Nic Frink gave Greater Portland the lead with a two-run double in the third inning and pitched a two-hitter for a 3-1 victory Friday over Lewiston in the state championship game of the Babe Ruth 13 baseball state tournament in South Portland.

Greater Portland advances to the New England regional in Westfield, Massachusetts, beginning July 19.

Frink struck out 10 and scored the final run on Johnny Poole’s single in the sixth.

NECBL: Cooper Bradford pitched an 11-inning no-hitter as the Valley Blue Sox (20-9) took a 4-0 victory in the first game of a doubleheader against the Sanford Mainers at Goodall Park.

Sanford (16-12) won the second game, 2-1.

EMPIRE LEAGUE: Collin Carroll doubled home a run and scored on Tony Holton’s single in the first inning to start the Old Orchard Beach Surge (11-13) on their way to an 8-0 victory against the Aguada Explorers (7-14) at The Ballpark.

Holton added two more RBI with a hit in the eighth.

AMERICAN LEGION: Zach Mann drove home three runs while leading Post 86 United to a 10-7 victory over Coastal Landscaping in Cumberland.

JUNIOR LEGION: Luke Knowles had a pair of doubles among his four hits and also recorded a save as Thirsty Turf (12-1) took a 7-5 victory over Lewiston in Portland.

Jack McGrath drove in three runs in the first two innings and Xan King hit a two-run single for Tucker Ford (6-8) in a 13-11 win against Auburn in Yarmouth.


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Duke Athletic Director Kevin White, a former University of Maine athletic director, will serve as chairman of the NCAA tournament selection committee in 2020.

FOOTBALL: Louisville’s stadium will now be called simply Cardinal Stadium, dropping Papa John’s from the name in the wake of a scandal involving the founder of the pizza chain.


NHL: The federal judge overseeing the NHL concussion case has denied class-action status for the former players suing the league over head injuries.

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson wrote that “widespread differences” in state laws about medical monitoring, which the retired players are seeking, would “present significant case management difficulties.”

The Vegas Golden Knights agreed to terms with three-time Stanley Cup champion goalie Marc-Andre Fleury on a three-year contract extension worth an average of $7 million a year.

Fleury helped the Golden Knights to the Pacific Division title and an appearance in the Stanley Cup finals in their inaugural season.

The Dallas Stars re-signed former UMaine forward Devin Shore to a $4.6 million, two-year contract.

Shore, 23, had 11 goals and 21 assists this past season for the Stars.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Dutch rider Dylan Groenewegen beat favorites Fernando Gaviria and Peter Sagan in a sprint to win the longest stage of this year’s event – a 143.5-mile trek from Fougeres to Chartres.


NBA: The Brooklyn Nets agreed to trade injury-plagued guard Jeremy Lin to Atlanta for the rights to shooting guard Isaia Cordinier, the Hawks announced.