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Sports activities Digest: Maine Celtics fall in Fort Wayne, 133-119



Gabe York scored 36 and Justin Anderson added 32 to steer the Fort Wayne Mad Ants to a 133-119 win over the Maine Celtics in a G League sport Wednesday in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Maine performed with out 4 key gamers: Mfiondu Kabengele and JD Davison are with the dad or mum Boston Celtics, Luka Samanic is in well being and security protocol and Denzel Valentine has a finger harm.

Marial Shayok led the Celtics with 30 factors. Kamar Baldwin set profession highs with 28 factors and 11 rebounds to associate with six assists, Eric Demers scored a career-high 20 factors on 6-for-9 capturing from 3-point vary and Scottie Lindsey had 18 factors.


MEN’S WORLD CUP: Loic Meillard beat his teammate Gino Caviezel to steer a Swiss 1-2 end at a floodlit World Cup large slalom at Schladming, Austria.

The pair stepped in to present the Swiss ski workforce a victory regardless of the absence of its standout performer, Marco Odermatt, who had gained 4 of the 5 large slaloms this season however sat out the race to relaxation a sore knee.

Each skiers held their positions from the primary run, as Meillard beat Caviezel by 0.59 seconds.

Marco Schwarz posted the quickest second-run time and the Austrian improved from 14th to 3rd place, 0.81 off the tempo.


PGA: Jon Rahm struggled to a 1-over 73 at Torrey Pines South, which has develop into certainly one of his favourite programs, and Sam Ryder, Aaron Rai and Brent Grant all shot 8-under 64 on the extra forgiving North Course to tie for the first- spherical lead on the Farmers Insurance coverage Open at San Diego.

Rahm, ranked No. 3 on this planet and making an attempt for his third win in as many begins, made a double bogey on the par-4 seventh gap and was frequently left annoyed on the South Course. He earned his first PGA Tour victory in 2017 on the municipal programs on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean after which gained the US Open on the South Course in 2021.

Rahm, who’s making an attempt for his tenth profession tour win, was tied for 116th with 11 others, together with taking part in accomplice Tony Finau and Justin Rose.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Spectators is not going to be allowed to attend the primary spherical of the Dubai Desert Traditional on Thursday due to what organizers have described as “extreme climate situations” forecast at Emirates Golf Membership.

The European tour mentioned the choice had been made “with the security of all in thoughts.”


MAJORS: Left-hander Jeffrey Springs grew to become the primary of the 33 gamers who exchanged proposed arbitration salaries with their groups to succeed in a deal, agreeing to a $31 million, four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays that might be price $65.75 million over 5 seasons.

The 30-year outdated was amongst seven Rays who swapped arbitration figures with the workforce on Jan. 13. He started final season within the bullpen, transitioned to the beginning rotation in Might and completed 9-5 with a 2.46 ERA in 33 appearances, together with 25 begins. He’s 14-6 with a 2.70 ERA in 76 outings – 51 of them in aid – since he was acquired from Boston in February 2021.


MLS: Heather Davis has been employed as chief govt officer to steer Main League Soccer’s Portland Timbers and the Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League’s Thorns amid the fallout from a sequence of scandals.

Davis, 46, served as CEO on an interim foundation after membership proprietor Merritt Paulson stepped away final fall. She is amongst 5 ladies in control of workforce operations in MLS.

The membership has been criticized following alleged misconduct by former Thorns coach Paul Riley. Missteps had been detailed in a pair of investigations into coach abuse by the NWSL and the US Soccer Federation.

The Timbers had been additionally questioned in regards to the re-signing of former participant Andy Polo after an alleged home violence incident.

The membership’s common supervisor and president of enterprise operations had been fired in October, and Paulson eliminated himself from an energetic position with the groups. The NWSL imposed a high-quality of $1 million on the membership. Paulson introduced in December that he’s promoting the Thorns.


PARIS: The IOC made clear it desires Russians to compete on the 2024 Paris Olympics as impartial athletes, in defiance of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s name to exclude them solely.

Citing a “unifying mission” throughout a time of struggle, the Worldwide Olympic Committee mentioned no athlete ought to face discrimination primarily based solely on the passport they held.

Russia was in a roundabout way condemned within the assertion although athletes who’ve been “actively supporting the struggle in Ukraine” face being excluded from the Paris Olympics that open in 18 months’ time, the IOC mentioned.


WIMBLEDON: The lads’s doubles format at Wimbledon has been modified to best-of-three units to carry it in keeping with the opposite three Grand Slam tournaments.

The All England Membership introduced the swap from best-of-five units and mentioned the discount may appeal to extra gamers to enter the doubles competitors at Wimbledon.

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