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Sports Digest: Sea Dogs rally to 5-2 win in Richmond

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The Portland Sea Dogs rallied in the last two innings to beat the Richmond Flying Squirrels 5-2 in an Eastern League game Tuesday night in Richmond, Va.

Portland, who won their third straight win, leveled the game in the eighth inning when David Hamilton scored on a pass ball.

The Sea Dogs took a three-run lead in the ninth inning. Cole Kottam and Elih Marrero had RBI singles and Kottam later scored on a pass ball.

Portland’s Pedro Castellanos had a double in the sixth inning to extend his hitting streak to 17 games and his on-base streak to 22 games.

Richmond took a 2-0 lead in the first when Diego Rincones hit a two-run homer.

Portland picked up a run in the fifth when Marrero left with bases loaded.

Jay Groome started for the Sea Dogs and pitched six innings. He allowed two runs and three hits. He walked two and hit 10.

Oddanier Mosqueada pitched the ninth. He walked the first batter and then hit the next three for his second save.

UNIVERSITIES: Nathan Dettmer had one ball with three hits in seven shutout innings, and Texas A&M capitalized on Notre Dame’s mistakes to beat the Fighting Irish 5-1 in a College World Series eliminator.

The No. 5 national seed Aggies (44-19) plays Oklahoma in the Bracket 1 finals. They need to beat the Sooners on Wednesday and again on Thursday to reach the CWS Finals this weekend. The Irish (41-17) finished the season with the most wins since 2006 and their first Omaha appearance since 2002.

TO BATHE

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Two-time world champion Caeleb Dressel will not defend his men’s 100m freestyle title at the World Aquatics Championships after withdrawing ahead of the semifinals in Budapest, Hungary.

Dressel was included in the original starting list for Tuesday’s semifinals, but not in an updated version as reserve player Hwang Sun-woo of South Korea took his place.

“Team USA, in consultation with Caeleb, his coach and the team’s medical staff, have decided that he is withdrawing from the 100m freestyle event for medical reasons. The team will decide on its participation in the events later in the week,” US Swimming said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Dressel will compete in the men’s 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly later in the world.

• Hungary’s Kristof Milak delighted home fans by beating his world record in the men’s 200m butterfly at the World Aquatics Championships, as American swimmers won three more gold medals.

22-year-old Milak swam superbly, clocking 1 minute, 50.34 seconds, giving Hungary its first gold medal of the competition.

American swimmer Bobby Finke set a national record of 7:39.36 as he won the evening’s first gold in the men’s 800m freestyle with a sizzling finish.

Nic Fink then took advantage of Adam Peaty’s absence through injury to win the men’s 50m breaststroke in an American record 26.45 seconds, beating Italy’s Nicolo Martinenghi and fellow American Michael Andrew.

Fink picked up his second gold of the night by helping American teammates Hunter Armstrong, Torri Huske and Claire Curzan win the 4×100 mixed medley relay ahead of the Australian and Dutch teams.

It was the 10th gold for the United States at this World Championships, where American swimmers have also won three silvers and nine bronzes.

FOOTBALL

US MEN: The United States will face Japan and Saudi Arabia in their last two World Cup warm-up games.

The No. 15 Americans will take on No. 23 Japan in a show on Sept. 23 at a European location that has yet to be announced, the US Soccer Association said. Four days later, the USA take on No. 49 Saudi Arabia in a friendly four days later in Murcia, Spain.

After missing out on the World Cup in 2018, the USA are in Group B of the tournament in Qatar. The Americans open against No. 18 Wales on November 21, meet No. 5 England in a Black Friday match and end the first round on November 29 against No. 21 Iran.

MLS: Atlanta United signed two players from Mexico’s Liga MX to strengthen injured positions.

The team announced that it has loaned defender Juan Jose Purata from Tigres UANL for the remainder of the 2022 season. A day earlier it was acquired by goalkeeper Raul Gudino from Chivas Guadalajara.

Both will be available for Atlanta United when the secondary MLS transfer window opens on July 7th.

• The Columbus Crew acquired Colombian forward Juan Camilo Hernandez, known as Cucho, from Watford.

Contract terms, which run until 2025, have not been released, but the crew said they paid the largest acquisition fee in the history of the Major League Soccer club. Hernandez will join the team once he receives his visa and transfer certificate following the opening of the league’s secondary transfer window on July 7.

OLYMPIA

TOKYO: The final price tag for last year’s COVID-delayed Tokyo Olympics has been put at $13 billion, the organizing committee said in its final act before it is dissolved at the end of the month.

The cost was double what was projected in 2013 when Tokyo won the Games. However, the final price that organizers have presented is lower than the $15.4 billion they predicted when the Olympics ended just under 11 months ago.

TENNIS

DAVIS CUP FINALS: Retired player David Ferrer has been named Davis Cup Finals Tournament Director.

Ferrer, 40, a three-time Davis Cup winner with Spain who achieved a career-best individual ranking of 3rd, replaces Albert Costa, who has held the position since 2019.

Eastbourne: Serena Williams teamed with Ons Jabeur to beat Sara Sorribes Tormo and Marie Bouzkova in the first round of women’s doubles in Eastbourne, England.

Williams and Jabeur bounced back from the 6-2 loss in the first set to win the second 6-3 and then the match tiebreaker 13-11 on their third match point.

The win means Williams will play at least one more competitive match before playing singles at Wimbledon as a wildcard. The All England Club peloton begins on Monday.

Williams last played at Wimbledon in 2021. She was playing in the first round when she lost her footing and buckled her right leg, causing her to be retired from the game.

BAD HOMBURG: Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep were among the first-round winners in Bad Homburg, Germany, as Sabine Lisicki won a WTA Tour peloton for the first time since 2018 after long injury setbacks.

Defending champion Kerber scored a 6-2, 6-2 win over Anastasia Gasanova after waiting overnight when a rain-related schedule forced play to be suspended mid-set on Monday.

Halep advanced to the second round with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over Katerina Siniakova, former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu swept aside Martina Trevisan 6-3, 6-1 and French- Open semifinalist Daria Kasatkina defeated Jule Niemeier 6:1, 3:6, 6:1 in her second round match.

Plagued by repeated knee injuries, former Wimbledon finalist Lisicki is playing with a wild card in Bad Homburg. She beat her German compatriot Tamara Korpatsch 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the first round, earning her first win in four years at a full WTA Tour event.

BASKETBALL

UNIVERSITIES: Minnesota forward Parker Fox has picked up another serious knee injury, threatening his status as a potential starter for the upcoming season.

Fox was injured during a summer training session Monday, trainer Ben Johnson said. The 6-foot-8 Fox tore the ACL in his left knee during the 2021 offseason and wore his freshman year with the Gophers as a redshirt. The last injury affects his right knee.

• Former Purdue basketball star Caleb Swanigan has died aged 25.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Swanigan died Monday of natural causes at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

A private practitioner will be processing his death certificate, according to Rebecca Maze, a senior investigator in the coroner’s office.

NBA: The Phoenix Suns hired Morgan Cato as assistant general manager and vice president of basketball operations, becoming the first woman of color to hold an assistant GM title for an NBA franchise.

Cato comes to Phoenix after spending nearly a decade in the NBA League Office, most recently as associate vice president of business operations for the NBA’s league operations division.

WNBA: Maya Caldwell scored 18 points, Rhyne Howard added 16 points and eight rebounds, and the host Atlanta Dream defeated the Dallas Wings 80-75 to go on a four-game losing streak.

Atlanta (8-8) equaled last season’s winning total with the win.


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