Sports Digest: Sea Dogs players sweep league’s weekly honors –

Portland Sea Dogs outfielder Johan Mieses and pitcher Josh Winckowski were honored by the Double-A Northeast League on Monday.

Mieses, who had two doubles, four home runs, five run scored and 10 RBI in six games, was named the Player of the Week. Winckowski, who pitched seven shutout innings, allowing one hit and striking out nine on Saturday, was named the Pitcher of the Week.

Mieses is batting .288 in 22 games this season. He is tied with Jo Adell of the Salt Lake Bees for most home runs in Minor League Baseball with 11. He also leads the league in RBI (22), slugging percentage (.725) and total bases (58).

Winckowski is 2-0 in five starts this season with a 1.33 ERA and 26 strikeouts.

Portland went 4-2 last week.


BOYS’ LACROSSE: Owen McDuffie and Miles Post each scored two goals as Gray-New Gloucester earned a 7-3 win over host Fryeburg Academy in a boys’ lacrosse game.

Both teams are now 5-6.

Jake Butler, Matthew Fournier and Ben Pierce also scored for Gray-New Gloucester, while goalie Sam Tibbets had nine saves.

Will Galligan, Myles Garland and Rohan Hikel each had a goal for Fryeburg. Patrick Harris made 13 saves in net.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid because he didn’t feel he had the support or respect he deserved from the club, the coach said in an open letter to fans.

In his first public comments since quitting last week, Zidane said the club didn’t fully value his work and hinted it leaked information to the media to undermine him. The Frenchman said he wished his relationship with president Florentino Pérez had been different in recent months.

Zidane left a year before the end of his contract in his second stint with the Spanish club. The stint began in March 2019 and ended with Madrid finishing the season without a title for the first time since 2009-10.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: Toni Kroos has arrived at Germany’s preparation camp for the European Championship but the Real Madrid midfielder was to undergo medical tests before he can start training with his teammates.

Kroos was only allowed to fly to the camp in Tyrol, Austria on Sunday after 14 days of quarantine and a negative test result for the coronavirus. Madrid said on May 17 that he tested positive while already in isolation after contact with another person who recorded a positive test.

The 31-year-old midfielder was to give blood samples and have an electrocardiogram among other tests on Monday to see what kind of training program he needs before he joins the rest of the team. He said last week on a podcast he hosts with his brother that he had a fever.

COPA AMERICA: Brazil will host Copa America for the second consecutive time after Colombia and Argentina were stripped of hosting rights for the tournament, prompting local health experts to criticize the decision to hold the troubled event in one of the countries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alejandro Domínguez, the president of South American soccer body CONMEBOL, announced the move on Monday hours after Argentina was ruled out amid an increase in COVID-19 cases in the country. Colombia was removed as co-host on May 20 as street protests against President Iván Duque rocked the nation.

CONMEBOL added that the tournament is confirmed to take place between June 13 and July 10. Brazil is the defending champion, winning the competition in 2019 as hosts. The Brazilian soccer confederation did not respond a request for comment from The Associated Press.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Cal Petersen had 33 saves for his second consecutive shutout and the United States won its fifth straight game at world hockey championshipsin Riga, Latvia, with a 2-0 victory over Germany on Monday.

Jason Robertson and Colin Blackwell scored for the U.S., which will close out its preliminary round games on Tuesday against winless Italy. The win was the third in the tournament for Petersen, who plays for the Los Angeles Kings. Germany outshot the U.S. 33-15.

Russia edged Sweden 3-2 in a shootout, eliminating the Swedes after the preliminary round for the first time since the current round-robin play was adopted in 2012.

Russia took over the lead in Group A with 13 points. Switzerland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic also will advance from Group A to the quarterfinals, starting Wednesday.

Finland and the U.S. both have 15 points and have advanced to the quarterfinals. Germany, Canada and Latvia have nine points with a game to play in the round.

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