The Portland Sea Dogs lost the completion of Thursday’s game against the Reading Fightin Phils, which was suspended by rain, 5-2.

In the seven-inning second game, four Portland pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts and a three-hit shutout in a 6-0 victory.

Ryan Miller struck out six in the first two innings, and Alex Hoppe and Christopher Troye each followed with four strikeouts over two innings.

Chase Meidroth had two hits for Portland, including a solo homer in the first, and Kyle Teel drove in two runs with a double.

The Sea Dogs trailed 2-0 in the third inning when Thursday’s game was halted. Reading took the lead on a two-run home run by Carlos De La Cruz. Play resumed with one out in the top of the third. After Corey Rosier grounded out, Roman Anthony hit a solo home run to pull Portland within, 2-1.


Reading stretched its lead to 4-1 on a solo home runs Baron Radcliffe in the fourth and Madison Stokes in the sixth. Phillip Sikes had a sacrifice fly in the seventh for Portland and Ethan Wilson an RBI single in the eighth.


WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Spanish state prosecutors have accused Luis Rubiales of sexual assault and coercion for kissing a player on the lips without her consent after the Women’s World Cup final, the country’s prosecutors’ office said.

Rubiales, the now-suspended president of the Spanish soccer federation, kissed Jenni Hermoso during the awards ceremony after Spain beat England to win the title on Aug. 20 in Sydney. Prosecutors presented their case for potential criminal charges against Rubiales to Spain’s National Court in Madrid two days after Hermoso formally accused him of sexual assault.

FIFA suspended Rubiales from his post on Aug. 27, a day after he refused to step down when he delivered a defiant speech to the general assembly of his federation in which he said he was victim of a “witch hunt” by “false feminists.” He was banned from his post for 90 days while FIFA disciplinary judges consider his case. Soccer’s governing body can impose sanctions on individuals ranging from warnings and fines to suspensions from the sport.



NHL: The Chicago Blackhawks will retire Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Chelios’ No. 7 jersey.

The Blackhawks had Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder deliver the news to his longtime friend during the band’s concert at the United Center on Thursday night.

Chelios, 61, a Chicago native, played for his hometown team from 1990 until he was traded to Detroit in March 1999. He had 92 goals and 395 assists in 664 regular-season games with the Blackhawks. He remains the team’s career leader with 1,495 penalty minutes.


FOOTBALL: Oregon State and Washington State filed a complaint in Washington state court against the Pac-12 and Commissioner George Kliavkoff, seeking to prevent departing members from getting in the way of their efforts to rebuild the disintegrating conference.

The breach of bylaws complaint was filed in Whitman County. It requests a temporary restraining order that would keep departing members of the Pac-12 board of directors from meeting next week and taking any action regarding the status or governance of the conference, according to a news release from Oregon State and Washington State.


FIELD HOCKEY: Ilse Tromp scored an unassisted goal late in the first half and Northwestern (4-1) beat Maine (2-3) in Orono.

Lane Herbert and Olivia Bent-Cole also scored for Northwestern.

Mallry Drayer had 15 saves for Maine, while Annabel Skubisz had two saves for Northwestern.


LPGA: Peiyun Chien of Taiwan holed out for eagle on the sixth hole and played bogey-free on Friday for an 8-under 64 to build a four-shot lead in the Kroger Queen City Championship in Cincinnati as she tries for her first LPGA Tour victory.

Ruoning Yin of China, who captured her first major this summer at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, also played bogey-free for a 66 that left her four shots behind with Morgane Metraux of Switzerland (66) and 18-hole leader Ruixin Liu of China (69).



SPANISH VUELTA: Jonas Vingegaard and his teammates crushed their rivals in the Spanish Vuelta’s 13th stage in Col du Tourmalet, France, when the two-time Tour de France champion led a 1-2-3 finish for Jumbo-Visma atop the legendary Col du Tourmalet.

Sepp Kuss and Primoz Roglic, Vingegaard’s teammates, also pulled away from the last riders who tried to match their pace and completed the impressive display by the Dutch outfit.

Kuss, who is the first American rider to lead a Grand Tour since 2013, kept the red leader’s jersey. Roglic, who won three straight Vuelta editions from 2019-2021, was third.


DIAMOND LEAGUE: Olympic 1,500-meter champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen smashed a 24-year-old world record in the rarely run 2,000 meters by more than a second.


The Norwegian finished in 4 minutes, 43.13 seconds at a Diamond League meet in Brussels.

Making his first appearance since last month’s world championships, the 22-year-old Norwegian improved the previous mark of 4:44.79 set in 1999 by Moroccan great Hicham El Guerrouj.


NBA: Stanley “Whitey” Von Nieda, who had been the oldest living former NBA player, has died at the age of 101.

Von Nieda died Wednesday in Elizabethtown.

Von Nieda played a combined 59 games for the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and Baltimore Bullets in 1949-50. The National Basketball Retired Players Association had given him a certificate last year recognizing him as the first former NBA player to reach 100 years of age.

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