Bangor High School graduate Riley Masters, a professional runner with Brooks Running in Seattle, finished seventh in the men’s 1,500-meter run at the USA Track and Field championships Saturday in Sacramento, California.

Masters finished in 3:40.05. Leo Manzano won the race in 3:38.63. Masters ran 3:43.02 in the prelims to advance to the final.


NHL: The Buffalo Sabres opened the second day of the draft by selecting Barrie Colts left winger Brendan Lemieux with the 31st overall pick.

Lemieux is the son of Claude Lemieux, who was noted for his pesky play during a long career with Montreal, New Jersey, Colorado, Phoenix and San Jose.

• The Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Brandon Bollig to the Calgary Flames for a third-round draft pick.


NFL: Count former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs among those who like the team’s name.

Asked about the controversy before the NASCAR race Saturday at Kentucky Speedway, the Hall of Fame coach and racing team owner called the Redskins name “prideful” and cited its fight song, “Hail to the Redskins.”


TOUR DE FRANCE: Roman Kreuziger has been dropped from the Tinkoff-Saxo team lineup and will not be riding in support for Alberto Contador because of anomalies in his biological passport.

The abnormal results were detected in 2011 and 2012, his team said, adding that cycling’s international federation (UCI) “is likely due to instigate disciplinary proceedings against him.”


NECBL: Walter Pennington hit a two-run single during a four-run third inning and finished with two hits, three RBI and a run scored for the Sanford Mainers (9-8) in a 10-5 win over the host Muskrats (7-10) at Laconia, New Hampshire.

Leading 7-4, the Mainers put the game out of reach on a three-run homer by Cory Raley in the top of the eighth.

FCBL: Dylan Harris went 4 for 6 with a double, a home run and six RBI for the Worcester Bravehearts (16-6) as they erased an early six-run deficit and rallied for a 13-11 win over the host Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (7-14).

Paul McDonough hit a two-run homer in the first inning and finished with three hits, three RBI and two runs scored for the Raging Tide, who led 8-2 after four innings.

– From staff and news services