Sports Digest: Sea Dogs drop series final against Erie


BASEBALL

Quincy Nieporte homered in the seventh and eighth innings as the Erie SeaWolves rallied Sunday for a 6-4 Eastern League win over the Portland Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field.

Nieporte tied the game 4-4 when he led off the seventh with his 25th home run on the season. Dillon Dingler doubled home Wenceel Perez for the go-ahead run later in the seventh, and Nieporte added his second home run in the eighth.

Stephen Scott and Izzy Wilson homered for the Sea Dogs.

SOCCER

ENGLAND: Erling Haaland scored twice in his Premier League debut as Manchester City opened its title defense with a 2-0 win at West Ham.

Haaland scored from the penalty spot in the first half after being brought down by the goalkeeper in the area, then struck again with a clinical low finish in the 65th minute

• Manchester United stumbled to a 2-1 loss at home against Brighton in Erik ten Hag’s first Premier League game as manager, dispelling any notion that the Dutch coach could provide an instant fix to the many issues that plagued the team last season.

Ten Hag decided to leave Cristiano Ronaldo out of his starting lineup after the Portugal star only played 45 minutes in preseason amid reports he wants to leave for a Champions League club.

Ronaldo entered early in the second half, but United’s only breakthrough was an own goal.

BASKBALL

WNBA: Candace Parker scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and tipped a pass to Emma Meesseman for a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to help the Chicago Sky beat the visiting Connecticut Sun, 94-91, and set a franchise record for wins in a season .

Courtney Vandersloot had 20 points, five assists and four steals for Chicago (25-8). Meesseman and Allie Quigley added 15 points apiece and Kahleah Copper scored 11.

TENNIS

CITI OPEN: Liudmila Samsonova hit 10 aces and won her second career WTA title by coming back to beat Kaia Kanepi in Washington, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

COLLEGES

MEN’S HOCKEY: Michigan promoted Brandon Naurato to interim coach for the 2022-23 season, two days after cutting ties with coach Mel Pearson following an investigation into the program.

An investigation that was given to the school in May revealed that Pearson pressured student-athletes to lie about COVID-19 contact tracing during the 2020-21 season.

Naurato, a former Michigan player, was on Pearson’s staff last season after he was a player development consultant with the Detroit Red Wings for three seasons.


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