The Portland Sea Dogs were held to one hit overall but scored two runs in the first inning Saturday night to defeat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 2-1 at Manchester, New Hampshire.

Daniel McGrath (6-0) pitched seven innings, giving up four hits and one run while striking out eight. Dedgar Jimenez pitched the ninth for his seventh save.

With Reading also winning, Portland remained 4 1/2 games out of first in the Eastern Division. Portland must win the division to reach the playoffs.


MT. WASHINGTON RACE: A Massachusetts man and a Pennsylvania woman won the grueling race up Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, the highest peak in the northeastern United States.

Erik Levinsohn, 29, of Boston and Stefanie Sydlik, 34, of Pittsburgh won the men’s and women’s divisions of the 7.6-mile Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb to the summit at 6,288 feet.

RIDER DIES: Felice Gimondi, one of only seven cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours – the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Spanish Vuelta – died in Rome at age 76.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Gabriel Jesus was denied an injury-time winner by the video assistant referee as Manchester City had to settle for 2-2 tie at home with Tottenham Hotspur.

Gabriel Jesus looked to have won it for City off a corner in the second minute of stoppage time but his strike was nullified for a handball by Aymeric Laporte, who stretched to reach the ball with his head.

Liverpool posted a club-record 11th straight league victory, dating to last season, with a 2-1 triumph at Southampton despite a late blunder by goalkeeper Adrian.

MLS: Gustavo Bou scored in the 65th minute and the New England Revolution held on for a 1-1 draw with the New York Red Bulls at Harrison, New Jersey.


WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN: Ashleigh Barty was upset by Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals at Mason, Ohio, missing a chance to return to the No. 1 ranking ahead of the U.S. Open.

Barty dropped an opening set for the third straight match but couldn’t overcome the slow start this time. Kuznetsova earned her third win over a Top 10 player this week and reached a final for the first time this season, against Madison Keys.

Novak Djokovic overcame concerns about his right elbow but couldn’t prevail over Daniil Medvedev’s 14 aces and lost, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Medvedev will face David Goffin for the title.


MONMOUTH OAKS: Horologist upset Jaywalk, last year’s juvenile filly champion, in the $162,500 event at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey.

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