Maine, Binghamton split baseball doubleheader

Justin Leisenheimer hit tying home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning and Troy Black added a walk-off double Friday afternoon to give the University of Maine a 2-1 victory over Binghamton in the second game of an America East baseball doubleheader in Orono.

Binghamton (21-24, 13-8) won the first game, 8-0, behind a four-RBI effort from right fielder Peter Bregartner. Bregartner doubled, homered and scored three runs. Binghamton starter James Giulietti struck out three and gave up four hits through five innings to earn the win.

In the second game, Maine starter Jonathan Balentina struck out four, walked two and surrendered four hits and a run through six innings for Maine (27-22, 16-6 America East). Keith Reliever Keith Bilodeau picked up the win, giving up no hits over the final three innings with two strikeouts and two walks.


NASCAR TRUCKS: Kyle Busch recovered from an early spin to pass Clint Bowyer with seven laps to go in Concord, N.C., and pulled away to win his third consecutive Trucks Series race.

Hours after capturing the pole for tonight’s All-Star race, Busch outdueled a fellow Sprint Cup regular down the stretch to secure his second straight Trucks win at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his fourth Trucks win of the year, and his 97th victory in NASCAR’s top three circuits.

Rookie Cole Whitt finished third in the wreck-filled race and took over the points lead.

Former Formula One champion Kimi Raikkonen’s NASCAR debut ended with a respectable 15th-place finish despite a couple of scrapes with the wall in the No. 15 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports.


PGA: David Toms shot his second straight 8-under 62 at the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, matching the PGA Tour record for the first 36 holes to open a seven-stroke lead.

He tied the mark of 124 set by Pat Perez in the 2009 Bob Hope Classic. Perez had rounds of 61 and 63.

Unaffected by a 21/2-hour weather delay that interrupted his round, Toms had four birdies on the eight holes he completed after play resumed. For the second day in a row, Toms carded 31s on both nines.

Steven Bowditch (64) and Charlie Wi (67), who finished their second rounds before the delay, were tied for second with Mark Wilson (66) and John Senden (66). Wilson played alongside Toms.

LPGA: Cristie Kerr, Paula Creamer and Michelle Wie have won second-round matches to lead six Americans into the third round of the Sybase Match Play Championship in Gladstone, N.J.


ARMSTRONG ALLEGATIONS: Reaction in Europe to the latest doping revelations involving Lance Armstrong and his former U.S. Postal team was a mix of surprise and sorrow.

Two former teammates of Armstrong told The Associated Press that they never saw Armstrong or Tyler Hamilton use banned drugs.

In an interview with “60 Minutes” aired Thursday on the “CBS Evening News,” Hamilton admitted that he doped and said Armstrong did as well.

Pascal Derame, a Frenchman who was on the 1999 Tour-winning team with Armstrong and Hamilton, said he wasn’t in Armstrong’s “inner circle.”

Steffen Kjaergaard of Norway rode on U.S. Postal’s Tour de France team in 2000 and 2001 with Armstrong and Hamilton and says he didn’t see evidence of doping.

GIRO D’ITALIA: Jose Rujano won the 13th stage ending in Grossglockner, Austria, narrowly beating overall leader Alberto Contador to the line.

The pair came in together in four hours, 45 minutes and 54 seconds after starting the day in Spilimbergo.


BRUSSELS OPEN: Top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki beat Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to reach the final in Brussels.

She will play for the title today against Peng Shuai, who upset No. 3-ranked Vera Zvonareva 6-3, 6-3.

STRASBOURG INTERNATIONAL: Top-seeded Marion Bartoli beat Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-1, 6-2 to reach the final in Strasbourg, France.

Bartoli will play Andrea Petkovic, who outlasted Daniela Hantuchova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

OPEN DE NICE: Nicolas Almagro beat Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-4 to line up a final against Victor Hanescu in Nice, France.