Blue Blazes come away with softball victory in an opening game against Deering, 16-1

Kayla Tibbetts doubled and tripled, scored twice and pitched a three-hitter Tuesday to lead Westbrook to a 16-1 victory against Deering in a Southern Maine Activities Association softball opener at Payson Park in Portland.

Tibbetts struck out six and walked none.

Kayla Winton added two hits and scored three runs for the Blue Blazes. Johanna Koster homered for the Rams.


WORLD UNDER-18: Frankie Vatrano scored the winning goal in the third period to lead the United States to a 5-3 victory against Canada at Brno, Czech Republic.

Vatrano scored 6:39 into the final period. Matt Grzelcyk, Riley Barber, Seth Jones and Matt Lane also scored for the Americans (4-0). Canada is 2-2.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Mario Gomez scored in the 90th minute to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 victory against visiting Real Madrid in the first leg of their semifinal.

The second leg is next week in Madrid. Chelsea and Barcelona are playing in the other semifinal, which begins today at London.

HAVELANGE ILL: Brazilian doctors say the former FIFA president, Joao Havelange, 95, is in serious condition again after his health deteriorated because of heart and breathing problems.


INDYCAR: Graham Rahal was placed on probation for six races for his role in an accident with Marco Andretti.

Reviews showed Rahal was guilty of blocking and initiating avoidable contact Sunday on Lap 22 at Long Beach. Andretti’s car hit the back of Rahal’s, launched briefly into the air and spun into a tire barrier.


MONTE CARLO MASTERS: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrated his 27th birthday by saving all six break points in a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach the third round at Monaco.

Also, Andy Murray started his clay-court season in style by beating Viktor Troicki, 6-0, 6-3.

CLIJSTERS OUT: Kim Clijsters will skip the French Open and clay-court season to focus on adapting to grass ahead of the London Olympics and Wimbledon.


PGA: Masters champion Bubba Watson withdrew from the Wells Fargo Championship on May 3-6 at Charlotte, N.C.

Watson told tournament officials that he needs to spend time with his family after the tournament in New Orleans next week, where he will defend his title.

SITE NAMED: Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington, Ohio, site of Bobby Jones’ win in the 1926 U.S. Open and host course for the 1931 Ryder Cup matches, will celebrate its centennial by holding the 2016 U.S. Senior Open.