Sophia Horvak didn’t allow a hit until the sixth and final inning as Milford, Connecticut beat Bonny Eagle, 6-2, in the 11-12-year-old New England Regional Little League softball tournament on Tuesday in Bristol, Connecticut.

It is Bonny Eagle’s first loss in the tournament and it now faces Vermont in an elimination game at 4 p.m. Wednesday. If Bonny Eagle wins Wednesday, it would face Connecticut again on Thursday in the final.

Bonny Eagle was held hitless until Sophie Sawyer reached on an infield single with one out in the sixth. With two outs, Emma Twomey hit an inside-the-park home run.


EASTERN LEAGUE: Hunter Stovall hit two home runs and the Hartford Yard Goats beat the Portland Sea Dogs 6-1 in an Eastern League game in Hartford, Connecticut.


Willie MacIver added a two-run home run and finished 2 for 3 with two RBI and two runs scored for Hartford.

David Hamilton had a RBI double in the fifth inning for Portland.


NHL: The San Jose Sharks hired former New York Rangers coach David Quinn as their new head coach.

The Sharks announced Tuesday that Quinn would replace the fired Bob Boughner as the Sharks overhaul their management and coaching team.

The 55-year-old Quinn coached the Rangers for three seasons from 2018-21, posting a 96-87-25 record. New York never made it as far as the conference quarterfinals in Quinn’s three seasons, missing the playoffs in 2019 and ’21 and losing in the qualifying round in the COVID bubble in 2020.


• The New Jersey Devils signed defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler to a five-year, $17 million contract extension starting next season. The Swiss defenseman will make an annual average of $3.4 million with the two biggest paychecks in the first two years of the extension.

Siegenthaler, 25, set career highs last season in games played (70), assists (13), points (14), shots (92), and in all-time, on-ice metrics. He led all New Jersey defensemen in hits, ranked second on the team in blocked shots, and was third in short-handed time on ice/time on ice.

• A jury found former Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen not guilty of sexual assault after a week of salacious testimony.

Virtanen, 25, wept openly when the verdict was read in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He clutched his head in his hands and was comforted by his lawyers while several friends and family seated in the front row of the courtroom whispered “yes!”


NBA: New Orleans Pelicans second-round draft choice E.J. Liddell has had surgery to repair torn knee ligaments, the team said.


The injury to the 6-foot-6 forward from Ohio State occurred during a Summer League game on July 11 against the Atlanta Hawks in Las Vegas.

WNBA: The Los Angeles Sparks announced they’ve parted ways with 6-foot-8 center Liz Cambage of Australia.

The 30-year-old Cambage averaged 13.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 25 games this season after signing with Los Angeles on Feb. 15. She must now clear waivers before becoming a free agent.


PARIS OLYMPICS: With two years to go until the Paris Olympics open, Russia is making plans for its athletes to live and compete in the French capital even though many remain barred from upcoming qualification events because of the war in Ukraine.

Russian Olympic Committee President Stanislav Pozdnyakov wrote on the Telegram messaging app that the country was working to get its athletes access to qualification events and already making plans for the Olympic village in 2024.


Most Olympic sports have suspended athletes from Russia and Belarus since the invasion of Ukraine began in February, following a recommendation from the International Olympic Committee. However, the IOC has not suspended the Russian Olympic Committee, the body which enters Russian teams for the Games.

• Prosecutors searched the home of former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee executive board member Haruyuki Takahashi  in connection with payments made to him by an Olympic sponsor of the Tokyo Games, the Japanese news agency Kyodo reported.

Kyodo said Takahashi is thought to have received around 45 million yen ($330,000) from clothing retailer Aoki Holdings Inc. Kyodo said Aoki’s Olympic sponsorship was announced about a year after the reported payments.


PRAGUE OPEN: Top-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia cruised past Ekaterine Gorgodze 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the second round of the Prague Open on Tuesday to set up a match against Lucie Havlickova, who defeated Barbora Palicova 6-2, 7-6 (5), in an all-Czech match at the outdoor hardcourt tournament.

Defending champion Barbora Krejcikova reached the second round by beating Russian Anna Blinkova 6-3, 6-1, while fifth-seeded Alizé Cornet defeated Anastasia Zakharova of Russia 6-2, 6-3. Fourth-seeded Sorana Cirstea of Romania was upset by unseeded Russian Oksana Selekhmeteva 7-5, 6-4, while seventh-seeded Anastasia Potapova of Russia advanced with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over China’s Xinyu Wang.


POLAND OPEN: Ana Bogdan of Romania upset seventh-seeded Nuria Parrizas Diaz of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (3) to advance to the second round of the Poland Open.

Only three singles matches were completed and three were suspended because of rain at the clay-court tournament in the Polish capital.

Tenth-seeded Italian Jasmine Paolini defeated Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic 6-1, 6-1, while France’s Clara Burel advanced by beating Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia 7-6 (5), 6-1.

Defending champion Maryna Zanevska of Belgium was down 6-3, 3-1 to lucky loser Kateryna Baindl of Ukraine when their match was suspended.


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