TRACK AND FIELD

Isaiah Harris of Lewiston advanced to the 800-meter final at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials by finishing second in his semifinal Saturday night in Eugene, Oregon.

As he did in the first round on Friday night, Harris stayed near the back in the first lap, then surged toward the front and was timed in 1 minute, 46.16 seconds to secure a spot in Monday’s final.

SOCCER

EURO 2020:  France needed a second-half equalizer from Antoine Griezmann to avoid the biggest upset of the tournament. Hungary, playing in front of a raucous crowd yet again at the European Championship, held the World Cup champions to a 1-1 draw in Budapest.

Griezmann scored in the 66th minute to dampen the spirit of the crowd, which gave Hungary unwavering support throughout the Group F match. The 67,215-capacity Puskas Arena in Budapest is the only stadium at Euro 2020 to allow full crowds. They went wild when Attila Fiola gave the home team the lead.

Latching onto the ball after Roland Sallai won a header down the left flank, Fiola burst into the penalty area and held off defender Raphael Varane before clipping the ball into the bottom corner. Some flares were lit and Hungary goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi had to remove paper thrown from the stands which landed in his penalty area.

Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema both missed good chances before Hungary’s goal. Given the quality of their opponents, Hungary’s draw was more like a victory and Gulacsi pumped his fists as the crowd gave the players a massive ovation.

• Germany finally clicked into gear, with a little help from defending champion Portugal, which became the first team to score two own-goals in one game at the continental tournament, giving Germany a 4-2 victory in Munich.

Cristiano Ronaldo put Portugal in the lead in the 15th minute against the run of play. It was his first goal against Germany and his third at Euro 2020. It also extended his all-time tournament record to 12 goals.

But defenders Rúben Dias and Raphaël Guerreiro soon put Germany ahead by scoring into their own net in the first half.

Kai Havertz and Robin Gosens then scored two more for Germany early in the second half – becoming the first players within the squad to score at a European Championship.

• Robert Lewandowski helped keep Poland alive by scoring a second-half equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Spain in Seville, Spain.

Álvaro Morata ended his scoring drought by putting Spain ahead in the 25th minute but Lewandowski evened things in the 54th with a header for only his third goal with the national team at a major tournament.

MLS: Tommy McNamara finished Tajon Buchanan’s cross in the 88th minute, capping a back-and-forth finish and giving the New England Revolution a 3-2 win over New York City FC in Harrison, New Jersey.

The Revolution (6-1-2) held their lead atop the Eastern Conference standings.

Jonathan Bell gave the Revs a 2-1 lead in the 78th minute, heading home a diagonal chip pass from Carles Gil.

Ismael Tajouri-Shradi tied it at 2 for New York City (3-3-2) with a putback in the 85th minute.

Gustavo Bou opened the scoring with a volley from the penalty arc for New England in the 27th minute.

City’s Thiago Andrade tied it at 1 with a right-footed finish deflecting in off the post in the 55th. The 20-year-old Brazilian international was making his MLS debut.

BASEBALL

SEA DOGS: Portland’s scheduled game Saturday against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies was postponed because of rain and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Aug. 4 in Binghamton, New York.

NECBL: The Keene Swamp Bats scored three runs on two homers in the top of the ninth, then held off the Sanford Mainers in the bottom half for an 11-8 win at Goodall Park in Sanford.

Sanford, which also allowed a grand slam to Noah Martinez in the fourth inning, scored three runs in the ninth on a single by Calvin Hewett, a double by Freddy Rojas Jr. and an error.

Cam Ridley had two hits and scored two runs, and Dominic Freeberger added two hits and two RBI for the Mainers.

 

ROAD RACING

MOUNT WASHINGTON ROAD RACE: Kim Dobson, 37, of Colorado raced to the top of the tallest mountain in the Northeast to win the 60th Mount Washington Road Race.

Dobson earned her victory at the mountain’s fogged-in summit, which was being buffeted by gusts up to 60 mph, with a time of 1 hour, 11 minutes and 16 seconds.

Another Colorado resident, Ashley Brasovan, 30, took second place with a time of 1.14:28 while Samantha Diaz, 29, of Wyoming finished third at 1.15:24.

The race takes runners up the 7.6-mile Mount Washington Auto Road, covering 4,650 feet of elevation in route to the 6,288-foot summit. The men’s division of the race will be held Sunday.

TENNIS

QUEENS CLUB: Top-seeded Matteo Berrettini has already beaten two British opponents this week, and he’ll face another one in the Queen’s Club final after he and Cameron Norrie advanced in straight sets.

