Frank Ramsey, a member of seven NBA championship teams with the Boston Celtics who became famous as the team’s “Sixth Man,” died Sunday at age 86, according to the Lexington Herald Leader in Kentucky.

Ramsey, a Kentucky native, helped the University of Kentucky win the NCAA championship in 1951 and was drafted in the first round by the Celtics in 1953. A 6-foot-3 guard, he played nine seasons for the Celtics, usually as the first player off the bench, and averaged 13.4 points per game.

Ramsey was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1981.

NBA: Zach LaVine is staying with the Chicago Bulls, who matched a four-year, $80 million offer sheet from the Sacramento Kings for the restricted free agent.

LaVine has missed 91 of a possible 162 games over the past two seasons because of injuries, and the Bulls will have some language in this contract protecting them if his surgically repaired left knee remains problematic. He appeared in only 24 games last season, averaging 16.7 points.


EASTERN LEAGUE: Mylz Jones hit an RBI double and Sam Hilliard followed with a two-run double in the third inning Sunday to start the Hartford Yard Dogs on their way to a 4-1 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs in Hartford, Connecticut.

The Sea Dogs pulled to within 3-1 on Josh Ockimey’s fifth-inning homer, but Hartford got the run back in the eighth when Hilliard trotted home on a sacrifice fly by Dom Nunez.

Mike Shawaryn took the loss, allowing five hits and three runs in five innings. He struck out eight and walked one.

EMPIRE LEAGUE: Angel Perez doubled in the tying run in the bottom of the ninth and scored on Henry Blanco’s single as the Puerto Rico Islanders pulled out a 10-9 win over the Old Orchard Beach Surge in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

The Surge scored seven runs with two outs in the top of the ninth to take a 9-8 lead. Collin Carroll lined a two-run double during the rally.


PASS: Reid Lanpher of Manchester won a caution-free 150-lap race Saturday at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway for his first PASS North Super Late Model win of the year.

Lanpher, who previously had three runner-up finishes in six PASS North races this year, crossed the finish line nearly five seconds ahead of Waterboro’s Curtis Gerry. Gerry, a part-time PASS North competitor, was seeking his fifth consecutive series victory dating back to last year’s Oxford 250.

Ben Tinker of New Gloucester solidified his lead in the PASS Modified standings by winning the 40-lap race.

INDYCAR: James Hinchcliffe passed Josef Newgarden with just over 40 laps left at Iowa Speedway to get his first victory of the season.

Hinchcliffe, a series veteran who failed to qualify for this year’s Indianapolis 500, picked up his first win since Long Beach in 2017 and his second win at Iowa. Spencer Pigot was a career-best second, followed by Takuma Sato.

FORMULA ONE: Sebastian Vettel took advantage of a bad start and disastrous first lap for Lewis Hamilton to win the British Grand Prix and extend his lead in the championship standings.

Hamilton started in pole position, but Vettel streaked ahead, and Hamilton’s misfortune was compounded when Vettel’s teammate, Kimi Raikkonen, bumped into the British driver, sending his Mercedes off the track and leaving him in last place.

Hamilton fought his way back to finish second but was denied in his bid for a fifth straight win in his home race.


TOUR DE FRANCE: World champion Peter Sagan won a sprint finish to claim the second stage and the race’s overall lead, while four-time champion Chris Froome had a calmer ride after his tumble in the first stage.

Sagan won the mostly flat 113.4-mile stage from Mouilleron-Saint-Germain to La Roche-sur-Yon in just over four hours. The Slovakian rider edged Sonny Colbrelli at the finish line after a short uphill push.

Froome, who fell into a ditch near the end of Saturday’s opening stage, arrived safely with most of the peloton. Froome is 1:07 behind Sagan’s leading time as he pursues a fifth Tour title.

– Staff and news service report

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