BOXING

Lamour to highlight fight night at Expo in November

Middleweight Russell Lamour Jr. will highlight a boxing card at the Portland Expo on Nov. 11.

The eight-round main event will feature Lamour (15-2), who fights out of the Portland Boxing Club, against John Thompson (17-3) of Newark, New Jersey, battling for the vacant IBA North American middleweight championship. Lamour had held the title before losing to Thomas Falowo, who retired and left the title vacant.

Tickets start at $25 and are on sale at Bruno’s Restaurant or Merrill Auditorium in Portland, or online at porttix.com.

BASKETBALL

NBA: Valuable veteran Richard Jefferson was traded from Cleveland to Atlanta and then waived on Saturday.

The Cavaliers sent Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to Atlanta with a pair of second-round draft picks and $3 million. Cleveland needed to clear two roster spots and will now save over $12 million in potential luxury-tax penalties.

The Cavs, who had to get their roster to 15 before Tuesday’s opener, will also acquire the draft rights to forward Dimitrios Agravanis and guard Sergey Gladyr.

n The league handed Portland guard CJ McCollum a one-game suspension for leaving the bench area during an altercation in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s preseason game against Phoenix.

GOLF

PGA: Pat Perez turned in an 8-under 64 at the third round of the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to open up a four-shot lead over closest rival Xander Schauffele.

LPGA: Jin Young Ko fired a bogey-free 6-under 66 to take a two-shot lead after the third round of the KEB Hana Bank Championship at Incheon, South Korea.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Matt Wallace held a two-stroke lead after the third round of the Italian Open at Monza as the Englishman seeks a wire-to-wire victory.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Phillip Price (67), Colin Montgomerie (67) and Jerry Kelly (68) shared the second-round lead at 8-under 136 in the SAS Championship at Cary, North Carolina.

AUTO RACING

NASCAR CUP SERIES: Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for his final scheduled Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Earnhardt, who is retiring from full-time competition at the end of the season, turned a lap at 190.544 mph in Saturday qualifying to put his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the top starting spot. Chase Elliott, his teammate, qualified second. Joey Logano was third in a Team Penske Ford, followed by Daytona 500 winner Kurt Busch.

OXFORD PLAINS: Oxford 250 champion Curtis Gerry of Wateboro cruised into contention from the 12th starting position and outraced Travis Benjamin of Belfast to the checkered for victory in the 150-lap PASS Super Late Model feature Saturday.

Benjamin’s runner-up finish nailed down his second PASS North championship.

Other feature winners were Tyler King in Street Stocks, Mark Lundblad in PASS Mods, Casey Call in Legends and Jamie Heath in Bandits.

TENNIS

SHANGHAI MASTERS: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will face each other for the 38th time after advancing to the final at Shanghai.

Top-seeded Nadal beat Marin Cilic of Croatia 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the first semifinal, and second-seeded Federer was stretched to three sets before posting a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina.

– Staff and news service report