Kayden Oliver allowed just one hit and struck 10 over 6 1/3 innings and Caleb Barker hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the top of the seventh as Gray-New Gloucester/Raymond beat Salem, New Hampshire, 3-0, in its opening game Saturday at the Little League Baseball New England Regional in Bristol, Connecticut.

Mason Amergian recorded the final two outs for a save as Gray-New Gloucester/Raymond advanced to a winners’ bracket game Monday against Canton, Massachusetts.

EASTERN LEAGUE: Portland Sea Dogs shortstop Marcelo Mayer was placed on the seven-day injured list, retroactive to Aug. 3, because of left shoulder inflammation.

Mayer, rated as Boston’s top minor-league prospect, is hitting .189 with six home runs and 20 RBI in 43 games since his promotion to Double-A.

• Baltimore Orioles top prospect Jackson Holliday was 4 for 5 with a two-run homer, Anthony Servideo hit a tiebreaking RBI double in the fifth inning, and the Bowie Baysox beat the Sea Dogs for the fourth time in five games, winning 9-4 in Bowie, Maryland.


Blaze Jordan gave the Sea Dogs a 4-3 lead with a three-run homer in the top of the fifth, but Bowie answered with two runs in the bottom half, one in the sixth and three in the seventh.

Nick Yorke also homered for Portland.


NASCAR: Martin Truex Jr. is returning for another run with Joe Gibbs Racing, signing a deal to compete again next year.

The Cup Series points leader made the announcement after he qualified fifth for Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Truex’s teammate, Christopher Bell, won the pole. Ross Chastain, Ty Gibbs and Chris Buescher qualified second through fourth.


Driver Noah Gragson has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR and Legacy Motor Club due to liking an insensitive meme with a photo of George Floyd’s face.

Floyd, who was Black, died in 2020 after a white police officer knelt on his neck for 8 1/2 minutes. His death sparked mass protests around the world and forced a national reckoning on racial injustice.

Grant Enfinger will be in the No. 42 Chevrolet, making his Cup debut, for Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway.

John Hunter Nemechek raced to his fifth Xfinity Series victory this year, pulling away over the last seven laps at Michigan International Speedway.

Josh Berry was second, followed by Brandon Jones and Ty Gibbs, Nemechek’s teammate for Joe Gibbs Racing.



PGA: Lucas Glover shot an 8-under 62 and Billy Horschel carded a 63 to move into a tie for the lead at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina.

They were at 18-under 192, one shot ahead of 36-hole leader Russell Henley, who rolled in a sweeping birdie putt from just inside 30 feet on the last hole for a 65.

LPGA: Celine Boutier of France took a three-shot lead at the Women’s Scottish Open after posting a 6-under 66 in the third round in Irvine, Scotland.

Boutier, who won the Évian Championship last Sunday, was at 13 under overall.

Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit (66) and Sweden’s Maja Stark (72) were tied for second.

LIV: Matthew Wolff made enough birdies to offset a few mistakes for a 3-under 67 that gave him a share of the lead with David Puig at LIV Golf-Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.


Nine players were separated by only two shots, going into the final round, including Bryson DeChambeau, who was one shot back after a 61 on Saturday.


DC OPEN: Maria Sakkari let a huge lead disappear but recovered to take the last four games and beat top-seeded Jessica Pegula 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the semifinals in Washington.

Sakkari will play for the title Sunday against No. 3 seed Coco Gauff, a 6-3, 6-3 winnver over Liudmila Samsonova.


NBA: Ricky Rubio of the Cleveland Cavaliers announced that he is taking a break from basketball to focus on his mental health, a move that comes as his Spanish national team prepares to defend its title at the FIBA World Cup that starts later this month.


Rubio was the MVP of the most recent World Cup four years ago, leading Spain to the championship with an 8-0 record. The veteran point guard was expected to be part of Spain’s team for the tournament that begins Aug. 25 in the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia.


ENGLAND: Manchester United signed Denmark striker Rasmus Højlund from Italy’s Atalanta in a move that ends the Premier League club’s search for a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.

The initial transfer fee is $82 million but could go up by $10 million depending on his success. Højlund, 20, has signed a five-year contract with an option to extend by 12 months.


FIGHT CANCELED: Dillian Whyte’s heavyweight rematch against Anthony Joshua was canceled after Whyte returned “adverse analytical findings” on a doping test.

The bout had been scheduled for Aug. 12 at London’s O2 Arena, but Matchroom Boxing called off the fight and said “a full investigation will be conducted.”

Matchroom said it was informed by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association “that Dillian Whyte had returned adverse analytical findings as part of a random anti-doping protocol.”

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