Sports Digest: Sea Dogs Open Series with 7-1 win over Senators


David Hamilton and Christian Coss got two RBIs and Brayan Bello hit 10 while the Portland Sea Dogs beat Harrisburg Senators 7-1 in an Eastern League game Tuesday night in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Bellow made five rounds of closing, allowing four hits and one walk in his first season.

Tyreque Reed hit an RBI double in the first inning for Portland. Nick Sogaard scored two goals and scored two goals.

Jake Allo chose to drive in a runner in eighth for Harrisburg. Stephen Fuentes picked up the loss on the heap.



The US Women’s National Team: Rose Lavelle and Catarina Macario each scored two goals in the first half, and the US women’s team beat Uzbekistan 9-0 in Chester, Pennsylvania to extend the team’s unbeaten streak to 67 games on US soil.

Trinity Rodman, who came on as a second-half substitute, scored her first international goal for the United States. The 2021 NBA Young Player of the Year is the daughter of former NBA player Dennis Rodman.

Mallory Pugh, Midge Bourse and Ashley Sanchez also scored for the United States, who opened the game with their youngest starting lineup – averaging 24.98 years – since 2007.

Champions League: Villarreal stunned six-times European champions Bayern Munich to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 16 years thanks to Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th minute goal, which tied 1-1 and won 2-1 on aggregate.

Villarreal’s 1-0 lead from the first leg was wiped out by Robert Lewandowski seven minutes into the second half, but Chukwueze completed a counterattack within four minutes of being relegated to the bench to extend the Spanish side’s surprising run in the competition.


• The defense of Chelsea’s title in the Champions League ended despite its 3-2 victory over Real Madrid, as Karim Benzema spoiled the return of the English team by scoring in extra time to return the Spanish force to the semi-finals.

Benzema scored a hat-trick in the first leg to give Real Madrid a 3-1 lead, then scored the decisive goal at the Santiago Bernabeu with a header from Vinicius Junior’s cross after six minutes of extra time.

FIFA: The Swiss Federal Criminal Court said that Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two former FIFA officials, will stand trial for fraud and other crimes in June.

The trial will be before a panel of three judges over 11 days, from June 8 to 22. The trial will begin more than 6 and a half years after the start of criminal proceedings, first against Blatter with a payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2 million then) that FIFA authorized to provide to Platini.

Platini submitted a written request to FIFA in January 2011 to pay an additional salary in arrears to serve as presidential advisor in Blatter’s first term, from 1998 to 2002. Allegations disclosed by Swiss federal prosecutors in September 2015 led to Blatter’s early removal from the FIFA presidency, and ultimately its termination. Platini campaign to succeed him. Platini was also ousted from the UEFA presidency after he was banned from playing football due to payment.


Blatter has been accused of fraud, mismanagement, embezzlement of FIFA funds and document falsification. Platini has been charged with fraud, embezzlement and forgery and as an accomplice in the alleged mismanagement of Blatter.


Monte Carlo Masters: Novak Djokovic opened his claycourt season with a shock loss to Alejandro Davidovic Fokina at the Monte Carlo Masters on Tuesday in Monaco.

Davidovic stunned Fukina of Serbia 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-1 in the second round to hand Djokovic another setback as he tries to move past the controversy over his refusal to vaccinate against COVID-19. . That makes up for rare consecutive losses for Djokovic, who has not played since his quarter-final elimination at the Dubai Tennis Championships in February – his only previous tournament this year after being banned from the Australian Open.

Djokovic beat Davidovich Fokina in straight sets last year in Rome and at the Tokyo Olympics.


Djokovic was unable to defend his Australian Open title in January after he was deported from the country for not being vaccinated. He had to skip tournaments in Indian Wells, California and Miami because he couldn’t travel to the US for the same reason.

expert: Le Cher has been selected as the CEO and CEO of the USTA.

The US National Tennis Association announced the hiring on Tuesday, saying Cher will begin his new role on May 2. He has been with the union for 13 years, in the past decade as the Director of Revenue. Sherr will work with the USTA Board of Directors to develop a strategy for the growth of tennis in the United States, and to ensure that the sport continues its trend toward an increasingly diverse player and fan base.

Sherr helped drive all of the USTA’s revenue streams to record levels, including overall sponsorship, broadcast revenue, attendance revenue, and ticketing.

the retirement: Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Kim Clijsters has retired from professional tennis once again. The 38-year-old Clijsters, who ended her second retirement in 2019 after a seven-year hiatus, announced that she would “no longer play official tournaments”.


Former top seed Clijsters, who was already a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, won the US Open for the first time in 2005 and quit tennis two years later at the age of 23 shortly before getting married. After that, the Belgian took a leave of about two years while he had a daughter but came back and won the 2009 US Open. She won another tournament at Flushing Meadows in 2010, then added the Australian Open title the following season and returned to top the rankings.

Clijsters, who has three children with her husband, Brian Lynch, left the tour again in 2012. They live in suburban New Jersey.

Car racing

IndyCar: Jimmy Johnson has no intention of letting his broken right hand take him off the track.

On Tuesday, the seven-time NASCAR champ who became a regular in the IndyCar series announced on Twitter that he underwent surgery Monday night in Charlotte, North Carolina, to repair the injury he sustained in a crash last weekend.


Johnson wrote “From Long Beach to the Operating Room” before citing his plan for testing next week at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “The good news is that I plan to be ready for the IMS test in 9 days and Barber on the 1st of May. Thanks to all the medical staff involved.”

Testing will take place on the historic 2.5-mile oval Brickyard Building next Wednesday and Thursday. The series will not be racing again until it stops at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.


LPGA: The LPGA said Shirley Spork, one of the thirteen LPGA Tour founders who learned two weeks ago that she would be inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame, has died. She was 94 years old.

The LPGA said she died in Palm Springs, California, where she lived and taught in her 90s.


While she’s never won on the LPGA Tour — her best result was runner-up in the 1962 LPGA Championship at Stardust Country Club in Las Vegas — Spork’s influence spans across seven decades of starting the tour and teaching the game.

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