Sports Digest: Portland Boxing Club to Host Card at Expo Nov. 12

Former heavyweight champion James “Buster” Douglas and former New England patriot Rob Ninkovich will be special guests at the Portland Boxing Club’s All-Star Boxing event at the Portland Expo on Saturday, November 12.

The card will feature Maine pro boxers Jason Quirk, who faces Anthony Hines for the ABF/USA Middleweight Championship, and Jorge Abiague, who faces Eder Clervoix for the vacant Northeast Super Bantamweight Championship.

Also on the card is professional welterweight Brandon Berry of Maine. The show will open with three amateur bouts featuring super heavyweight Zordan Holman, middleweight Wade Faria and lightweight Ilyas Bashir.

Tickets start at $25. They can be purchased at the door or in advance at Bruno’s restaurant in Portland and online at Douglas and Ninkovich will sign autographs and take photos with fans from 6-8 p.m. The fights will begin at 7:30 p.m.


ECHL: The Maine Mariners allowed four goals in the first period and lost 5-2 to the Newfoundland Growlers in an ECHL game at Cross Insurance Arena.

Maine got goals from Connor Doherty in the first period and Tim Doherty in the second.

NHL: Commissioner Gary Bettman said on Saturday Mitchell Miller was ineligible to play in the league, a day after the defenseman signed an entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins.

Miller, 20, was selected by Arizona in the fourth round of the 2020 draft, but the Coyotes waived his draft rights for bullying a black classmate with an intellectual disability in college.

The Bruins signed Miller after spending several weeks during an evaluation period with the player. Miller said he will continue to participate in community programs to educate himself and share his mistakes with others.

“He’s not going to join the NHL, he’s not eligible right now to join the NHL,” Bettman said in Tampere, Finland, before Game 2 of the regular season between the Colorado Avalanche and the Blue Jackets. columbus.

• Ville Husso made 26 saves and the Detroit Red Wings ended the New York Islanders’ five-game winning streak with a 3-0 win at Detroit.

• Artturi Lehkonen scored in his home country and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 for a two-game NHL series sweep in Finland.


NFL: The Atlanta Falcons strengthened their backfield for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers by activating running back Cordarrelle Patterson from injured reserve.

Saturday’s move restores Patterson to the active roster. Patterson has missed four games with knee surgery and still leads Atlanta’s balanced offense with 340 yards in four games.

• Donald Parham has been placed on injured reserve by the Los Angeles Chargers after re-injuring his hamstring in practice earlier in the week.

It’s the same hamstring that Parham injured in training camp and caused him to miss the first four games of the season. He has played two games and has three receptions for 53 yards.


CLASSIC BREEDERS CUP: Unbeaten Flightline posted another dominant run, passing Life Is Good entering the top of the stretch and claiming an 8¼ length victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, and all but locking down the honors as Horse of the Year.

The 4-year-old bay colt entered the Lifetime 5-0 Grade 1 race with an average margin of victory of almost 13 lengths, making him the crushing 3-5 favorite on the eight-horse field which included the winner of the Kentucky Derby Rich Strike and 5-1 second pick epicenter. Flightline started 2-5 from the No 4 post and quickly established themselves as one of the pacesetters, running within range of Todd Pletcher – Life Is Good formed in the far corner but coming up.


ALCARAZ OUT: Top-ranked Carlos Alcaraz will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn abdominal muscle while playing at the Paris Masters after the Spanish teenager pulled out in a second-set tiebreaker against fellow 19-year-old Holger Rune in the quarterfinals on Friday. .

• Danish teenager Holger Rune beat eighth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-2 in the Paris Masters semi-final on Saturday to stay the course for his first title at this level.

Rune, 19, will play his first Masters final against Novak Djokovic, who beat Stefanos Tsitsipas for the eighth consecutive time, 6-2, 3-6, 7-6(4), to stay on course for a record – extending the seventh title of the Paris Masters.


PGA TOUR: Russell Henley birdied 25ft on his first hole and never really let go until he had a 6-under 65 and doubled the size of his lead to six strokes in the World Wide Technology in Mayakoba.

It’s the sixth time Henley has had at least a share of the 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour, and while he’s only converted one in victory – his rookie debut in 2013 in Hawaii – he never had a head start. like that.

Will Gordon bogeyed the 18th hole for a 68 to fall even further, level with Patton Kizzire, who had a 67.

CHAMPS: The timeless Bernhard Langer beat his age by two strokes with a 9-under 63, giving him a one-stroke lead over Paul Goydos in the TimberTech Championship and a chance to close in on the PGA Tour champions record for career wins.

LPGA: Japan’s Momoko Ueda shot a 4-under 68 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead after three rounds of the Toto Classic in Shiga, Japan.

Ueda, who had a total of 14 under 202 in three sets, is one shot ahead of Gemma Dryburgh, who shot a 65 for the best run of the day.


MLS CUP: Gareth Bale tied the score 3-3 with a spectacular header eight minutes into added time, substitute goalkeeper John McCarthy stopped two Philadelphia shots in the shootout and Los Angeles FC beat the Union 3-0 at the penalty kicks to claim his first MLS Cup championship in Los Angeles.

After Bale came on in extra time and scored the tying goal for LAFC at 10, Denis Bouanga, Ryan Hollingshead and Ilie Sanchez scored in the 3-0 shootout, capping the most spectacular of 27 title games. the MLS.

AMERICAN MEN: USA left-back Sam Vines suffered a leg injury and required surgery, knocking him out of the USA World Cup squad list.

Forward Josh Sargent and defender Cameron Carter-Vickers returned to their starting squad on Saturday, the last weekend of games before United States coach Gregg Berhalter announced their roster.


NASCAR XFINITY: Ty Gibbs took the lead with 21 laps to go and held off rival Noah Gragson for his first NASCAR Xfinity Series championship at Phoenix Raceway.

The only non-JR Motorsports driver in the win-win finale, Gibbs started on pole at the 1-mile oval and stayed close to the front in the changing conditions all evening.

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