Otto Kemp hit a three-run homer, Robert Moore and Marcus Lee Sang also homered, and the Reading Fightin Phils overcame a 4-0 deficit to beat the Portland Sea Dogs, 8-6, in an Eastern League game Thursday night in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Portland’s Blaze Jordan extended his hitting streak to 19 games with a two-run homer in the first inning. Eddinson Paulino also drove in two runs for the Sea Dogs, including an RBI single in the third that made it 4-0.


WIMBLEDON: Rafael Nadal is going to skip Wimbledon, as expected, and instead prepare for the Paris Olympics by entering a clay-court tournament in Bastad, Sweden, that he hasn’t been to in 19 years.

The 22-time Grand Slam champion, who turned 38 on June 3, said he wants to just remain on clay, rather than switching over to grass for the All England Club, then needing to go back to clay for the Summer Games.


“We believe that the best for my body is not to change surface,” Nadal said in a statement.

He has been dealing with hip and abdominal injuries over the past 1 1/2 years, including having surgery in 2023, and has been forced to play a limited schedule. Nadal was defeated in the first round of the French Open late last month by eventual runner-up Alexander Zverev – marking the first time in Nadal’s career he has lost consecutive matches on clay.


NHL: The San Jose Sharks promoted Ryan Warsofsky to become the team’s new head coach after two years as an assistant under the recently fired David Quinn.

General Manager Mike Grier announced that Warsofsky will become the 11th head coach in franchise history. He will be formally introduced at a news conference Monday.

“His track record of success at nearly every level of hockey as a head and assistant coach speaks for itself,” Grier said in a statement.


Warsofsky takes over a team that had struggled mightily since reaching the Western Conference Final in 2019. The Sharks went 41-98-25 in Quinn’s two seasons, for the worst mark in the NHL in that span, including a league-worst 47 points this past season. San Jose’s 19 wins were the fewest in a full season since the franchise’s second year as an expansion team in 1992-93.

• Utah Hockey Club will be the name of the NHL team playing its games in Salt Lake City beginning this fall, with a long-term identity still to come.

Smith Entertainment Group unveiled the initial logos and jerseys that will be used in 2024-25. There is no timeline on when permanent branding and logos will be revealed. After 20 initial options for a team name, the six finalists are Blizzard, Mammoth, Outlaws, Venom, Yeti and Utah Hockey Club, or Utah HC. Fan voting runs through June 20.

• The New York Rangers re-signed Kaapo Kakko to a one-year contract worth $2.4 million, a move that provides cost certainty on one of the top trade candidates around the NHL.

Knowing what Kakko counts against the salary cap helps other teams interested in trading for him understand how he might fit. He was a pending restricted free agent, and $2.4 million is the same amount as the qualifying offer New York would have needed to sign him for to retain his rights.

• Alexander Steen is in line to become the first Swede to serve as an NHL general manager after the St. Louis Blues announced their front office succession plan.


Steen was named special assistant to GM Doug Armstrong, with the intent of taking over for him in 2026. The move also came with Armstrong getting a three-year extension as president of hockey operations through 2029.


LPGA: Nelly Korda stumbled in her first event since missing the cut in the U.S. Women’s Open, dropping four strokes on the first three holes in a 4-over 76 at the windy Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The top-ranked Korda was 11 strokes behind leader Alison Lee at Blythefield Country Club.


WNBA: The Los Angeles Sparks signed Dearica Hamby to a contract extension through the 2025 season.


The two-time All-Star leads the WNBA in double-doubles (10) and rebounding (11.4) this season. Hamby is averaging 20 points, 3.8 assists and 1.6 steals while shooting 48% from 3-point range.


INDYCAR: Fox Sports said it has acquired the rights to broadcast IndyCar starting in 2025, a move that gives the network two of the biggest races in the world – the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s Daytona 500.

Fox Sports already broadcasts the first half of the NASCAR schedule. NASCAR in November announced a seven-year media rights deal that added two new partners and streaming elements as the 38-race schedule is spread over multiple networks and platforms.


GERMANY: Edin Terzic resigned as coach of Champions League runner-up Borussia Dortmund.


Terzic said he wanted Dortmund to start a “new era” with a new coach, but there was no immediate word on a successor amid reports in German media that his assistant, Nuri Sahin, could take over. Terzic’s last game in charge was a 2-0 loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League final at London’s Wembley Stadium on June 1.







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