McLaughlin dominates on way to Coastal 200 win

Andrew McLaughlin of Harrington led more than 180 laps from the pole position to win the Coastal 200 for the first time Sunday afternoon at Wiscasset Speedway.

McLaughlin took the lead with 48 laps remaining and pulled away from the rest of the field. Ben Ashline of Fairfield finished second, nearly 31/2 seconds behind.

Nick Hinkley of Wiscasset was third, and Joey Doyon of Winterport was fourth for the second consecutive year.

McLaughlin earned $5,100, including lap-leader bonuses and another bonus for leading at the halfway mark.

OXFORD PLAINS: Dennis Spencer Jr. was dominant on his way to victory in the 50-lap Super Late Model feature Saturday night.

Spencer swapped the lead early in the race with TJ Brackett of Buckfield before running away with the victory by 4.79 seconds.

Scott McDaniel of Livermore Falls finished second and Brackett was third.

David Whittier of Poland won the 30-lap Street Stock feature, Scott Jordan of Auburn won the 20-lap Bandits feature, David Smith won the Figure 8 feature, and Kevin Oliver won the 20-lap Legends Car race.


GIRO d’ITALIA: Tom Dumoulin won the overall title in dramatic fashion in Milan, reclaiming the overall lead in a final-stage individual time trial.

It’s the first Grand Tour victory for Dumoulin, a Dutchman with Team Sunweb, and it sets him up as a potential rival for three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome. Dumoulin entered the final stage in fourth position but finished far enough ahead of his rivals over the flat 18-mile route from Monza’s Formula One track to Milan’s cathedral to move back into the lead.


U-20 WORLD CUP: A United States team reduced to 10 men won its group at the Under-20 World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Saudi Arabia in Daejeon, South Korea.

Brooks Lennon’s first-half goal helped the U.S. secure the vital point and set up a matchup with New Zealand in the first knockout round on June 1.

The Americans took the lead five minutes before halftime. Luca de la Torre’s shot was saved but Lennon put home the rebound from close range.

Central defender Cameron Carter-Vickers was sent off just before halftime for a second yellow card.

U.S. MEN: Coach Bruce Arena has called in a mixture of veterans and young players for the team’s training camp in Denver heading into a tuneup match against Venezuela and two World Cup qualifiers.

Missing from the 27-man roster is midfielder Jermaine Jones, who has been bothered by a sprained right knee and might not fit Arena’s plans, as Michael Bradley is being used in more of a defensive midfield role that Jones has filled.

MLS: Miguel Almiron scored twice in the first 23 minutes and Atlanta United beat New York City FC 3-1 in Atlanta.

Almiron, a 23-year-old designated player in his first MLS season, has five goals in the last two games.

Jack Harrison scored in the 71st minute for NYCFC.

ITALIAN LEAGUE: Francesco Totti bid farewell to Roma after a remarkable 25-season career with his hometown club, contributing to a 3-2 win over Genoa that secured a spot in the Champions League.

Almost 60,000 fans inside the Stadio Olimpico stood up and cheered when Totti replaced Mohamed Salah in the 54th minute.

– Staff and news service report