Host Western Harnett defeated Laurinburg, 14-0, as Little Tarheel League district softball play got underway on Thursday night in the 12-and-under division. Western also is hosting 10-U softball. The 12-and-under LTHL district baseball tournament is in Southern Pines. Erwin is hosting 10-U baseball at Al Woodall Park beginning Monday. … Harnett Central is unbeaten this summer with quarterback Aiden Taylor back from a knee injury. The Trojans head to Gray’s Creek for 7-on-7 competition Wednesday morning. … Cedric Mullins (Campbell) had a double, a run and two RBIs for Baltimore in a 14-1 win over the host New York Yankees on Thursday night. … Former N.C. State football coach Dick Sheridan passed away Thursday in Myrtle Beach at the age of 81. He had a record of 52-29-3 with the Wolfpack from 1986 to 1992. Sheridan was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2020. … Atlanta (58-28) and Tampa Bay (57-33), the teams with the best records in MLB, start a series hosted by the Rays tonight (Apple TV, 6:40 p.m.). … The John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois, continues with second round play today (Golf Channel, 4 p.m.).