UMaine ends regular season with two baseball losses

Stony Brook scored nine runs over the final two innings to rally for a 10-9 victory and complete a sweep over Maine in the second game of an America East baseball doubleheader at Orono on Saturday.

Michael Fransoso went 4 for 6 with a home run and two RBI for the Black Bears in game two, and Alex Calbick also hit a home run. Maine finished the regular season 26-26, 11-11.

Stony Brook (43-11, 21-3) won the opener 7-2 behind three hits and three RBI from William Carmona.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Didier Drogba scored the decisive goal in the shootout and Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to win the final 4-3 on penalty kicks after a dramatic 1-1 draw in Munich.

Drogba sent goalkeeper Manuel Neuer the wrong way in front of massed Bayern fans in their home Allianz Arena. Bayern’s Bastian Schweinsteiger missed the previous penalty, hitting the post.

MLS: Saer Sene scored twice for the New England Revolution, and Houston’s Luiz Camargo tied it for the Dynamo with three minutes left in regulation in a 2-2 tie at Foxborough, Mass.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Forward Miroslav Satan scored two goals as Slovakia beat the Czech Republic 3-1 and advanced to today’s final against Russia in Helsinki.

Russia beat Finland 6-2 as Evgeni Malkin scored three goals.


GIRO D’ITALIA: Andrey Amador won the 14th stage and Ryder Hesjedal took back the overall lead from Joaquin Rodriguez as the race took to the Alps.


ITALIAN OPEN: Maria Sharapova defeated rising German player Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 to reach the final in Rome.

Sharapova will defend her title against the French Open champion Li Na today. The Chinese player advanced after Serena Williams withdrew shortly before their semifinal with a lower back injury.

In the men’s semifinals, top-ranked Novak Djokovic edged Roger Federer to set up another meeting with rival Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic beat Federer 6-2, 7-6 (4). Five-time winner Nadal eliminated David Ferrer 7-6 (6), 6-0 in the other semifinal.


PGA: Jason Dufner shot a 1-under 69, enough to keep a one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas.

Jason Day shot a 67, with his only bogey coming after missing a short putt on the 18th hole. He was a stroke back along with J.J. Henry and Dicky Pride. Henry also had a 67, and Pride shot a 69.

Vijay Singh had a 66 and was two strokes back. Matt Kuchar, who won The Players Championship last weekend, was four shots back after a 72 with an up-and-down back nine. Kuchar still has a chance to become the first PGA Tour player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks.

Dufner got his first PGA Tour victory three weeks ago at New Orleans, then took a week off to get married before returning to play at The Players Championship last week.

LPGA: Morgan Pressel inched closer to her first win since 2008, posting two very different victories to reach the semifinals of the Sybase Match Play Championship at Gladstone, N.J.

Pressel rallied from two down with three holes to play to stun No. 2 ranked Na Yeon Choi in the morning and rolled over Anna Nordqvist of Sweden in the afternoon quarterfinal at the Hamilton Farm Golf Club.

Pressel will face former NCAA champion Azahara Munoz — a 5-and-4 winner over American Stacy Lewis — in the semifinals this morning, while American Vicky Hurst and Candie Kung will square off in the other match.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Graeme McDowell held his nerve in a tense playoff against Sergio Garcia to squeeze into the semifinals of the World Match Play Championship at Casares, Spain.

In the tightest of the quarterfinals, McDowell made his par putt on the first extra hole from 5 feet but Garcia’s putt slid by the cup from even closer range.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Defending champion Tom Watson withdrew from next week’s Senior PGA Championship.

Watson has been recovering from a pinched nerve in his wrist.


WNBA: Asjha Jones made a tie-breaking jumper with 31 seconds remaining and the Connecticut Sun went on to a 78-73 victory over the New York Liberty in the season opener for both teams.

Sylvia Fowles had 23 points and 12 rebounds and helped key a 29-8 first-half run in the Chicago Sky’s 69-57 victory over the host Washington Mystics.

Katie Douglas scored 21 points, Tamika Catchings added 16 and the Indiana Fever beat the visiting Atlanta Dream, 92-84. 

– From staff and news services