Pedro Castellanos drove in three runs and David Hamilton was 3 for 5 with his third home run of the season, leading the Portland Sea Dogs to a 4-3 win Saturday against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies at Hadlock Field.

Castellanos put the Sea Dogs ahead with a two-run double in the first inning. Hamilton homered to right field in the third, and Castellanos drove in Tyler Dearden with a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Brayan Bello (2-1) allowed four hits and two runs in 5 1/3 innings, with six strikeouts and two walks. Andrew Politi got the last four outs for the save.


CUP SERIES: Christopher Bell won the pole for Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway by turning the fastest lap as the final driver to qualify.


Bell bumped his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Martin Truex Jr., from the top spot with a lap at 180.928 mph in his Toyota. Truex qualified second at 180.652 mph.

Daniel Hemric was third fastest for Kaulig Racing in a Chevrolet and was followed by Daniel Suarez of Trackhouse Racing, also in a Chevrolet.

XFINITY: Noah Gragson held off Jeffrey Earnhardt in triple overtime to win at Talladega Superspeedway for his second victory of the season.

Gragson restarted fourth on the outside of the second row but inherited the lead when JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier ran out of gas and pulled out of traffic. Gragson had to work the No. 9 Chevrolet all over the wide Alabama superspeedway to hold off traffic and deny Earnhardt his first career victory.

Earnhardt, the grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt, started from the pole in the No. 3 Chevrolet. His runner-up finish was a career-best.



MLS: Taxiarchis Fountas scored two goals and added an assist – all in the first half – to spark D.C. United to a 3-2 victory over the visiting New England Revolution.

Defender Brandon Bye staked the Revolution (2-5-1) to a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute, but Fountas found the net 14 minutes later to knot the score at 1.

Fountas then sent a crossing pass to Michael Estrada, who scored on a header to give United (3-4-0) a 2-1 lead in the 39th minute. Fountas pushed the lead to 3-1 just three minutes later.

New England’s Adam Buksa capped the scoring with a goal in the 86th minute.

ENGLAND: Gabriel Jesus became the first player in the Premier League to score four goals in a game this season, leading Manchester City to a 5-1 thrashing of Watford to open a four-point lead over Liverpool in the title race, pending the outcome of Liverpool’s match against Everton on Sunday.

• Manchester United likely dropped out of the race for Champions League qualification, losing 3-1 at Arsenal to fall six points behind fourth-place Arsenal.


Arsenal is now two points ahead of north London rival Tottenham, which drew 0-0 at Brentford.

GERMANY: Bayern Munich completed a decade of domestic dominance by beating main rival Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to seal a record-extending 10th consecutive Bundesliga title.

Goals from Serge Gnabry, Robert Lewandowski and Jamal Musiala gave Bayern a 12-point lead over Dortmund with three games remaining.

FRANCE: Lionel Messi controlled a pass from Neymar and curled home a shot from the edge of the box in the 68th minute as Paris Saint-Germain clinched a record-tying 10th French league title with a 1-1 draw at Lens.


SERBIA OPEN: Novak Djokovic booked a place in the final in his hometown tournament in Belgrade, overcoming another slow start to beat Karen Khachanov, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.


The top-ranked Djokovic rallied from a set down for the third consecutive match. He’ll seek his first title of the year Sunday against Andrey Rublev, who defeated Fabio Fognini, 6-2, 6-2.

STUTTGART OPEN: Top-ranked Iga Swiatek will play Aryna Sabalenka in the final after they won their semifinals in Germany.

Swiatek stretched her winning run to 22 matches as she overcame Liudmila Samsonova, 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5, to move into her fourth final of the season.

Sabalenka defeated second-seeded Paula Badosa, 7-6 (5), 6-4.


LPGA: Nasa Hataoka took advantage of Jin Young Ko’s late meltdown to open a four-stroke lead at the DIO Implant LA Open in Los Angeles.


Tied for the lead with Hataoka after a birdie on the par-5 15th, the top-ranked Ko bogeyed the par-4 16th and made a quadruple-bogey 8 on the 17th.

Hataoka birdied the 16th and parred the final two holes for a 4-under 67 and 11-under 202 total at breezy Wilshire Country Club. The 23-year-old from Japan has five LPGA Tour victories, winning twice last season.

PGA: Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele played the back nine in 8-under 28 and shot a 12-under 60 in best-ball play to shatter three-round record in the Zurich Classic and stretch their lead to five strokes in Avondale, Louisiana.

Cantlay and Schauffele were at 29 under, breaking the 54-hole mark of 23 under.

The South African tandem of Garrick Higgo and Branden Grace were second at 24 under after a 63.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Steven Alker moved into position for his second straight victory, shooting a 5-under 66 in windy conditions to take a two-stroke lead in the ClubCorp Classic in Irving, Texas.


The winner three weeks ago in the Rapiscan Systems Classic in Mississippi, Alker played the four par-5 holes in 4 under with an eagle on No. 3 and birdies on 10 and 18. The 50-year-old New Zealander had an 8-under 134 total at Las Colinas Country Club.

First-round leader Jerry Kelly (70) and Lee Janzen (68) were tied for second.


FURY DEFENDS TITLE: World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury retained his WBC title with a brutal sixth-round stoppage of fellow Briton Dillian Whyte in front of more than 94,000 spectators at London’s Wembley Stadium.

A right uppercut from Fury sent Whyte to the canvas and the champion raised his right hand in celebration. Whyte, who appeared to lose a tooth from the mighty punch, got to his feet and tried to show he was ready to continue but then staggered, leading the referee to end the fight.

It was the 32nd win for the undefeated Fury, who defended his WBC belt for the second time and has talked of retiring at the age of 33.

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