Dwight Smith hit an RBI double and scored on a single by Matt Dean in the bottom of the first inning, and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (12-17) held on for a 2-1 win over the Portland Sea Dogs (10-21) on Monday night in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The Sea Dogs cut the deficit to 2-1 on back-to-back doubles by Jake Romanski and Aneury Tavarez with two outs in the top of the fourth inning.

Teddy Stankiewicz (0-2) took the loss for the Sea Dogs, giving up two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four over six innings.

New Hampshire starter Luis Santos (3-0) had six strikeouts and two walks over seven innings while giving up one run on four hits.

Romanski finished with two hits for the Sea Dogs.


FOOTBALL: Florida investigators are seeking witnesses to the shooting that killed University of Alabama at Birmingham running back Greg Bryant, 21, who was declared brain dead.

Bryant was reportedly heading back home on Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach at 4:45 a.m. Saturday when he was shot in the head.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and at 1 p.m. Sunday was declared brain dead. Maurice Glover, a passenger in Bryant’s car, was also shot but had minor injuries.

 Texas is giving three assistant football coaches large pay raises despite the Longhorns coming off two straight losing seasons.

The biggest raise would go to defensive line coach Brick Haley, whose guaranteed annual salary would soar from $235,000 to $495,000 and could go as high as $515,000.


NFL: The Detroit Lions acquired New England Patriots linebacker Jon Bostic.

Detroit made the trade Monday, giving up a conditional draft choice.

Bostic started in one game and played in 11 last season for the Patriots after starting in 17 games the previous two seasons for the Chicago Bears.

 The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent defensive end Damontre Moore. Originally a third-round draft pick by the New York Giants in 2013, Moore played 45 games in three seasons with the Giants and Dolphins.

• The New York Giants signed four players who attended a minicamp last week on a tryout basis: quarterback B.J. Daniels, defensive end Ishaq Williams, and receivers Kardon Boone and Donte Foster.


ITALIAN OPEN: Venus Williams won in singles, then lost in doubles with younger sister Serena.

Venus beat CoCo Vandeweghe 6-4, 6-3 in the first round at Rome. She and Serena later lost to Andreja Klepac and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia, 6-1, 7-5.

COACHING MOVE: Andy Murray split with Coach Amelie Mauresmo, ending a groundbreaking two-year relationship during which the British star improved as a clay-court player but failed to add to his collection of Grand Slam titles.

Murray became the first high-profile tennis player to hire a woman as a coach when he brought Mauresmo on board in June 2014.


FRANCE: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo said the huge fan zone set up in the French capital during the European Championship will meet the “highest security standards.”

In the wake of deadly attacks in Paris last November and Brussels this year, Europe is on high alert and authorities are concerned Euro 2016 from June 10-July 10 could be targeted, especially the fan zones where spectators gather to watch games on large screens.

Hidalgo said security inside the 130,000-square meter area – the equivalent of 30 soccer fields – set up in Paris will be enforced at all times by 400 privately hired security agents.