BASEBALL

Big inning lifts Mainers to 6-4 win over Danbury

Steven Berman hit a two-run double during a four-run fourth inning that gave the Sanford Mainers a six-run lead as they held on for a 6-4 win over the Danbury Westerners on Tuesday night in an NECBL game at Sanford.

Sanford starter Nicholas Poore gave up one run on three hits while striking out three batters over six innings to earn the win and Drake Parker had three hits and scored one run for the Mainers (12-8).

FCBL: The Pittsfield Suns (13-10) took advantage of mistakes to break a scoreless tie with four runs in the fourth inning of an 8-2 win against the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (8-15) at Pittsfield, Mass.

COLLEGES

LAWSUIT FILED: The former North Carolina learning specialist who questioned the literacy level of Tar Heels athletes and said that UNC had committed academic misconduct has filed a civil lawsuit against the school.

According to a lawsuit filed in Wake County, she was demoted and the school retaliated against her after she raised concerns such as low reading levels for athletes and the existence of “paper classes” requiring only one research paper at semester’s end – which she says helped keep athletes eligible.

Ex-Florida and New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, jailed while awaiting trial in the killing of three men, is Mr. July in the Gators’ 2014 sports calendar and is also seen in a photo carrying the pigskin in a Patriots calendar by the same company.

The school said Tuesday that officials approved the publication months before he was charged with murder.

GOLF

BRITISH OPEN: Tom Watson will get one more chance at St. Andrews, after an extension allows him to play in 2015 when golf’s oldest championship returns to the Old Course at St. Andrews. Watson holds The Open record for winning on five links courses, but he has never won at the Home of Golf.

FOOTBALL

NFL: San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith, 24, will not face charges related to his arrest earlier this year at Los Angeles International Airport. Smith was taken into custody April 13 after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened he had a bomb.

Dallas acquired the rights to former Baltimore linebacker Rolando McClain and placed Sean Lee on season-ending injured reserve with a torn knee ligament.

McClain’s off-field issues, including multiple arrests, have shortened his career.

– From staff and news services