Two-time Maine Amateur champions Caleb Manuel of Topsham and Cole Anderson of Camden helped their teams qualify for the NCAA Division I golf championships as three-day regional tournaments concluded Thursday.

Manuel, in his first year at Georgia after transferring from UConn, tied for second place at the regional in Bath, Michigan, with a score of 7-under 206, helping Georgia win the team title. He shot a 1-over 72 in the third round, following rounds of 66 and 68.

Anderson’s Florida State team advanced by finishing third in a regional at Morgan Hill, California. Anderson had a three-day total of 7-over 223 after struggling to a 78 in his final round.

The championship meet begins May 26 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.



EASTERN LEAGUE: The Hartford Yard Goats erupted for 10 runs in the sixth inning to rally for a 14-6 win over the Portland Sea Dogs in Hartford, Connecticut.

Hartford sent 14 men to the plate in the sixth. A two-run double by Hunter Goodman made it 7-4, and Grant Lavigne followed with a two-run homer.

Nick Yorke drove in three runs for the Sea Dogs. His two-run homer in the fifth gave Portland a 4-3 lead.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Bernardo Silva scored twice as Manchester City advanced to the final with a 4-0 win against Real Madrid in Manchester, England.

Bernardo scored in the 23rd and 37th minutes. Eder Militao’s own goal in the 76th minute and a stoppage-time strike from substitute Julian Alvarez finished off a 5-1 aggregate win.


City will play Inter Milan in Istanbul on June 10, when Pep Guardiola will get the chance to win European soccer’s elite competition for the third time as a coach.


ITALIAN OPEN: Two-time defending champion Iga Swiatek retired in the third set of her quarterfinal against Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina because of a right thigh injury.

It was 2-2 in the third when the top-ranked Swiatek retired after more than two hours of play. The retirement ended Swiatek’s 14-match winning streak in Rome and raises questions over her status for the French Open, which starts in 10 days and where the Polish player is the defending champion.

In the men’s quarterfinals, rising Danish star Holger Rune defeated Novak Djokovic for the second time in a little more than six months, beating the 22-time Grand Slam champion 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

Rune’s semifinal opponent will be Casper Ruud, who beat Francisco Cerundolo 7-6 (5), 6-4.



FORMULA ONE: This weekend’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in northern Italy was canceled because of deadly floods in the region.

Formula One said it made the decision for safety reasons and to avoid any extra burden on the emergency services, after consulting with Italian political figures. Drivers including Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen gave their backing, and Ferrari said the team supported the decision to call off its home race.


NFL: Pittsburgh signed longtime backup quarterback Mason Rudolph to a one-year deal, a somewhat unlikely return after Rudolph was essentially passed over twice for the chance to become the starter following Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement after the 2021 season.

Rudolph spent the majority of last season as the third-string quarterback behind Kenny Pickett and Mitch Trubisky and was inactive on gamedays.



GIRO D’ITALIA: Tao Geoghegan Hart crashed on a rain-soaked road and left the Giro d’Italia on a stretcher during the 11th stage into Tortona, Italy, depriving the race of another overall contender.

Geoghegan Hart, who won the Giro in 2020, was in third place entering the stage, five seconds behind overall leader and Ineos Grenadiers teammate Geraint Thomas.

German rider Pascal Ackermann won the stage in a sprint finish ahead of Jonathan Milan and Mark Cavendish.

Thomas remained two seconds ahead of Primoz Roglic, while Joao Almeida moved up to third overall, 22 seconds behind.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: The United States maintained a perfect record by beating Austria 4-1 in Tampere, Finland, for a fourth straight victory in the group stage.

Canada also eased to its fourth win in a row, 5-1 over Kazakhstan.

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