Ceddanne Rafaela went 2 for 4 with three more stolen bases, and a three-run third inning was enough for the Portland Sea Dogs in a 3-1 win Sunday over the Somerset Patriots at Hadlock Field.

The Sea Dogs finished with seven steals, giving them 16 in the final two games of the series. Rafaela followed his team-record six-steal game on Saturday with his 17th, 18th and 19th steals of the season.

Corey Rosier led off the bottom of the third with a single, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pickoff throw and scored on a single by Rafaela. Phillip Sikes, who drew a walk prior to Rafaela’s single, raced home on the front end of a double steal with Rafaela to make it 2-0. Rafaela then stole third and scored on Stephen Scott’s groundout.

Brian Van Belle took a shutout into the seventh inning before giving up an RBI single to Trey Sweeney. Ryan Zeferjahn and Luis Guerrero retired the final seven batters in order to preserve the win.



WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Cami McDonald scored six goals, Elizabeth Hennessey added five goals, and Gianna Bruno had a goal and eight assists as Colby (13-5) advanced to the third round of the NCAA Division III tournament with a 20-8 win over Babson (13-8) in Waterville.

Annie Eddy chipped in with three goals for the Mules, who next face The College of New Jersey.

BASEBALL: Noah Lewis, Tyler Nielsen and Ryan Scott combined on a three-hitter, and Maine (26-19, 16-5 America East) clinched the No. 1 seed for the America East tournament with a 6-0 win over NJIT (20-29, 9-12) in Orono.

Maine grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second inning on sacrifice flies by Ryan Turenne and Jake Marquez. In the fourth, Turenne hit an RBI single and Marquez followed with a two-run single. Jeremiah Jenkins hit his 18th home run of the season in the fifth.


PGA: Jason Day won his first PGA Tour event in five years, shooting 9-under 62 for a one-shot victory over Austin Eckroat and Si Woo Kim at the AT&T Byron Nelson in McKinney, Texas.


Day, winless in 105 starts since the 2018 Wells Fargo, took his first outright lead when he broke a tie with hometown favorite Scottie Scheffler by chipping in for birdie at the par-4 12th.

Day finished at 23 under.

Scheffler tied for fifth at 20 under after a final-round 65.

LPGA: Jin Young Ko overcame a four-shot deficit to win the Founders Cup for the third time in five years, getting the victory on the first playoff hole in Clifton, New Jersey, when defending champion Minjee Lee three-putted for bogey.

In winning for the 15th time on the LPGA Tour and the second time this year, Ko shot a 5-under 67 in tough, windy conditions. The 27-year-old South Korean forced the playoff by making a downhill birdie from roughly 15 feet on No. 18 to match Lee at 13 under.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Steve Stricker tied the Regions Tradition record with a 23-under 265, including a closing 65, and ran away with his second straight championship at the PGA Tour Champions major in Birmingham, Alabama, by six strokes over Ernie Els and Robert Karlsson.


It’s his third win at the Tradition in his last five attempts – including two second-place finishes – and gave the 56-year-old five major wins on the 50-and-over tour.

LIV: Dustin Johnson overcame a triple bogey by making birdie on the 18th hole to join a playoff and another birdie on the 18th to win LIV Golf Tulsa in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 and won a playoff against Cameron Smith (61) and Branden Grace (65).


ITALIAN OPEN: Novak Djokovic overcame a mid-match lapse to beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 and reach the fourth round in Rome.

Earlier, two-time defending women’s champion Iga Swiatek swept aside Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 6-0 to extend her winning streak at the Foro Italico to 13 matches.



ENGLAND: Manchester City’s seemingly relentless march toward the Premier League title continued with a 3-0 win at Everton.

Two goals from Ilkay Gundogan and another from Erling Haaland – his 52nd of the season – stretched City’s unbeaten run to 21 games in all competitions.

City now has a four-point lead over Arsenal, which lost 3-0 to Brighton, and can clinch its second straight Premier League title with a victory over Chelsea next Sunday.

WOMEN’S FA CUP: A world-record crowd of 77,390 watched Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the Women’s FA Cup final at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Sam Kerr’s 68th-minute strike proved decisive as Chelsea won the trophy for the third straight year to remain in contention for a league and cup double.


The sold-out final smashed the previous record attendance for a women’s domestic club match, when Atletico Madrid hosted Barcelona in front of 60,739 in 2019.

SPAIN: Barcelona clinched its first Spanish league title since the departure of Lionel Messi with a 4-2 victory against Espanyol.

Robert Lewandowski scored twice to lead the Catalan club to its first league title since 2019 and its 27th overall.


GIRO D’ITALIA: Overall leader and favorite Remco Evenepoel had to withdraw from the race after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Evenepoel won Sunday’s individual time trial to reclaim the leader’s pink jersey. But his Soudal Quick-Step team later announced later that the world champion had returned a positive test for COVID-19 after the end of the stage.

The 23-year-old Belgian had a 45-second lead over Geraint Thomas. Primož Roglič, who was considered Evenepoel’s strongest challenger, was 47 seconds back.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Nick Bonino scored two goals and Rocco Grimaldi had a goal and two assists for the United States in a 7-1 win over Hungary at Tampere, Finland.

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