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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 mother or father Boston Celtics, Luka Samanic is in well being and security protocol and Denzel Valentine has a finger damage.

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.


WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Mikaela Shiffrin did not wait lengthy so as to add to her document complete of World Cup wins.

A day after securing document victory No. 83, Shiffrin added her 84th win in one other big slalom on the identical course at San Viglio di Marebbe, Italy.

And like how she did it a day earlier, Shiffrin led from begin to end, dominating the primary run down the steep Erta course after which including to her benefit within the second run.

Shiffrin completed a large 0.82 seconds forward of two-time Olympic silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel and 1.19 seconds forward of Olympic champion Sara Hector.

When Shiffrin reached the end after her second run, she collapsed to the snow in obvious exhaustion – together with her skis nonetheless hooked up to her boots – earlier than Mowinckel and Hector came visiting to congratulate her and assist her up.

The win moved Shiffrin inside two of the general document – between women and men – of 86 wins held by Ingemar Stenmark.

Vonn retired 4 years in the past when accidents lower her profession quick, and Stenmark raced within the Nineteen Seventies and 80s.

If Shiffrin wins two slaloms in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, this weekend, she might match Stenmark on Sunday.

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

The pair stepped in to offer the Swiss ski group a victory regardless of the absence of its standout performer, Marco Odermatt, who had received 4 of the 5 big 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.


MLS: Heather Davis has been employed as chief govt officer to steer Main League Soccer’s Portland Timbers and the Nationwide Girls’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 girls in command of group operations in MLS.

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

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

The membership’s normal supervisor and president of enterprise operations have been fired in October, and Paulson eliminated himself from an energetic function with the groups. The NWSL imposed a superb of $1 million on the membership. Paulson introduced in December that he’s promoting the Thorns.


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

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

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


EUROPEAN TOUR: Spectators won’t be allowed to attend the primary spherical of the Dubai Desert Basic on Thursday due to what organizers have described as “extreme climate circumstances” forecast at Emirates Golf Membership.

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


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

The All England Membership introduced the change from best-of-five units and stated the discount might entice extra gamers to enter the doubles competitors at Wimbledon.

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