FCBL: Brendan O’Reilly hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning to break open a tie game as the Worcester Bravehearts (31-21) beat the visiting Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide 6-2. The Raging Tide (19-32) managed three hits.

NECBL: Sam Dexter hit an RBI single in the 10th inning to clinch the series as the Mainers defeated the Keene Swamp Bats 4-3 at Sanford. Corey Raley and Sam Balzano were 2 for 4 for Sanford, which will play at Vermont in a best-of-three North Division finals starting Thursday.


ROGERS CUP: Caroline Wozniacki, the former world No. 1, will play Shelby Rogers, the American qualifier in the third round at Montreal.

Wozniacki breezed through a second match with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Klara Koukalova. She’s lost five games in the hard-court event.


RYDER CUP: Steve Stricker became the third and final assistant on U.S. captain Tom Watson’s staff.

Stricker joins Raymond Floyd and Andy North as Watson’s assistants when the matches are contested Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles in Scotland.


NBA: New York acquired forwards Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw from Sacramento for guard Wayne Ellington and forward Jeremy Tyler.

Also, New York reduced the protection on a 2016 second-round draft pick it sent to Portland in 2012 and the Kings later acquired from the Trail Blazers.

 San Antonio signed forward JaMychal Green.


NHL: San Jose will meet Los Angeles in an outdoor game at the 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Feb. 21.

The new $1.2 billion stadium beat out the San Francisco Giants’ confines at AT&T Park.


NCAA: The board of directors will vote Thursday on a proposal that would give the five wealthiest college football conferences the ability to make rules and pass legislation without the approval of the rest of Division I schools.

The proposal is expected to pass.

 Duke and Athletic Director Kevin White, a former Maine AD, agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at the school through the 2020-21 academic year.

– From staff and news services