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Sports Digest: Sea Dogs take eighth straight victory over Somerset


The Portland Sea Dogs have already qualified for the playoffs, but that hasn’t dampened their momentum.

Portland beat Somerset 5-2 in Thursday’s Eastern League match to extend their eighth straight win.

Sedan Rafaela scored on Tyler Dearden’s sack fly in the fourth inning, and Hudson Potts hit a two-run homer to inspire Portland in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey.

Figure skating

Quad axel: Ilya Malinin, a 17-year-old child prodigy, made history late Wednesday when she appeared to be the successor to Olympic champion Nathan Chen among American figure skaters.

Malinin won the low-level US Classic in Lake Placid, NY with a successful 4.5 jump. Nonetheless, it sent shockwaves through the sport as the last and most difficult of the quadruple jumps was finally conquered.

“It felt really good. When you’re practicing, it’s very easy to figure out how to get the right timing and how to make everything a good try,” Malinin said.

Chen, who is out of the sport for now after winning the Beijing Olympics, is really messing around with his jumps. And two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu tried unsuccessfully to land it at the Winter Olympics.


Field Hockey: Faith Jennings scored three of two goals in the first half as Bowdoin won 6–1 over Southern Maine at Gorham.

Maya Malenfant, Georgi Coetzer and Sophia Rutman added goals for the Polar Bears (2-1). Ginny Twitchell scores for USM.

Eleanor Folsom stopped 10 shots for the Huskies (2-3) and Delaney Bachaux made one save for the Polar Bears.

basketball: UConn announced Thursday that it has agreed to pay former men’s basketball coach Kevin Ory an additional $3.9 million to settle discrimination allegations surrounding his 2018 dismissal.

The money is on top of over $11.1 million in unpaid salaries for Ollie after mediators ruled in January that he was improperly dismissed under an agreement with the school and professors’ union.

Former UConn point guard Ollie, who as head coach led the Huskies to a 127-79 record and six seasons to the 2014 National Championship, was fired after two losing seasons. stopped making payments to him under his contract due to NCAA violations.

football: Miami star receiver Xavier Restrepo has suffered a leg injury that will keep him out indefinitely, according to multiple sources.


NHL: Nathan McKinnon is set to sign a contract extension with the Colorado Avalanche soon, potentially making him the highest-paid player in the NHL.

McKinnon hopes to get something done before the start of the season next month and will negotiate if no deal is reached by Oct. 12, when the reigning champions will lift the Stanley Cup banner and begin their title defense. was shelved.

“We’re getting pretty close,” McKinnon said Thursday. “You better do it. … It gets emotional. You feel like it’s personal at times.

Conor McDavid’s eight-year $100 million mark could be surpassed by the richest person signed since the salary cap era began in 2005.


Davis Cup: Tommy Paul and Taylor Fritz won their singles match to beat Kazakhstan 2-1 in Glasgow, Scotland, to clinch the group lead in the Davis Cup final.

The American is almost certain to reach the quarterfinals with a 2-2 win in Group D. They now wait to see if the Netherlands can follow suit with a win over the British team on Friday. After losing to the US on Wednesday, the UK needs to win.The US then play the Netherlands on Saturday.

Halep surgery: Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep underwent nose surgery to improve her breathing and won’t play until next year.

In a post on Thursday on Twitter, the No. 9-ranked Romanian said he felt “totally exhausted” after losing in the first round to qualifier Daria Snigl at last month’s US Open. Following medical advice, she decided to undergo surgery to improve the worsening breathing problems that had affected her for “years.”

Halep posted a photo of herself with a bandage on her nose.

“I felt it was the right time to do that and to do something for myself,” she wrote. “So I did the aesthetic part as well.”


Europa League: Cristiano Ronaldo scored the first Europa League goal of his career in a 2-0 win over Sheriff Tiraspoli on Thursday to help Manchester United bounce back from a second-tier opening loss.

The record Champions League scorer converted from spot after Jadon Sancho gave United a 1-0 lead in Moldova. It was the 37-year-old Ronaldo’s first goal of the season and his 699th goal in club competition.

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