Baseball

Sea Dogs’ Tejeda earns Eastern League honor

The Eastern League has named Portland Sea Dogs infielder/outfielder Oscar Tejeda the Eastern League Player of the Week for May 11-17.

Tejeda went 14 for 30 for the week, averaging .467 with six doubles, one triple, 10 RBI and eight runs scored in seven games.

The 25-year-old recorded hits in all seven games with four multiple-hit games while tying a franchise record with three doubles on May 13 against the Trenton Thunder.

The Sea Dogs open an eight-game, seven-day homestand at 6 p.m Tuesday against the Altoona Curve.

PAWSOX: Pawtucket Red Sox president James Skeffington, 73, died Sunday night of a heart attack.

Skeffington had been the driving force behind the effort to bring the Boston Red Sox AAA affiliate from Pawtucket to a new proposed $85 million stadium. The proposal requested $120 million in taxpayer support.

Hockey

AHL: The Arizona Coyotes announced Monday they will not renew the contract of Ray Edwards, the head coach of their American Hockey league franchise, or the contracts of his coaching staff.

The Coyotes just ended a four-year affiliation with the Portland Pirates. Edwards was the head coach of the Pirates for all four of those seasons.

The Coyotes new AHL affiliate is the Springfield Falcons.The Pirates are now affiliated with the Florida Panthers.

Assistant coaches John Slaney, Trent Whitfield and Alfie Michaud also will not have their contracts renewed.

GOLF

LPGA: Minjee Lee shook off a three-putt bogey on her first hole with two finishing pars and won the Kingsmill Championship by two shots Monday, her first victory on the LPGA Tour.

Lee, an 18-year-old Australian, finished at 15-under 269. She three-putted her first hole, the 16th, but rallied with a pair of pars.

TENNIS

GENEVA OPEN: Two-time Swiss Open champion Thomaz Bellucci ousted seventh-seeded Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-3 in the first round at Geneva.

NUREMBERG CUP: German players Angelique Kerber and Sabine Lisicki advanced to the second round at Nuremberg, Germany by winning their opening matches at the clay-court tournament.

OPEN DE NICE: American players Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey each won in straight sets to reach the second round at the clay-court event in Nice, France.

SOCCER

CONCACAF: Cuban national team coach Raul Valentin was suspended five games and fined by CONCACAF for racist behavior involving Jamaican referee Valdin Legister during and after a match against Venezuela on Nov. 23 at the Central American and Caribbean Games.

OLYMPICS

2024 GAMES: Boston’s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics took another ding when a key U.S. Olympic leader suggested the city was no sure thing to remain the American candidate to bid for the games.

U.S. Olympic Committee board member Angela Ruggiero was the first in the federation’s leadership group to suggest anything other than the USOC’s unwavering support.

Her comments came during a Q&A that followed her prepared remarks at a Boston city council meeting devoted to the bid.

– From staff and news services


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