The Portland Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats were postponed by rain on Thursday night at Manchester, New Hampshire.

The game was the eighth postponement of the season for the Sea Dogs and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Aug. 22 at New Hampshire.

Portland returns home to play the Binghamton Rumble Ponies at 7 p.m. Friday for their final series before the All-Star break.


MLS: Wayne Rooney signed a 31/2-year designated-player contract with D.C. United and is expected to make his debut July 14 when the team opens its new stadium in Southeast Washington against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Rooney, 32, is the all-time leading scorer for England’s national team and Manchester United in the Premier League.

U.S. SOCCER FEDERATION: Dave Sarachan’s contract as interim U.S. coach has been extended through the end of the year.

Sarachan, 64, was Bruce Arena’s top assistant and took over when Arena quit last October after the loss at Trinidad and Tobago eliminated the U.S. in World Cup qualifying, causing the Americans to miss their first World Cup since 1986.


U.S. WOMEN: USA Gymnastics is turning to Tom Forster to help plot a way forward in the wake of the scandal against a former disgraced national team doctor that has rocked one of the crown jewels of the U.S. Olympic movement.

The organization named Forster as the high-performance director for the U.S. Women’s National Team. Forster, who will start on July 1, is tasked with developing a strategic plan and training program for all national team members.


WNBA: Two-time WNBA champion Cappie Pondexter, 35, was released by the Los Angeles Sparks, leaving her free to sign with another team.

EUROPE: Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt is joining European basketball powerhouse Olympiakos.

Blatt, 59, has agreed on a two-year deal.


EASTBOURNE INTERNATIONAL: Marco Cecchinato is the only seeded male player left after Kyle Edmund and Denis Shapovalov were both eliminated in the quarterfinals in England.

Second-seeded Edmund lost 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 to Mikhail Kukushkin.

Kukushkin will face Mischa Zverev in the semifinals after the German’s surprise 6-3, 6-3 victory over third-seeded Shapovalov of Canada.

WIMBLEDON: Two past runners-up at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Vera Zvonareva, earned their way into the main draw at by making it through qualifying.

Bouchard, who lost to Petra Kvitova in the 2014 final, won her last match in the preliminary rounds 6-3, 6-2 against Mariana Duque-Marino. The Canadian is ranked 191st.

In February, Bouchard settled a lawsuit against the U.S. Tennis Association related to a concussion she said she got when she fell in a locker room at the 2015 U.S. Open.

Zvonareva, beaten by Serena Williams in the 2010 Wimbledon final, got past 19-year-old American Caroline Dolehide 6-2, 6-3 in qualifying.

The 33-year-old Zvonareva, also the U.S. Open runner-up in 2010, has not played in a main draw at any Grand Slam tournament since the Australian Open in 2015. She last competed at Wimbledon the year before that.