Sports Digest: Sea Dogs end long journey with 5-4 loss at Akron


Korey Holland tied the game with a three-run homer in the sixth inning and Jonathan Rodriguez hit an RBI double in the seventh to lead the Akron RubberDucks to a 5-4 win over the Portland Sea Dogs in a New York League game. This Sunday in Akron. Ohio.

Phillip Sikes went 3-for-4 with a two-run single for the Sea Dogs, who are returning from a two-week road trip to start a series against the Somerset Patriots on Tuesday at Hadlock Field. Portland leads Somerset by 1 1/2 games in the Northeast Division.


PGA: Wyndham Clark shot 68 for a four-shot victory over Xander Schauffele at the Wells Fargo Championship, in Charlotte, North Carolina, earning his first PGA Tour victory.

Clark, 29, finished with a 19-under 265, the second-lowest score for par in tournament history, trailing only three-time champion Rory McIlroy’s 21-under 267 in 2015, when the pair was 72.

Schauffele struggled with accuracy with his driver Sunday and shot a 1-under 70, finishing at 15-under.

Tyrrell Hatton and Harry English finished tied for third at 12-under.

• Don January, who won the 1967 PGA Championship in a playoff and became the first winner of what is now the PGA Tour Champions, died Sunday, the PGA Tour announced. He was 93.

The tour did not list a cause of death.

January won 10 times on the PGA Tour over 20 years, none bigger than the 1967 PGA Championship at Columbine Country Club in Colorado. He shot 69 to beat Don Massengale by two shots in an 18-hole playoff.

Four years after his final victory, the Senior PGA Tour for Players 50 and Over began with four tournaments. January won his first, the Atlantic City Senior Invitational. He won 22 times on the senior tour, including the 1982 Senior PGA Championship.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Adrian Meronk of Poland increased his chances of making the European Ryder Cup team by winning the Italian Open in Guidoina Montecelio, Italy, on the same ground where the Ryder Cup will be played in September.

Meronk closed with a two-under 69 for a total of 13-under and a one-shot win over Romain Langasque, with third-round leader Julien Guerrier three shots behind in third.

TOUR OF CHAMPIONS: Stephen Ames capped a dominant week with a tournament-high 4-under 68 for scoring and a four-shot victory at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic in Duluth, Georgia.

Ames joined David Toms as the only multiple winners on the PGA Tour Champions this year. He previously won the Hassan II Trophy in Morocco.

Ames held a three shot lead going into the final round and was never seriously challenged. He plunged into the water on the final hole, but putt 30 feet to finish at 19-under-par 197, breaking his own tournament record by four strokes. He also won in 2017.

Miguel Ángel Jiménez birdied the final hole for a 68 to finish only second.

LPGA: Atthaya Thitikul birdied the 16th hole to cap a dominant week that led Thailand to a victory over Australia in San Francisco for the country’s first International Crown team match play title.

Thitikul beat Stephanie Kyriacou 4 and 2 to improve to 5-0 on the week and win the deciding point in the final.

The United States beat Sweden in the consolation match to finish third.


FORMULA ONE: Max Verstappen used easy driving to keep Red Bull unbeaten on the season, as the reigning two-time Formula One champion drove from ninth place to victory at the Miami Grand Prix.

Red Bull has won all five races this season, and teammate Sergio Perez’s second-place finish in Miami was the fourth 1-2 result for Red Bull. Verstappen has three wins, while Perez, the polesitter in Miami, has two.


MADRID OPEN: Carlos Alcaraz successfully defended his 2022 title with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 victory over lucky loser Jan-Lennard Struff, moving closer to regaining his world number one ranking.


ENGLAND: Arsenal kept the pressure on Manchester City in the Premier League title race by beating Newcastle 2-0.

Martin Odegaard’s first-half strike and Fabian Schar’s own goal, combined with some impressive saves from Aaron Ramsdale, helped Arsenal move one point behind City, who have a game to play.

• David De Gea let Said Benrahma’s hopeful shot from 20 yards slip out of his glove and into the net, jeopardizing Manchester United’s fourth place as West Ham won 1-0 in London.

United are just one point ahead of a fast-moving Liverpool side, albeit with one game to go.

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