Mass. team reaches Ripken 11U final
SKOWHEGAN — The team from Riverside, Massachusetts scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday to earn a 7-6 victory over Andy Valley and advance to the championship of the Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball regional tournament.
Zach D’Urso singled three times for the 4-1 winners, who face Skowhegan in Thursday’s 2:30 p.m. title game, with an if necessary contest set for 5 p.m.. Tom McAndrews hit a home run and picked up the win in relief.
Brady Downing hit a home run to propel Andy Valley (3-2), while Keegan Watson doubled.
Wacky Wednesday washed out
HERMON, Maine — “Wacky Wednesday” racing scheduled for Wednesday night was cancelled due to inclement weather. The race program has been moved to Friday with a 7 p.m. start time.
Sea Dogs plan playoff tickets sale
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, have announced information regarding tickets for the 2014 Eastern League Playoffs.
On Monday, Aug. 11, at 9 a.m. the Sea Dogs will begin selling strip playoff tickets (tickets to all possible playoff games at Hadlock Field). Individual game playoff tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, Aug. 18 at 9 a.m.
Playoff tickets can be purchased by calling the Sea Dogs Ticket Office at 207-879-9500 or online at www.seadogs.com.
Sharks, Kings head outdoors
Outdoor hockey is returning to California for a second straight season, the NHL announced Wednesday.
The San Jose Sharks will be the home team against the Los Angeles Kings at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 21, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET as part of the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. The game will be broadcast by NBCSN and Hockey Night in Canada.
The Sharks will be competing in their first outdoor game. They will become the 19th team in NHL history to play in a regular-season outdoor game.
The Kings will be playing in their second outdoor game. They lost 3-0 to the Anaheim Ducks in front of 54,099 fans at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25.
Knicks, Kings make 4-player deal
The New York Knicks traded forward-center Jeremy Tyler, guard Wayne Ellington and the rights to their 2016 second-round draft selection to the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday in exchange for forwards Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw.
Ellington has averaged 6.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 302 career games with five teams.
Tyler has played 80 career NBA games with three teams with averages of 3.8 points and 2.7 rebounds.
Outlaw’s career averages are 8.5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 11 seasons with four differente teams.
Acy came to Sacramento last season in a trade with Toronto and has career averages of 3.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in 92 games in two seasons.
Senators sign Vincent Dunn
The Ottawa Senators signed forward Vincent Dunn to a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced Wednesday.
A native of Gatineau, Quebec, Dunn played with his hometown Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season, scoring 31 goals and adding 20 assists and 156 penalty minutes.
Dunn, 18, was drafted in the fifth round in 2013. He has recorded 116 points (61 goals, 55 assists) and 348 penalty minutes in 159 major junior games.
Lutzenkirchen had .377 blood alcohol
Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen and the driver involved in a fatal crash June 30 were excessively intoxicated at the time of the crash.
The Georgia State Patrol released its toxicology findings Wednesday, showing driver Joseph Ian Davis had a .17 BAC. He was partially ejected from the vehicle and was killed.
Lutzenkirchen’s blood alcohol level was .377. He was ejected from the Chevrolet Tahoe SUV and died at the scene of the 3 a.m. accident.
Two other passengers were injured.