The Portland Sea Dogs lost the completion of a suspended game Wednesday 9-8, but beat the Fightin Phils 8-2 in the regularly scheduled game 8-2 at Reading, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday’s second game was suspended by weather in the top of ninth with Reading leading 9-7. Reading was the visiting team in the game, which was postponed in Portland at the end of April.

In the scheduled game, Austin Rei hit a three-run homer and Tate Matheny had an RBI single in a four-run first inning.

Kyle Hart picked up the win, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out three in five innings.


EUROPA LEAGUE: Striker Antoine Griezmann punished sloppy Marseille with two expertly-taken goals as Atletico Madrid won the Europa League for the third time with a resounding 3-0 victory at Lyon, France.

ARGENTINA: Argentina’s Football Federation is trying to contain an embarrassing scandal after it handed out a manual that includes advice on how to seduce Russian women during the World Cup.

The manual was handed out to journalists, players and coaches during a free course about the Russian language and culture organized by the national federation. It included a section under the title: “What to do to have a chance with a Russian girl.”

The AFA said the material was included by mistake by the teacher and that it does not reflect the values of the federation or its directives. It also said that it has been removed.

PERU: Coach Ricardo Gareca left veteran striker Claudio Pizarro off his World Cup squad despite top scorer Paolo Guerrero being suspended for doping.

Pizarro, 39, had been touted as a possible replacement for Guerrero but Watford’s Andre Carrillo and Lokomotiv Moscow’s Jefferson Farfan were picked.


ITALIAN OPEN: Fabio Fognini got the crowd in Rome fired up with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem to reach the third round.


FOOTBALL: Clemson is losing one of its highly regarded defensive line prospects in freshman tackle Josh Belk, who is transferring after just four months.

Belk was an early enrollee who came to school in January and took part in spring practice. But Tigers Coach Dabo Swinney says circumstances in Belk’s life had changed.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun, 76, says he expects to be coaching at the tiny Division III University of Saint Joseph in West Harford, Connecticut, in the fall, but still has some contractual issues with UConn to work out before that can be possible.

OBIT: Mike Slive, the former Southeastern Conference commissioner who guided the league through a period of unprecedented success and prosperity, died. He was 77.

The Southeastern Conference said Slive died in Birmingham, Alabama, where he lived with his wife of 49 years, Liz. The conference didn’t provide the cause of death.