December 4, 2012

Sports Digest

BASKETBALL

Red Claws sign former Georgetown player Summers, waive center Cusworth

The Maine Red Claws signed former Georgetown forward Dajuan Summers, 24, on Monday, and waived center Brian Cusworth.

Summers, 6-foot-8, played sparingly for the New Orleans Hornets last season, and was cut by the Hornets in training camp this year.

The 7-foot Cusworth was one of four centers on the roster. Cusworth played in three of Maine's four games, averaging only 3.7 minutes a game.

"There were not any minutes at that spot, so we wanted to let Brian find opportunity elsewhere," said Austin Ainge, the Celtics director of player personnel.

SOCCER

USSF: Forward Alex Morgan won the U.S. Soccer Federation's female athlete of the year award. The national team star won voting by fans on Facebook and representatives from U.S. Soccer and the national media.

Morgan led Team USA this year with 28 goals, including the deciding score in the United States' 4-3 win over Canada in the Olympic semifinals. The Americans then won the gold medal.

FIRED: Former Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff was fired as an adviser to the Mexican club Chivas.

The dismissal came nine months after Cruyff was hired to help turn around the slumping Guadalajara team.

HIGH SCHOOLS

LETTER OF INTENT: Cheverus swimmer Tessa Lindsley, from Bath, has signed a letter of intent with the University of Maine, and will attend the school in the fall.

A swimmer on club teams since the age of seven, Lindsley was Cheverus' top scorer in the Southwestern meet, made the finals in the state meet and qualified for the New England meet. She will focus on sprint freestyle and backstroke for the Black Bears.

BOYS' BASKETBALL: The East-West Basketball Challenge will be played Tuesday at Windham High. In the opening game at 4 p.m., Deering will play Lawrence. The rest of the slate will have Portland vs. Hampden Academy at 5:30 p.m., Windham vs. Lewiston at 7 p.m. and Bonny Eagle vs. Edward Little at 8: 30 p.m.

BASEBALL

SENTENCED: Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra was sentenced to 61/2 months in prison for hiding baseball gloves and other heirlooms from his playing days that were supposed to be part of his bankruptcy filing, capping a tumultuous year of legal woes.

Dykstra was also ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution and perform 500 hours of community service.

WBC: Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera is going to play for Venezuela in next March's World Baseball Classic.

Cabrera was among the first 32 players -- 12 major leaguers -- to commit to playing in the tournament that begins March 2 with games hosted by two-time defending champion Japan and Taiwan.

The Mets' David Wright and Minnesota's Joe Mauer will play for the United States.

--From staff and news services

 

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