Kelley’s doubles team falls in finals of pro event

Meghan Kelley of Falmouth and her doubles partner, Bianca Moldovan of Livonia, Michigan, came up short in their bid to win an International Tennis Federation event in Indianapolis, losing in straight sets Saturday.

Kelley, who will be a senior this fall at the University of Virginia, and Moldovan, a North Carolina State player, won three matches to reach the final of the lower-tier professional tournament before losing 6-3, 7-5 to the team of Connie Ma and Gianna Pielet.

Kelley also made it into the singles draw by winning three qualifying matches, then advanced to the second round before losing to No. 3 seed Elysia Bolton, who will play for the title on Sunday against Ma, the No. 6 seed.

BB&T ATLANTA OPEN: Top-seeded John Isner advanced to the final for the eighth time, beating fourth-seeded Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-1.

Seeking his fifth victory at Atlantic Station in the last six years, Isner will face eighth-seeded Ryan Harrison in a rematch of last year’s final. Harrison beat Cameron Norrie of Britain, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.


EASTERN LEAGUE: Brandon Wagner singled home the winning run in the ninth inning to lift the Trenton Thunder (58-47) to a 3-2 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs (43-61) in Trenton, New Jersey.

Jhalan Jackson hit a solo homer in the second inning to give Trenton a 2-0 lead. Wagner finished 3 for 5.

Tate Matheny tied the game with a two-run homer in the fourth.


WNBA: Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore won her third straight All-Star MVP award and led Team Parker past Team Delle Donne 119-112 in the All-Star Game, in Minneapolis.

Moore scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out six assists to win the MVP award on her home court. She joined Lisa Leslie as the only three-time MVP of the game and became the scoring leader in All-Star history, passing Tamika Catchings’ mark of 108 points.

Team Delle Donne’s Kristi Tolliver of the Washington Mystics led all scorers with 23 points.


U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS: Katie Ledecky dominated the 400-meter freestyle, leading all the way to win by 3.12 seconds in Irvine, California.

Ledecky, who also won the 200 and 800 freestyle, finished in 3 minutes, 59.09 seconds.


NHL: The Rangers avoided arbitration with Brady Skjei, agreeing with the defenseman on a $31.5 million, six-year contract.

Playing all 82 games last season, Sjkei averaged a career-high 21 minutes a game and had four goals and 21 assists. He was 10th in Calder Trophy voting for rookie of the year in 2016-17, when he had 39 points.


JIM DANDY STAKES: Tenfold overcame a distraction heading down the stretch and won the 55th running of the Jim Dandy Stakes in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Despite swinging far to the right while challenging for the lead, Tenfold recovered nicely and held off Flameaway by three-quarters of a length. Morning line favorite Vino Rosso finished third.

Tenfold, ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr. and trained by Steve Asmussen, covered the 11/8 miles in 1:50.49 over a fast track.

– Staff and news service report

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