Portland edges Sanford 3-1 in Telegram League baseball game

Adam Gould struck out 10, walked one and allowed eight hits and Alex Donatelle cracked a go-ahead two-run single in the fourth inning Monday to lead host Portland (8-7) to a 3-1 victory over Sanford (4-11) in a Telegram League baseball game.

R.J. Legere hit an RBI single for the Redskins in the third. Mike Gouin struck out seven in five innings.

Nick Volger scored on a passed ball for the Bulldogs in the fifth.

• Mitch Beaulieu struck out five and walked two while tossing a four-hitter as Falmouth (9-6) earned an 8-0 win over Fryeburg Academy (7-9) at Falmouth.

Beaulieu also hit a two-run homer and finished with two hits and three RBI for Falmouth.

Matt MacDowell added four hits, including two doubles, and scored one run for the Yachtsmen.


NBA: Forward Matt Barnes, 30, said he will opt out of the final year of his contract with the Orlando Magic to become a free agent.

Barnes had said for months he would likely make the move, hoping to get a long-term deal to return to Orlando.

He made his intentions official after the team’s end-of-season meeting.


NFL: Charleston, W. Va., attorney Tim DiPiero says he’s been let go as the agent for New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss.

DiPiero said Moss, who is entering his 13th NFL season, told him he no longer needs an agent.

DiPiero says he’s still rooting for Moss to get an elusive Super Bowl ring before he retires.

DiPiero’s association with Moss goes back 15 years to when he was the player’s attorney after Moss’ senior year in high school.


VALVERDE BANNED: Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde, 30, received a global two-year ban for his connection to a blood-doping ring, but was allowed to keep his 2009 Spanish Vuelta victory.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in favor of the International Cycling Union and World Anti-Doping Agency, which wanted Valverde sanctioned for suspected doping revealed in a 2006 Spanish scandal known as Operation Puerto. Valverde cannot compete until January 2012.

WADA President John Fahey said he was “pleased” the case was resolved in its favor.

CAS said its panel of three arbitrators voted 2-1 that Valverde broke anti-doping rules four years ago.

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