Catcher Nathan Hickey and reliever Luis Guerrero were named Tuesday to the Eastern League All-Star team. In addition, three players who ended the season in Portland after playing for the Class A Greenville Drive were named to the South Atlantic League All-Stars: third baseman Blaze Jordan, outfielder Roman Anthony and starting pitcher Isaac Coffey.

Votes were cast by league managers and final decisions were determined by the commissioner’s office.

Hickey, 23, was promoted to Portland on May 9 after 18 games with Greenville. In 80 games for the Sea Dogs, he hit .258, ranking second on the club with 15 home runs and 56 RBI. He is ranked by as the No. 15 prospect in the Red Sox organization. Guerrero, a closer, appeared in 43 games with Portland before earning a Sept. 6 promotion to Triple-A Worcester. He had a 3-2 record with with a 1.81 ERA. Guerrero, who led all Double-A pitchers with 18 saves, was selected to the MLB Futures game in Seattle.


HALL OF FAME: Leander Paes, the owner of 18 Grand Slam titles in men’s doubles or mixed doubles, is the first Asian man to be nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the player category.


Paes, who is from India, was one of the six player candidates announced for the Class of 2024, with returning nominees Cara Black, Ana Ivanovic, Carlos Moya, Daniel Nestor and Flavia Pennetta.


WNBA: Sabrina Ionescu scored 21 points and Betnijah Laney added 20 to help the New York Liberty beat the visiting Connecticut Sun 84-77, evening the best-of-five semifinal series at 1-1.

Game 3 is Friday night in Connecticut.

NBA: Magic Johnson said his love for his Los Angeles Lakers has kept him from considering ownership of any other team, but the New York Knicks would be the one franchise that could make him have second thoughts.

“I think it would be intriguing,” Johnson said. “The only team I would actually probably think about is the New York Knicks.”


• The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to set a Dec. 12 citywide vote on a proposed 1% sales tax for six years that would fund a new $900 million downtown arena and keep the NBA’s Thunder in the city through at least 2050.


BILL FILED: Legislation introduced in Congress would dismantle the year-old national authority in charge of regulating safety and medication in horse racing, and replace it with an organization backers say would allow for the safe treatment of horses and address concerns about doping.

The Racehorse Health and Safety Act, proposed by the North American Association of Racetrack Veterinarians and several horsemen’s associations, would include a national umbrella of rules for states to follow but give individual racing commissions more authority to enforce them. The bill was introduced by Louisiana Republican Rep. Clay Higgins.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The NCAA will hold the inaugural 32-team Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament next spring on campus sites with the champion crowned April 3 in Indianapolis.


ESPN owns television broadcast rights, the NCAA said. ESPN-plus will air preliminary-round games.


U.S. MEN: Defender Reggie Cannon, a U.S. international, joined English second-tier team Queen’s Park Rangers on a four-year contract, the club said.

Cannon was allowed to sign outside of the transfer window because he was a free agent after leaving Portuguese club Boavista in June.


PARIS 2024: Organizers and their partners set up a giant job fair at Saint-Denis, France, meant to help fill about 16,000 vacancies in key sectors including catering, security, transport and cleaning, 10 months before the opening of the Games.

About 50 companies are  recruiting in various fields to be able to welcome millions of spectators and more than 14,500 athletes next year for the Olympics and Paralympics.

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