Massachusetts driver prevails at ACT race

Eddie MacDonald of Rowley, Massachusetts, took the lead shortly before the race’s midway point and held on to win the American Canadian Tour’s Coastal 100 on Saturday night at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough.

MacDonald led the final 60 laps after passing series points leader Scott Payea of Milton, Vermont. Payea entered with an ACT record four straight victories, but settled for second place by three car lengths as MacDonald earned his first victory of the season.

Jimmy Hebert of Williamstown, Vermont, finished third.

OXFORD PLAINS: Garrett Hall of Scarborough led from start to finish to earn his first win of the season in the 50-lap Super Late Model feature Saturday night.

Hall withstood several challenges from 14-year-old Gabe Brown of Center Conway, New Hampshire, who finished second in his third stock car race. Donnie Colpritt of Scarborough was third, followed by Scott Robbins of Dixfield and Travis Stearns of Auburn.

Other feature winners were Jimmy Emerson of Windham in PASS modifieds, Billy Childs Jr. of Leeds in Street Stock, Jamie Heath of Waterford in Bandits, and Dale Lawrence of Lisbon in Figure 8.


ROGERS CUP: Alexander Zverev kept his winning streak alive with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Swiss ace Roger Federer in the final in Montreal.

The 20-year-old Zverev, the winner last week in Washington, D.C., posted a 10th straight match victory and ended the 36-year-old Federer’s winning streak at 16. The German also tied Federer with a fifth tournament victory this year.

He got even for a loss to Federer at Halle, Germany, on June 25 and evened their career head-to-head record at two wins each.

Zverev used some sharp groundstrokes to keep Federer from taking control early and get the only service break he needed to win the first set.

WOMEN’S PLAY: Elina Svitolina defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-0 to win the women’s tournament in Toronto.


FOOTBALL: Florida has suspended troubled receiver Antonio Callaway and six other players for the season opener against Michigan.

Defensive end Keivonnis Davis, defensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones, linebacker James Houston, linebacker Ventrell Miller, defensive lineman Jordan Smith and offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort also won’t play Sept. 2 against the Wolverines in Arlington, Texas.

The players were suspended for misusing school-issued funds, a source said.


PREMIER LEAGUE: New signing Romelu Lukaku scored twice and Paul Pogba capped an ominous team display with a long-range strike as host Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0 in their opening game of the season.


EMPIRE LEAGUE: Mark Hendricks threw a three-hit shutout and Gevon Jackson had four hits as the Surge (28-20) downed the Red Birds (27-21) 13-0 in Plattsburgh, New York.

Hendricks walked one and struck out six, and Jackson hit an RBI double during a four-run fourth which gave Old Orchard a 5-0 lead.

After scoring two runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings, the Surge tacked on three more in the seventh.

– Staff and news service report