Wednesday night’s Eastern League game between the Portland Sea Dogs and Reading Fightin Phils was rained out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Thursday at Hadlock Field, starting at 5 p.m.

It’s the first rainout of the season for the Sea Dogs, who have a five-game home winning streak.

• Sea Dogs left-hander Brandon Walter was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Month after finishing April with a 1.17 earned-run average in four starts.

Walter has yet to issue a walk and has 29 strikeouts in 23 innings while allowing only 14 hits and three runs.



GIRLS’ LACROSSE: Jess Connors scored three goals to lead Waynflete (3-1) to a 15-6 win over Traip Academy (0-3) in Kittery.

Lydia Birknes, Skylar Harris, Sasha Melnick and Lollie Millspaugh all netted two goals. Fallon Culley, Keegan Dolan, Tilsley Kelly and Vera Shattuck also scored.

Julia Durling and Alexis Hernandez each had three goals for Traip.

• Molly Black, Lydia Hill and Sid McKusker each recorded three goals as Windham (2-2) cruised to a 14-2 over Deering (1-3) at St. Joseph’s College.

McKusker also had three assists and Black and Hill each had one. Emma Ammons added two goals and Riley Smalls made eight saves. Isabelle Babb scored once and had eight draw controls.

Shay Rosenthal and Morgan Shibles each notched a goal for Deering.


• Kayleigh Michaud-Nolan collected five goals and five assists, powering Wells (4-1) to a 19-2 victory over visiting Fryeburg Academy (0-5).

Ruby McMinis posted three goals and two assists and Anna Woodward had three goals and one assist. Wells also got two goals and an assist from Kendall Maxon and a goal and three assists from Summer Sullivan.

Maddie Foreman and Lianey Rousey scored for Fryeburg.

BOYS’ LACROSSE: Rohan Hikel paced Fryeburg Academy (2-2) with three goals in a 13-2 victory over Traip Academy (1-4) in Fryeburg.

Myles Garland, Owen Galligan and Nick Turner each scored twice for Fryeburg, and Patrick Harris made five saves.



CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Real Madrid got two goals from substitute Rodrygo late in regulation to force extra time, and Karim Benzema converted a penalty kick for the decisive goal as the 13th-time European champions stunned visiting Manchester City, 3-1, to win the semifinal 6-5 on aggregate.

Madrid was also pulled off thrilling comebacks against Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 and Chelsea in the quarterfinals, booked a spot in the May 28 final in Paris against Liverpool.

Madrid looked defeated near the end of regulation before Rodrygo scored his goals two minutes apart. Riyad Mahrez had put City ahead in the 73rd, but Rodrygo equalized in the 90th and got the go-ahead goal with a header a minute into stoppage time, pulling Madrid even on aggregate.


CFL: UMaine defensive back Shaquille St-Lot was chosen by the Calgary Stampeders on Tuesday in the seventh round of the Canadian Football League draft.

St-Lot, a native of Montreal, played in 20 games for the Black Bears. He had one interception, two fumble recoveries, 15 pass breakups and 31 tackles.



MADRID OPEN: Rafael Nadal got off to a good start in his return from injury, defeating Miomir Kecmanovic in two sets to reach the third round.

Nadal showed few signs of rustiness in his 6-1, 7-6 (4) win. He cruised in the first set and recovered in the second after twice losing his serve following a rain interruption.

Nadal could face a quarterfinal against Spanish teenage sensation Carlos Alcaraz, and a semifinal against either top-ranked Novak Djokovic or former No. 1 Andy Murray.

Defending champion Alexander Zverev rallied past Marin Cilic, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, setting up a third-round encounter with American Sebastian Korda.

In the women’s draw, 12th-seeded American Jessica Pegula defeated home-crowd favorite Sara Sorribes Tormo, 6-4, 6-2, to set up a semifinal against with Jil Teichmann, who beat Ukrainian Anhelina Kalinina, 6-3, 6-4.


Eighth-seeded Ons Jabeur reached her second WTA 1000 semifinal by defeating two-time Madrid champion Simona Halep, 6-3, 6-2.


NASCAR: Drivers Matt Kenseth and Hershel McGriff and crew chief Kirk Shelmerdine have been selected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and will officially be inducted on Jan. 20.

Mike Helton was named the Landmark Award winner for outstanding contributions to the sport during a ceremony at the Hall of Fame.

Kenseth, the 2003 Cup Series champion, drove 18 full seasons on the NASCAR circuit before retiring in 2020 with 39 Cup victories. He’s 21st on the career victory list.

The 94-year-old McGriff ran his first Cup race at age 22 at the 1950 Southern 500. His final NASCAR race was at Tucson Speedway in the Pro Series West in 2018 – at the age of 90. He had the longest driving career ever in NASCAR.

Shelmerdine worked as a crew chief from 1977-92 and won 46 races, helping Dale Earnhardt capture four Cup Series championships (1986, ‘87, ‘90, ‘91).

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