October 10, 2013

Sports Digest

BASKETBALL

Red Claws to take show to Reno come January

The Maine Red Claws will play two games in Reno, Nev., in January as part of the five-day NBA Development League Showcase.

The 17-game schedule sees the Red Claws face the Austin Toros on Jan. 7 and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Jan. 8.

In other news, Red Claws individual tickets will go on sale at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 21, available at the box office at 413 Congress St. in Portland, by phone at 210-6655 or online at www.maineredclaws.com.

Maine opens its season at home against Springfield on Nov. 22.

NBA: Iman Shumpert scored 18 points to lead the New York Knicks to a 103-102 preseason victory over the Boston Celtics in Providence, R.I.

Phil Pressey led the Celtics (0-2) with 13 points while Avery Bradley and Chris Babb added 12 apiece.

GOLF

PGA: Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton is the winner of the inaugural PGA Tour Courage Award for players who have overcome extraordinary adversity to make meaningful contributions to golf.

The award includes a $25,000 donation to the charity of the winner's choice.

TENNIS

JAPAN OPEN: Samantha Stosur beat Belinda Bencic 6-4, 6-2 in Osaka and became the highest remaining seed after Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki withdrew hurt.

SHANGHAI MASTERS: Novak Djokovic overcame a scare when he landed awkwardly on his right foot and recovered to beat Spain's Marcel Granollers, 6-2, 6-0.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had fewer problems in their second-round matches. Federer rebounded from an early break to defeat Andreas Seppi 6-4, 6-3, while Nadal, who reclaimed the No. 1 ranking this week, dispatched Alexandr Dolgopolov, 6-3, 6-2.

GENERALI LADIES: Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain and Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium advanced to the quarterfinals in Linz, Austria.

ATP: Wimbledon champion Andy Murray pulled out of next month's season-ending World Tour Finals in London as he recovers from back surgery.

MOTORSPORTS

NASCAR: Sprint Cup driver Travis Kvapil is free on bond following his arrest on charges of assault and false imprisonment related to a domestic dispute in Moorseville, N.C.

Kvapil, who drives for BK Racing, is 31st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings.

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