Despite a limited career at Campbell due to Tommy John surgery, right-handed pitcher Cam Cowan has signed a free agent contract with Cincinnati. … N.C. State basketball signee Breon Pass of Reidsville has been named Male Athlete of the Year in North Carolina by HighSchoolOT. Four-sport athlete Kylie Aldridge of Gray’s Creek won Female Athlete of the Year. … Matthew Barefoot (Midway, Campbell) was 1-for-4 for Asheville in a 12-1 loss to visiting Hickory on Thursday night. … Host Boston topped the New York Yankees, 5-4, with the help of four wild pitches in the bottom of the 10th inning. … Jhonattan Vegas, Rickie Fowler and Troy Merritt shared the lead in the 3M Open with 7-under par 64s going into today’s second round (Golf Channel, 2:30 p.m.). … Opening ceremonies for the Tokyo Olympics were held this morning, Eastern time. NBC will have coverage during the day and tonight.