The Eastern League game Wednesday between the Portland Sea Dogs and New Hampshire Fisher Cats was rained out and rescheduled as part of single-admission doubleheader on Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. at Hadlock Field.

It’s the first home rainout of the season for the Sea Dogs, who play New Hampshire at 11 a.m. on Thursday.


CUP SERIES: Alex Bowman has been cleared to return to racing this weekend for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend after missing four events because of a fractured vertebra.

Bowman was injured April 25 while competing in a sprint car race in Hendrick Motorsports’ teammate Kyle Larson’s new racing series in West Burlington, Iowa. He was NASCAR’s Cup Series points leader at the time of his injury but has dropped to 17th in the standings while sidelined.


NASCAR has granted Bowman a waiver to participate in the playoffs should he qualify. He is five points out of the 16th and final qualifying position with 13 races remaining in the regular season.


GENEVA OPEN: Top-seeded Casper Ruud began his title defense by beating J.J. Wolf 6-3, 7-5 in the second round in Switzerland.

Ruud, ranked No. 4 in the world, lifted his career record to 9-0 at Geneva, where he has won back-to-back titles. The clay-court event is a final warmup for the French Open, and Ruud was the runner-up there last year.

Second-seeded Taylor Fritz struggled in the first set of his 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 win in an all-American match against No. 74-ranked Marcus Giron.



U.S. MEN: Anthony Hudson will remain as interim head coach of the U.S. national team through the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Hudson was appointed interim coach on Jan. 4, four days after Gregg Berhalter’s contract expired.

Hudson has led the Americans to two wins, one loss and two draws. He will lead the team in the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals and final from June 15-18 and the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which starts June 24 and runs through July 16.

The U.S. Soccer Federation said Wednesday it intends to hire a coach by the end of the summer.

ENGLAND: Julio Enciso’s stunning long-range strike secured Brighton’s qualification for the Europa League with a 1-1 draw at home against Premier League champion Manchester City.

The Paraguay international unleashed an unstoppable effort from around 25 meters to even the score after Phil Foden put City ahead.


The point means Brighton is guaranteed to finish sixth, its highest-ever final position in English soccer’s top flight.

ITALY: Lautaro Martinez scored twice as Inter Milan produced a 2-1 comeback win over Fiorentina to successfully defend its Italian Cup trophy.

Inter, which also won the Italian Super Cup in January, will be aiming for one more trophy when it faces Manchester City in the Champions League final on June 10 in Istanbul.


GIRO d’ITALIA: Local rider Alberto Dainese won the 17th stage in a mass sprint that was decided in a photo finish, while Geraint Thomas’ overall lead was unchanged in the last flat day before the race concludes in Rome on Sunday.

Dainese finished just ahead of Jonathan Milan and Michael Matthews at the end of the 121-mile route from Pergine Valsugana to Caorle that started with a gradual descent before a long, flat finish.


In the overall standings, Thomas remained 18 seconds ahead of Joao Almeida and 29 seconds ahead of Primoz Roglic.


GEORGE WASHINGTON: George Washington University’s sports teams will now be known as the Revolutionaries, the school announced.

Revolutionaries replaces Colonials, which had been GW’s name since 1926. Officials made the decision last year to drop the old name after determining it no longer unified the community.

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