Alex Binelas and Ceddanne Rafaela homered on the first two pitches of the game, starting an 11-run first inning as the Portland Sea Dogs routed the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 16-1, in Binghamton, New York, for their fourth-straight win.

Izzy Wilson launched a three-run homer in the third inning and finished with four RBI. Stephen Scott capped the big first inning with a three-run homer, and Nick Sogard had a two-run double and a two-run homer

Brett Kennedy picked up the win, allowing six hits in seven scoreless innings.

NECBL: David Bermudez’s RBI single in the top of the ninth lifted the Sanford Mainers (11-14) to a 4-3 win over the Upper Valley Nighthawks (12-13) in White River Junction, Vermont.

Quinn McDaniel hit a solo homer in the first and a two-run single in the fifth for Sanford. Brady Afthim picked up the win with three innings of hitless relief, striking out six and walking one.



U.S. WOMEN: Sophia Smith scored twice in the opening minutes and the U.S. edged closer to a spot in the 2023 World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Jamaica in the CONCACAF W Championship in Monterrey, Mexico.

With two victories, the United States leads its group and is in position to qualify for next summer’s World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. The United States has played in every World Cup, winning the last two tournaments and four overall.

SPAIN: Barcelona has made an offer to Bayern Munich for star striker Robert Lewandowski, the Spanish club’s president said.

Lewandowski said in late May that “my story with Bayern Munich is over” and that a transfer to a new club would be the best solution. The 33-year-old Poland striker has one more season on his contract with the Bundesliga giant.



NFL: The Las Vegas Raiders introduced a former Nevada gambling regulator as the franchise’s new president, the first Black woman to hold the title with an NFL team.

Team owner Mark Davis said Sandra Douglass Morgan topped his list every time after he spoke to candidates.

“Her experience, integrity and passion for this community will be invaluable to our organization,” Davis said. “From the moment I met Sandra, I knew she was a force to be reckoned with. We are extremely lucky to have her at the helm.”

Morgan, the former chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, is the third woman and third African-American to become president of an NFL team.


PGA/EUROPEAN TOURS: Cameron Tringale, winless in 331 starts on the PGA Tour, shot a career-best round of 9-under 61 to take a three-stroke lead in the Scottish Open – the first European event co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour.


Tringale ran off six straight birdies to start the back nine on the way to the lowest score of his PGA Tour career as he matched the course record set three years ago by Bernd Wiesberger when The Renaissance played to a par 71.

Former U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland saw work with putting coach Phil Kenyon pay off in his round of 64 and was alone in second place.

• Adam Svensson had two eagles in a 10-under 62 to take a two-stroke lead in the Barbasol Championship at Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Ricardo Gouveia of Portugal and Robin Roussel of France each shot 64.

The Barbasol Championship is the European tour’s first co-sanctioned event in the U.S. and features 50 players from the European tour among 156 competitors. The winner will get the final spot next week in the British Open at St. Andrews.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Alex Cejka birdied two of the final three holes for a 6-under 64 and a two-stroke lead in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Akron, Ohio.


Cejka birdied the par-3 seventh and par-4 ninth to cap a bogey-free round on Firestone Country Club’s South Course.

David Toms was second, also closing on the front nine with birdies on Nos. 7 and 9.


TOUR DE FRANCE: Two-time defending champion Tadej Pogačar is back in the yellow jersey, earlier than perhaps even he expected, after winning the imposing 137-mile sixth stage through Belgium and northern France – the longest of this year’s Tour.

Pogačar pulled away in a sprint finish on the crest of the Côte des Religieuses in Longwy, France, and now leads the overall standings, four seconds ahead of American rider Neilson Powless, thanks to bonus seconds based on stage placings.

Wout Van Aert was the leader heading into the stage and was the focus of attention with a breakaway, but he was caught with less than 7 miles remaining. Van Aert dropped off on the hilly final section and eventually lost more than seven minutes.


WNBA: Emma Meesseman scored 20 points, Candace Parker had 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and the visiting Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever, 93-84, to secure home court for the Commissioner’s Cup game.

Chicago will host Las Vegas on July 26.

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