The Hartford Yard Goats scored three runs in the first inning and three in the sixth Monday night to defeat the visiting Portland Sea Dogs, 6-0.

Josh Ockimey was 2 for 2 with a walk for Portland (62-71), which opened its final road series of the season.

After four games in Hartford, the Sea Dogs will end the season with four games at Hadlock Field against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats starting Friday.


COLLEGE WOMEN: Duke extended women’s basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie’s contract through the 2020-21 season.

McCallie, the former UMaine coach, has taken the Blue Devils to the NCAA tournament in nine of her 10 seasons. She has won three Atlantic Coast Conference tournament titles.

NBA: Nerlens Noel signed his $4.1 million qualifying offer from the Dallas Mavericks.


NHL: Russian winger Danis Zaripov was cleared to pursue an NHL contract after being banned by the Kontinental Hockey League and International Ice Hockey Federation for doping.

The NHL said in a statement that Zaripov was cleared in part because pseudoephedrine is not on its prohibited substances list and he wasn’t allowed to testify at his hearing. The league said it approved Zaripov’s status after he testified last week and it reviewed evidence related to the suspension.

New York Rangers Hall of Famer Jean Ratelle finally will get his No. 19 raised to the rafters at Madison Square Garden, and Eric Lindros will have his No. 88 retired by the Philadelphia Flyers.


CANADIAN LEAGUE: Former Baylor coach Art Briles was hired as assistant head coach on offense by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, who are off to an 0-8 start – then fired later in the day after a public backlash.

Briles, 61, was fired in May 2016 by Baylor after an investigation found that over several years the school mishandled numerous sexual assault allegations, including some against football players.


RUSSIAN RETIRES: Yulia Lipnitskaya of Russia retired at the age of 19 following a battle with anorexia.

Lipnitskaya’s mother, Daniela, told Russia’s Tass news agency that her daughter informed Russian skating officials of her retirement in April following three months of treatment for anorexia.


GERMAN LEAGUE: Borussia Dortmund – the team that includes U.S. midfielder Christian Pilisic – signed Ukraine forward Andrey Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kiev following the departure of Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona.

Yarmolenko, 27, signed a four-year contract. It gave no details of the transfer fee, but German daily Bild reported that it was approximately $30 million.


U.S. FEDERATION: Kristin Armstrong, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, is joining USA Cycling as an endurance performance director. She will work with athletes preparing for world championships and other elite events.

Armstrong retired from competition after winning the time trial gold medal at last year’s Rio Games, her third straight in the race against the clock. She also is a two-time world champion and six-time U.S. champion.