Eric Follen of Sanford led for the first six miles of the Newton’s Revenge 7.6-mile bike race up Mt. Washington Auto Road on Saturday and went on to finish second in 54 minutes, 8 seconds – 56 seconds behind Cameron Cogburn, a professional cyclist from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Gorham’s Gregory Bartick finished in ninth in 1:07:13.

In the women’s race, Jody King of Buxton finished ninth with a time of 1:37:37.

Marti Shea of Marblehead, Massachusetts, won the women’s race with a time of 1:05:53.


PGA: Brian Harman had two eagles in a 6-under 65 at Silvis, Illinois, that gave him a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the John Deere Classic.

Harman’s solid performance got him to 17-under 196 for the tournament at TPC Deere Run. Three-time winner Steve Stricker is alone in second, one stroke better than Scott Brown heading into the final round.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Justin Rose set up a chance to capture back-to-back titles by shooting a 5-under 66 at the Scottish Open in Aberdeen to move into a share of the lead with home hopeful Marc Warren after three rounds.

LPGA: Inbee Park shot a 4-under 68 and took the lead in the Women’s British Open in Southport after a late penalty against Ahn Sun-Ju.


OLYMPICS: Australian media report five-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Ian Thorpe will reveal he is gay in a TV interview to be broadcast in Australia on Sunday.


HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS: Second-seeded Ivo Karlovic of Croatia and third-seeded Lleyton Hewitt of Australia advanced to the final in Newport, Rhode Island.

The matches were played after the induction ceremonies for a five-person class for the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which was highlighted by Lindsay Davenport.

Davenport entered the hall with five-time Paralympic medalist Chantal Vandierendonck in the recent player category. Coach Nick Bollettieri, executive Jane Brown Grimes and broadcaster John Barrett were inducted from the contributor category.


NECBL: Matt Walsh doubled and scored the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Logan Koch to lift the Plymouth Pilgrims (21-6) to a 3-2 win over the host Sanford Mainers (16-10).

Trailing 2-0, the Mainers tied the game in the fifth on Drake Parker’s two-run double.

FCBL: Mattingly Romanin and Thomas Buonopane drove in four runs apiece for the host Wachusett Dirt Dawgs (12-21) in a 16-7 win over the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (10-22).

Graham McIntire had two hits and drove in four runs for the Raging Tide while Aaron Wilson added three hits and three runs.

– From staff and news services