Stephen Scott singled home automatic runner Christian Koss in the top of the 10th inning, then scored on a triple by Izzy Wilson, and the Portland Sea Dogs extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-4 Eastern League victory Friday night against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Brett Kennedy allowed a run in the bottom of the 10th but closed out the win as Portland maintained a two-game lead over Somerset in the Northeast Division second-half standings.

Sea Dogs starter Thad Ward struck out 10 in 5 1/3 innings while allowing five hits and two runs – one earned.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Paige Bueckers intends to play basketball in the 2023-24 season for Connecticut after recovering from an ACL injury that will sideline her this season.


Speaking on campus for the first time since being hurt, Bueckers was adamant in saying she will not enter the 2023 WNBA Draft and will return to play college ball.

“I’m not leaving. That is not in question,” the 21-year-old Bueckers said during a media availability. “People asked me, `What are you thinking about, fifth year, COVID year, redshirt this year?’ I’m not thinking too far ahead about that at all. But I will be playing college basketball again.”

Bueckers, the consensus national player of the year in 2020-21, had an injury-marred 2021-22 season. She missed most of the season because of a tibial plateau fracture and lateral meniscus tear in her left knee. The Minnesota native returned for the NCAA tournament and helped UConn to the title game, which it lost to South Carolina. In 17 games, Bueckers averaged 14.6 points.

• South Carolina and women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley have canceled a home-and-home series with BYU over a recent racial incident where a BYU fan yelled slurs at a Duke volleyball player.

The Gamecocks were scheduled to start the season at home against BYU on Nov. 7, then play at the Utah campus during the 2023-24 season.

FIELD HOCKEY: Mallory Mackesy scored in each half to lead Maine (1-2) to a 5-2 win over Dartmouth (0-1) in Orono.


Maine built a 3-1 lead in the first quarter on goals by Mackesy, Breagh Kennedy and Chloe Walton. Walton set up a goal by Julia Ross in the third quarter, and Mackesy finished the scoring in the fourth.


NHL: The Vancouver Canucks signed forward J.T. Miller to a seven-year, $56 million contract.

Miller, 29, was Vancouver’s leading scorer last season with 32 goals and 67 assists in 80 games. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2022-23 season.


UEFA FINES: Paris Saint-Germain must pay 10 million euros ($10 million) for breaking UEFA financial rules, with seven other clubs also punished for overspending since 2018.


UEFA said its club finance investigators ordered prize money from European competitions totaling 26 million euros to be withheld from the eight clubs sanctioned under Financial Fair Play rules.

PSG will have the biggest amount deducted. A group of Italian clubs were next in line: Roma must forfeit prize money of 5 million euros, Inter Milan 4 million euros, Juventus 3.5 million euros and AC Milan 2 million euros.

The other deductions imposed were 600,000 euros from Besiktas of Turkey and 300,000 euros each from French teams Marseille and Monaco.


SHAVERS DIES: Earnie Shavers, whose thunderous punches stopped 68 fighters and earned him heavyweight title fights with Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes, has died. He was 78.

Former British boxer and close friend Kenny Rainford told The Associated Press in a telephone call from Liverpool, England, that his close friend died on Thursday in Virginia at the home of one of his daughters.


Shavers was born in Garland, Alabama, and grew up in the Youngstown, Ohio, area. He fought from 1969-95, which included two abbreviated returns from retirement, and finished 74-14-1 with 68 knockouts.


FORMULA ONE: Oscar Piastri will join McLaren on a multiyear deal in 2023 after Formula One’s contracts board ruled in his favor and against Alpine.

Alpine was in dispute with Piastri – the team’s reserve driver – after he said he didn’t want promotion to the Alpine seat vacated by Fernando Alonso for next year. Alpine team principal Otmar Szafnauer wanted to retain the 21-year-old Australian driver.


SPANISH VUELTA: Mads Pedersen of Denmark finally triumphed in the Vuelta, taking the 13th stage after three consecutive second-place finishes earlier in the Grand Tour race.

Pedersen was pipped at the end of the second, third and fourth stages, but this time the 2019 world champion made a late attack to beat Bryan Coquard and Pascal Ackermann at the line in Montilla, Spain.

There were no changes at the top of the general classification as Remco Evenepoel and his challengers stayed safely in the peloton. The Belgian has a gap of 2 minutes, 41 seconds over three-time defending champion Primoz Roglic.

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