The Portland Sea Dogs moved to within a win of a playoff spot with a wild 10-9 win in 11 innings over the Somerset Patriots in an Eastern League game Tuesday night at Bridgewater, New Jersey.

The Sea Dogs, who have won six straight and 14 of 15, lead the Northeast Division second-half standings by four games. They need one win in the last five games against Somerset to reach the postseason. They would meet Somerset – the first-half winner – in a best-of-three series.

The Sea Dogs had leads of 3-0, 4-1, 7-6 and 8-7. Somerset had leads of 5-4 and 6-5.

Portland scored twice in the 11th inning on RBI singles by Stephen Scott and Alex Binelas.

Ceddanne Rafaela was 3 for 5 with three RBI. Binelas was 3 for 6. Scott and Tyler Dearden had home runs.


Andres Chapparo had two homers for the Patriots, who also got homers from Austin Wells and Brandon Lockridge, who tied the game 7-7 in the ninth inning.

Jasson Dominguez, the Yankees’ No 2 prospect, made his Double-A debut. He was 0 f0r 5 with a run scored.


JOSHUA-FURY: A long-anticipated all-British heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua appears closer than ever.

Joshua’s management group said in a post on Twitter on Tuesday that its fighter has accepted the terms presented by Fury for a bout on Dec. 3.

That was made known to Fury’s team on Friday, the 258MGT group said, before both parties agreed to halt communication following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.


“We are awaiting a response,” posted the management team, which said it was speaking on behalf of Joshua along with the fighter’s promoter, Matchroom.

The response was pretty much immediate from Fury’s British promoter, Frank Warren.

“Contract will be with you very soon,” Warren said on Twitter.


NHL: The St. Louis Blues signed forward Jordan Kyrou to an eight-year contract extension worth $65 million, the organization’s latest move to keep its top young players in the fold long term.

General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Tuesday, two months to the day since the Blues extended forward Robert Thomas for the identical contract terms. Each player counts $8.125 million against the salary cap from the start of the deal in 2023 through 2031.


Kyrou set career highs with 27 goals, 48 assists and 75 points in 74 games last season. He had 47 points in his first 99 NHL regular-season games.

• Several of Quebec’s major party leaders say new Montreal Canadiens captain Nick Suzuki needs to learn French.

Coalition Avenir Quebec leader Francois Legault said the Habs made an “excellent choice,” describing the center as one of the team’s best players, before adding that Suzuki now has to learn French.

The Canadiens announced the appointment of the 23-year-old Ontario native as the team’s captain on Monday. He has played for the Canadiens for three seasons after being acquired from Las Vegas in a trade.

Liberal Leader Dominique Anglade told reporters it would be a good thing if Suzuki learned French, adding that living in Quebec is an opportunity to learn the language. Parti Quebecois Leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon described Suzuki as a “very good choice” for captain but added that it is important for the Habs captain to learn French because the position involves a bond with a Quebec fan base that has supported the team for generations.

• Blackhawks defenseman Jake McCabe will miss the start of the season after he had cervical spine surgery.


Team physician Michael Terry said McCabe is expected to return in 10 to 12 weeks. There was no word on when exactly McCabe had the surgery.


MLS: Fafa Picault scored two goals in the second half and the Houston Dynamo beat the visiting New England Revolution, 3-1.

Picault gave Houston a 2-1 lead in the 76th minute on a penalty kick and he also scored nine minutes later.

The Dynamo (9-16-6) also got a goal from Darwin Quintero.

Carles Gil tied it at 1 on a penalty kick in the 63rd minute for the the Revolution (9-11-11).


ITALY: Silvio Berlusconi’s Monza fired Coach Giovanni Stroppa and replaced him with Raffaele Palladino.

The 54-year-old Stroppa steered Monza to a historic first promotion to the top-flight via the playoffs last season but it took six matches to pick up its first point – in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at fellow promoted side Lecce.

The club has not specified if youth team coach Palladino will remain in charge on a permanent basis or – as Italian media reports – he will serve as a caretaker coach.

Palladino’s first match in charge will be against his former team Juventus. Palladino played more than 50 matches for Juventus before leaving the club for Genoa in 2008.

FRANCE: Riot police intervened when opposing fans launched flares and fireworks at each other before kickoff of Marseille’s home game against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Champions League.

Other sections of the home crowd egged on their Marseille counterparts, with some cheering as flares and firecrackers landed in Frankfurt’s away section.

Prior to the match, a large-scale police operation successfully contained the risk of fan violence in the city itself. After a stadium brawl in Nice last week left dozens injured, authorities were on high alert for this match, classified as high risk.

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