Beaton, Burke lead Bates past Plymouth State, 14-5

Tom Beaton and Chris Burke had three hits apiece and each scored three runs to lead Bates (20-8) to a 14-5 win over Plymouth State (6-23) Monday in a non-conference game at Plymouth, N.H.

Jacob Simon and Pat Murphy each added home runs for Bates, who scored at least one run in all nine innings of the game.

SOFTBALL: Diann Ramsey drove in three runs and Nicole Sargent allowed one run in six innings to lead Husson (25-13) to a 4-2 win over Bates (4-21) in the opening game of a doubleheader at Lewiston.

Lauren Dobish led Bates with two hits, including a home run.

Husson cruised to a 13-2, five-inning win in game two behind two homers from Cassie Berry and a three-run blast by Aimee Mortenson.


ROMAN MASTERS: Roger Federer opened his clay-court season with a rare doubles victory in Rome.

The top-ranked singles player paired with Swiss Davis Cup teammate Yves Allegro to beat Johan Brunstrom of Sweden and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands Antilles 6-4, 7-6 (4).

Federer and Allegro will face sixth-seeded Simon Aspelin and Paul Hanley.

BORG RETURNS: Bjorn Borg is going to play competitive tennis in the United States for the first time in a decade, and he could wind up facing a familiar foe: John McEnroe.

Borg, 53, is participating in the 30-and-over Outback Champions Series event in Boston that begins Thursday.

Borg won 11 Grand Slam singles titles from 1974 to 1981.


U.S. MEN: U.S. national team striker Charlie Davies has resumed full training for the first time since nearly dying in car accident last October.

Davies trained Monday with French club Sochaux less than seven weeks before the World Cup opener for the Americans against England on June 12.

Davies wrote Monday on his Twitter feed that “it’s about time & it feels great! My speed is getting there too! Today was a good day!”

The car accident killed another passenger and the 23-year-old Davies broke two bones in his right leg.

MLS: The New England Revolution granted midfielder Shalrie Joseph, 31, an indefinite leave of absence from the team to attend to personal matters.

BECKHAM UPDATE: England midfielder David Beckham says he won’t be able to play again until November, meaning he’ll miss the entire MLS season for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Beckham underwent surgery in March after rupturing his Achilles’ tendon while on loan at AC Milan. He had previously said he expected to be back by September.


RUIZ RETIRES: Former heavyweight champion John Ruiz, 38, is retiring.

He’s leaving after an 18-year career. He was the WBA champ two times and finished with a record of 44-9-1, including 30 knockouts.

Ruiz was knocked down four times in a loss to David Haye this month. He hit the canvas twice in the first round, and his trainer ended the fight in the ninth.

Ruiz defeated three world champions — Evander Holyfield, Hasim Rahman and Tony Tucker. He fought in 12 championship bouts and became the first Latino heavyweight champion.

He plans to move his family from their Las Vegas home to the Boston area and open a gym there.

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