Sports Digest: Sea Dogs game suspended in fourth inning
BASEBALL The Portland Sea Dogs game against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Sunday was suspended…
The Portland Sea Dogs game against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Sunday was suspended with the score tied 3-3 after the fourth inning because of rain. The game will be completed at 5 p.m. Sept. 7, followed by a seven-inning game.
Binghamton jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run single by Yoel Romero and an RBI single by Carlos Cortes. Portland tied the game on a three-run double by Roldani Baldwin in the bottom half of the inning.
Fans with tickets to the regularly scheduled Sept. 7 can watch the completion of Sunday’s game.
The Sea Dogs are off Monday before starting a six-game home series against the Reading Fightin Phils at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN: Top-ranked Ash Barty won her fifth title of the season, taking eight of the last nine games from wild card Jil Teichmann for a 6-3, 6-1 victory in Mason, Ohio.
Olympic gold medalist Alexander Zverev also had a relatively easy time in the men’s final, winning 6-2, 6-3 over Andrey Rublev.
WNBA: Breanna Stewart had 20 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks and the visiting Seattle Storm used a late run to beat the Washington Mystics, 85-78, spoiling two-time WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne’s return.
Sue Bird and Stephanie Talbot each hit a 3-pointer during a 12-2 run that gave Seattle (18-7) an 85-76 lead with 1:18 to play.
Delle Donne, who made her first appearance in nearly two years, scored 16 points for the Mystics (8-14). She had two back surgeries and missed 22 months.
• Erica Wheeler scored 17 points and Brittney Sykes made two defensive stops in the closing seconds to help the visiting Los Angeles Sparks beat the New York Liberty, 86-83.
Nneka Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver added 16 points apiece for Los Angeles (10-13).
Natasha Howard had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Sami Whitcomb also scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, for the Liberty (11-14).
GILBERT DIES: Rod Gilbert, the Hall of Fame right wing who starred for the New York Rangers and helped Canada win the 1972 Summit Series, had died. He was 80.
Gilbert’s family confirmed the death to Rangers. The team didn’t provide details.
Gilbert spent his entire 18-year NHL career with the Rangers and finished with 406 goals and 615 assists in 1,065 regular-season games.He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982.
ENGLAND: Harry Kane made his first appearance of the season for Tottenham in a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton, which was secured by Dele Alli’s ninth-minute penalty.
Kane, who has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, entered as a substitute in the 71st minute and nearly added a second goal when his close-range shot was saved.
The England captain returned late for preseason training and was not deemed fit enough to play in either of Tottenham’s two previous games — a 1-0 win over City last weekend and a 1-0 loss to Pacos de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League on Thursday.
• Making the first appearance of his second spell at Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku marked his return to England’s top division after a two-year absence by scoring one goal and playing a part in the other in a 2-0 win at Arsenal.
• Mason Greenwood’s second-half goal enabled Manchester United to match the Premier League record with a 27-game road unbeaten streak, earning a 1-1 draw at Southampton.
GERMANY: Bayern Munich set a European scoring record as it beat Cologne 3-2 for its first Bundesliga win under its new coach, Julian Nagelsmann.
Serge Gnabry scored twice and Robert Lewandowski got the other goal as Bayern became the only team among Europe’s top five leagues to have scored in 74 consecutive games in all competitions.
FRANCE: A match between Nice and Marseille was abandoned when Marseille refused to restart the game after home fans in Nice threw projectiles and invaded the field.
Unverified photos on social media showed at least three players were injured.
The game was initially suspended because of the fan violence with about 15 minutes to go. When it was decided to restart play, with Nice 1-0 ahead, Marseille refused to return to the field.
“The league decided to restart the match. We decided, for the safety of our players who were attacked, to not restart the match because the safety of our players wasn’t guaranteed,” team president Pablo Longoria said.
“The referee agreed with us. He confirmed to us that safety wasn’t guaranteed, he didn’t want to restart the match. But the league decided to restart. That’s unacceptable for us and that’s why we decided not to restart the match and to return to Marseille.”
If usual French league rules are applied, an automatic 3-0 victory will be awarded to Nice.
SPAIN: Atlético Madrid won its second game in a row as the club starts its title defense, beating Elche 1-0, with Ángel Correa again playing a leading role in Luis Suárez’s absence.
Correa scored a first-half winner for his third goal in two matches while starting in place of Suárez.
• Real Madrid settled for a 3-3 draw at Levante despite the hosts being forced to have a defender play goalkeeper for the final 10 minutes.
Madrid failed to get a shot on target after Levante goalkeeper Aitor Fernandez was sent off in the 87th minute for using his hands outside the area to stop a breakaway. Defender Ruben Vezo took over as goalkeeper because the hosts had already made all five substitutions, but he didn’t have to make any saves in the remainder of regulation and stoppage time.
ITALY: Massimiliano Allegri’s return to Juventus got off to a disappointing start as two mistakes from goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny saw his side relinquish an early two-goal lead in a 2-2 draw at Udinese.
Cristiano Ronaldo started on the bench amid reports he could still leave Juventus with a year remaining on his contract. He thought he had scored a stoppage-time winner, but it was ruled out for offside after Ronaldo had ripped off his shirt in celebration and was embraced by teammates.
SPANISH VUELTA: Damiano Caruso won the ninth stage, with Primoz Roglic finishing second to keep the overall lead.
Caruso was in front for the last 43 miles of the 116-mile ride from Puerto Lumbreras to a summit finish atop the beyond-category Alto de Velefique.
Roglic finished more than a minute behind Caruso but has a 28-second gap over Enric Mas in the overall standings.
Riders have their first rest day on Monday ahead of a mostly flat stage Tuesday, with a single mountain pass near the end.
INDYCAR: Pato O’Ward regained the series lead with a runner-up finish to Josef Newgarden late Saturday night in Madison, Illinois, after previously series leader Alex Palou was collected in an early three-car accident.
Newgarden won for the second time this season, beating O’Ward to the finish line by 0.5397 seconds. Will Power was third and Scott McLaughlin fourth to put three Team Penske drivers in the top four, and Sebastien Bourdais rounded out the top five in a Chevrolet sweep.
Newgarden led 138 of the 260 laps and jumped from fifth to third in the crowded points race. He trails O’Ward by 22 points and Palou by 12.
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