South Portland’s Smith wins racewalk at nationals

Steven Smith of South Portland won the 3,000-meter racewalk Friday at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals high school track and field championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Smith, this year’s Class A state champion in the 1,600 racewalk, finished in 13 minutes, 49.09 seconds, more than a minute ahead of runner-up Brian Baccaglini of West Nyack, New York.


JUNIOR LEGION: Jason Lainey and Caleb Brown each had two hits and two RBI as Yarmouth (1-0) cruised to a 15-1 win over host Biddeford (1-1) in five innings.

Reece Hall doubled twice for Yarmouth, which scored four runs in the first and five in the second to take a 9-1 lead.


LPGA: Brooke Henderson bogeyed the final two holes for a 4-under 67, leaving the 19-year-old Canadian with a two-stroke lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Henderson was at 12-under 130.


STUTTGART OPEN: Feliciano Lopez upset Tomas Berdych 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 and Mischa Zverev ended veteran Tommy Haas’ participation in the quarterfinals in Germany.

Lopez saved all nine break points he faced against the third-seeded Berdych.

Zverev defeated Haas 6-4, 6-4 to set up a semifinal against Lopez.


FIFA: About 25 separate investigations of suspected corruption linked to FIFA and World Cup bidding are being led by federal prosecutors in Switzerland.

Cases were not specified, but criminal proceedings are open against former FIFA officials Sepp Blatter and Jerome Valcke, and some 2006 World Cup organizers, including Franz Beckenbauer.


NFL: New Orleans left tackle Terron Armstead needs surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder and rehabilitation is expected to take four to six months, a source said.

Armstead, 25, is in the first year of a five-year, $65 million extension.

Minnesota wide receiver Michael Floyd, who played with New England part of last season, has been flagged for failed alcohol tests that are part of his monitoring for house arrest in Minnesota.

The Star Tribune reported that police records show Floyd flagged his alcohol monitoring three times and missed another test.

Floyd, 27, pleaded guilty on Feb. 12 in Scottsdale, Arizona, to extreme drunken driving.


BOXING: The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland dismissed an appeal by Russia’s Misha Aloian, who was stripped of his 2016 Olympic silver medal for doping.

Aloian won silver in the men’s flyweight division at the Rio de Janeiro Games but tested positive for the banned stimulant tuaminoheptane.

The 29-year-old retains the bronze he took at the 2012 London Olympics.


NHL: The Anaheim Ducks placed concussion-plagued defenseman Simon Despres on waivers and will buy out the rest of his five-year deal.

Despres was just one game into an $18.5 million contract extension last fall when the Ducks lost him for the season. He missed half of 2015-16 because of a previous concussion.

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