Cooper Flagg of Newport recorded 18 points and 11 rebounds Friday to lead the United States to a 106-80 win over Serbia in the quarterfinals of the U17 Basketball World Cup in Malaga, Spain.

Flagg, the youngest member of the U.S. roster, also had four assists, three blocks and three steals. He was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder.

The U.S. advanced to the semifinals Saturday against Lithuania. France faces Spain in the other semifinal. The championship game is Sunday.

NBA: Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed on a $122 million, two-year extension that puts the Olympic gold medalist under contract through the 2026-27 season, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said.

Lillard will make about $59 million in 2025-26, then about $63 million the next year, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Friday because the extension has not been announced.


He’ll make about $137 million over the next three seasons before the extension begins.

Lillard is a six-time All-Star who has spent all 10 of his NBA seasons in Portland. He turns 32 on July 15.


EASTERN LEAGUE: Christian Koss capped a five-run eight inning with a two-run homer after Kole Cottam belted a three-run homer earlier in the inning, and the Portland Sea Dogs extended their winning streak to five games with a 7-4 victory against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in Binghamton, New York.

Portland trailed 4-0 through seven innings, but Cottam’s second home run of the season cut the deficit to 4-3. Ceddanne Rafaela kept the inning alive with a two-out single, and Koss homered to left to give the Sea Dogs a 5-4 lead.

Portland added two runs in the ninth on a double by David Hamilton, a triple by Izzy Wilson and a double by Wil Dalton.


Sea Dogs starter Jay Groome allowed five hits and one run in six innings, with seven strikeouts and one walk.

NECBL: Cal Hewitt’s two-run homer sparked a five-run rally in the seventh inning, and Alex Knapp singled home the tying and go-ahead runs to lift the Sanford Mainers (12-14) to a 6-4 win over the North Adams Steeplecats (5-20) in North Adams, Massachusetts.

Jack Mullen pitched four scoreless innings to earn the win in relief, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out five.


PGA/EUROPEAN TOURS: Cameron Tringale finally saw The Renaissance Club in windy weather and held his own to stay three shots ahead in the Scottish Open as he tries to win for the first time in his 13th year on the PGA Tour.

Tringale made four straight bogeys around the turn but finished with three pars for a 2-over 72. He had a three-shot lead over Gary Woodland (72) and Doug Ghim, whose 69 raised hopes he could earn one of three spots available for next week’s British Open.


This is the first time the PGA Tour is co-sanctioning a European tour event, and it led to the strongest field in tournament history, featuring 14 of the top 15 players in the world rankings. Seven of them missed the cut, including top-ranked Scottie Scheffler.

• Adam Svensson shot a 5-under 67 and had a three-stroke lead in the Barbasol Championship when second-round play at water-logged Keene Trace in Nicholasville, Kentucky, was suspended because of darkness.

Svensson had a 15-under 129 total at Keene Trace, where a mid-day thunderstorm followed dense morning fog. Play was delayed a total of 5 hours, 20 minutes, with half the field unable to finish the round.

Trey Mullinax made a 20-footer for birdie on the par-4 13th to reach 13 under before play was suspended in the event co-sponsored by the PGA and European tours.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Steven Alker shot a bogey-free 4-under 66 for a share of the second-round lead in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship with Joe Durant (65), Tim Petrovic (66) and Alex Cejka (70) at Akron, Ohio.

The leaders were at 6-under 134.



TOUR DE FRANCE: Tadej Pogacar won a nail-biting finish on the steep gravel slope to the summit of La Planche des Belles Filles as he extended his lead in the overall standings.

Pogacar outsprinted Jonas Vingegaard to take his second straight stage win. The two-time defending champion started the 109-mile stage with a four-second lead over Neilson Powless in the overall standings and ended it with a 35-second advantage over Vingegaard.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Track and field officials confirmed that Russians will not be allowed to compete at this month’s world championships in Eugene, Oregon, because of the war in Ukraine.

The federation banned Russians from major international events shortly after the country invaded Ukraine in February. At the time, World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said the unprecedented move appeared “to be the only peaceful way to disrupt and disable Russia’s current intentions and restore peace.”


The world championships begin next Friday and run through July 24.


SPAIN: United States midfielder Luca de la Torre has agreed to join Celta Vigo, the club said.

Celta said de la Torre will sign a four-year deal with the club based in northwest Spain.

He arrives from Dutch club Heracles Almelo, where he made 64 appearances in the Eredivisie over two seasons. De la Torre, 24, has made 11 appearances for the U.S. national team.

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