Portland team falls in Junior Legion regional

Will Pachecho and Jack Nally each had two hits, and Franklin Post 75 of Franklin, Massachusetts, scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning Friday to beat Thirsty Turf of Portland 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Junior Legion Northeast Regional at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Andrew DeGeorge and Nathaniel Lapoint each had two hits for Portland.

Portland plays Hudson, Massachusetts in the consolation round at 10 a.m. Saturday.

TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Brady Dion broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth with a two-run single as Edge Academy beat Patriot Insurance 6-2 in the first game of the best-of-three championship series, in Portland.

Bailey Train earned the win, allowing one earned run on two hits while striking out nine in 42/3 innings. Alex Curtis added a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth to extend Edge Academy’s lead to 6-2.

EMPIRE LEAGUE: Eric Mozeika threw a complete game and the host Old Orchard Beach Surge scored four runs in the bottom of the first to beat the Sullivan Explorers, 7-0.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Usain Bolt, in his final competition before retiring, revved up the crowd at Olympic Stadium in London and then coasted to victory in his first-round heat in the 100-meter dash.

The Jamaican looked fully at ease as he crossed the line in a slow 10.07 seconds, making sure he finished first as he slowed down at the end.

In a rare occurrence, though, Bolt was upstaged in the noise department when local great Mo Farah recovered from a stumble with 300 meters to go and won gold in the 10,000 meters – his 10th straight global long-distance title going back to 2011.

The British runner, also running in his final major championships, finished in 26 minutes, 49.51 seconds.


U.S. OPEN:Defending champion Stan Wawrinka pulled out of this year’s tournament because of an injured knee. He will have a medical procedure and sit out the rest of 2017.

He joins the man he beat in last year’s final, Novak Djokovic, in calling it quits for the season because of injury.

CITI OPEN: Top women’s seed Simona Halep retired from her quarterfinal in Washington because of the heat, allowing Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova to advance to the semifinals.

Halep retired trailing 1-0 in the third set after she and the seventh-seeded Makarova split the first two.

On the men’s side, eighth-seeded American Jack Sock defeated third-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic 7-5, 6-4 to reach the semifinals.


OLYMPICS: University of Wisconsin coach and former NHL player Tony Granato will coach the U.S. men’s team at the 2018 Olympics, the first without NHL players since 1994.

Hall of Famer and four-time Olympian Chris Chelios will be an assistant coach along with Yale Coach Keith Allain, Pittsburgh Penguins director of player development Scott Young and former Buffalo Sabres Coach Ron Rolston.