Seacoast Law and Title holds off Windham to capture the Junior Legion championship

Tournament MVP Zach Bean allowed four hits in six innings Tuesday to help Seacoast Law and Title defeat Windham Merchants 6-4 in the championship game of the Junior Legion baseball tournament at Gorham.

Windham forced a final by beating Seacoast 3-1 Tuesday morning behind Cody Dube, who pitched a five-hitter with five strikeouts. Robbie Hamilton broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run triple in the sixth inning.

In the final, Cody Champagne hit a two-run single in the third inning to give Seacoast a 6-0 lead. MacGyver Poulin had a two-run triple to spark a Windham rally, but Mike Rioux pitched a perfect seventh to earn a save.


WNBA: Sancho Lyttle hit a 13-footer with less than a second remaining to give Atlanta a 72-70 win at Washington.

Tina Charles had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Connecticut to a 69-58 victory over visiting Chicago.

Cappie Pondexter scored 19 points, including the go-ahead layup with 41 seconds remaining, to lift New York past Seattle 58-56 at Newark, N.J.

Tamika Catchings scored 21 points and Indiana rolled to an 81-68 win over San Antonio at Indianapolis.

HALL of FAME: Retired Houston Rockets center Yao Ming could enter the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as early as next year as a contributor to the game.

John Doleva, the president and CEO of the Hall, said Yao has been nominated by a member of the Chinese media and his credentials will be considered by an international panel. As a contributor, Yao would bypass the usual five-year waiting period for retired players.


NHL: Left wing Michael Ryan and center Paul Szczechura agreed to one-year contracts with the Buffalo Sabres.

Both have spent most of their careers in the minors and are expected to play for Rochester, Buffalo’s AHL affiliate.


COACHING CANDIDATE: The agent for former U.S. coach Bob Bradley said his client is a candidate to lead Egypt’s national team. Ron Waxman confirmed Egypt’s interest in Bradley in an email but did not give further details.


ROGERS CUP: Two-time defending champion Andy Murray was upset 6-3, 6-1 by Kevin Anderson in the second round at Montreal. On the women’s side, Serena Williams earned a 6-0, 6-3 first-round victory against Alona Bondarenko at Toronto.


FOOTBALL: Jim Tressel made $21.7 million as Ohio State coach over his decade-long tenure before being ousted for breaking NCAA rules, records from the publicly funded school show.