Ninth-ranked Berrettini defeated 22nd-ranked Alex de Minaur of Australia 6-4, 6-4 and the Italian has yet to drop a set after eliminating British players Andy Murray and Dan Evans. Norrie reached the final by beating second-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Canada 7-5, 6-3.

Shapovalov advanced to the semifinals by beating Frances Tiafoe of the United States 6-3, 6-4 earlier Saturday after their match was suspended Friday night for bad light after the first set.

Berrettini has gone 30 consecutive service games without being broken.

BIRMINGHAM: Second-seeded Ons Jabeur pulled double duty to reach the final at the Birmingham grass-court tournament, winning twice after a washout the day before. The Tunisian eliminated home favorite Heather Watson, who earlier in the day became the first British woman since 1992 to reach the semifinals in Birmingham.

Jabeur beat Watson 6-3, 6-3 a few hours after dispatching Anastasia Potapova of Russia 6-4, 6-0.

In the final, second-seeded Jabeur will face fourth-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia.

Kasatkina overcame Czech qualifier Thereza Martincova in a three-set quarterfinal and defeated CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals.

HALLE OPEN: Andrey Rublev reached his first grass-court final and will face Ugo Humbert.

Rublev needed four match points to wrap up his 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win over Nikoloz Basilashvili in a semifinal where both players landed fewer than half of their first serves.

Humbert made it to his third career final by beating Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5).

BERLIN OPEN: Belinda Bencic will aim to win her first title since 2019 when she takes on qualifier and first-time finalist Liudmila Samsonova.

Bencic won her semifinal against Alize Cornet 7-5, 6-4 after converting all four of her break points and saving eight of 10 on her own serve. Samsonova pulled off a major upset as she ousted two-time Australian Open winner Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-2.

AUTO RACING

XFINITY: Kyle Busch raced to his 100th career Xfinity Series victory at Nashville Superspeedway, where he won for the fourth time.

Busch won in the Xfinity Series in 2009 and the Truck Series in 2010 and 2011, but the track closed the year he won his last race. The speedway re-opened this weekend and will host its first Cup race Sunday.

Busch led seven times for 123 laps and beat Justin Allgaier in overtime for his third victory in three Xfinity races this season. His 100th win in his 360th career start is a nearly 28% winning percentage.

FORMULA ONE: Championship leader Max Verstappen won his second pole of the season and put his Red Bull in front of Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton for the start the French Grand Prix. Verstappen set a time of 1 minute, 29.990 seconds around the Paul Ricard circuit in southern France to grab the top starting spot before Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas crossed the line at the end of the qualifying session.

Bottas jumped to second when he crossed the line, but Hamilton completed his lap right behind Bottas and bumped his teammate down a spot. Sergio Perez was fourth for Red Bull as the top four qualifiers all ran at the rear of the pack before completing their final flying laps as the session expired.

Carlos Sainz was fifth for Ferrari and followed by Pierre Gasly for AlphaTauri and Charles Leclerc in seventh for Ferrari. McLaren teammates Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo were eighth and 10th, respectively, separated by Fernando Alonso in ninth for Alpine.

INDYCAR: Josef Newgarden has earned the pole position for the IndyCar race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin as he attempts to help Team Penske earn its first win of the season.

Newgarden had a fastest lap of 1 minute, 46.0186 seconds on a road course that extends just over 4 miles and features 14 turns. He will be joined on the front row by Colton Herta. Jack Harvey will start third.

GOLF

BRITISH OPEN FANS: The British Open will admit up to 32,000 fans each day for next month’s tournament at Royal St. George’s, the R&A said. The figure was announced after the R&A confirmed the Open would be included in the government’s plan to allow some events, like the Wimbledon tennis tournament, to take place with higher capacities than otherwise permitted under coronavirus rules.

“As a result, we can now confirm that we will be able to welcome up to 32,000 fans on each championship day of the 149th Open at Royal St. George’s and that this will include those existing ticket-holders and hospitality guests who have already purchased tickets,” the R&A said in a statement.

Golf’s oldest championship is scheduled for July 15-18. It was canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Capacity is usually about 40,000 per day at Royal St. George’s.

LPGA: Nelly Korda shot a career-best 10-under 62 to take a three-stroke lead over Leona Maguire into the final round of the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Korda had 11 birdies and one bogey to get to 20-under 196 at Blythefield Country Club. She broke the tournament 54-hole record of 17 under set by Lexi Thompson in her 2015 victory.

 


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