The Portland Sea Dogs had their two games against the Altoona Curve postponed due to rain Thursday night in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

The teams were scheduled to complete the game that was suspended in the third inning on Wednesday and then play a seven-inning game. The games will be made up in Portland on June 20 and 21.

The suspended game will resume as part of doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. June 20. The clubs will also play a doubleheader at 5 p.m. June 21.

FCBL: Evan Brown led off the bottom of the 12th with a walk and scored on a Kurtis White sacrifice fly to lift the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs (3-4) to a 6-5 win over the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (1-7) at Leominster, Massachusetts.

Graham McIntire and Mekae Hyde homered for the Raging Tide. Paul McDonough added three singles and an RBI.

JUNIOR LEGION: Oxford Hills scored three runs in the second on its way to a 5-2 victory over Gray-New Gloucester in an opener at Gray.

Dalton Cortfell had two hits and an RBI for GNG.


GERRY WEBER OPEN: Rafael Nadal was knocked out in the second round of the grass-court tournament at Halle, Germany, losing 6-4, 6-1 to German wild card Dustin Brown.

Brown broke Nadal’s serve at the fifth attempt to win the first set, and he pulled off two audacious lobs in succession to break the Spaniard again early in the second.

Earlier, Roger Federer began his preparations for Wimbledon by coming from behind to beat Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-7 (8), 6-4, 6-2.

QUEEN’S CLUB: No. 3 seed Andy Murray was denied his 20th successive win on grass when he was beaten 7-6 (10), 6-2 by Radek Stepanek in the third round at London.


NFL: The Pittsburgh Steelers signed center Maurkice Pouncey to a five-year extension that will keep the three-time Pro Bowler as the anchor of the offensive line for the rest of the decade.

The new deal averages $8.8 million per season, making Pouncey the highest-paid center in the NFL.

The 24-year-old Pouncey had a season-ending right knee injury in the first game of the 2013 season against Tennessee. He’s been fully participating in organized team activities, which ended Thursday.


LE MANS: Kazuki Nakajima’s Toyota No. 7 took pole position at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, giving the Japanese manufacturer a head start in its bid for a first win in the famed endurance race at Le Mans, France.

Nakajima became the first Japanese driver to set the fastest time in qualifying at Le Mans, clocking 3 minutes, 21.789 seconds on the 13-kilometer (eight-mile) circuit.

• Marc Gene will replace Loic Duval in the Audi No. 1 at this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans after doctors ruled the defending champion should not compete following a crash during Wednesday’s practice.

Duval’s car was destroyed in the crash, though Audi Sport tweeted that the driver was “unhurt apart from two grazes to the skin.”


BRITISH OPEN: For only the second time, golf’s oldest major will be played in Northern Ireland when it returns to Royal Portrush Golf Club in 2019.

Media reports from Ireland and the United Kingdom said the Royal & Ancient, golf’s governing body outside the United States and Mexico, will make the announcement Monday.

– From staff and news services