Christian Koss and Niko Kavadas each hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBI, leading the Portland Sea Dogs to a 10-3 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in an Eastern League game Thursday night in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The Sea Dogs broke the game open with six runs in the fourth inning for an 8-1 lead, aided by four consecutive bases-loaded walks.

Portland maintained its two-game lead over Somerset in the Northeast Division second-half standings.


NBA: All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell is on his way to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who acquired one of the NBA’s best scorers Thursday in a blockbuster trade with the Utah Jazz, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.


Cleveland is sending guard Collin Sexton, forward Lauri Markkanen and rookie guard Ochai Agbaji along with three unprotected first-round picks to the Jazz, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because it still must be approved by the league.

There had been speculation for months that Mitchell might get moved, and it appeared the New York Knicks were the frontrunner for him. Cleveland, though, jumped in and added a player that could push them into title contention.

Mitchell, who averaged 25.9 points per game last season, will pair in Cleveland with All-Star point guard Darius Garland. He’ll also play with All-Star center Jarett Allen and forward Evan Mobley, who had a strong rookie season averaging 15.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. Mitchell signed a five-year, $163 million contract in 2020 and is under contract through the 2026 season.

• Orlando guard Gary Harris had arthroscopic surgery to perform a meniscectomy in his left knee after tearing his meniscus, a league source told the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday.

Harris, who was on an expiring contract for 2021-22 that paid him $20.5 million, signed a 2-year, $26 million extension to return to Orlando at the end of June before free agency officially started.

G LEAGUE: Overtime in the G League this season will be a race to seven points.


The schedule for the G League’s 22nd year was released Thursday, with the 50-game slate – an 18-game Showcase Cup to start the year, then a 32-game regular season – beginning on Nov. 4 and ending on March 25. Playoffs begin March 28.

The Maine Celtics open at home on Nov. 4 against the Westchester Knicks.

And the league is making some changes, with a switch to a “target score” ending for its overtime games among the most significant. The first team to score seven points in the OT period wins, and that extra session will be untimed. The G League set seven points as the overtime target because it wanted to ensure the extra period lasts longer than two possessions.


WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: United States forward Hilary Knight broke the record for career points at the women’s hockey world championship with a goal and an assist Thursday as the Americans overpowered Hungary 12-1 in the quarterfinals at Herning, Denmark.

The 33-year-old Knight has a total of 87 points from 12 appearances at the worlds, surpassing Canadian forward Hayley Wickenheiser’s previous mark of 86. Knight also has the record for goals in the tournament with 51.


Hannah Bilka and Taylor Heise both had a hat trick for the U.S., which only led 1-0 after the first period but scored nine goals in the second. Amanda Kessel had five assists.

Defending champion Canada beat Sweden, 3-0, to secure its place in the semifinals. Switzerland beat Japan 2-1 after a shootout in the first quarterfinal.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Manchester United secured its third straight win in the Premier League by beating Leicester 1-0 on Thursday, with Cristiano Ronaldo again only making a late appearance off the bench.

Jadon Sancho finished off a flowing move on the break for the only goal of the game in the 23rd minute as United’s players backed up victories over Liverpool and Southampton to put their early-season crisis behind them.

FIFA BAN: FIFA judges banned a male soccer official from Zimbabwe for five years on Thursday for sexually harassing female referees.


Obert Zhoya was found guilty of “abusing his position to sexually harass” three women, FIFA said in announcing the verdict of its ethics committee. He was fined $20,300.

Zhoya had been secretary general of the Zimbabwe Football Association’s referees committee with influence over training match officials and appointing them to games. FIFA said evidence including written statements from the women led to the charges against Zhoya being proven. The allegations were first reported in 2020.


SPANISH VUELTA: With bruises and cuts showing through a big gash on the side of his shorts, Remco Evenepoel got back on his bicycle and quickly rejoined the peloton.

It was just a scare for the young Belgian rider, who overcame a fall with about 28 miles to go in the 12th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Thursday to keep his overall lead entering the second half of the final Grand Tour race of the year.

Olympic champion Richard Carapaz won the stage with a dominant run on the final climb to earn his first Vuelta victory. The rider from team Ineos Grenadiers hit the handlebar of his bicycle a couple of times to celebrate his fourth Grand Tour stage win.

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