Reading uses five homers to power past Portland

Dylan Cozens’ league-leading 38th home run of the season was one of the five homers hit by the Reading Fightin Phils in a 14-6 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs on Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Cozens finished with three hits, four RBI and two runs, and Jorge Alfaro went 4 for 5 with a home run, four runs and two runs driven in for Reading (87-49).

Aneury Tavarez went 4 for 5 with a double and one run for the Sea Dogs (53-81) to boost his batting average to .336 on the season, which leads the league.

Nate Freiman added two hits, including a double, drove in two runs and scored one, and Mauricio Dubon hit two singles with one RBI and one run for the Sea Dogs.

Reading starter Tom Eshelman gave up two runs on six hits, striking out four over six innings to earn the win.

Portland starter Keith Couch took the loss, giving up seven runs over 41/3 innings.


NBA: Free-agent point guard Ty Lawson signed with the Sacramento Kings. In seven NBA seasons the 28-year-old Lawson has averaged 13.1 points, 2.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 29.8 minutes per game.

• TNT basketball broadcaster Craig Sager received a rare third bone marrow transplant as he continues his fight against cancer.

Sager, 65, has battled acute myeloid leukemia since 2014, and announced in March that he was no longer in remission.


EUROPE: Three of the biggest transfers in Serie A on deadline day saw players switch from the English Premier League to Italy’s top league.

Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart completed a loan move to Torino, while Juan Cuadrado returned to Juventus on a three-year loan deal and Luis Alberto joined Lazio from Liverpool on a permanent basis.

FIFA: The organization’s president, Gianni Infantino, agreed to an annual salary of $1.53 million with no bonus in 2016. FIFA said Infantino also receives a chauffeured car, lodgings paid, plus monthly expenses of $2,040. He will be eligible for a bonus in 2017 under a new FIFA compensation policy. .


NHL: The league added meldonium to its list of banned substances.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the move after it was first reported by the Russian news agency TASS.

The change goes into effect for the upcoming season. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association had to agree to add meldonium to its list of prohibited substances.


LPGA: Ariya Jutanugarn is giving a misbehaving old friend another chance.

Jutanugarn said she will use a driver in the LPGA Manulife Classic, the first time she has put the wild but long club in play since winning the Kingsmill Championship in May for the second of third straight victories.

“Actually I try to bring it out every week, but some course I can’t hit my driver,” the 20-year-old Thai player said the day before the start of play at Whistle Bear. “But this course, I feel like it’s wide enough to hit driver.”


BOXING: The International Boxing Association is pursuing disciplinary action against the referees and judges sent home from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for failing to properly officiate fights.

AIBA commissions met in Switzerland this week to review the Olympic boxing tournament, in which a handful of questionable decisions led to widespread condemnation of both the judging and refereeing.


SPANISH VUELTA: Chris Froome won a thrilling uphill duel against climbing rival Nairo Quintana by a bike length to win the 11th stage at Pena Cabarga, Spain.

Quintana defended his race lead and is now 54 seconds ahead of Froome, who overtook Alejandro Valverde to move into second overall.

Froome, who clinched his third Tour de France title in July, got his first stage win at a major race on this same Pena Cabarga peak in 2011 – the year the British rider finished as the Vuelta runner-up.