Rodney Bean scored from second on a stolen base to provide the winning run for Maine’s Tri-County during its 6-5, opening-game victory over Pacific Southwest representative Tri-Valley in the Babe Ruth 13s World Series at Jamestown, New York, on Saturday.

Bean reached when his grounder to first was misplayed with one out in the bottom of the sixth. He went to second on Janek Luksa’s grounder to second. With a 1-2 count on Cody Allen, Bean broke for third and continued home on the catcher’s error.

Cameron Godbois had two hits, including a double, and an RBI for Tri-County, which is representing New England and includes players from Androscoggin, Cumberland and Oxford counties.

Tri-County continues pool play Monday with a game against the Southeast champion at 7:30 p.m.

TENNIS

ROGERS CUP: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advanced to the final, beating France’s Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-4 in Montreal.

Djokovic will face second-seeded Andy Murray, a 6-3, 6-0 winner over fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan in the night semifinal.

 Top-ranked Serena Williams stumbled in the semifinals in Toronto, falling 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 to Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic.

The winner of the first three Grand Slam events of the season, the 33-year-old Williams lost for only the second time in 45 matches this season.

COLLEGES

FOOTBALL: Notre Dame defensive tackle Jarron Jones is out for the season with a right knee injury.

Jones was a returning starter who missed the final two games of last season after undergoing surgery on his left foot. He was ninth on the team in tackles with 40.

BASKETBALL

OLYMPIC QUALIFYING: San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills hit two 3-pointers in the final 4 minutes to help Australia pull away from New Zealand for a 71-59 win in an Oceania qualifying match for next year’s Rio Olympics.

The teams play again Tuesday in New Zealand.

GOLF

LPGA: Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson opened a five-stroke lead in the Cambia Portland (Oregon) Classic, shooting a 7-under 65 at Columbia Edgewater.

The 17-year-old Henderson is trying to join Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson as the only players to win an LPGA Tour title before turning 18.

 

– From staff and news services