Olivia Harper, a sophomore at Morse High in Bath, won a national title Thursday in the 100-yard backstroke at the YMCA short course championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Competing for the Bath Area Family YMCA, Harper bested a field of 179 with a time of 53.71 seconds. At the Class B state meet in February she set a Maine high school record in the same event of 54.64.

Harper, 16, also placed second in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:57.00. Other Mainers with top performances included Gabby Low of the Kennebec YMCA (third in the 100 back at 53.87) and Colby Prouty of the Old Town YMCA (fourth in the 200 breaststroke at 2:01.18).


SEA DOGS: The game at Binghamton was postponed by inclement weather and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader July 17, starting at 5:35 p.m.

The Sea Dogs, who lost their opener Thursday night at Binghamton, will meet the Rumble Ponies again at 3:05 p.m. Saturday. The home opener, also against Binghamton, will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Hadlock Field.

COLLEGE: Eric Mah hit a three-run triple and Austin Zakow added a three-run double as Bowdoin (9-7, 3-1 NESCAC) used an eight-run seventh inning to pull away from Trinity (7-9, 2-2) for a 15-8 victory at Hartford, Connecticut.


ENGLISH LEAGUE: The English Football League told a team owner he can continue to treat his players to postmatch meals – but only if he does so regardless of the result.

The Accrington Stanley owner, Andy Holt, said last month he pays for the fourth-tier team to go to McDonald’s if they win but the players must fund their own burgers if they lose.

MLS: Andrew Farrell scored his first career goal in 164 appearances and the New England Revolution eased past the Montreal Impact 4-0 at Foxborough, Massachusetts.


DAVIS CUP: John Isner beat Joris De Loore 6-3, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (8), 6-4, giving the United States a 1-0 lead over Belgium in the quarterfinals at Nashville, Tennessee.

Isner, who moved up to ninth in the world after winning the Miami Open last weekend, kicked off the event with a victory that took 3 hours, 14 minutes to complete.


NFL: Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers, a three-time Pro Bowl linebacker, said he’s been suspended by the league and will miss the first four games of next season after testing positive for a banned substance.

Davis posted a video on his Twitter account saying he tested positive for an estrogen blocker.

Cleveland traded its third quarterback of the offseason, sending Kevin Hogan to Washington in a deal that includes swapping sixth-round draft picks.