Fairfield beats Tri-Town in Junior Legion state final

Cole Robinson’s RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Fairfield a 4-3 win over Tri-Town in the championship game of the Junior Legion state tournament Monday in Gorham.

Tri-Town, which includes players from Minot, Mechanic Falls and Poland, forced a final game by handing Fairfield its first loss of the double-elimination tournament earlier in the day, 7-3.


RYDER CUP: Davis Love III added Scott Verplank and Jeff Sluman as his assistant captains for the Ryder Cup. The more difficult decision is three weeks away, when Love has to announce his four picks to fill out the American team.

There was no movement in the standings in the final qualifying event — the PGA Championship. Tiger Woods, Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson and Phil Mickelson were the eight automatic qualifiers.

Love made it clear that Steve Stricker, who finished 10th, would be on the team as a playing partner for Woods. There also were plenty of hints that Hunter Mahan, at No. 9, and Jim Furyk, at No. 11, would be picked.

The Ryder Cup starts Sept. 28 at Medinah Country Club in Illinois.


ROGERS CUP: Petra Kvitova outlasted Li Na 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 at Montreal to win her first title of the year.


NHL: The NHL Players’ Association is preparing to present its vision for a new collective bargaining agreement when labor talks resume Tuesday.

The presentation will come a month after the NHL made its first proposal, which included a 20 percent reduction of players’ share of revenues and limitations to free agency.

The current deal expires Sept. 15. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said the NHL is prepared to lock out players if no deal is reached by then.

The Colorado Avalanche signed goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, 35, to a contract extension through the 2013-14 season.


NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers re-signed forward Devin Ebanks and added free-agent guard Jodie Meeks.

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Houston Rockets have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent forward Carlos Delfino.


FORMER CHAMP DIES: Michael Dokes, a former World Boxing Association heavyweight champion, has died from liver cancer. He was 54.

Dokes won the heavyweight title at 24 in December 1982 when referee Joey Curtis made a controversial decision to stop his fight against champion Mike Weaver after Dokes dominated the first round.

Dokes lost the title only nine months later to Gerrie Coetzee. He had a career record of 53-6-2.