Alex Binelas doubled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, Tyler McDonough, Kristian Campbell and Roman Anthony all had two RBI, and the Portland Sea Dogs earned a series split against the Akron RubberDucks with a 9-7 victory Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field.

Robert Kwiatkowski (7-0) and Felix Cepeda (11 saves) combined for 4 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Wikelman Gonzalez, who was unable to hold a 7-1 lead.

The Sea Dogs struck for seven runs in the second inning, highlighted by McDonough’s two-run triple and Campbell’s two-run double.

Anthony had an RBI single in the second and a solo home run in the seventh.



NFL: New York Giants tight end Darren Waller announced his retirement from playing football on Sunday, in a nearly 18-minute video posted on his YouTube channel.

The Giants had been waiting for Waller to decide whether he wanted to play this season. He had not attended the team’s offseason workouts, and mandatory minicamp begins Tuesday.

Waller detailed a “very scary” medical situation last November while dealing with an injury suffered in a a game a few days earlier. He said he was going home after shooting a music video when he began feeling ill and later started ”shaking like pretty violently” and couldn’t breathe. He said he called 911 and ended up hospitalized for 3 1/2 days.

He said the experience “kind of forced me into a position to re-evaluate, you know, and I’ve made the decision that I’ll be retiring from the NFL.”

Waller, who dealt with hamstring issues the last three years, was limited to 12 games and had 52 catches for 552 yards and a touchdown in his only season with the Giants. He was due to make $10.5 million in 2024 and count $14.1 million against the salary cap. With his retirement, the Giants save $11.6 million in cap money and take a $2.5 million hit in dead money.



FORMULA 1: Max Verstappen won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal for the third straight year, earning his 60th career victory and sixth in nine races this season.

The 25-year-old Dutchman started second in the rain alongside pole-sitter George Russell, took control early as the sun came out, and dominated again at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Ile Notre-Dame in the Saint Lawrence River.

Verstappen, of Red Bull, finished 3.879 seconds ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris in the 70-lap race on the 2.71-mile road course.

Mercedes took the next two spots, with Russell third and seven-time Montreal winner Lewis Hamilton fourth. Oscar Piastri was fifth for McLaren, followed by Aston Martin drivers Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll, the lone Canadian in the race.

INDYCAR: Will Power ended a two-year victory drought by leading Team Penske’s domination at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Power, who moved atop the series point standings, hadn’t won since the Detroit Grand Prix on June 5, 2022.


Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden finished second and Scott McLaughlin was third to give Team Penske a sweep of the podium – its first since 2017.


FRENCH OPEN: Coco Gauff won her first Grand Slam doubles title, teaming with Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic to defeat Italians Jasmine Paolini and Sara Errani 7-6 (5), 6-3 in the women’s final in Paris.

It was Gauff’s third women’s doubles final at a Grand Slam event. She lost three-set championship matches at Roland Garros in 2022, partnered with Jessica Pegula, and the U.S. Open in 2021 with Caty McNally.


WNBA: Jonquel Jones scored 29 points and the New York Liberty beat the winless Washington Mystics, 93-88 in New York, to clinch a spot in the Commissioner’s Cup championship game.


The Liberty, who won the Commissioner’s Cup last season, will host the Commissioner’s Cup title game on June 25 against the top team in the Western Conference Cup standings.


NHL: The NHL and the National Hockey League Players Association announced that the salary cap for next season will be $88 million, up $4.5 million from this season.

The lower limit was set at $65 million.

• Montreal and Boston will be the host cities for the 4 Nations Face-Off tournament in February, the NHL announced.

Marty Walsh, director of the National Hockey League Players Association, said 90 NHL players will be taking part in the tournament, which features teams from the U.S., Canada, Sweden and Finland. The championship game will be in Boston on Feb. 20.

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