Sports Digest: Sea Dogs lose third straight against Yard Goats


Taylor Snyder and Greg Jones hit back-to-back home runs off Frank German in the fourth inning, lifting the Hartford Yard Goats to a 5-3 win Sunday over the Portland Sea Dogs in Hartford, Connecticut.

Snyder gave the Yard Goats a 3-2 lead with a two-run homer to left-center, and Jones followed with a drive to right-center, knocking German out of the game.

Johan Mieses hit his sixth home run of the season – a two-run shot, to put the Sea Dogs ahead 2-1 in the third inning. Ronaldo Hernandez added a solo home run in the ninth.

Portland now heads to New Hampshire for a six-game series against the Fisher Cats that starts Tuesday.


BASEBALL: Sean Lawlor and Ryan Turenne each belted two home runs, and Jake Marquez and Scout Knotts also homered and drove in four runs apiece as the Black Bears (19-18, 15-15 America East) outslugged the Hawks (16-18, 16-18) in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Jacob Small earned the win with 3 2/3 innings of one-hit relief after a long rain delay.


ITALIAN OPEN: Rafael Nadal beat a tired Novak Djokovic 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 for a record-extending 10th Italian Open title.

The top-ranked Djokovic spent nearly five hours on court Saturday, when he had to rally for a rain-delayed quarterfinal victory over Stefanos Tsitsipas before winning another three-setter over local favorite Lorenzo Sonego in the semifinals. Nadal, meanwhile, beat Reilly Opelka in 1½ hours.

In the women’s final, reigning French Open champion Iga Swiatek routed Karolina Pliskova, 6-0 6-0.


ENGLAND: Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker scored a dramatic goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time to earn a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion and keep alive his team’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

Alisson came up for a corner and, unmarked, glanced home a header from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross.

The Brazil international is the sixth goalkeeper to score a goal in Premier League history – the first with a header.

No Liverpool goalkeeper had previously scored a competitive goal.

Liverpool is one point behind fourth-place Chelsea with two games remaining and plays Chelsea on Tuesday.

• Everton’s slim hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League were extinguished by a 1-0 loss at home against last-place Sheffield United.

SPAIN: Luis Suárez scored an 88th-minute winner as Atlético Madrid rallied to beat Osasuna 2-1 and move one win away from claiming its first La Liga title since 2014.

Atlético enters the final round two points in front of Real Madrid, which stayed in contention by winning 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao. Madrid has a better head-to-head tiebreaker against its city rival.

Barcelona dropped out of contention, losing 2-1 at home against Celta Vigo.

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