Jordan Beck singled in the winning run with one out in the eighth inning Friday night and the Hartford Yard Goats went on to a 2-1 victory against the Portland Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field.

After Warming Bernabel gave Hartford a 1-0 lead with a single in the second, Blaze Jordan tied it with an RBI single in the fourth.

Four Hartford pitchers combined for 10 strikeouts.


EUROPEAN: Ludvig Åberg birdied No. 18 in fading light to take a share of the lead. Rory McIlroy did the same to almost certainly make the cut in the BMW Championship at Virginia Water, England.


In a chaotic finish to the second round, Åberg and McIlroy won their own personal battles down the storied par-5 last hole at Wentworth, where – for a while – nine balls were regularly in play as players backed up to complete their rounds in close-to-dark conditions.

Most of the light shining on the green came from the giant illuminated scoreboard as Åberg, the 23-year-old Swede tipped to be the next big thing in golf, rolled in a putt from 4 feet for a 6-under 66 to tie for the lead with compatriot Sebastian Soderberg (64) at 10 under.

GOLF: S.H. Kim made six birdies and one bogey for a 67 and a share of the lead with Sahith Theegala (64) at 12-under 132 at the Fortinet Championship at Napa, California.


MAUI INVITATIONAL: The Maui Invitational will be staged Nov. 20-22 at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu after devastating wildfires ravaged Maui this summer. Five of the top 10 teams in ESPN’s preseason poll – No. 1 Kansas, No. 3 Purdue, No. 7 Gonzaga, No. 8 Tennessee and No. 10 Marquette – will participate alongside UCLA, Syracuse and Chaminade.

WNBA: Sabrina Ionescu scored 29 points, hitting seven 3-pointers, to help the New York Liberty beat the Washington Mystics 90-75 in Game 1 of their playoff matchup at New York.



GERMANY: Exequiel Palacios scored on a penalty kick in injury time for Bayer Leverkusen to hold 11-time defending champion Bayern Munich to a 2-2 draw at Munich and declare itself a title contender.

Bayern Munich had to settle for a point against the only other side to have started the league with three victories.

SPAIN: The new coach of the national women’s team had to delay the announcement of her first squad  after nearly all of the country’s World Cup-winning players maintained their boycott as part of their fight against sexism in soccer.


DAVIS CUP: Andy Murray came from behind to beat Leandro Riedi 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-4 and give Britain a winning start in its 2-1 victory over Switzerland in the group stage of the finals, then was overcome by emotion.


“Today is a tough day for me. It’s my gran’s funeral today,” Murray said. “I’m sorry to my family that I’m not able to be there but Gran, this one’s for you.”


XFINITY SERIES: Justin Allgaier earned a spot in the second round of the playoffs by winning at Bristol, Tennessee.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. made a run at the win until his Chevrolet caught fire with 29 laps remaining.

– Staff and news service reports

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