Swamp Bats upend Mainers with 3-run fifth

The Keene Swamp Bats scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning Tuesday night to beat the Sanford Mainers 4-1 in an NECBL game at Goodall Park.

The Swamp Bats (20-24) scored on an RBI single, a passed ball and an error in the fifth.

Jimmy Kerr led Sanford (17-27) with two hits, including an RBI single in the eighth.

EMPIRE LEAGUE: The Sullivan Explorers (15-18) scored seven runs in the fifth and six runs in the seventh in a 13-2 victory over the Old Orchard Beach Surge (19-15) at The Ball Park in Old Orchard Beach.

Brian Wirth led the Explorers with four RBI.

Gevon Jackson had two hits, including a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth for the Surge.


NHL: The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms with standout forward Mikael Granlund on a three-year, $17.25 million contract.

The Carolina Hurricanes and defenseman Brett Pesce agreed to a six-year contract extension.

The 22-year-old Pesce had 18 assists and 20 points last year in his second full professional season.

 Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. says he wants to sell his team for about $500 million.

Karmanos told The News & Observer of Raleigh that he and an ownership group led by former Texas Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg have agreed to a term sheet but do not have a purchase agreement.


NBA: A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Denver Nuggets have hired former Minnesota Timberwolves executive Calvin Booth as an assistant GM.

Booth spent the previous four seasons in the Timberwolves front office, serving as director of pro personnel last season.

 The Indiana Pacers have made another move in their offseason overhaul by waiving center Kevin Seraphin.

He averaged 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 49 games in his only season with Indiana.


WORLD CUP: If the World Cup returns to the U.S., Miami wants to be involved.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said that the county will submit a bid by September to host games in the 2026 World Cup, a move that comes with David Beckham possibly on the cusp of getting approval to bring an expansion Major League Soccer franchise to Miami and following a week where more than 110,000 fans attended two high-profile exhibition matches in South Florida.


CITI OPEN: Top-seeded Simona Halep defeated Sloane Stephens 7-6(3), 6-0 in her opening match in Washington.

OBIT: Jerome Golmard, a former French tennis player who reached a career high ranking of No. 22, has died. He was 43.

Golmard announced three years ago that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease causing muscle paralysis and also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.


BASKETBALL: Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber agreed to a contract extension that could keep him with the Wildcats through the 2020-21 season, the first major personnel decision made by new Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor.

– From staff and new service reports