Sea Dogs rally fall short in loss to Yard Goats

The Portland Sea Dogs scored four runs in the eighth inning, but couldn’t complete the comeback and lost to the Hartford Yard Goats 8-7 Monday at Dunkin’ Donuts Park.

Hartford (35-45) led 8-3 after seven innings, but Portland (37-41) got back into it on RBI singles by Cole Sturgeon, Rafael Devers and Michael Chavis, and an RBI groundout by Henry Urrutia. Portland had two runners on in the top of the ninth, but the game ended when Jeremy Barfield grounded into a fielder’s choice.

Hartford took a 3-0 lead in the third inning, but Portland rallied to tie it when Devers hit a three-run homer in the top of the fifth. It was Devers’ 18 homer of the season.

The Yard Goats took the lead back with three runs in the sixth and two in the seventh.


PGA: Tiger Woods says he’s checked out of the clinic where he went to get help dealing with pain medications, saying he will “continue to tackle this going forward.”

The treatment follows the golfer’s arrest on a DUI charge after he was found asleep at the wheel in Jupiter, Florida, around 2 a.m. on May 29.

Woods told police he was taking various prescriptions. No alcohol was found in his system.

Woods said on Twitter that he recently completed an out-of-state “private intensive program.” He said he would continue his work with the help of his doctors, family and friends.


FORMULA ONE: Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel escaped punishment from Formula One’s governing body after deliberately colliding with Lewis Hamilton at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last month.

The FIA met with Vettel and Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene at its headquarters in Paris, and president Jean Todt said the issue should be closed.

But he warned against “any repetition of such behavior,” FIA said in a statement.


NHL: The Dallas Stars signed right winger Alexander Radulov to a $31.25 million, five-year deal, the richest contract given to an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

The 30-year-old Russian had 18 goals and 36 assists last season with Montreal.

n Former San Jose Sharks player and assistant coach Rob Zettler is returning to the organization as a member of Coach Peter DeBoer’s staff.

Zettler most recently coached Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate in Syracuse.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Shaking off an equipment glitch in the furious finishing sprint, Peter Sagan bagged his eighth career Tour de France stage victory with an impressive display of power and quick-thinking on a short, sharp final uphill dash.

Geraint Thomas of Team Sky retained the yellow jersey he’s held since the opening stage in Germany, as the race swung into France, to the former steel town of Longwy. But he is not planning to hold onto it for ever: The team’s goal is for three-time champion Chris Froome to be wearing the jersey when the Tour rolls into Paris on July 23.


FIRED: Fox Sports says that a top executive who oversaw programming and digital news operations has been dismissed from his role as president of Fox Sports National Networks.

– From staff and news report