Sea Dogs game postponed for second straight day
The Portland Sea Dogs’ game at the Binghamton Rumble Ponies was postponed by rain for the second straight night Thursday. Portland finished its first trip of the season, which also included three games at Trenton, with a 2-3 record.
The game against the Rumble Ponies will be made up Aug. 21 as part of a doubleheader. Wednesday night’s postponement at Binghamton was reset as part of a June 3 doubleheader.
The Sea Dogs will be back at Hadlock Field for a 6 p.m. game Friday against the Trenton Thunder, the opener of a six-game homestand that also will include three games against the Hartford Yard Goats.
WOODS SURGERY: One day after saying his back was progressing, Tiger Woods had a fourth back surgery to alleviate pain and will go through another year without playing a major.
Woods was in Missouri on Tuesday to announce plans to design a public golf course, and even tried hitting a few shots to a par 3. The first one rattled around in the rocks, and the second shot was about 10 feet from the flag. Asked about his healthy, Woods said he had good days and bad days. And then he flew to Dallas for fusion surgery to create space in his lower back.
PGA: Branden Grace of South Africa finished with a 6-under 66 and leads by one stroke after the opening round of the Valero Texas Open at San Antonio.
EUROPEAN: Bubba Watson fired a 6-under 66 in the first round to take a one-stroke lead at the weather-delayed Shenzhen International in China.
MONTE CARLO: Andy Murray blew a 4-0 lead in the deciding set and lost to Albert Ramos-Vinolas 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the third round in Monaco.
Stan Wawrinka, the former French Open and Monte Carlo champion, followed Murray out after losing to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, 6-4, 6-4.
NFL: Pass rusher Khalil Mack had his fifth-year contract option exercised by Oakland, presumably keeping him with the team through the 2018 season.
The AP defensive player of the year for 2016, Mack had sacks in eight straight games during one stretch last season and finished with 11. He was part of 73 tackles, had his first career interception and touchdown, and forced five fumbles while recovering three.
• The Indianapolis Colts signed inside linebacker Jon Bostic, who has played four seasons in the NFL, most recently with Detroit in 2016. The 6-foot, 245-pounder has started 18 of 40 games and has 140 tackles.
• Bills offensive lineman Cyrus Kouandjio was taken to a hospital for observation after police found him without any pants in a suburban Buffalo field.
• An angry and emotional Eli Manning denied providing fake game-used memorabilia to a collector, insisting he will be vindicated.
EUROPA LEAGUE: Teenage striker Marcus Rashford enhanced his reputation by stepping up in the absence of the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic to steer Manchester United into the semifinals with a 3-2 extra-time winner against Anderlecht of Belgium.
Also reaching the semifinals were Lyon of France, in penalty kicks against Besiktas of Turkey; Celta Vigo of Spain with a 4-3 aggregate victory against Genk of Belgium; and Ajax of the Netherlands, with a 4-3 extra-time aggregate victory against Schalke of Germany.
PREMIER LEAGUE: Ugo Ehiogu, the under-23 coach for Tottenham Hotspur, was taken to a hospital after collapsing at the club’s training ground.
FIJI CURRENCY: The government of Fiji issued two million $7 banknotes to commemorate the Pacific island nation’s gold- medal victory in rugby sevens at last year’s Rio de Janiero Olympics.
The banknotes, which are legal tender and are the only known $7 notes in circulation in any country, were released through bank branches. A $7 Fijian banknote is worth approximately $3.35.
COLLEGE: Charles O’Bannon Jr., who goes by Chuck, signed to play for Southern Cal next season. He had 10 points in the McDonald’s All-American game in Chicago last month.
The 6-foot, 220-pound guard from Las Vegas is the son of Charles O’Bannon, who with his older brother Ed starred at UCLA. They helped the Bruins win their record 11th national championship in 1995. The brothers played two years in the NBA before continuing their careers in Europe.