South Portland pitcher Furbush promoted to Double-A Erie of the Eastern League

Left-hander Charlie Furbush of South Portland was promoted to the Double-A Erie SeaWolves last Saturday by the Detroit Tigers after starting the season with Class A Lakeland in the Florida State League.

Furbush went seven innings in his debut, earning a no decision in a 6-3 loss to Richmond. He gave up eight hits, walked two and struck out four.

Furbush was promoted after striking out 109 in 77 innings with Lakeland.

The SeaWolves are not scheduled to come to Maine to play the Portland Sea Dogs again this regular season.

NECBL: The North Shore Navigators took advantage of a four-run third inning in a 7-2 win over the Sanford Mainers at Goodall Park.

Kyle Davis started for Sanford but ran into trouble in the third. With two outs, North Shore rallied with six men reaching base to score four runs. Sanford center fielder Matt Marra ended the inning with a throw to third for the third out.

AMERICAN LEGION: Joey Royer struck out 10 and gave up three hits to lead First Title (6-1) over Stockhouse (3-1) in a 3-1 win at Cheverus High. Royer walked three and the three hits he allowed were to Joe Quinlan.

First Title took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on RBI doubles by Royer and Nic Lops. Peter Potthoff added an RBI double in the fourth. Quinlan scored Stockhouse’s run on a groundout in the sixth.

• Matthew Turnage of Fayette-Staples hit a bases-loaded triple in the seventh inning to put the game out of reach in an 11-2 win over host Massabesic (1-4).


BOYS’ LACROSSE: Craig Curry stepped down as head coach of the Yarmouth boys’ lacrosse team after guiding the Clippers to four Class B state championships and six regional titles in seven seasons.

Curry said he is leaving to spend more time with his family and to take advantage of professional opportunities in his work as an anesthesiologist.


FIGHTER DIES: A mixed martial arts fighter died from brain injuries in his professional debut.

The Aiken County, S.C., coroner said that 30-year-old Michael Kirkham died from bleeding inside the brain. Coroner Tim Carlton said Kirkham collapsed following Saturday night’s fight at the USC Aiken Convocation Center.


HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS: A week after playing the longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon, Nicolas Mahut received a wild-card spot in the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport, R.I.

The International Tennis Hall of Fame said Mahut will play in the event, which runs from July 5 to July 11.

CAPRIATI OVERDOSE: Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati was recovering from an accidental overdose of prescribed medication, a family spokeswoman in Florida said.

The 34-year-old Capriati, once ranked No. 1 in a career sidetracked by personal troubles, was in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery, spokeswoman Lacey Wickline told The Associated Press.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: The United States defeated the Dominican Republic 10-1 to improve to 6-0 in group play in Caracas, Venezuela.

Jennie Finch was the winning pitcher for the defending champions, who will face the Czech Republic today in their final group match.

The victory ensured the U.S. will be the top seed in Group B when the quarterfinals open on Wednesday. The semifinals are Thursday and the final Friday.

The U.S. scored four runs in each of the first two innings. Alissa Haber was 2 for 3 and is hitting a team-high .786 with 13 RBI and nine runs scored.


NBA: General Manager Bryan Colangelo said “it’s likely” that free-agent forward Chris Bosh will leave the Toronto Raptors.

Colangelo told radio station Fan590 in Toronto that the Raptors still hope to keep the All-Star forward, but if Bosh does want to leave, he will try to work a sign-and-trade arrangement that could help both sides.

A sign-and-trade would allow Bosh to get an extra year on his contract while enabling the Raptors to receive something in return for losing him.

If Bosh simply signs with another team, it could cost him about $30 million.

• Steve Kerr is headed back to the TV table, and he plans to stay there for a while. The former Phoenix Suns GM agreed to rejoin TNT as a game analyst and will begin work starting with the 2010-11 season.