Sports Digest: Fisher Cats scored three goals in seventh to beat Sea Dogs



Orelvis Martinez hit a three-run home run late in the seventh inning as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats beat the Portland Sea Dogs 9-7 on Sunday afternoon in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Portland scored three runs in the top of the sixth to take a 5-3 lead over RBI singles from Tyler Dearden and Wil Dalton, and an RBI ground from Ceddane Rafaela. New Hampshire scored three late innings to regain the lead, but Portland tied it on a solo homer in the seventh by Hudson Potts.

Martinez was 3 for 4 with four RBIs and three runs scored for New Hampshire. Kole Cottam was 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored for the Sea Dogs.


WNBA: Arike Ogunbowale scored 16 of 22 points in the second half and the Dallas Wings handed the Indiana Pacers a club-record 12th straight loss, 96-86, at Indianapolis.

Teaira McCowan finished with 17 points for Dallas (12-15), while Allisha Gray scored 16 with three steals. Kayla Thornton added 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

Gray scored 10 of his 11 first-half points in the second quarter to help Dallas go from a 23-17 first-period deficit to a 45-39 halftime lead.

• Tina Charles scored 27 points to become the fourth player in WNBA history to reach the top 7,000 in her career, and the Seattle Storm beat the Atlanta Dream 82-72 in Seattle.

Charles, who signed with Seattle (18-10) on June 28, added 15 rebounds for his second straight double-double. With 7,013 points, she trails only Diana Taurasi (9,651, active), Tina Thompson (7,488) and Tamika Catchings (7,380) on the all-time list.


AUCTION: Muhammad Ali’s championship belt from his 1974 ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ heavyweight title fight has been auctioned off for $6.18 million.

The winner of the heated competition for the belt was Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, according to Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

In a tweet on Sunday, Irsay confirmed he acquired the belt for his collection of rock music, American history and pop culture memorabilia that is currently touring the country.


NFL: Houston Texans rookie catcher John Metchie III has announced he has been diagnosed with leukemia.

In a statement posted to the Texans’ Twitter account, Metchie says he is undergoing treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia, “the most curable form,” and expects to “recover later.”

“As a result of this diagnosis, I probably won’t be playing football this season,” Metchie said. “My main focus will be my health and my recovery. … I can’t wait to come back stronger than ever.

Metchie went 44th in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft at Alabama, where he had 96 receptions for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns last season for the Crimson Tide.

• Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Rodger Saffold missed the start of training camp after sustaining rib injuries in a car accident.

Coach Sean McDermott said the accident happened over the past few weeks, but did not provide further details about the accident. General manager Brandon Beane said Saffold had cracked ribs and struggled to sleep because of the pain.


Tour de France: Denmark’s Jonas Vingaard won his first Tour de France title after winning a thrilling three-week duel with defending champion Tadej Pogacar.

Vingaard, 25, became the first Danish rider to win the biggest cycle race since Bjarne Riis in 1996.

Vingeaard, who was a Pogacar finalist last year, built his success in the mountains. He first took the yellow jersey from Pogacar in the Alps with a memorable climb to the Col du Granon, and followed this week with an impressive show of force during the last Pyrenean stage to the resort of Hautacam.

Pogacar finished second overall and Geraint Thomas, the 2018 Tour winner, completed the podium.

TOUR DE FRANCE WOMEN: Lorena Wiebes of the Netherlands sprinted to victory on stage one of the women’s Tour de France, which returned after a 33-year absence.

The DSM team runner struck in the final 150 meters of the 82-kilometre (51-mile) circuit in Paris to beat former Olympic champion Marianne Vos to the line on the Champs-Élysées.

Tour of Flanders champion Lotte Kopecky finished third.

This is the first time since 1989 that a women’s edition of the Tour de France has been organised. Tour de France organizer Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) previously organized La Course, a one-day race held in Paris coinciding with the men’s Tour.


FORMULA ONE: Max Verstappen won the French Grand Prix at Le Castellet, France, after Charles Leclerc fell from the lead, a mistake that dropped the Ferrari driver to 63 points behind the reigning Formula 1 champion.

Verstappen’s seventh win in 12 races this season took his career tally to 27 wins, all with Red Bull. He said his lead in the title race was misleading as Red Bull and Ferrari have been fairly evenly matched this season.

Seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton finished second in his 300th Grand Prix – his fourth consecutive podium finish and best result in what has so far been a winless season – while team-mate George Russell overtook Red Bull’s Sergio Perez after a late restart to give Mercedes their first one-two. podium of the year.

INDYCAR: Josef Newgarden collapsed in the RV after his late crash at Iowa Speedway and was airlifted to hospital in Des Moines for evaluation.

IndyCar medical director Dr. Geoffrey Billows said Newgarden was airlifted to Mercy One in Des Moines because the on-site care center lacked equipment to properly assess the Team Penske driver, who ripped open the back of his head when he collapsed.

Billows said Newgarden was awake and alert, but the hospital was a 45-minute drive from the track and heavy traffic for Blake Shelton’s post-race concert would have delayed the trip.

Newgarden dominated and led 148 of the 300 laps while trying to sweep the weekend. But something on his Team Penske car snapped with 64 laps to go and he spun into the outside wall, creating an opening for Arrow McLaren SP’s Pato O’Ward to win the race. .

Newgarden was visibly shaken after his compulsory check-up at the field care center following the accident.


PALERMO WOMEN OPEN: Irina-Camelia Begu defeated Lucia Bronzetti 6-2, 6-2 to win in Palermo, Sicily, and claim her first singles title in five years.

The sixth-seeded Romanian took control from the start on the red clay at Country Time Club and closed the final with an ace on her first match point.

HAMBURG EUROPEAN OPEN: Lorenzo Musetti needed six match points to upset top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4 in the final in Hamburg, Germany.

The 20-year-old Italian won his first tour-level title in 2 hours and 47 minutes.

Alcaraz were looking to improve on their record to 5-0 in the final and were also aiming for their fifth title this year alone after wins in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Miami and Rio de Janeiro.

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