Scarborough edges Saco for Little League 10-11 title

Dom Spina’s tie-breaking homer in the fourth inning was the difference as Scarborough beat Saco 3-2 in Windham to win the state Little League 10-11 title.

Spina had given Scarborough a 2-0 lead in the first inning, doubling home Zach Aloffs before tagging up on a fly to left for the second run.

Dalton Casey countered for Saco, singling in the second and scoring on Joe Reny’s single, then singling home Mark Butts in the third to tie the game.

Spina’s single and homer were the only hits allowed by Saco pitcher Dylan Griffin. Dan Kelley got the win.

NECBL: Zach Lauricella had three hits, two RBI and a run, leading the Keene Swamp Bats to a 4-1 victory against the Mainers during the first game of their divisional semifinal series in Sanford.

The best-of-three series continues Tuesday in Keene, New Hampshire.


U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: John Wall, Bradley Beal and Paul Millsap were cut, leaving the roster at 16 players.

With Paul George lost to a broken right leg, the Americans will have to drop four more players before the World Cup of Basketball later this month in Spain.


NCAA: Miami will be without redshirt freshman Kevin Olsen for at least one game as WQAM-560, the Hurricanes’ flagship radio station, reported that he had failed a drug test.

The quarterback was one of the three players suspended last December ahead of Miami’s Russell Athletic Bowl loss to Louisville.

University of Minnesota Duluth senior running back Austin Sikorski was stabbed in the abdomen over the weekend but reportedly is in stable condition.

Duluth police have identified a “person of interest” in the stabbing but made no arrests as of early Monday afternoon.


NHL: Buffalo Sabres Coach Ted Nolan is leaning on experience by hiring Bryan Trottier and Arturs Irbe to his staff.

Trottier, the former New York Islanders star, has nine years of NHL coaching experience split among Pittsburgh, Colorado and the New York Rangers.

Irbe, a two-time All-Star goaltender, will serve as goalie coach.


ROGERS CUP: Sabine Lisicki upset 13th-seeded Sara Errani 6-1, 7-5 in first-round play in Montreal.

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova beat Roberta Vinci, 7-5, 7-5.

In Toronto, Croatia’s Marin Cilic defeated Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5.

France’s Jeremy Chardy beat Argentina’s Federico Delbonis, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4.

ISRAEL OPEN: The ATP tour canceled the inaugural open that was set to be played next month in Tel Aviv because of security concerns “arising from the military conflict in the region.”

The tournament was set to be held Sept. 15-21 and would have been the first ATP tournament held in Israel since 1996.


INVESTIGATION: Italian prosecutors reopened an investigation into the death of Marco Pantani after his family presented evidence contending the former Tour de France winner was murdered.

Pantani, who won both the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in 1998, was found dead in a Rimini hotel room on Feb. 14, 2004. A coroner ruled the 34-year-old Italian died from a cocaine overdose.

– From staff and news services