Red Claws hope to keep season alive with a win
The Maine Red Claws will battle to keep their season alive when the D-League’s Eastern Conference finals resume at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Mississauga, Ontario.
Raptors 905 lead the Red Claws 1-0 in the best-of-three series after winning Game 1 on Sunday in Portland, 109-84.
If Maine wins on Wednesday, a deciding Game 3 will be played at 7 p.m. Thursday in Mississauga. The Red Claws played twice during the regular season in Mississauga, home to Raptors 905, and won both times.
On Sunday, the Red Claws were led by Jordan Mickey, who scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Raptors 905 led the entire game and were sparked by 33 points off the bench by C.J. Leslie.
Wednesday’s game will be broadcast on ESPNU.
COLLEGE: Oregon junior forward Jordan Bell has become the latest Ducks player to declare for the NBA draft. He joins Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey, who both have also declared for the draft since the end of the season.
• Nigel Williams-Goss, who led Gonzaga to its first appearance in the Final Four, has decided to skip his senior season and declare for the NBA draft.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick to help Real Madrid beat 10-man Bayern Munich 4-2 after extra time and send the defending champions through to the semifinals.
Atletico Madrid also made it to the semifinals by eliminating Leicester 2-1 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw in Tuesday’s other quarterfinal, second-leg match.
WORLD CUP: The United States, Canada and Mexico bid to co-host the 2026 World Cup is supported by the 11-nation Oceania soccer confederation.
Oceania says it also agrees the bid should have “an exclusive period of negotiation” with FIFA for the next year.
MONTE CARLO MASTERS: Back on court for the first time since the birth of his son, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was upset by a qualifier in the second round in Monaco. The seventh-seeded Tsonga lost to Adrian Mannarino 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 in the first big tournament of the clay-court swing.
BOSTON MARATHON: Adidas has apologized for sending out a marketing email praising customers it said “survived” this year’s Boston Marathon.
The subject line of the email sent by Adidas Running read: “Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon!”
On social media, customers quickly reminded the company about the real survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Three people were killed and more than 260 others were wounded when two bombs exploded near the finish line in that attack.
The sports apparel company quickly apologized, saying it was “incredibly sorry” for the “insensitive” subject line about Monday’s race.
– From staff and news report