Francis Wathier scored a twice, and the Portland Pirates held on for a 6-4 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday night at Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Alexandre Bolduc added two goals and an assist for the Pirates, and Mike McKenna made 26 saves. McKenna was reassigned to Portland earlier Saturday, and goalie Louis Domingue was promoted to the Arizona Coyotes.


NBA: Al Horford scored 23 points, including a late tying basket, and host Atlanta recovered after squandering a 21-point lead to beat the 76ers 91-85 and stretch its winning streak to 19 games.

 LeBron James scored 36 points to outdo Timberwolves rookie Andrew Wiggins (33) and lead Cleveland to a 106-90 victory in Kevin Love’s first game in Minnesota since he was traded.

 Kyle Lowry scored 23 points and the streaking Toronto Raptors won in overtime for the second straight night, defeating the Wizards 120-116 at Washington.

 Zach Randolph had 21 points and 18 rebounds, and Marc Gasol added 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the host Memphis Grizzlies past Oklahoma City 85-74.

 D.J. Augustin had 28 points and 12 assists, and the Pistons held off former teammate Josh Smith and the Rockets 114-101 at Detroit.


PGA: Martin Laird made 10-footers for par on the 16th and 18th holes to help him shoot a 3-under 68 for a three-shot lead after three rounds of the Phoenix Open.

Hideki Matsuyama roared into contention with a 63. He was tied with Brooks Koepka (64) and Zach Johnson (67) in second.

 Tiger Woods is out of the top 50 in the world ranking for the first time in three years after failing to make the cut at the Phoenix Open.

LPGA: Lydia Ko’s double bogey on the 17th hole cost her the Coates Golf Classic title, but the 17-year-old still became the youngest player of either gender to reach No. 1 in the world ranking. Ko settled for a share of second, one shot behind Na Yeon Choi.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Rory McIlroy extended his lead to four shots with a 6-under 66 in the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic in the United Arab Emirates. With an overall 20-under 196, McIlroy can challenge the tournament record of 22 under.


MAJOR LEAGUES: The Angels and right-hander Garrett Richards avoided avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $3.2 million, one-year deal, according to a source. Richards broke out in 2014, going 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA, but tore the patellar tendon in his left knee Aug. 20, ending his season.


MEN’S BASKETBALL: Tyus Jones scored 17 points and hit a clinching 3-pointer with about 10 seconds left as No. 4 Duke ended No. 2 Virginia’s 21-game home winning streak, 69-63.

 Karl-Anthony Towns and No. 1 Kentucky shot a season-best 59 percent to stay unbeaten, topping Alabama 70-55 at home and completing a season sweep.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Chelsea settled for a 1-1 draw with rival Manchester City to protect its five-point lead atop the league.


WORLD CUP: Heather Richardson beat American teammate Britanny Bowe by a second in the women’s 1,500-meter race at Hamar, Norway, finishing in 1 minute, 57.30 seconds.

– From staff and news services