Tavarez homers as Sea Dogs fall on the road

Rowdy Tellez hit a two-run homer and finished with two hits and three RBI to lead the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 7-4 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs on Friday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium at Manchester, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire (67-72) took the lead for good, 5-4, on an RBI single by Jason Leblebijian in the third inning.

Aneury Tavarez hit a solo home run for the Sea Dogs (54-82) and Mauricio Dubon and Jake Romanski finished with two hits apiece.

Romanski drove in one run and scored once and Dubon scored a run.

Portland got two runners on in the top of the ninth before Reed Gragnani grounded out to end the game.


FIELD HOCKEY: Madison Cummings had a pair of goals as Maine handled Hofstra 4-1 in a nonconference game in Hempstead, New York.

Cummings put the Black Bears in the lead early in the contest as she took a feed from Danielle Aviani at 10:09.

Less than a minute later, Maine (3-0) took advantage of a Pride turnover as Sydney Veljacic assisted Aviani to give the Black Bears a 2-0 lead.

Cummings and Brianna Ricker recorded second-half goals as Maine outshot Hofstra 12-3 after halftime.

Emily Corbett had a one save in goal for Maine.

MEN’S SOCCER: Westfield State scored a pair of second half goals to beat Southern Maine 4-1 in a non-conference game in Gorham.

Hany Ramadan scored for the Huskies, breaking through the Westfield defense to tie the game at 1-1 in the first half.

USM’s Simon Hulbert and Westfield State’s Alex Kraver each had five saves.


U.S. MEN: Matt Besler scored his first international goal, 17-year-old Christian Pulisic added two late strikes and the United States routed St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6-0 at the Arnos Vale cricket ground in St. Vincent to move into prime position to advance to the final round of World Cup qualifying.


SPANISH VUELTA: Valerio Conti successfully broke away to win the long 13th stage, while Nairo Quintana kept his overall lead at Urdax, Spain.

It was the 23-year-old Italian’s first win at a grand tour.

Danilo Wyss was second – almost a minute behind – followed by Sergey Lagutin.


NBA: Sacramento Kings point guard Darren Collison pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery from a May incident and issued a statement apologizing to a woman he said he has known and loved since high school.

Collison, 29, must serve 20 days in jail, but may be allowed to participate in an alternative sentencing program.

Placer County sheriff’s deputies said they arrested Collison after they responded to a report of a woman being assaulted inside a home and found her visibly injured.


IBF: British fighter Anthony Joshua says he will make the second defense of his IBF heavyweight title in November in the northern English city of Manchester.

The 2012 Olympic champion improved his professional record to 17-0 by stopping Dominic Breazeale in seven rounds in June in London.