Sea Dogs top Fisher Cats to break 6-game slide

The Portland Sea Dogs broke a six-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 5-3 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at Manchester, New Hampshire.

The Sea Dogs scored all their runs in the fourth inning as Danny Mars, Jeremy Rivera, Tony Renda and Josh Ockimey had RBI singles. Another run scored on an error.

Teddy Stankiewicz got win, relieving Travis Lakins in the fourth inning. Jordan Weems relieved Stankiewicz with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth inning and struck out Bo Bichette.


NFL: The NFL says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended for the first four regular season games of 2018 because of a violation of the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.

The league has not released details about whether Ingram has tested positive for a performance enhancing drug or simply a banned masking agent.

Washington re-signed Shawn Lauvao as it looks to fill a hole at starting left guard.

Super Bowl-winning Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy is the next inductee into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Ring of Honor.

Dungy will be honored at a halftime ceremony during the club’s nationally televised home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 24.


TELEVISION: UFC and the Walt Disney Co. announced an agreement for live fight coverage on its new subscription streaming service beginning in January.

The agreement calls for 15 live UFC events to stream exclusively on ESPN Plus. Each event will be called “UFC on ESPN Plus Fight Night” and will feature 12 bouts.

UFC has had a broadcast agreement with Fox that started in 2011 and expires at the end of this year.


MADRID OPEN: Juan Martin del Potro marked his clay-season debut with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Damir Dzumhur in the second round.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Finland again showed a ruthless appetite for goals by dispatching Norway 7-0 at Herning, Denmark.

The Czech Republic beat Switzerland 5-4 after a penalty shootout and Slovakia rebounded from two losses by rallying to a 4-2 victory over Austria. South Korea remained without a point after going down 5-0 to Latvia.

Belarus replaced Coach Dave Lewis after losing its first three games.

Assistant coach Sergei Pushkov will take over for the rest of the tournament.


FRENCH CUP: Paris Saint-Germain beat resilient third-division side Les Herbiers 2-0 in the final at Saint-Denis, France.

FIFA: Five weeks before the World Cup kicks off, FIFA fined the Russian soccer federation $29,900 because fans racially abused France players during a game in St. Petersburg.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Chattanooga’s Jim Foster, 69, is retiring after a four-decade career in which he won more than 900 games and became the only women’s basketball coach to earn NCAA tournament bids with four schools.

Foster ends his career with 903 wins to rank seventh among all women’s basketball coaches.

– From staff and news services

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