The president of Argentina said he hopes to meet Lionel Messi next week and convince him to return to the national team.

Argentine President Mauricio Macri said he had spoken by telephone with Messi, who announced his retirement after a loss to Chile in the Copa America final.


NFL: Seattle and wide receiver Doug Baldwin agreed to a four-year contract extension that runs through the 2020 season.

ZURLON TIPTON, a former Indianapolis running back, died after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership in suburban Detroit. He was 26.


BAYLOR SUIT: Three more women joined a federal lawsuit against Baylor University, accusing the school of doing nothing to help them after they reported being sexually assaulted on or near campus.

The former Baylor students are identified only as Jane Doe. They joined a lawsuit filed by three other women on June 15. They claim sexual assaults dating from 2005-14.


MONTGOMERIE QUALIFIES: Colin Montgomerie will play at the British Open for the first time since 2010 after qualifying for golf’s oldest major.

Montgomerie, 53, shot rounds of 66 and 71 to secure one of the three places available from final qualifying.


NHL: The league fined the Vancouver Canucks $50,000 for tampering after General Manager Jim Benning mentioned specific players the team might be interested in.

Benning noted the Canucks’ interest in Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban and Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos last week during a radio interview before the NHL draft in Buffalo, New York.


MAINERS ADVANCE: Jessie Labreck of Oakland, a former Messalonskee High track star who still holds 11 University of Maine records, and Jon Alexis of Waterville advanced to the regional finals of the NBC obstacle course competition show, “American Ninja Warrior.”

The next round will be televised Aug. 22.


NECBL: Sam Stauble and Zach Jancarski hit RBI singles in the eighth inning as the Sanford Mainers (8-9) rallied for a 5-4 win over the Valley Blue Sox (9-7) at Sanford.

Jancarski finished with three hits and a run, and Todd Czinege added an RBI double for the Mainers, who trailed 4-1 after two innings.

EMPIRE LEAGUE: Jacob Fabry and Chris Allen delivered RBI singles during a five-run first inning to help the Surge (14-11) beat the Sullivan Explorers (13-12) 8-4 at Old Orchard Beach.

– From staff and news reports