Marcelo Mayer made his debut with the Portland Sea Dogs on Wednesday afternoon in a 4-2 Eastern League loss to the Somerset Patriots at Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Mayer, the top prospect for the Boston Red Sox, batted third and was 0 for 5 with two strikeouts.

The Patriots took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run homer by Jeisson Rosario. T.J. Rumsfield added a sacrifice fly in the third and Mickey Gasper homered in the fifth for a 4-0 Somerset lead.

The Sea Dogs rallied in the ninth with two runs. Niko Kavadas was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and the other run scored a groundout by Chase Meidroth. With runners on first and third and two outs, Phillip Sikes flied out to center to end the game.

Nick Yorke went 3 for 5, extending his on-base streak to 12 games.


The first-place Sea Dogs still have a 4 1/2-game lead over Somerset in the Northeast Division with four games left in the series. The teams will not meet again until the end of August.


INDY 500: An Indianapolis 500 fan whose vehicle was damaged when a tire flew off a racecar and out of the track during the race will receive a new car, an Indianapolis Motor Speedway spokesperson said.

The spokesperson told The Indianapolis Star that Penske Entertainment will provide fan Robin Matthews, who is from Indianapolis, with a new car following the incident.


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Adem Bona, the Pac-12 Conference’s freshman of the year and one of the nation’s top centers, will return to UCLA after withdrawing from the NBA draft in favor of another college season.


It’s a huge plus for a team that could turn over practically its entire roster following the departures of starters Jaime Jaquez Jr., Tyger Campbell and Amari Bailey. The Bruins still are waiting to discover whether junior guard Jaylen Clark, who also was weighing his options at a time when he faces a lengthy recovery from an Achilles injury, will join Bona in returning next season.

• Connecticut’s reign as NCAA champion will begin with multiple starters having left for the NBA draft and one returning after flirting with doing the same.

UConn guard Tristen Newton announced that he is withdrawing his name from the draft, the NCAA’s deadline for players who declared as early entrants to the draft to withdraw and retain their college eligibility.


FINE: Swedish player Mikael Ymer was docked a total of 37,370 euros (about $40,000) after being disqualified for smashing his racket against the umpire’s chair at a tournament the week before he competed at the French Open.

An ATP Tour spokesman said Ymer forfeited the 9,980 euros (about $10,500) in prize money and 20 rankings he earned for reaching the second round of the Lyon Open. Ymer also was handed an on-site fine of 27,490 euros (about $29,000).


The spokesman said the ATP Fines Committee will conduct a review of what happened to determine whether any additional penalties are warranted.

The 56th-ranked Ymer, 24, was defaulted in Lyon for an outburst late in the first set against French teenager Arthur Fils last week.

Ymer was upset that the chair umpire would not check a ball mark after a shot by Fils landed near a line. As the players went to the sideline for the ensuing changeover, Ymer smacked the base of the umpire’s stand with his racket twice – destroying his equipment and damaging the chair.

That led to Ymer’s disqualification, making Fils the winner of the match.


EUROPA LEAGUE: Gonzalo Montiel converted the clinching spot kick in the Europa League final to earn Sevilla a seventh title in the competition at the expense of Jose Mourinho’s Roma on Wednesday.


The Argentina international’s penalty sealed a 4-1 win in the shootout for Sevilla after the match finished 1-1 after extra time in Budapest.

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: England forward Beth Mead will miss the Women’s World Cup after failing to recover from a knee injury.

Mead, who has been sidelined since November because of an ACL problem, joined Leah Williamson – England’s captain – and Fran Kirby in missing out because of injury when the 23-person squad was announced.

MLS: Carles Gil scored in the first minute of the match and again in the third minute of second-half stoppage time to rally the visiting New England Revolution to a 3-3 draw with Atlanta United.

Gil scored unassisted 30 seconds into the match for the Revolution (7-3-5) and Bobby Wood stretched the lead to 2-0 at halftime when he took a pass from Emmanuel Boateng in the 37th minute and scored for a fifth time this season.

Atlanta United (6-4-6) stormed back in the second half.

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