Franklin, Westbrook open Babe Ruth 15-year-old tournament with victories

Franklin County defeated Sanford 16-8 in the opening game of the Babe Ruth 15-year-old tournament, held at Westbrook. Tyler Flayhan had two hits and three RBI for Sanford. Franklin County took control in the third inning with an 11-run rally.

In the second game, Westbrook won 11-2 over Tri-County South. Zach Bean pitched a third-hit complete game for Westbrook. Kaleb Kent led the offense with three hits.

BABE RUTH 14-YEAR OLD: Three Central Maine pitchers combined to pitch a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts for an 8-0 win over Coastal South at Fairfield. Dylan Hapworth, Matt Champney and Zach Guptil pitched in for the victory.

NECBL: Brett DeLoach hit an RBI double in the eighth inning to give the Keene Swamp Bats the advantage in a 3-2 win over the Sanford Mainers (16-14) at Goodall Park in Sanford.

• Derek Jones drove in four runs to lead the Vermont Mountaineers over the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide, 8-6, at Montpelier, Vt. Jones hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the third to give the Mountaineers (18-13) a 3-0 lead.

TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Kevin Chamberlain pitched a four-hitter and Andrew Cessario drove in both runs for Aero Heating & Ventilating in a 2-0 win over Lenders Network at Cumberland.

• Luke Hammond struck out the side in the ninth inning to secure Ron Beaulieu and Company’s 3-1 win over Maine-LY Mobile at Scarborough.


NBA: The NBA’s version of the Ming Dynasty is done. After helping pro basketball gain a foothold in the world’s most populous market, Chinese star Yao Ming retired in Shanghai. Yao made it official, telling a packed news conference in his hometown that a series of foot and leg injuries forced him to end his playing career at the age of 30.

• Former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning was sued over a weekend traffic crash in Florida that raised questions about whether he improperly left the scene.

WNBA: Seimone Augustus scored a season high-tying 25 points and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away for a 106-98 victory over host Phoenix.

• Angel McCoughtry scored a season-high 33 points to help the Atlanta Dream get their first road win since June 14 with an 86-79 win over the Washington Mystics.


GERMAN OPEN: Top-seeded Gael Monfils defeated qualifier Albert Ramos 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the third round in Hamburg, Germany.

BAKU CUP: Aravane Rezai advanced to the quarterfinals when third-seeded Elena Vesnina retired because of illness while trailing 6-3, 1-0 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

ATLANTA TENNS CHAMPIONSHIPS: No. 2 seed Kevin Anderson, Yen-Hsun Lu and Gilles Muller won second-round matches in Norcross, Ga.


MLS: In Washington, New England ended a nine-game winless streak and took its first road win of the season with a 1-0 victory at D.C. United. 

– From staff and news services