The Portland Sea Dogs were postponed for a second straight night against Binghamton at Hadlock Field on Tuesday’s because of unplayable field conditions.

The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Wednesday, starting at 5 p.m. The doubleheader will consist of two seven-inning games. Tickets for Wednesday’s game are good for both games of the doubleheader.

Monday’s game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on May 3.


MEN’S BASKETBALL: For a second time in the storied history of St. John’s basketball, the Chris Mullin era is over.

The school’s greatest player “stepped down” as coach after four years on the job, citing a “personal loss.”

While the program progressed under Mullin during his time on the sideline, the results fell far short of his four sensational seasons on the court.

Athletic Director Mike Cragg director announced the decision, noting Mullin’s “contributions” and “deep passion for this program,” but did not detail reasons for the move.

Mullin, however, said in a separate statement he had suffered a “recent personal loss,” without elaborating. His older brother, Roddy, died last month at 58 after battling cancer for years.

Mullin, 55, had two years remaining on his contract. He was coming off his first winning season and only trip to the NCAA tournament, an accomplishment he described as a “lifetime memory.” The Red Storm lost to Arizona State in a First Four game last month.

• Mick Cronin was hired as UCLA’s basketball coach, ending a months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford.

The university says Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal.

He had a 296-146 record at his alma mater Cincinnati over 16 seasons and led the Bearcats to the NCAA tournament in each of the last nine years. They routed the Bruins by 29 points in December.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Kellie Harper is returning to Tennessee with hopes of rejuvenating one of the biggest brand names in women’s college basketball, two decades after playing on three consecutive Lady Vols national championship teams.

Tennessee announced it has hired Harper as coach. She will make $750,000 per year.

Harper, who just coached Missouri State to a surprise Sweet 16 appearance, was known as Kellie Jolly when she played for Tennessee from 1995-99. She helped the Lady Vols win national titles in 1996, 1997 and 1998.

• Georgia Tech hired former Auburn and Purdue coach Nell Fortner to replace MaChelle Joseph as coach.

BASEBALL: Endicott (14-9) scored in the first and two more in the sixth to top St. Joseph’s 3-1 in a nonconference game at Beverly, Massachusetts.

Jared Gagne singled through the right side to drive in Joey Murphy in the top of the seventh for St. Joseph’s (20-7).

• Kyle Boudrias went 3 for 3 with an RBI as UMass-Boston (12-8, 4-2 Little East) beat the University of Southern Maine 7-3 at Boston.

Dylan Fashempour threw six scoreless innings, scattering three hits with six strikeouts and three walks in beating the third-ranked Huskies (1-4, 6-2 Little East).

Jake Dexter had a pair of hits for Southern Maine, and Zach Quintal drove in a pair of runs.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Son Heung-min filled the void left by Harry Kane’s injury-enforced departure by giving Tottenham a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the first leg of their  quarterfinal at London.

• Liverpool built a 2-0 lead over Porto heading into the second leg of their quarterfinal thanks to first-half goals by Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino at Liverpool, England.

PELE: Pele arrived back in Brazil after five days in a Paris hospital and was taken to another hospital in his home country for further exams.

The 78-year-old soccer great is recovering from a urinary infection.


NHL: The NHL suspended defenseman Slava Voynov for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after determining he committed acts of domestic violence.

Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended Voynov for what the league called unacceptable off-ice conduct. The 29-year-old Russian could have his eligibility restored on July 1, 2020, based on good behavior.

Voynov was suspended indefinitely in October 2014 after being arrested for domestic abuse. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor, left the United States to go back to Russia and in July had the conviction dismissed by a judge in Los Angeles county.

• The New Jersey Devils will have the No. 1 pick at this year’s NHL draft after winning the draft lottery.

The Colorado Avalanche had the best odds of landing the first pick at 18.5 percent, but they drew the No. 4 selection. The New York Rangers will pick second and the Chicago Blackhawks will select third at the June draft.

The 15 teams that failed to qualify for the 2019 playoffs – or the franchises that acquired the first-round picks of non-playoff clubs – participated in the lottery.

The Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and Edmonton Oilers were the Canadian teams involved. Edmonton drew the No. 8 pick, Vancouver earned the 10th overall selection and Montreal will pick 15th.

Colorado, which opens the postseason Thursday against the Calgary Flames, acquired its selection from the Ottawa Senators in the trade for Matt Duchene in November 2017.

Ottawa, which finished 31st in the overall standings, could have sent the team’s first pick at last June’s draft to Colorado, but decided instead to keep the selection before drafting winger Brady Tkachuk at No. 4.

The Los Angeles Kings also slid down the board, going from No. 2 to No. 5 while Chicago moved up from the 12th spot to No. 3.

Jack Hughes, the top-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting, is expected to go No. 1 overall in the draft.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Kendall Coyne Schofield and Lee Stecklein scored two goals each, and the United States routed Russia 10-0 in the final game of the preliminary round at the women’s world championship at Espoo, Finland.

Annie Pankowski had three assists, and Alex Carpenter added two as 15 Americans had at least a point. The United States wrapped up pool play undefeated for a fourth straight world championship.

The U.S. will play Japan, a 3-2 winner over Sweden, in the quarterfinals Thursday. The Americans, the reigning Olympic champs, have won four straight world titles and seven of the last eight.


PRO LEAGUE: A new professional league for elite swimmers will debut this year with U.S. and foreign-based teams competing in a mixed gender format with athletes being paid.

Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will compete for one of the International Swimming League’s eight teams – four based in the U.S. and four in Europe.


SAMSUNG OPEN: Top-seeded Belinda Bencic lost to 182nd-ranked Antonia Lottner in the first round  at Lugano, Switzerland.


LPGA: Marilyn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died. She was 89.

She died in Goodyear, Arizona, surrounded by family and friends, the LPGA Tour said. Smith last was seen in public on March 24 at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, greeting players as they walked off the 18th green.

Smith was president of the LPGA from 1958 to 1960, and in 1973 she became the first woman to work a PGA Tour event as a TV broadcaster.


ACT TOUR: Oxford Plains Speedway postponed this weekend’s American-Canadian Tour (ACT) events due to snow.

The Oxford 150 has been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28 with the open practice day set for the previous day. The event, which will also feature the Pro All Stars Series (PASS) Super Late Models, PASS Modifieds, Honey Badger Street Stock Series and North East Mini Stock Tour, will announce the full schedule at a later date.