TRACK AND FIELDTrue posts world’s fastest time for 2014 in winning 5,000 meters at Stanford

Ben True, from North Yarmouth and Greely High School, ran the fastest 5,000-meter time in the world this year and became the ninth-fastest American all-time while beating a strong field Sunday night at the Payton Jordan Invitational track meet at Stanford University.

True, 28, outkicked Hassan Mead of Somalia and finished in 13 minutes, 2.74 seconds – nearly nine seconds faster than his previous best time.

Another Mainer, Riley Masters of Bangor, won the 1,500 with a meet-record time of 3:38.42 – No. 2 in the world this year.

BASEBALL

FUTURES COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE: The Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide announced the additions of Scarborough High senior Ben Greenberg and University of Southern Maine freshman Paul McDonough.

Greenberg, a pitcher and third baseman, had a 0.54 ERA and batted .415 last season as a junior.

McDonough, who attended Wells High, hit .355 and scored 45 runs for the Huskies this season.

SOCCER

PREMIER LEAGUE: Liverpool wasted a three-goal lead in the final 16 minutes, crushing its league title hopes with a 3-3 tie at Crystal Palace that put Manchester City in position for its second title in three seasons.

FOOTBALL

NFL: The Philadelphia Eagles signed former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva, 25, to a rookie free agent contract. The 6-foot-9, 277-pound defensive lineman spent the last four years as an active member of the U.S. Army. He served three tours in Afghanistan and last played football as a wide receiver at Army in 2009.

The New England Patriots signed free agent defensive end Will Smith, a 32-year-old veteran of 10 NFL seasons with New Orleans.

PREP SCHOOLS

BASEBALL: Stephen Terenzio threw a no hitter and struck out 13 as Berwick Academy (6-2) beat Beaver Country Day School 10-0 in five innings at South Berwick. Cam Toohey hit a pair of singles and Gabe Evensen and Trevor Schaepe each added a triple for the Bulldogs.

– From staff and news services


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