Ronaldo helps Portugal advance to quarterfinals

Cristiano Ronaldo finally found the form he was lacking at the European Championships, scoring twice Sunday to give Portugal a 2-1 win over the Netherlands at Kharkiv, Ukraine, and a spot in the quarterfinals.

Rafael Van der Vaart gave the Netherlands the lead in the 11th minute, but Ronaldo produced an equalizer with his first goal of the tournament in the 28th minute and scored the winner in the 74th.

Germany progressed as Group B winner, beating Denmark 2-1 at Lviv, Ukraine, for its third straight win.

Lukas Podolski opened the scoring for Germany in the 19th minute, and Lars Bender slotted home the winner in the 80th after Michael Krohn-Dehli tied it for Denmark in the first half.


COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Florida State capitalized on a throwing error to score six runs in the third inning, and the Seminoles ended Stony Brook’s surprise appearance in the College World Series with a 12-2 victory in an elimination game at Omaha, Neb.

FCBL: Tito Lluberes scored on an RBI single by Sam Balzano in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (4-4) to a 2-1 win over the North Shore Navigators (7-2) in a Futures Collegiate Baseball League game at The Ballpark.

Tyler Laverriere gave up one run on five hits over 71/3 innings, and Robert Rozzi and Henry Van Zant combined for 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Troy Thibodeau and Cam Sprague each hit a two-run double in the ninth inning as Lenders Network (1-1) broke a scoreless tie on its way to an 8-2 win over Aero Heating & Ventilating (1-1) at Deering Oaks.

Lenders starter Kevin Chamberlain gave up one hit and struck out nine over seven innings. Aero’s Alex Tobey had 11 strikeouts and allowed two hits in six innings.

Nate Leeman hit a two-run double for Aero in the bottom of the ninth inning.


WNBA: Rookie Riquna Williams scored 15 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Tulsa Shock to their first win of the season, 87-75 over the visiting Phoenix Mercury.

Tulsa (1-9) had lost 15 straight since beating Connecticut 83-72 last Aug. 28.

Tina Charles had 23 points and a season-high 22 rebounds, and made two tiebreaking free throws with 3.1 seconds left to give the visiting Connecticut Sun a 75-73 win over the Atlanta Dream.


GERRY WEBER OPEN: Wild-card entrant Tommy Haas defeated five-time champion Roger Federer 7-6 (5), 6-4 to win the tournament for the second time at Halle, Germany.

QUEENS’S CLUB: The championship match in London was halted abruptly when David Nalbandian injured a line judge, handing the title to Marin Cilic.

Nalbandian was leading 7-6 (3), 3-4 in the grass-court Wimbledon warmup when he kicked the small barrier in anger. A piece of the barrier hit the line judge, causing bleeding on his left shin.

After checking on the line judge, the chair umpire disqualified Nalbandian.

AEGON CLASSIC: American Melanie Oudin will play former top-ranked player Jelena Jankovic in the rain-delayed final after both players won quarterfinal and semifinal matches at Birmingham, England.

Jankovic finished off a 6-3, 6-4 win over Misaki Doi, then rallied to beat Zheng Jie 6-7 (2), 7-5, 6-1.

Oudin defeated Irina Falconi 6-4, 5-7, 7-5, then outlasted Ekaterina Makarova, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

GASTEIN LADIES: Alize Cornet of France defeated Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 7-5, 7-6 (1) at Bad Gastein, Austria, for her first title in four years.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Darren Fichardt of South Africa shot a 2-over 73 to win the Saint-Omer Open by three strokes at Saint-Omer, France.

Fichardt finished at 5-under 279. Gary Lockerbie of England birdied two of the last three holes to shoot a 69 and finish second. 

— From staff and news services