Call it an ugly win, but it’s still the first win of the year.

The Portland Sea Dogs scored three runs in the top of the 13th inning – all with the bases loaded on two walks and a hit batter – and went on to beat the Reading Fightin Phils 7-5 on Tuesday in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Portland (1-4) tied the game in the eighth inning before going ahead 4-3 in the top of the 10th, but Reading rallied in the bottom of the 10th to keep the game going.

Tate Matheny had a double and two singles, scoring twice and driving in two runs for Portland.

Under the new rule, extra innings began with a runner on second base.


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball.

A rewritten federal indictment released Tuesday alleges Adidas officials paid parents of athletes willing to commit to the schools. Prosecutors say an Adidas official agreed to pay $90,000 to the family of a Kansas recruit and $40,000 to a recruit at North Carolina State.

Prosecutors say money helped secure the players’ commitments to play college basketball at the schools and ensured the North Carolina State recruit signed an Adidas sponsorship deal when he entered the NBA. He entered the draft last June.

In the Kansas case, the student-athlete made a surprise announcement last August to attend the school.

Mike Brey, the winningest coach in Notre Dame men’s basketball history, signed a contract extension through 2024-25. He is 403-201 at Notre Dame and 502-252 in 23 seasons as a head coach.

Kentucky freshman point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent.

The 6-foot-6 Gilgeous-Alexander had a team-high 189 assists and was Kentucky’s No. 2 scorer at 14.4 points per game last season.

Mikal Bridges, a 6-foot-7 swingman for Villanova, announced Tuesday that he will pass up his final year of eligibility with the Wildcats and enter the NBA draft.

Miami sophomore guard Bruce Brown Jr. has decided to hire an agent and turn pro.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Boston College has hired Joanna Bernabei-McNamee as its new women’s basketball coach, replacing Erik Johnson, who resigned last month.

Bernabei-McNamee spent the past two seasons at Albany, where she led the Great Danes to a 45-19 record.


DOPING VIOLATION: Hungarian hammer thrower Krisztian Pars, the 2012 Olympic champion, has been banned until July 2019 because of a doping violation.

According to the Hungarian Athletics Federation, a non-performance-enhancing substance was detected in a urine sample taken Jan. 13.

Pars, 36, said Tuesday that he is “indescribably ashamed” about the incident.


NASCAR: Monster Energy will remain the title sponsor of NASCAR’s top Cup Series through 2019 in an extension announced Tuesday.

Monster is not expected to be back after next year as NASCAR will re-evaluate how it sells its sponsorship. The Monster contract with NASCAR is estimated to be worth $20 million annually.

The energy drink company signed a two-year deal in late 2016.

The initial contract was an instant success for Monster, which saw Kurt Busch drive a car sponsored by Monster Energy to victory in the Daytona 500.