BASEBALL

Devlin Granberg belted a two-run homer, Hudson Potts and Ronaldo Hernandez each hit an RBI double and the Portland Sea Dogs tied a franchise record Saturday night with their 12th straight win – 5-4 over the Reading Fightin Phils in Pennsylvania.

The game was called after eight innings because of rain.

The Sea Dogs broke a 1-1 tie in the third inning on back-to-back doubles by Tyreque Reed, Potts and Hernandez. Granberg made it 5-1 in the fifth with his fourth homer of the season.

Reading rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth, but three Sea Dogs relievers combined for seven strikeouts while allowing just one hit over the next three innings.

NECBL: The Sanford Mainers scored five runs in eighth inning to earn a 9-7 win over the Vermont Mountaineers in the completion of a suspended game in Montpelier, Vermont.

Pierce Gallo hit an RBI single, Dayne Leonard drew a bases-loaded walk and Mitchell Moralez followed with a bases-clearing double.

Sanford lost the regularly scheduled game, 3-2, on an unearned run in the seventh.

BASKETBALL

NBA: Wes Unseld Jr. was hired as coach of the Washington Wizards, bringing the former Denver Nuggets assistant full circle with the franchise his father led to its only NBA title.

Unseld carries a strong resume apart from his name. He spent the past six years with the Nuggets and was promoted to associate coach under Michael Malone last season.

He began his career with Washington as a scout in 1997 before working his way up to assistant coach, a job he held from 2005-11.

Unseld, a Maryland native who went to Johns Hopkins, replaces Scott Brooks, who was fired after three playoff appearances in five seasons.

His name carries value in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas for his father’s role in the Washington Bullets winning the NBA championship in 1978. Unseld was the Finals MVP, and his No. 41 hangs in the rafters at the Wizards’ arena.

CYCLING

TOUR DE FRANCE: Tadej Pogacar is all but guaranteed to win a second straight title after completing the penultimate stage unscathed.

With the final day of the race usually uneventful until the final sprint on the Champs-Elysees, the Stage 20 time trial marked the last serious test after nearly three exhausting weeks.

Given Pogacar’s near six-minute advantage at the start, it was always unlikely someone would be able to knock the Slovenian off his perch.

As Wout van Aert claimed the 19-mile stage from Libourne to Saint-Emilion, Pogacar played it safe and finished eighth. He will carry an unsurmountable lead of five minutes, 20 seconds into the final stage – 68 miles from Chatou to Paris.

HOCKEY

NHL: The Philadelphia Flyers landed a premier defenseman, acquiring Ryan Ellis in a trade with Nashville for defenseman Philippe Myers and forward Nolan Patrick.

• The New York Rangers acquired the rights to pending free agent forward Barclay Goodrow from back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay in exchange for a 2022 seventh-round draft pick. The Rangers now have exclusive negotiating rights with Goodrow until the free agent market opens July 28.

• Miro Heiskanen signed a $67.6 million, eight-year contract with the Dallas Stars, a monster deal that puts him among the highest-paid defensemen in the NHL.

The Stars also traded forward Jason Dickinson to Vancouver for a 2021 third-round pick.

• The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forward Jared McCann from the Pittsburgh Penguins for prospect Filip Hallander and a seventh-round pick in the 2023 draft.

GOLF

LPGA: Thai sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn won the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland, Michigan, shooting an 11-under 59 in best-ball play for a three-stroke victory over defending champions Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura.

The Jutanugarns finished at 24-under 256.

PGA: James Hahn missed a chance to shoot the 13th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history, settling for a 12-under 60 and a chance to win Barbasol Championship in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

Eight strokes back entering the day, Hahn had two eagles in his career-best round to move within two strokes of leader J.T. Poston.

AUTO RACING

FORMULA ONE: Max Verstappen outdragged Lewis Hamilton at the start of Formula One’s experimental first sprint qualifying race to take the pole for the British Grand Prix and spoil the homecoming of the seven-time champion in Silverstone, England.

Verstappen earned three points for the win, as well as the pole for Sunday’s full Grand Prix. It put Verstappen in position for a fourth consecutive win, all from pole.

SOCCER

MLS: Gustavo Bou scored his seventh goal of the season and the visiting New England Revolution beat Atlanta United, 1-0.

New England (8-3-3), the Eastern Conference’s points leader with 27, snapped a three-game winless streak.

Adam Buksa slid near the penalty spot to win control of a ball by Wilfrid Kaptoum, then got up an and tapped it to Bou for a rolling finish to give the Revolution a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute.

Brad Knighton made five saves, including an acrobatic stop in the 14th minute, for New England. The 36-year-old Knighton, starting while Matt Turner is with the U.S. national team for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, earned his first shutout since 2018.

ITALY: Veteran French striker Olivier Giroud has left Champions League winner Chelsea to join seven-time European Cup winner AC Milan.

Giroud, 34, has spent the past nine years in the English Premier League, where he scored 105 goals for Arsenal and 39 for Chelsea.

TENNIS

PRAGUE OPEN: French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova advanced to the final by beating Xinyu Wang of China, 6-1, 6-3.

The second-seeded Krejcikova set up an all-Czech final against eight-seeded Tereza Martincova, who defeated ninth-seeded Greet Minnen of Belgium, 6-3, 6-4. It will be Martincova’s first WTA final.

HALL OF FAME OPEN: American Jenson Brooksby beat Jordan Thompson, 6-3, 7-6 (3), to advance to the final in Newport, Rhode Island.

Brooksby, 20, will face Kevin Anderson, who ousted top-seeded Alexander Bublik, 4-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5.

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