Senators score two in eighth to topple Sea Dogs

Drew Ward singled home Dan Gamache in the bottom of the eighth inning, then scored on a sacrifice fly by Yadiel Hernandez to lift the Harrisburg Senators (43-60) to a 4-3 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs (47-55) in an Eastern League game Thursday at FNB Field in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Portland had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the eighth on Joseph Monge’s second homer of the year, followed by an RBI double by Michael Chavis.


MLS: Bob Bradley was named the first coach of the Los Angeles Football Club, the expansion franchise due to begin play next year.

Bradley is the former coach of the U.S. men’s national team and the most accomplished American coach in international club soccer history. He had long been rumored to be a target of the deep-pocketed LAFC ownership group, which hopes to make an immediate MLS splash when it enters the nation’s second-largest market to compete with the L.A. Galaxy, the five-time MLS Cup champion.

WORLD CUP: FIFA fined Qatar’s soccer federation after national team players breached rules against political statements by displaying T-shirts of the country’s Emir at a qualifier.


PGA: Matt Kuchar fought dizzy spells in the first round of the RBC Canadian Open at Oakville, Ontario, shooting 71 four days after finishing second behind Jordan Spieth in the British Open.

Kuchar became dizzy marking a ball and sought medical attention. He is six strokes behind leaders Kevin Chappell, Matt Every, Hudson Swafford, Brandon Hagy and Ollie Schniederjans.

LPGA: Hall of Famer Karrie Webb shot a 7-under 65 in cold and windy conditions to take a one-stroke lead over Cristie Kerr in the Ladies Scottish Open at Irvine, Scotland.

CHAMPIONS: Bernhard Langer shot a 2-under 69 in wind and rain to take the first-round lead in the Senior British Open at Bridgend, Wales.

EUROPEAN: Julian Suri birdied five of the last eight holes to join Richard McEvoy of England for a share of the lead at 6-under 66 in the opening round of the European Open at Hamburg, Germany.


NHL: Andrei Markov, 38, is leaving the NHL after 16 seasons with Montreal to play in the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia.

Markov hopes to represent Russia in the Olympics next February in South Korea, which will happen without NHL players.


ATHLETE BANNED: An Ethiopian athlete was banned for two years for attacking his coach after learning he didn’t make the team for next month’s world championships in London.

Steeplechase runner Chala Beyo, 21, who competed at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, punched Coach Yohannes Mohammed when the team was announced.


COLLEGE: Hall of Fame Coach Tom Osborne is giving up his large skybox, saying the Nebraska athletic department should sell it to someone else rather than have him continue to use it for free.

Osborne, 80, coached the Cornhuskers for 25 years, retiring after the 1997 season with 255 wins and all or part of three national championships in three of his last four years. He was the school’s athletic director from 2007-12.