Walker signs with NBA D-League team slated to play Red Claws at Expo on Dec. 16

Antoine Walker, a three-time NBA All-Star in his 12-year career, signed with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League.

Idaho was awarded the 34-year-old Walker on waivers Tuesday and introduced him at a press conference. The Stampede play the Maine Red Claws Dec. 16 in Portland.

“I left the game at the wrong time,” said Walker, who has not played in the NBA since 2008. “I want to leave the game on my own merit. This is the perfect stepping stone to see if I can still be competitive and play at that level.”

Walker averaged 17.5 points and 7.7 rebounds in 12 NBA seasons with Boston, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami and Minnesota. He won an NBA title with Miami in 2006.


GIRLS’ HOCKEY: Sarah LaQuerre and Katie Roy each scored twice to lead Cheverus to a 4-0 victory over Bonny Eagle/Gorham at USM Ice Arena in Gorham.

Ali Stephens assisted on LaQuerre’s second goal for the Stags (3-0). Deidre Lambert stopped six shots for the shutout. Carissa Farwell made 31 saves for Bonny Eagle/Gorham (0-4).


QMJHL: Jean-Philippe Caron scored with 7:10 left to give the Baie-Comeau Drakkar at 5-4 win over the Lewiston Maineiacs at Lewiston.

The Maineiacs pulled ahead 3-2 on consecutive goals by Stefan Fournier, Jess Tanguy and Pierre-Olivier Morin before allowing two in the final minute of the second period. Matthew Bissonette tied it for Lewiston early in the third period.


HALL OF FAME: Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was selected for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame at Canastota, N.Y., along with three-division champion Julio Cesar Chavez of Mexico and Russian-born Kostya Tszyu.


COLLEGE: Dave Wannstedt stepped down as head coach at Pittsburgh after a disappointing season in which the Panthers were big favorites to win a weak Big East Conference, only to finish 7-5 and qualify for a minor bowl.

Wannstedt resigned under pressure three days after Pitt salvaged its regular season by beating Cincinnati, 28-10. Wannstedt will remain at the school as a special assistant to Athletic Director Steve Pederson.

The final Bowl Championship Series standings had to be corrected after a mistake was found that changed the rankings of Boise State and LSU but did not affect any bowl matchups. Jerry Palm, who verifies the Colley Matrix ratings used by the BCS, noticed the results of an FCS playoff game involving Appalachian State and Western Illinois had not been included in the data used to generate the ratings.

In the revised standings, Boise State moved from 11th to 10th and LSU dropped from 10th to 11th.