The Portland Sea Dogs’ game with the Altoona Curve was suspended Wednesday night because of rain.

Portland led 2-1 after 2 1/2 innings on a two-run homer from Stefan Welch.

The game will be completed before Thursday’s originally scheduled game, starting at 5 p.m. The second game will be only seven innings.


WORLD CUP: ESPN has hired Landon Donovan to offer commentary on the U.S. soccer team he was cut from.

The all-time U.S. leader in goals and assists, the 32-year-old Donovan was dropped last month in a highly debated move by Coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Donovan made his ESPN debut during its two-hour World Cup preview show Wednesday.

Donovan played in the last three World Cups, scoring a U.S.-record five goals.

MLS: Luis Silva scored three first-half goals and visiting D.C. United beat the Montreal Impact 4-2.


NBA: A trial has been scheduled for next month in Los Angeles probate court to determine whether Donald Sterling was properly removed as an administrator for the family trust that owns the Clippers.

An attorney for Donald Sterling’s estranged wife, Sherry Sterling, sought the trial to confirm that as sole trustee she can proceed with a $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Sherry Sterling’s lawyer, Pierce O’Donnell, says three doctors have filed reports saying Donald Sterling lacks the mental capacity to be a trustee.

The trial will begin July 7 and last four days. The deadline for the sale is July 15.

WNBA: Erlana Larkins scored 17 points and Natasha Howard and Shavonte Zellous each added 13 to help the host Indiana Fever beat the Seattle Storm 76-68.


GERRY WEBER OPEN: German wild card Peter Gojowczyk knocked out third-seeded Milos Raonic, 6-4, 6-4, in the second round at Halle, Germany.

Former champion Philipp Kohlschreiber also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 win over French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

WIMBLEDON: Martina Hingis will play at Wimbledon for the first time in seven years.

The former singles and doubles champion from Switzerland was granted a wild card by the All England Club for the women’s doubles tournament. Her partner is Russia’s Vera Zvonareva, a former doubles winner.


NFL: With construction underway on their new stadium, the Minnesota Vikings have intensified their push to add a Major League Soccer franchise to the facility.

The Vikings announced this week a partnership with promoter Relevent Sports, a major player in the soccer world that is also helping sell an international tournament game between two European teams that will be played at the University of Minnesota in August.

– From staff and news services

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