Sports Digest: Sea Dogs get fourth straight win, 4-1



Jhonny Pereda’s RBI double drove in Devlin Granberg to break a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning, and Tristan Casas and Joey Meneses added run-scoring hits in the eighth as the Portland Sea Dogs (24-16) extended their winning streak to four games with a 4-1 victory Friday over the Binghamton Rumble Ponies at Binghamton, New York.

Will Toffey gave the Rumble Ponies a 1-0 lead with a third-inning home run off Brayan Bello, who struck out 10 while allowing only two hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Binghamton’s Oscar De La Cruz took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but Tanner Nishioka broke it up with second home run of the season.


EURO 2020: Christian Eriksen was discharged from the hospital and immediately went to visit his Denmark teammates nearly a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a European Championship match.

The Danish soccer federation wrote on Twitter that Eriksen was released from the Rigshospitalet in central Copenhagen after having an operation. The federation previously said Eriksen would be fitted with an ICD, an implantable device that can function as both a pacemaker and defibrillator.

“The operation went well, and I am doing well under the circumstances,” Eriksen was quoted as saying in the tweet.

The 29-year-old Eriksen has been in the hospital since collapsing on the field during his team’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland on Saturday. His heart stopped and he had to be resuscitated with a defibrillator.

A tribute was held for him during Denmark’s second game against Belgium on Thursday, when play stopped after 10 minutes for a minute’s applause in the stadium. The Danish federation said Eriksen went to see the team Friday at its training base in Helsingor, outside Copenhagen, and would then go home to spend time with his family.

Denmark lost its first two games but still has a chance to advance to the round of 16 with a win over Russia in its final Group B game.

• England and Scotland played to a 0-0 draw in London.

Both team had chances to score at Wembley Stadium. England defender John Stones hit the post with a header in the 11th minute. Scotland forward Lyndon Dykes then had a shot cleared off the line by Reece James in the 63rd.

England has four points in Group D, while Scotland has one. Both can still advance to the round of 16.

• With blood still dripping from his nose after taking an elbow to the face, Czech Republic forward Patrik Schick stepped up to the penalty spot and scored his tournament-leading third goal.

Ivan Perišić then made sure to keep Croatia alive at the European Championship, scoring the tying goal just a few minutes later in the first half.

The two sides played to a 1-1 draw in Glasgow, Scotland, giving both teams a chance to advance to the round of 16 from their final Group D matches on Tuesday.

• Emil Forsberg converted a 77th-minute penalty kick to give Sweden a 1-0 victory over Slovakia in St. Petersburg, Russia, putting the Swedes on the brink of the knockout stage.

Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka brought down substitute Robin Quaison as the striker ran in on goal following Alexander Isak’s deft flick.

Sweden has four points in Group E, and that could be enough to advance to the round of 16. Slovakia has three points after opening with a 2-1 victory over Poland. Both teams have a game remaining.

U.S. MEN: Forward Jozy Altidore and goalkeeper Brad Guzan are on a preliminary 59-man United States roster for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Defender Reggie Cannon, and midfielders Kellyn Acosta, Sebastian Lletget and Jackson Yueill are the only holdovers from the 23-man roster for the Nations League final four. Acosta was the only starter in the 3-2 win over Mexico on June 6. The roster doesn’t include Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Gio Reyna, Sergiño Dest, John Brooks, Zack Steffen and Josh Sargent. They are being given time off ahead of preseasons with their European clubs and the start of World Cup qualifying on Sept. 2.


OLYMPIC TRIALS: Ryan Murphy wind-milled to victory in the 200-meter backstroke in Omaha, Nebraska, adding to his triumph in the 100 back.

Lilly King also booked a second event in Tokyo, taking the runner-up spot in the 200 breaststroke behind Annie Lazor. King previously won the 100 breast.


LPGA: Leona Maguire shot an 8-under 64 to take a three-stroke lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the second straight week the Irish rookie has topped a leaderboard.

The 26-year-old former Duke player is trying to become the first Irish winner in LPGA Tour history. Last week in California, she tied for ninth in the LPGA Mediheal Championship after leading after the first round.

Maguire had a 15-under 129 total at Blythefield Country Club. Su Oh of Australia was second after a bogey-free 65.


QUEEN’S CLUB: Top seed Matteo Berrettini started and finished with aces to get past Dan Evans and into the semifinals in London.

A day after beating five-time champion Andy Murray, Berrettini also knocked out the current British No. 1 after a nearly five-hour rain delay, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Berrettini’s third career semifinal on grass will be against fourth-seeded Alex de Minaur, who defeated two-time champion Marin Cilic, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

HALLE OPEN: Andrey Rublev and Felix Auger-Aliassime showed good form ahead of Wimbledon as they reached the semifinals in Halle, Germany.

Rublev, seeded fourth, beat 37-year-old German Philipp Kohlschreiber, the 2011 winner, 7-6 (4) 6-2.

Auger-Aliassime, a 20-year-old Canadian, eliminated qualifier Marcos Giron of the U.S., 6-3, 6-2.

GERMAN OPEN: Americans Jessica Pegula and Madison Keys lost to Victoria Azarenka and Liudmila Samsonova in the quarterfinals in Berlin.

Pegula, who beat No. 4 seed Karolina Pliskova for the fourth time this year on Thursday, was unable to follow up against the seventh-seeded Azarenka, losing 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. The 106th-ranked Samsonova needed almost 2 1/2 hours to shock, Keys 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6 (0).


NASCAR: Alex Bowman received a two-year contract extension from Hendrick Motorsports that celebrates NASCAR’s return to Nashville and sponsor Ally’s support of the first Cup Series race in the area in 37 years.

Bowman was extended through the 2023 season to align with Ally’s commitment to the No. 48 Chevrolet. The digital financial services company entered NASCAR in 2019 as sponsor for seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and Ally wanted Bowman to move into the car this season following Johnson’s move to IndyCar.

Bowman is in his sixth full season of Cup racing and his fourth with Hendrick. He has a career-high two wins so far this season and heads into Sunday’s race at Nashville Superspeedway 11th in the standings.

• Kaulig Racing has purchased two charters from Spire Motorsports and will move to NASCAR’s Cup Series next year with a full-time ride for Justin Haley and select races for AJ Allmendinger.

Team owner Matt Kaulig had been eyeing a move up to the Cup Series for some time and made it official while announcing multi-year contract extensions with both drivers. Haley will run a full Cup schedule, while Allmendinger will run select Cup races and also compete for the Xfinity Series championship.

FORMULA ONE: Championship leader Max Verstappen led the second practice for the French Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver narrowly headed off Valtteri Bottas and his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton at the Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet, France.

After damaging a part of his front wing early in the afternoon session, Verstappen found the pace to finish only .008 ahead of Bottas and .253 clear of Hamilton. Two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso was an impressive fourth for the French-owned Alpine team, which was formerly Renault, while Charles Leclerc was fifth for Ferrari.


SOUTH AFRICAN LONG JUMPER BANNED: Olympic long jump silver medalist Luvo Manyonga was banned for four years over missed doping tests and will miss the next two Summer Games. Track and field’s Athletics Integrity Unit said Manyonga had three violations of so-called whereabouts rules in a one-year period.

The South African missed one doping test in 2019 and had two failures in 2020 to file details where he could be found to give samples. The 2017 world champion’s four-year ban runs into December 2024, including the Tokyo Olympics next month and the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The usual two-year ban for whereabouts violations was doubled because it was the 30-year-old Manyonga’s second doping case. He tested positive for methamphetamine and was banned in 2012 for 18 months.

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