BASEBALL

Barfield’s homer binge continues as Sea Dogs win

Jeremy Barfield homered for the fourth straight game, Henry Owens pitched five solid innings, and the Sea Dogs held on to beat the Fisher Cats 6-4 Wednesday night in an Eastern League game at Manchester, New Hampshire.

Barfield started the scoring with a sacrifice fly during a three-run first inning. He followed with a three-run blast in the second, which gave Portland (47-54) a 6-0 lead.

Owens allowed one run on three hits and three walks while striking out five to earn his second win of the season.

New Hampshire (42-61) got three runs – one earned – off Jake Cosart in the ninth.

HOCKEY

NHL: The Boston Bruins and center Ryan Spooner avoided arbitration on the day of their hearing, agreeing to a one-year, $2,825,000 deal.

The 25-year-old Spooner became a restricted free agent July 1 after finishing a two-year contract that was worth $950,000 per season.

Spooner can be a restricted free agent again next summer. He had 11 goals and 28 assists in 78 games last season, his second full season in the NHL.

BASKETBALL

NBA: The Los Angeles Lakers re-signed guard Tyler Ennis, a late-season addition who played his way into a job.

Los Angeles acquired Ennis from the Rockets on Feb. 23 in a trade for Marcelo Huertas. Ennis averaged 7.7 points and 2.4 assists in 22 games for the Lakers.

John Wall signed his $170 million, four-year contract extension with the Washington Wizards. Wall announced Friday on Twitter he had agreed to the deal that begins in 2019-20 and includes a player option for 2023-24.

The Phoenix Suns and big man Alan Williams finalized a three-year, $17 million deal.

SWIMMING

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: The U.S. broke two world records while winning the 4×100 mixed medley relay.

Matt Grevers, Lilly King, Caeleb Dressel and Simone Manuel won gold in the evening final with a time of 3:38.56 seconds. That easily eclipsed the mark of 3:40.28 put up by an entirely different U.S. foursome – Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Kelsi Worrell and Mallory Comerford – in the morning preliminaries.

COLLEGES

FOOTBALL: Public opposition is growing to the planned induction of former football star Michael Vick into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

The Roanoke Times reported Tuesday that two online petitions at change.org had received more than 90,000 combined signatures against the September induction. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has also announced its opposition.

The university has continued to defend its recent decision, noting that some believe Vick is the greatest athlete in school history. Vick served 19 months in federal prison on 2007 dogfighting convictions.