January 1, 2013

Sports Digest

HIGH SCHOOLS

Scarborough girls' basketball remains undefeated with win over Biddeford

Mary Redmond finished with 20 points, while Courtney Alofs added eight points and Taylor Leborgne scored six to help Scarborough to a 54-12 win over Biddeford in a girls' basketball game Monday at Scarborough.

The Red Storm improved to 7-0

Laciann Gilblair led Biddeford (1-7) with four points.

TENNIS

HOPMAN CUP: Novak Djokovic showed little sign of fatigue as he defeated Andreas Seppi 6-3, 6-4 to give Serbia a 2-0 lead over Italy at Perth, Australia.

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL: Caroline Wozniacki's first trip to the Brisbane International ended in a shocking 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1) first-round loss to Kazakhstan qualifier Ksenia Pervak.

QATAR OPEN: Philipp Kohlschreiber opened his season with a 7-6 (5), 6-1 victory over Croatia's Ivan Dodig in the first round at Doha, Qatar.

Injury-plagued Russian Nikolay Davydenko, whose ranking has fallen to No. 48 from a high of No. 3, cruised past Victor Hanescu of Romania, 6-2, 6-3.

SHENZEN OPEN: Second-seeded Marion Bartoli of France sailed into the second round at Shenzhen, China, with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Hong Kong's Chan Wing-yau.

ASB TENNIS CLASSIC: Svetlana Kuznetsova lost to unseeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 7-6 (6), 6-2, 7-5 in the first round at Auckland, New Zealand.

Kuznetsova, once ranked as high as No. 2, is a two-time Grand Slam winner. She lost to a player whose ranking climbed 120 places to No. 63 in 2012.

HOCKEY

WORLD JUNIORS: The United States routed Slovakia 9-3 at Ufa, Russia, to advance to the quarterfinals of the world junior championships.

The Americans' prospects of reaching the knockout round looked uncertain after a loss to Canada a day earlier. But they dominated the Slovaks almost from the start and will next play the Czech Republic.

SPEEDSKATING

LONG TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS: Olympian Jonathan Kuck claimed the men's all-around title and fellow Olympian Maria Lamb took the women's title on the final day of the U.S. Long Track Championships at Kearns, Utah.

Kuck won the 10,000 meters after finishing second in the 5,000 last Thursday. Emery Lehman, a 16-year-old who won the 5,000, finished second in the all-around competition and Patrick Meek was third.

Lamb won the women's all-around title after claiming the 5,000 race. Olympian Jilleanne Rookard, who won the 3,000 last Thursday, finished second in the all-around standings and Petra Acker was third.

BASEBALL

MAJOR LEAGUES: Kansas City signed outfielder Endy Chavez to a minor-league contract and invited him to big league spring training. Chavez, 34, hit .203 with two homers and 12 RBI in 64 games for Baltimore last season.

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