Wilyer Abreu hit a three-run homer in the second inning and drove in four runs, and the Portland Sea Dogs earned their seventh straight win Saturday night, 6-3 over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in Manchester, New Hampshire.

David Hamilton led off the game with a home run and later stole his 62nd base of the season – two shy of the team record set by Julio Ramirez in 1999.

Brian Van Belle (6-4) lasted seven innings, allowing six hits and three runs. He struck out six and walked none.

Portland still has a two-game lead over Somerset in the Northeast Division second-half standings.



LIV TOUR: Talor Gooch shot a 5-under 65 on a day of low scoring, building a one-shot lead over newcomer Joaquin Niemann after two rounds of the LIV Golf Invitational-Boston in Bolton, Massachusetts.

Gooch was among the first players to sign up with the Saudi-funded league and has finished in the top 10 in all three events of the series.

He was at 12-under 198 and will start the third and final round Sunday on the first hole with Niemann and Dustin Johnson (63), who is two shots back.

LPGA: Lucy Li played with a lead for the first time on the LPGA Tour, and the 19-year-old was up to the task, recovering from a sluggish start for a 4-under 67 and a one-shot lead in the Dana Open at Sylvania, Ohio.

Lexi Thompson ran off three straight birdies late in the round for a 65, and Caroline Masson of Germany also had a 65. They were one shot behind.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Matthew Southgate of England and Francesco Laporta of Italy each shot a 6-under 65 to move into a four-way share of the lead in the Made in HimmerLand tournament in Farso, Denmark.


Ross McGowan (69) and Oliver Wilson (68), both of England, also were tied at 17 under.


INDYCAR: Team Penske powered its way around Oregon’s Portland International Raceway in a 1-2-3 qualifying sweep.

Scott McLaughlin won the pole – his third of the season. Josef Newgarden, who trails Penske teammate Will Power by three points with two races remaining in the season, qualified second. But he’ll serve a six-spot grid penalty at the start of Sunday’s race for an engine change.

XFINITY: Noah Gragson shot past Sheldon Creed on the final lap to win at Darlington Raceway for the second year in a row.

Creed ended up second, followed by A.J. Allmendinger, Justin Allgaier and Cup Series champion Kyle Larson.


FORMULA ONE: Max Verstappen produced a brilliant final lap to take pole position for the Dutch Grand Prix, just ahead of Charles Leclerc.

The Red Bull driver edged Leclerc’s Ferrari by just .021 seconds.


U.S. WOMEN: Sophia Smith scored a pair of first-half goals and the U.S. defeated Nigeria 4-0 in Kansas City, Kansas, as both teams prepare for next summer’s World Cup.

The United States has a 70-game unbeaten streak on American soil – 63 wins and seven draws.

ENGLAND: United States international Antonee Robinson limped off with an apparent ankle injury during Fulham’s 2-1 loss to Tottenham in the Premier League.


Robinson has established himself as the first-choice left back for the U.S. ahead of the World Cup in Qatar and has also been a key player in Fulham’s defense.

Tottenham’s Harry Kane struck in the 75th minute from close range to move into third place on the all-time Premier League scoring list 188 goals.

n Liverpool dropped points for the fourth time in six games, playing to a 0-0 draw at Everton, with Mohamed Salah hitting the post in stoppage time.

n Another goal from Erling Haaland wasn’t enough for Manchester City, as Leon Bailey’s second-half equalizer salvaged a 1-1 draw for Aston Villa in Birmingham.

n Substitute Ben Chilwell scored one goal and set up the winner for Kai Havertz as Chelsea rallied for a 2-1 win over West Ham.

Maxwel Cornet thought he scored an injury-time equalizer for the visitors, but referee Andy Madley ruled it out after a video replay judged that Jarrod Bowen fouled goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.


FRANCE: Kylian Mbappe scored twice from Lionel Messi assists as Paris Saint-Germain won 3-0 at Nantes to remain leader of the French league.


WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Canada and the United States set up another gold medal showdown, earning blowout wins in their semifinals in Herning, Denmark.

Canada routed Switzerland, 8-1, after the Americans beat the Czech Republic, 10-1. Amanda Kessel scored a hat trick as the U.S. kept alive its streak of reaching the final at every women’s hockey world championship.


SPANISH VUELTA: Richard Carapaz hung on to win the mountainous 14th stage, while Primoz Roglic reduced the gap to Remco Evenepoel as the race leader wilted on the final ascent.

Carapaz, the Olympic gold medalist, won his second stage in three days after forming part of an early breakaway and clinging to his slim lead over the final meters as Roglic and another chaser came on strong.

Miguel Lopez Angel and Roglic were just seconds behind Carapaz. Roglic, the three-time defending champion, slashed his gap to Evenepoel from 2 minutes, 41 seconds at the day’s start to 1:49 with seven stages remaining.

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