Sacopee Valley shortstop/pitcher Caleb Vacchiano was honored Wednesday as the winner of the John Winkin Award, given to the best senior high school baseball player in Maine.

Vacchiano, a University of Maine recruit, also won the Gatorade Maine Player of the Year Award. He helped fuel Sacopee Valley’s run to the Class C state championship, hitting a grand slam in one playoff game and a tiebreaking two-run single in a 4-3 win over Bucksport in the state final.

Other finalists were Marky Axelson of Greely, Noah Carpenter of Leavitt, Trent Drouin of Oak Hill, Jackson Lizotte of Old Town, Colin Peckham of Hampden Academy, and Brennan Rumpf of Falmouth.


EASTERN LEAGUE: The Richmond Flying Squirrels struck for six runs in the second inning, four runs in the fifth and eight in the sixth on their way to an 18-4 win against the Portland Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field.


Former Sea Dogs player Christian Koss was 4 for 5 with three doubles and four RBI for Richmond.

Roman Anthony hit his seventh home run of the season for Portland. Anthony, Marcelo Mayer and Tyler Miller all had two hits, and Tyler McDonough hit a two-run single.


OLYMPIC TRIALS: Kate Douglass won the women’s 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials in Indianapolis, with Simone Manuel claiming a relay spot with a fourth-place finish after bouncing back from overtraining syndrome.

Manuel, the first Black woman to capture an individual swimming gold when she tied for the top spot in this event at the 2016 Games, was denied a chance to swim the 100 free at the Paris Games but won a bronze medal on the 400 freestyle relay team.

Thomas Heilman, 17, won the men’s 200-meter butterfly and will be the youngest U.S. male Olympic swimmer since Michael Phelps made the team for Sydney at age 15 in 2000.



WORLD CUP: Jamal Musiala scored his second goal of the tournament to help Germany beat Hungary 2-0 in Stuttgart, Germany, and book its spot in the European Championship knockout stage.

Musiala opened the scoring in the 22nd minute. İlkay Gündoğan set up Musiala’s goal, and the Germany captain got on the scoresheet himself in the second half.

• Xherdan Shaqiri’s stunning first-half strike secured a 1-1 draw for Switzerland against Scotland in Cologne, Germany.

Scotland grabbed the lead in the 13th minute when Scott McTominay’s shot took a wicked deflection off Fabian Schar to beat Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer.

• Croatia and Albania drew 2-2 in an intense battle in Hamburg, a result that could make it difficult for both teams to survive the group stage.


Both teams have one point after two matches.


NBA: The Detroit Pistons fired coach Monty Williams after just one season that ended with an NBA-worst 14-68 record.

Williams had five years remaining on a six-year, $78.5 million contract.

• Pascal Siakam intends to sign a four-year, $189.5 million contract to remain with the Indiana Pacers when the NBA’s offseason moratorium is lifted in early July, a person with knowledge of the talks between the sides told The Associated Press.

WNBA: Los Angeles Sparks rookie Cameron Brink tore the ACL in her left knee, the team announced.


Brink, the No. 2 pick in this year’s draft, had to be helped off the court after suffering the injury in the first quarter of a 79-70 loss to Connecticut on Tuesday night. She went into the game averaging 8.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks. She’s tied with A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces for the second-most blocks in the WNBA.


BASEBALL: Tennessee will play in the College World Series finals for the first time in the modern era after it knocked out Florida State with a 7-2 victory in Omaha, Nebraska, to win its bracket.

Zander Sechrist held the Seminoles scoreless for six innings and the Volunteers struck for four early runs to become the first No. 1 national seed since 2009 to advance to the best-of-three finals.

Tennessee’s win assured an all-SEC finals for the second straight year. The Volunteers (58-12) will play Texas A&M or Florida, beginning Saturday. The Southeastern Conference will have at least one team in the finals for the 15th time in 16 years.



QUEEN’S CLUB: Andy Murray retired from his second-round match in London because of a back injury, raising doubts about what is expected to be his final Wimbledon appearance.

Murray, 37, stopped playing while trailing Jordan Thompson 4-1, and the former No. 1 player said he’d get scans on Thursday.

The two-time Wimbledon champion, who has signaled his intention to retire later this year, said he “wouldn’t know” about whether he’ll be ready when play starts July 1 at the All England Club.

Earlier, Sebastian Korda beat former Queen’s Club champion Grigor Dimitrov, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, to reach the quarterfinals at the grass-court tournament.

WIMBLEDON: Former Grand Slam champions Naomi Osaka, Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber and Emma Raducanu have all been awarded wild cards for Wimbledon.

HALLE OPEN: Zhang Zhizhen recorded his third career victory over a top-10 opponent when he upset third-seeded Daniil Medvedev, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (5), at the grass-court tournament in Halle, Germany.


Second-seeded Alexander Zverev beat Lorenzo Sonego, 6-4, 7-6 (5).


NHL: The New Jersey Devils acquired goalie Jacob Markstrom from Calgary, hoping to solve the team’s problems in net that contributed to missing the playoffs.

They sent 6-foot-6, 23-year-old defenseman Kevin Bahl and a top-10 protected 2025 first-round pick to the Flames.

• The Los Angeles Kings acquired goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Washington Capitals for forward Pierre-Luc Dubois in a trade of high-priced, underachieving players.

• The San Jose Sharks added some needed forward depth, claiming Barclay Goodrow off waivers from the New York Rangers and acquiring Ty Dellandrea from Dallas in a trade.



OLYMPIC TRIALS: Sprinter Erriyon Knighton tested positive for a banned substance that an arbitration panel determined came from contaminated meat, a decision that keeps the 200-meter specialist eligible to run at the U.S. Olympic trials, which start Friday in Eugene, Oregon.

The 20-year-old from Florida, who holds the men’s under-18 and men’s under-20 records in the 200 meters, tested positive for the performance enhancer trenbolone during an out-of-competition test in March, according to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which revealed details of the case Wednesday.

Travis Tygart, the USADA’s CEO, said the contaminated meat came from oxtail at a bakery in central Florida. A USADA investigation, including obtaining the meat and testing it, along with interviews with the manager of the bakery, Knighton, his girlfriend and his mother, backed up the sprinter’s contamination claim.

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