cruised into the third spherical with a cushty 6-1, 6-3 win over American Marcos Giron.

Thiem, the third seed in Madrid, hasn’t received a event since breaking by with his first grand slam title on the U.S. Open in September.

Thiem’s subsequent opponent will probably be Australian Alex De Minaur, who superior after Lloyd Harris needed to retire from their match.

In the Round of 16 of the ladies’s draw, third-seeded Simona Halep, a two-time Madrid champion, was upset by Thirteenth-seeded Elise Mertens, 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 in a match lasting greater than 2 1/2 hours on the heart court docket.

Two Americans misplaced – Aryna Sabalenka defeated Jessica Pegula 6-1, 6-2 and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova beat Jennifer Brady 7-5, 6-7 (8), 6-3.

GOLF

PGA: Brendon Todd has withdrawn from the Wells Fargo Championship after testing optimistic for the coronavirus.

This is the third straight PGA Tour occasion that has yielded a optimistic outcome in pretournament testing.

Four players, together with Tyrrell Hatton of England, examined optimistic final week on the Valspar Championship. Seamus Powers of Ireland examined optimistic every week earlier in New Orleans.

Todd was changed in the sector in Charlotte, North Carolina, by J.J. Spaun.

KORN FERRY: Players attempting to succeed in the PGA Tour quickly will probably be competing for more cash to assist them alongside the way in which.

The Korn Ferry Four, the circuit proper under the PGA Tour, knowledgeable players that prize cash will probably be a minimal of $1 million for tournaments beginning in 2023. Minimum purses now are at $600,000, with $108,000 going to the winner. First place could be value no less than $180,000 beginning in 2023.

COLLEGES

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Oklahoma State stated it has signed former Texas Tech ahead Tyreek Smith.

After a medical redshirt season at Texas Tech in 2019-20, Smith shot a team-high 60.9% from the ground this previous season and ranked second with 21 blocks. He averaged 2.6 factors, 2.4 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per recreation and was a 2021 Academic All-Big 12 Conference choice.

Smith joins Syracuse switch Woody Newton as newcomers. Newton averaged 3.5 factors and 1.8 rebounds per recreation as a freshman for the Orange. The 6-foot-8 guard/ahead shot 46.4% from the sector and 38.9% from 3-point vary.

• Franz Wagner, a Michigan sophomore, introduced he’s coming into the NBA draft.

Wagner averaged 12 factors, six-plus rebounds and two assists over two seasons. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound Wagner was a second-team All-Big Ten participant. The German native helped Michigan win a Big Ten title and attain a regional remaining in the NCAA Tournament.

His brother, Moritz, performs for the Orlando Magic and can also be a former Wolverine.

AUTO RACING

INDY 500: Stefan Wilson will return to the Indianapolis 500 with Andretti Autosport and full the workforce’s six-car lineup for this 12 months’s race.

Wilson will drive the No. 25 Honda with sponsorship from LOHLA SPORT, a ladies’s golf life-style model. He will probably be making an attempt to qualify for his third Indy 500 and first since 2018, when gasoline technique put him in the lead with 4 laps remaining whereas driving for Andretti.

Wilson needed to pit for fuel when the late yellow flag he had hoped for by no means materialized and he completed fifteenth in his final IndyAutomobile race.

Wilson is the thirty fourth introduced entry. Owner Roger Penske advised The Associated Press he expects 36 vehicles when he opens Indianapolis Motor Speedway for race preparations.

Only 33 vehicles will qualify for the May 30 race.


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