Sea Dogs have two more games postponed

Friday’s doubleheader between the Portland Sea Dogs and Reading Fightin Phils at Hadlock Field was postponed because of rain.

The Sea Dogs will try to make up one game as part of doubleheader Saturday and have also scheduled a doubleheader for July 7.

Red Sox utility man Brock Holt is scheduled to play Saturday for the Sea Dogs on an injury rehab assignment. Holt has been on the 10-day disabled list since April 21 because of vertigo.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Patrick Hager scored a late goal as Germany stunned the United States 2-1 in Paris on the opening day of the world championships.

Three minutes after the U.S. tied the game on a goal by former Portland Pirates defenseman Connor Murphy, Hager scored a power-play goal was a deflection that got past former UMaine goalie Jimmy Howard.

German goaltender Thomas Greiss made 42 saves.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Chelsea was handed a clearer path to the title when Tottenham lost 1-0 at West Ham to end a nine-match winning streak.

Chelsea can clinch the title before Tottenham plays again, if it beats Middlesbrough on Monday and West Bromwich Albion on Friday.

MESSI WINS APPEAL: Argentina captain Lionel Messi was cleared by FIFA to play in the next three World Cup qualifiers after a ban for insulting a referee’s assistant was lifted.

Messi already served one match of the four-match ban imposed by the FIFA disciplinary committee hours before Argentina’s 2-0 loss in Bolivia in March.


GOLD MEDALIST DIES: Adolph Kiefer, the 100-meter backstroke winner at the 1936 Berlin Games who was America’s oldest living Olympic gold medalist in any sport, died Friday at age 98.

Kiefer became an Olympic champion as a 17-year-old in an Olympic-record time that stood for 20 years. He was also the first man to break 1 minute in the 100 backstroke.


BMW OPEN: Roberto Bautista Agut and Alexander Zverev, the top remaining seeded players, won their quarterfinal matches to set up a meeting in the semifinals.

No. 2 Bautista Agut defeated Yannick Hanfmann 6-3, 6-3, while No. 3 Zverev had to work harder before defeating Jan-Lennard Struff 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).

ESTORIL OPEN: Top-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta defeated defending champion Nicolas Almagro 6-2, 6-4 to reach the semifinals in Estoril, Portugal.

Carreno Busta next faces David Ferrer, who defeated Ryan Harrison 6-4, 6-0.

– Staff and news service report