Johnny Damon will be the featured guest Jan. 16 at the annual Sea Dogs Hot Stove Dinner and Silent Auction at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland.

Proceeds will benefit the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the auction will end at 7 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the Hadlock Field ticket office, by phone at (207) 879-9500 or online at Everyone who attends will receive an autographed photo of Damon.


JUNIORS: Connor McDavid, likely the top pick in next year’s NHL draft, fractured a bone in his right hand Tuesday night while playing for the Erie Otters and will miss 5 to 6 weeks.

McDavid, 17, hurt the hand while taking a swing at Bryson Cianfrone of the Mississauga Steelheads. McDavid leads the Ontario Hockey League with 16 goals and 35 assists in 18 games.


PELE AILING: Pele, one of soccer’s all-time greats, was admitted to a Sao Paulo hospital to undergo a “medical evaluation” after canceling his appearance at an event in his museum.

The Albert Einstein hospital said in a statement only that he will “undergo exams.”

ARGENTINA WINS: Lionel Messi scored the winner from the penalty spot as World Cup runner-up Argentina came from behind to beat Croatia 2-1 in a friendly at London.

MEXICO WINS: Carlos Vela scored twice as Mexico beat the Netherlands 3-2 in a friendly at Amsterdam to hand Guus Hiddink’s team its fourth defeat in five matches since he took over.


FORMULA ONE: Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson said he has terminated his contract with financially stricken team Caterham ahead of his move to Sauber.

Caterham missed the last two grands prix, in the United States and Brazil, after being taken over by insolvency specialists last month as it looks for a new buyer.


LPGA: Lydia Ko became the youngest player to win the tour’s rookie of the year award.

Ko, 17, clinched the points-based award with three tournaments remaining on the LPGA Tour schedule. She already has two victories, two runner-up finishes and nine other finishes in the top 10.


WORLD SHORT-COURSE: Egypt withdrew its team from the championships in Qatar.

Bahrain, the UAE and Saudi Arabia recalled their ambassadors from Doha in March to protest apparent Qatari support for Islamist groups across the region, including the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.


GIRLS’ SOCCER: Top-seeded Brewster Academy needed penalty kicks to eliminate eighth-seeded Berwick Academy in a NEPSAC Class C quarterfinal at Wolfboro, New Hampshire. It was 2-2 after OT.

Each team’s first five shooters had successful kicks. Brewster’s sixth player also scored and Berwick’s hit the crossbar to end it.

– From staff and news services