Western Harnett’s 15-and-under baseball all-stars play Williamston today at 4 p.m. in the first round of the Tar Heel Leagues state tournament in Washington, N.C. … Gage Meyers has been named director of operations for Campbell’s softball program. … Fayetteville State has been picked to successfully defend its league title in the CIAA football preseason poll voted on by conference coaches and sports information directors. … Lindsey Horan scored the tying goal on a header off a corner kick by Rose Levelle in the 62nd minute for the USA in a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands in the women’s soccer World Cup in New Zealand on Thursday. … Sebastian Aho of the Carolina Hurricanes signed an 8-year contract extension for $78 million on his 26th birthday on Wednesday. … Bryce Young has been named starting quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. … Justin Turner’s 2-run double in the seventh inning put host Boston ahead in a 5-3 win over Atlanta on Wednesday night. … Sandy Alcantara pitched a complete game for Miami in a 7-1 win at Tampa Bay on Wednesday. … The 3M Open gets underway at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota, today (Golf Channel, 4 p.m.).