AUTO RACING

Gerry wins Pro Series title in Beech Ridge finale

Garrett Hall of Scarborough won the final race of the season in the Pro Series at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough, while Curtis Gerry of Waterboro clinched his first series championship with a fourth-place finish Saturday night.

Reid Lanpher of Manchester and Nick Cusack of Scarborough rounded out the top three behind Hall. Dave Farrington Jr. of Jay, who entered the race three points behind Gerry, finished 11th.

Lewis Anderson of Hollis captured the Wildcat championship by winning the 30-lap feature, overtaking Cole Watson of Naples, who was forced out after just nine laps.

Sally Gherardi of Gorham took the 35-lap Sport Series feature, while Frank Wear of Buxton secured the championship with a fifth-place finish.

XFINITY SERIES: Elliott Sadler won for the first time at Darlington Raceway, holding off defending champion Denny Hamlin in Darlington, South Carolina.

Sadler was second in the event in 2013 and 2014, trailing Kyle Busch both times.

In this one, Hamlin, made a late charge and nosed in front two laps from the end. But Sadler held strong through the final turns and earned the checkered flag at Darlington for the first time in 32 career starts among three series.

Hamlin ended second after leading 47 of 147 laps. Daniel Suarez was third and Kyle Larson was fourth.

INDYCAR: Scott Dixon won the IndyCar pole at Watkins Glen International for Sunday’s Grand Prix at The Glen in Watkins Glen, New York.

Dixon had a track-record time of 1 minute, 22.5259 seconds for his second pole of the season.

Will Power will start second, followed by Sebastien Bourdais and Helio Castroneves.

FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton took the all-important pole position for the Italian Grand Prix, beating teammate Nico Rosberg’s time by nearly half a second.

The pole sitter has won at Monza the past six years – with Hamilton himself taking three of those victories.

BASEBALL

EASTERN LEAGUE: Shane Dawson held the Portland Sea Dogs to two runs in seven innings, pitching the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 5-2 victory at Manchester, New Hampshire.

Rowdy Tellez and Dwight Smith hit a solo home runs for the Fisher Cats, who led 5-0 after five innings.

Mauricio Dubon’s groundout drove in Danny Bethea in the sixth for Portland. Nate Freiman added a home run in the seventh.

Sea Dogs left fielder Aneury Tavarez extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the first.

HOCKEY

WORLD CUP: David Krejci will miss the tournament because the Czech needs more time to recover from hip surgery.

The Czech Ice Hockey Association said the Boston Bruins’ center will be replaced by Roman Cervenka of the Swiss club HC Fribourg-Gotteron for the tournament, which starts Sept. 17 in Toronto.

Sharks forward Tomas Hertl and Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas are also out for the Czech team. It is not clear yet who will replace them.

The 30-year-old Cervenka played at the Olympics for the Czechs in 2010 and 2014, and helped the team win gold at the 2010 world championship.

SOCCER

MLS: Juan Agudelo and Chris Tierney scored, and the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids 2-0 at Foxborough, Massachusetts, to end a six-game winless streak.

The Revolution had been shut out four straight times.

Brad Knight had his second shutout of the season.

– Staff and news service report