The Somerset Patriots made the most of their four hits Sunday afternoon against the Portland Sea Dogs, aided by 10 walks, a hit batsman, two balks and two wild pitches in a 7-0 Eastern League win in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Rehabbing New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu reached base four times, with three walks and an RBI single, and Benjamin Cowles hit a two-run double for the Patriots, who also stole five bases.

Meanwhile, Somerset starter Trystan Vrieling and four relievers combined on a six-hitter. Roman Anthony and Kyle Teel each had two hits for the Sea Dogs.


ENGLAND: Manchester City won a record fourth straight Premier League title by beating West Ham 3-1 in the final game of the season.


Two goals from Phil Foden in the first half helped City become the first team to be crowned champion of English soccer’s top division four years in a row after holding off the challenge of second-place Arsenal, which beat Everton, 2-1.

• Tottenham clinched a spot in next season’s Europa League, securing fifth place in the Premier League with a season-ending 3-0 win at relegated Sheffield United.


LPGA: Nelly Korda won a back nine showdown with Hannah Green of Australia with a par on the 18th hole to capture the Mizuho Americas Open by a stroke in Jersey City, New Jersey, for her sixth win in seven starts on the LPGA Tour this year.

The victory made the 25-year-old American the first player since Inbee Park (2013) to record six wins in a single season.

Korda shot a final-round 71 and finished at 14-under 274. Green had a 70.



FORMULA ONE: Max Verstappen held off a challenge from McLaren’s Lando Norris to win the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola, Italy, and extend his standings lead.

Verstappen started on pole position and stayed ahead of Norris at the start but was put under pressure by the McLaren driver near the end. He held on to take his 59th career win by less than a second.

Charles Leclerc was third for Ferrari, the Italian team’s first podium finish at Imola since 2006.


WNBA: Jewell Loyd overcame a slow start to score 24 points, Ezi Magbegor had a double-double, and the visiting Seattle Storm pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat the Washington Mystics, 84-75.



NHL: The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed Coach Rod Brind’Amour and his staff to multiyear contracts.

The Hurricanes have advanced to at least the second round of the playoffs in all six seasons since Brind’Amour took over as head coach. He was the winner of the Jack Adams Award as the league’s top coach in 2021.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Captain Brady Tkachuk scored three power play-goals and added an assist to help the United States rout Kazakhstan 10-1 in the Czech Republic.

Johnny Gaudreau added a goal and four assists to become the all-time leading scorer for the United States with 43 points, one more than Patrick Kane.

The Americans are in second place in Group B with a game against Latvia on Tuesday still to play in the preliminary round.


• Dylan Cozens scored two goals and had an assist to rally Canada past Switzerland, 3-2, for its sixth straight win.

Canada leads its group by two points over the Czech Republic, which faces the Canadians, in their final pool-play game Tuesday.

PWHL: Jess Healey scored from the point late in the second period to lift Boston to a 4-3 win over visiting Minnesota in the first game of the inaugural Walter Cup, the championship series of the Professional Women’s Hockey League.

The best-of-five series continues Tuesday in Lowell, Massachusetts.


ITALIAN OPEN: Alexander Zverev put on a serving clinic in Rome to beat 24th-ranked Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 7-5 and earn his biggest trophy since tearing his ankle apart two years ago.
It was Zverev’s third final in Rome. He won his first Masters Series title in 2017 by beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets, then lost to Rafael Nadal in the title match a year later.



GIRO D’ITALIA: Tadej Pogacar destroyed his rivals on the toughest leg of this year’s race to add three minutes to his already considerable advantage in the overall standings.
Pogacar finished the 15th stage 29 seconds ahead of Nairo Quintana, and his closest rivals in the overall standings were nearly three minutes slower. Pogacar, a two-time Tour de France champion who is trying to win both that race and the Giro this year, now leads by 6:41 over Geraint Thomas.


NFL: Former All-Pro running back David Johnson says he’s retiring from the NFL after eight seasons.
Johnson, 32, had his All-Pro season for the Arizona Cardinals in 2016, leading the NFL with 2,118 yards from scrimmage – 1,239 rushing and 879 receiving.

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