Draymond Green’s remarkable postseason has pushed beyond basketball, featuring Charles Barkley declaring he’d like to punch the emotional Golden State forward, a death threat from a frustrated fan who Green encouraged to get the help he needs, and an attempt by the All-Star to listen in on the Pelicans huddle.
Tate Matheny had two hits and three RBIs, and Matthew Kent tossed five scoreless innings as the Portland Sea Dogs beat the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, 7-2, in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
Kent (1-1) picked up the win after he struck out seven while allowing two hits.
TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat Middle School eighth-grade baseball team defeated Tripp, 6-3, on Tuesday.
Gage Armstrong, Ryan Robertson, Kyler Brannan, Kaiden Tome and Cody Bowker all pitched well for the Eagles during the game.
Ty Henke chipped in with a defensive catch in center field that knocked him on his back.
BATH — The Morse High School jayvee girls lacrosse team picked up a 12-2 victory over Edward Little in recent action.
The Shipbuilders led 6-1 a the half, and matched that scored in the second frame.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
The teams for drivers Austin Dillon, Clint Bowyer and Daniel Suarez have been penalized by NASCAR after the race at Dover.
Ally Turner scored seven goals and seven assists, while Lauren Pickett added six goals to lead the Messalonskee High School girls lacrosse team to a 21-5 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference win over Brunswick on Thursday.
Kaitlyn Smith had four goals and Jenna Nash added three scores for Messalonskee (4-2). Sadie Colby had four saves.
Spencer Kieboom singled four times, scoring two runs as the Syracuse Chiefs defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox, 6-4, on Thursday.
Adrian Sanchez doubled and singled twice with an RBI and a run for Syracuse.
Austin L. Adams allowed a run, but struck Mike Olt out with runners on first and third to end the game for his fifth save of the season.
BATH — Eli Schoenberg scored five goals and dished out two assists to lead the Mt. Ararat High School jayvee boys lacrosse team to a 7-6 victory over Hyde on Wednesday.
The Eagles improved to 2- 3-1 and visit Lewiston at Bates College on Tuesday.
Nolan Blessington added a goal and an assist, while Tristan Burch tallied a goal.
BATH — Small Point Fisheries kicked off its 2018 season, going 2-0, in Bath Cal Ripken baseball action.
The season began with a 6-0 win over Sharon Drake Real Estate. The offense was led by Gabe Morrison with a single and a double. Kiernan Mann added two singles. Caleb Sommers, Chase Roth- Wells and Henry Kerr each had a single.
TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat High School baseball team improved to 8-1 with a 4-3 victory over Edward Little on Wednesday.
Kyle Secone was 3-for-3 and also got the win on the mound. James Singleton had two singles, Eli Ouellette had a triple, with Willy Kavanaugh and Dan Pratt chipping in with a single
Secone and Ouellette combined for seven walks and seven strikeouts.
BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College women’s tennis players Tess Trinka and Izzy Essi were both recognized in All-New England Small College Athletic Conference awards handed out on Thursday.
Trinka was named First Team Singles and Second Team Doubles, while Essi was named Second Team Doubles. Trinka was also honored with the league’s Senior Sportsmanship
TURNER — The Mt. Ararat Middle School softball team fell to Tripp, 16-4, on Thursday.
The Eagles dropped to 1-3 as Tripp scored six runs in the first and four in the third to take a 10-0 lead.
Mt. Ararat struck for a run in the fourth, but Tripp put up six more in the bottom of the frame to pull away.
BRUNSWICK — Four members of the Bowdoin College softball team have been honored in awards handed out by the New England Small College Athletic Conference on Thursday.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.
The PGA Tour gave its premier tournament even more sizzle by putting Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler in the same group Thursday afternoon. For the undercard, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas played together in the morning.
None was anywhere near the lead at The Players Championship.
Boston playoff star Jayson Tatum and Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue are cousins. The Cavaliers and Celtics might as well be.
The Eastern Conference’s top two teams have been intertwined for more than a year — from a summer blockbuster trade, from opening night, from afar.
The young Winnipeg Jets have grown up fast this postseason, so quickly that now they are headed to the first Western Conference final in their short history after knocking off the NHL’s best team in the regular season.