Phillip Sikes hit a two-run double, Niko Kavadas belted his ninth home run of the season, and the Portland Sea Dogs snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday night with a 4-3 Eastern League win over the Somerset Patriots in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Somerset’s Austin Wells and Tyler Hardman smacked back-to-back home runs against CJ Liu in the first inning, but Liu and three relievers held the Patriots to one run the rest of the way. Luis Guerrero got the last six outs for his ninth save.

Sikes tied the game in the fourth when he doubled home Kavadas and Chase Meidroth. Corey Rosier scored the go-ahead run on a groundout by Ceddanne Rafaela in the fifth, and Kavadas homered in the sixth.


ENGLAND: Manchester City’s mission to win a treble of major trophies stayed on track after beating Manchester United 2-1 in the FA Cup final in London, with the first of Ilkay Gundogan’s two goals coming after a record 13 seconds.


With City having already retained the Premier League, now only a first-ever Champions League title stands between Pep Guardiola’s team and immortality in English soccer.

Gundogan, City’s captain, scored the quickest goal in an FA Cup final – timed by British broadcaster BBC at 12.91 seconds – only for United midfielder Bruno Fernandes to convert a 33rd-minute penalty against the run of play after Jack Grealish was adjudged to have handled the ball.

MLS: Djordje Petrovic saved five shots in goal for the New England Revolution, Luis Barraza had two saves for New York City FC and the two clubs played to a scoreless draw in New York.

NYCFC (4-7-5) had won the last three at home against New England (7-3-6) in all competitions entering play. The Revolution posted a 4-3-2 record through the first nine road matches in the series.

GERMAN CUP: Leipzig retained the German Cup with a 2-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the final thanks to a deflected goal and an assist from Christopher Nkunku in Berlin.

Leipzig’s second cup title came after beating Freiburg on penalties last year, and the fourth time in five years that the club backed by drinks giant Red Bull was in the cup final. Frankfurt last won the cup in 2018.


WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Patricia Guijarro scored twice inside three minutes as Barcelona staged a stunning second-half comeback to beat Wolfsburg 3-2 in the Women’s Champions League final at PSV Stadium in Eidnhoven, Netherlands.

Fridolina Rolfö capped the Barcelona fightback by calmly firing into the far corner of the net after a mix-up in the Wolfsburg defense to make it 3-2 in the 70th minute.

Wolfsburg led 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Ewa Pajor and Alexandra Popp.

The victory in front of 33,147 fans – a record crowd for a women’s game in the Netherlands – was a second European title for the Catalan team.


NADAL SURGERY: Rafael Nadal is expected to need about five months to recover from arthroscopic surgery on his left hip, a timeline that likely would keep him out for the rest of this season.


Nadal’s spokesman, Benito Perez-Barbadillo, said on Saturday – the 22-time Grand Slam champion’s 37th birthday – that two procedures were performed Friday night by a trio of doctors at a clinic in Barcelona. One portion of the operation was for a tendon, the other for an old labrum injury.


NASCAR CUP SERIES: Ryan Blaney isn’t slowing down now that he’s finally reached victory lane again.

After snapping his 59-race winless streak by holding off William Byron to win the rescheduled Coca-Cola 600 on Monday, Blaney put his No. 12 Ford on the front row to start the NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois.

He was less than a hundredth of a second behind pole sitter Kyle Busch in qualifying Saturday.

FORMULA ONE: Max Verstappen stormed his way to pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix in Montmelo, Spain while his top rivals struggled on the damp track and will start well behind the two-time defending champion.


Red Bull teammate – and Verstappen’s top challenger – Sergio Pérez will start Sunday’s race from 11th place on the grid. Last weekend, Pérez crashed in qualifying for Monaco and had to start from the back.


NBA: Julius Randle has undergone arthroscopic surgery on the left ankle that the All-Star forward injured late in the regular season and then again in the playoffs.

The New York Knicks said Randle had the procedure Friday and that he would resume basketball activities later this summer.

Randle had started the first 77 games of the season before spraining the ankle on March 29 in a victory over Miami. He sat out the remainder of the regular season, then returned for the Knicks’ playoff opener against Cleveland.



PGA: Rory McIlroy realized Muirfield Village was playing so tough that he set a goal of just trying to break 70. He didn’t quite get there, and his 2-under 70 still was enough for him to share the lead in the Memorial in Dublin, Ohio.

Thirteen players were separated by two shots. Nine more were only three shots out of the lead.

David Lipsky’s two closing bogeys gave him a 72, while Si Woo Kim overcome two double bogeys for a 71. They joined McIlroy at 6-under 210.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Jordan Smith and Alexander Björk were among golfers in a six-way tie for the lead heading toward the final round of the European Open in Hamburg, Germany.

Smith, the champion in 2017, recorded a 1-under 72 to move to 6 under for the tournament along with Björk (69), Tom McKibbin (72), David Law (72), John Axelsen (69), and Julien Guerrier (67).

LPGA: Two-time NCAA champion Rose Zhang moved into position to win in her professional debut, shooting a 6-under 66 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Mizuho Americans Open in Jersey City, New Jersey.


The former Stanford star had six birdies in a bogey-free round on a raw, overcast day at Liberty National in jumping to the top of the leaderboard. It’s nothing new for the 20-year-old from California who won 12 of 20 events in her two years in college, with many viewing it as a sign of things to come.


NFL: The Buffalo Bills are locking up defensive tackle Ed Oliver through the 2027 season after reaching an agreement to a four-year contract extension valued up to $68 million, two people familiar with negotiations told The Associated Press.

The people spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the contract has not yet been signed. One of the people provided the value of the contract, by adding Oliver is guaranteed to make $45 million.

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