Automatic runner Corey Rosier scored on a grounder by Tyler McDonough in the bottom of the 10th inning, and the Portland Sea Dogs improved to 8-3 with a 4-3 win Wednesday night over the Reading Fightin Phils at Hadlock Field.

Rosier advanced to third on a groundout by Nick Yorke, then raced home ahead of second baseman Oliver Dunn’s throw after McDonough’s ground ball.

Reading rallied from a 3-0 deficit and forced extra innings when former Sea Dogs player Wendall Rijo hit an RBI single in the ninth.

The Sea Dogs opened the scoring in the third inning on RBI singles by McDonough and Ceddanne Rafaela. They made it 3-0 in the fourth when Rosier grounded in a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded.

Sea Dogs starter Brian Van Belle allowed three hits and two runs – one earned – over five hits. He struck out two and walked three.



NFL: Tua Tagovailoa said he briefly considered walking away from football last season after he was diagnosed with two concussions, leading to questions about whether it was safe for the 25-year-old Miami Dolphins quarterback to continue playing.

But after talking to his family and doctors, Tagovailoa ruled out retirement, and he started training in martial arts this offseason to help reduce head injuries, working on ways to land more safely when he gets hit.

• Hall of Fame linebacker Dave Wilcox, who made the Pro Bowl seven times in his 11 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 80.

Wilcox missed only one game during his 11-year career. He was a first-team All-Pro in 1971 and 1972 and a second-team selection in 1967.

• Lawyers representing more than 40 former team employees are asking the NFL to make the sale of the Washington Commanders contingent on Dan Snyder not suing people who participated in various investigations.


Attorneys Lisa Banks and Debra Katz made the request in a letter sent to league Commissioner Roger Goodell by email Wednesday. Banks and Katz asked for protection for their clients and others who spoke to Beth Wilkinson, Mary Jo White and Congress as part of investigations into Snyder and the team.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Erling Haaland scored again to help Manchester City advance to the semifinals against Real Madrid with a 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich in the second leg of their quarterfinal.

Haaland missed a first-half penalty but atoned by scoring the opening goal on a counterattack in the 57th minute, just after Bayern missed a good chance at the other end. The draw sealed City’s progress with a 4-1 win on aggregate.

• The Milan clubs are set to meet in the semifinals after Inter Milan drew 3-3 against Benfica to complete a 5-3 aggregate victory over the Portuguese team.

Inter Milan will face city rival AC Milan.



BARCELONA OPEN: Stefanos Tsitsipas won his opening match with a comfortable 6-4, 6-2 victory over Pedro Cachin.

Tsitsipas will next face Denis Shapovalov, who defeated Jozef Kovalik, 6-4, 6-3.

SRPSKA OPEN: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic had to rally from a set down to beat 18-year-old Luca Van Assche 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-2 in Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

PORSCHE GRAND PRIX: Second-ranked Aryna Sabalenka advanced to the quarterfinals in Stuttgart, Germany, by beating Barbora Krejcikova, 6-2, 6-3.

Coco Gauff, Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina and Ons Jabeur also recorded victories.


Gauff, the No. 5 seed, held off Veronika Kudermetova, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (3). The 19-year-old American next plays Anastasia Potapova.


FLECHE WALLONNE: The two-time Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar earned his third one-day classic victory of the season by triumphing at the top of the Mur de Huy in Belgium.

The 24-year-old rider from Slovenia now has six titles this year – to go with six stage wins at the weeklong Paris-Nice and Tour of Andalucia races – a streak that is drawing comparisons with cycling great Eddy Merckx.

In the women’s race, Demi Vollering was also in a class of her own in the final grueling ascent leading to the finish as she dropped all her rivals.


U.S. WOMEN: Two-time Olympian Megan Bozek announced her retirement.

Bozek, a 32-year-old defender from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, won silver medals at the 2014 Sochi and 2022 Beijing Games. She also won four gold medals in six appearances at the world championships, ending with a silver-medal finish in 2022.

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