Uganda’s Little League experience includes exhibition victory against Oregon team

The first team from Africa in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., will go home with one win, a 3-2 victory over Gresham, Ore., in a consolation game Tuesday.

“I’m thankful we could come here,” Lugazi Manager Henry Odong said. “This win was so great.”

Uganda’s official series record is 1-2 but the team plans on playing more friendship games.

Ramon Ballina hit a three-run homer and Mexico stayed alive at the LLWS with a 6-2 victory over Curacao.

Hance Smith’s three-run homer in the third broke open a tight game, and Quinton Gago struck out seven over 51/3 innings in a 5-0 win for Petaluma, Calif., over Fairfield, Conn., eliminating the Connecticut team.


U.S. OPEN: Roger Federer will be the top-seeded men’s player at the U.S. Open. Defending champ Novak Djokovic is seeded second and Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray third. With Rafael Nadal out with knee problems, fellow Spaniard David Ferrer is the No. 4 seed.

John Isner will be the highest-seeded American at No. 9. Andy Roddick is 20th, Mardy Fish is 23rd and Sam Querrey 27th.

Two-time Grand Slam runner-up Vera Zvonareva has withdrawn from the Open because of a viral illness. The 16th-ranked Russian lost in the final at Flushing Meadows in 2010 to Kim Clijsters.

NEW HAVEN OPEN: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska retired from her second-round match at New Haven, Conn.

The world’s second-ranked player, dropped her opening set 6-0 to Olga Govortsova, and was down 2-1 and a break in the second set when she ended the match.

Also, Marion Bartoli rallied from three games down in the third set to beat Sloan Stephens, 6-1, 0-6, 6-3.

Sara Errani beat Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, 6-4, 6-3.


MLS: Montreal defender Hassoun Camara was suspended for an additional game after receiving a red card Saturday, and defenders Victor Bernardez of San Jose and Gershon Koffie of Montreal received one-game bans.

Camara was ejected for violent conduct against San Jose forward Steven Lenhart; Bernardez was penalized for endangering the safety of Montreal midfielder Lamar Neagle; and Koffie was disciplined for endangering the safety of Seattle midfielder Andy Rose and given an additional fine for making an improper gesture.


USA PRO CHALLENGE: Tejay van Garderen of Tacoma, Wash., moved to the front in the final 500 uphill yards and claimed the second stage and the race lead at Mt. Crested Butte, Colo.

Christian Vande Velde of Lemont, Ill., finished second and Ivan Rovny of Russia was third.

Van Garderen was the highest American finisher last month in the Tour de France, finishing fifth.


MOOSE LOTTERY: The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife announced that next year’s moose lottery will be held June 14-16 in Greenville.

The festivities will feature several outdoor experts, vendors, and guests with the drawing in the afternoon of Saturday, June 15.