Vermont scored two runs in the fifth inning and two in the sixth to rally and beat Bonny Eagle 7-6 Wednesday night in an elimination game in the New England Regional softball Little League tournament at Bristol, Connecticut.

Amelia Fries had two hits and Emma Twomey had three RBI for Bonny Eagle, which grabbed a 6-1 lead by scoring four runs in the second inning.


EASTERN LEAGUE: Boston’s Christian Arroyo started his rehab assignment with the Portland Sea Dogs, going 1 for 1 with two walks and an RBI as the designated hitter in a 9-4 win over the Yard Goats at Hartford, Connecticut.

Arroyo is scheduled to play second base Thursday night against the Yard Goats.


Ceddanne Rafaela, Christian Koss, Tyler Dearden and Stephen Scott each had two hits for the Sea Dogs. Dearden and Nicholas Northcutt had homers.

Brett Kennedy pitched five innings for the win, allowing four runs. Relievers Kyle Hart and Ryan Fernandez each pitched two scoreless innings.

NECBL: Jake Rainess lined a two-run double to break a scoreless tie in the bottom of the sixth and later scored on a single by Devin Bade as the Sanford Mainers beat the Winnipesaukee Muskrats 4-1 at Goodall Park in Sanford.

Starter Jack Mullen got the win with five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out four and walking a pair.

Rainess went 3 for 4 for the Mainers (20-20), and Aidan Kane added a pair of hits.



NHL: The Seattle Kraken re-signed forward Ryan Donato to a one-year, $1.2 million deal on Wednesday after initially choosing not to offer him a contract as a restricted free agent.

Donato was one of the offensive bright spots during the inaugural season for the Kraken. Donato set career highs across the board in games played (74), goals (16) and assists (15). Donato’s 31 points ranked sixth on the team and his 16 goals were fourth-most for the Kraken.

Donato was also responsible for the first goal in team history in Seattle’s opener against Vegas.

Donato was drafted by the Bruins in the second round in 2014, and played parts of two seasons with Boston before being traded to Minnesota for Charlie Coyle in February 2019.

Donato was surprisingly missing when Seattle announced what restricted free agents were offered contracts for the 2022-23 season prior to the start of free agency. General Manager Ron Francis said earlier this month that Donato had arbitration rights and that led to the initial decision not to offer a deal.

“He had a hell of a season last year and to be honest, we just didn’t want to go to arbitration with him,” Francis said on July 13. “So that’s why we didn’t qualify (him). We certainly like the player and we’ll continue to have discussions there.”



FOOTBALL: North Carolina State quarterback Devin Leary is the preseason pick to finish as Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, and league favorite Clemson leads all schools with six players on the league’s preseason all-conference team.

Leary, a redshirt junior, ranked 10th in the Bowl Subdivision last year with 35 touchdown passes and also ranking in the top 20 nationally in passing yards per game and passing efficiency. He earned 40 of 164 votes for preseason player of the year to beat out Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman, who earned 30 votes after guiding the Demon Deacons to last year’s ACC title game.

North Carolina receiver Josh Downs led all players with 128 points in voting from the panel for the preseason all-ACC team, followed by Clemson offensive tackle Jordan McFadden (127) and Syracuse running back Sean Tucker (125).


POLAND OPEN: Top-ranked Iga Swiatek eased past Magdalena Frech 6-1, 6-2 at Warsaw in her first tournament since her third-round exit at Wimbledon that ended her 37-match winning streak.


Swiatek’s homecoming victory extended her clay-court winning streak to 17 matches. The two-time French Open champion improved to 47-4 this season.

She will next face unseeded Romanian Gabriela Lee, who beat Raluka Serban 3-6, 6-2, 7-5.

PRAGUE OPEN: Eighth-seeded Marie Bouzkova advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Czech teenager Dominika Salkova 6-1, 6-2.

The Wimbledon quarterfinalist dominated her 18-year-old opponent, who won her first WTA main draw match in the first round of the hard-court tournament.

COACH: Dutch tennis coach Max Wenders was banned from the sport for 12 years for match-fixing, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said.

The ITIA said Wenders admitted to “multiple match-fixing charges” and also admitted to destroying evidence and failing to report a corrupt approach.


GENERALI OPEN: Dominic Thiem outlasted qualifier Sebastian Ofner 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals at Kitzbuhel, Austria.

The 2020 U.S. Open champion was a break down twice in the deciding set and saved two break points when he was serving for the match before prevailing over his fellow Austrian.


JURISPRUDECNCE: Brazil forward Neymar will stand trial in Spain a month before the World Cup for alleged irregularities involving his transfer to Barcelona in 2013.

Neymar’s parents, former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and both the club and Brazilian team Santos are also set to go on trial after a complaint brought by Brazilian investment group DIS regarding the amount of the player’s transfer.

The trial is scheduled to start on Oct. 17, nearly a month before the World Cup opens on Nov. 21 in Qatar.


Neymar and his father, who is also his agent, face corruption charges and a prison sentence of up to two years, which would not likely carry any prison time. They also face a fine of 10 million euros ($10.1 million). Rosell faces five years in prison for fraud and corruption charges, plus a fine of 10 million euros ($10.1 million).


DEATH: An unraced 2-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert was euthanized after an accident at Los Alamitos, becoming the 10th horse to die at the Southern California track this year.

Officials at the track in Orange County said Rapacious had completed his morning workout Tuesday when he reared up twice as he was about to exit the track. The colt lost his balance and fell on his back. The exercise rider wasn’t hurt.

After being examined by veterinarians, the colt was euthanized because of his back injury, track officials said. The California Horse Racing Board has yet to classify the cause of death.



1972 MUNICH: The German government indicated it was willing to pay further compensation to the families of 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich by a Palestinian group. Family members of the athletes have criticized the proposed amount as “insulting.”

Relatives of the athletes have long criticized how German authorities handled the attack and its aftermath. Demands for further compensation have threatened to overshadow a planned memorial event for the 50th anniversary of the massacre.

Germany’s Interior Ministry said it was holding talks with the relatives and that the “serious consequences for the surviving dependents of the victims in immaterial and material terms” should be reassessed.

“An offer of further recognition payments to the surviving relatives of the victims of the attack” was planned, the ministry told German news agency dpa adding that “the memorial ceremony of the 50th anniversary should be the occasion for a clear political classification of the events of 1972.”

Members of the Palestinian group Black September broke into the Olympic Village and took athletes from Israel’s national team hostage on Sept. 5, 1972, with the goal of forcing the release of prisoners held by Israel and two left-wing extremists in West German jails.

Eleven Israelis and a West German police officer died during the attack, including during a botched rescue attempt.



WNBA: Connecticut Sun guard Bria Hartley will miss the remainder of the WNBA season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, the team announced.

The former UConn star was injured in the third quarter of Connecticut’s 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday.

NBA: James Harden signed a deal worth slightly over $68 million, paying him about $33 million this season with a $35 million player option for the 2023-24 season with Philadelphia.

Harden, though, will make about $14.5 million less this coming season than he could have earned under his previous deal. Harden had a $47.4 million option for this coming season that he declined last month, saying he wanted to give the 76ers flexibility to improve their roster and compete for a championship.

The Phoenix Suns have officially agreed to a multiyear contract extension for Monty Williams, the NBA’s Coach of the Year last season after leading the franchise to a team-record 64 wins in the regular season.

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