Sports Digest: Sea Dogs retain division lead with win over Yard Goats, 4-1



David Hamilton and Wilyer Abreu homered and three combined on five hits for the Portland Sea Dogs in a 4-1 Eastern League win Sunday over the Hartford Yard Goats at Hadlock Field.

Hamilton hit his 10th homer of the season in the first inning, and Abreu put the Sea Dogs ahead for good in the third inning with his first homer since being acquired from Houston in the trade of Christian Vazquez.

Brian Van Belle (5-4) allowed just three hits and one unearned run in five innings. Cody Scroggins and Brendan Nail each pitched two innings as the Sea Dogs held a half-game lead over Somerset in the Northeast Division second-half standings.

LITTLE LEAGUE: Hawaii got back-to-back homers from Kekoa Payanal and Kama Angell in the first inning, sparking a 13-3 win over Curacao in just four innings in the Little League World Series championship game in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Hawaiian starter Jaron Lancaster was dominant again pitching all four innings and striking out 10 Curacao batters.


WOMEN’S FOOTBALL : Abby Kraemer converted a penalty for her second goal of the season and produced another with a shot that deflected for an own goal as Maine (2-0-1) went undefeated with a win 4-0 over Bryant (1-3).

Halle Rogers and Susannah Gaines also scored. Rogers opened the scoring from a corner just 9:23 into the game.


WNBA: Jewell Lloyd scored 26 points, including Seattle’s last six, and the Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 76-73 in Las Vegas to take a 1-0 lead in the best of five semifinals.

Lloyd made a free throw with 1:16 remaining, then a jumper for a three-point lead with 34 seconds left. She had 10 of Seattle’s 16 points in the fourth quarter.

Breanna Stewart added 24 points and six rebounds for fourth-seeded Storm, while Tina Charles finished with 13 points and 18 rebounds. Sue Bird had 12 assists.

Chelsea Gray scored 21 points for the top-ranked Aces. Kelsey Plum added 20 points but missed a tying 3-point attempt with 2.9 seconds left.

• DeWanna Bonner had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Connecticut to a 68-63 win over the Chicago Sky in Game 1 of their WNBA Semifinals series.

Jonquel Jones scored 12 points and also grabbed nine rebounds for the Sun, Alyssa Thomas had 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Brionna Jones added 12 points.

Candace Parker had 19 points and 18 rebounds for the Sky, and Kahleah Copper scored 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting.


LPGA: Paula Reto won the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open for her first victory on the LPGA Tour, closing with a 67 under 4 for a one-stroke win over Nelly Korda and Hye-Jin Choi in Ottawa, Ont.

Reto, a 32-year-old South African, finished at 19 under 265 at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club.
Korda missed a chance to reclaim the No. 1 ranking, also shooting a 67.

US SENIOR WOMEN’S OPEN: Jill McGill won the US Senior Women’s Open in Kettering, Ohio, closing with an even par of 73 for a one-stroke victory over Leta Lindley.

McGill, 50, finished 3-under 289. She also won the 1993 US Women’s Amateur and the 1994 US Women’s Amateur Public Links.

Lindley shot a 74.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Thriston Lawrence won the European Masters in Crans-Montana, Switzerland with a par on the first playoff hole before Matt Wallace missed a 5-foot putt.

Lawrence, 25, won his second title this season. He carded a 1 under 69 for an 18 under total of 262.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Steve Stricker won The Ally Challenge in Grand Blanc, Michigan, for his second PGA Tour Champions win of the season and ninth overall.

Stricker finished with a 5-under 67 – rebounding from a bogey on 12 with four straight birdies – for a one-stroke victory over Brett Quigley.

Quigley finished with a 68.


FORMULA ONE: Championship leader Max Verstappen quickly fought his way through the field from 14th to win the Belgian Grand Prix.

Verstappen’s lead in the standings is now 93 points over his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez, who finished second. Charles Leclerc dropped to third in another poor performance from Ferrari.

Carlos Sainz Jr. started from pole for Ferrari but finished third. Leclerc crossed the finish line in fifth place but was demoted to sixth after picking up a five-second speeding penalty in the pit lane.


NFL: Washington Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. was shot during an attempted robbery or carjacking, the team said.

The 23-year-old former Alabama player was taken to hospital with what the team said were non-life-threatening injuries.

DC police reported a shooting in the northeast part of the city and said they were looking for two possible suspects.

Robinson, a third-round draft pick, was expected to start for the Commanders, likely earning the job over incumbent Antonio Gibson.

• Defensive end Trey Flowers intends to sign a contract with the Miami Dolphins this week, a person familiar with the negotiations has said.

Flowers won two Super Bowl rings in four seasons with the New England Patriots, who drafted him in the fourth round in 2015.

• Joe Flacco threw a 6 pick and the New York Jets’ starting offense mostly struggled to play in the second quarter against mostly defensive backups for the Giants in a 31-27 win.

Flacco, likely to open the regular season at quarterback for the injured Zach Wilson, made his preseason debut and went 7 of 12 for 76 yards and a returned interception for a touchdown by Austin Calitro in his four series .

Jets fourth stringer Chris Streveler led to his third straight fourth quarter win. He paraded the Jets (3-0) downfield in the dying moments and found a Calvin Jackson Jr. wide open for the 5-yard touchdown with 22 seconds left.

Giants backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor was ejected from the field after suffering a back injury in the first quarter.

• Mitch Trubisky made a compelling case to be Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback, driving a clean shot from 92 yards to end the first half with a 19-9 win over the Detroit Lions.


ENGLAND: Harry Kane moved into a tie for third on the all-time Premier League goalscorers list with two goals as Tottenham won 2-0 at Nottingham Forest.

Kane scored in each half to draw with Andrew Cole on 187 goals – behind only Alan Shearer (260) and Wayne Rooney (208) – as his side’s unbeaten start to the season continued.

MLS: Daniel Aguirre and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored in the opening 15 minutes and the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy held on for a 2-1 win over the New England Revolution.

Aguirre took a pass from Hernandez and scored in the 4th minute to give LA Galaxy an early lead (11-11-4). Hernandez scored 11 minutes later to make it 2-0. Ricard Puig Marti picked up an assist on Hernandez’s 12th goal of the season. Aguirre’s net was his first.

New England (8-9-10) only scored when Carles Gil found the net in the 82nd minute. Tommy McNamara assisted on Gil’s sixth goal of the season.

Jonathan Bond made seven saves for the Galaxy. Djordje Petrovic saved three shots for the Revolution.

The Galaxy snapped a four-game losing streak on the road and handed the Revolution their first home loss in their last 10 games and only their fifth loss in their last 30 home games.


SPANISH VUELTA: Remco Evenepoel dropped his main challengers on the difficult final climb of Les Praeres to increase his overall lead.

South African Louis Meintjes won stage nine, crossing the line more than a minute ahead of Evenepoel, who launched his attack about 1.8 miles from the summit and extended his lead before the rest day Monday and Tuesday’s time trial in Alicante.

The Belgian rider extended his lead over Enric Mas from 28 seconds to 1:12. His advantage over three-time defending champion Primoz Roglic increased by more than 50 seconds and was almost two minutes.

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