Red Claws pick up center in trade with Bighorns

The Maine Red Claws acquired 7-foot-1 center Bamba Fall from the Reno Bighorns for a seventh-round selection in the 2011 NBA Development League draft.

The Red Claws also picked up 6-3 guard Lewis Clinch from the available player pool.

Fall played in Israel last season before being drafted by the Bighorns. He had not played this season because of visa problems, which have been resolved.

Clinch was a teammate of Red Claws guard Mario West at Georgia Tech. Clinch played the past two seasons with the Austin Toros before being waived last weekend. In 29 games, he averaged 8.5 points per game and 2.2 rebounds per game.


GIRLS’ HOCKEY: Sarah Markey had two goals and an assist, and Colleen Mitchell made 15 saves to lead Hebron Academy to a 6-0 victory over visiting Berwick Academy.


BOBSLEDDER PLEADS GUILTY: Olympic gold medalist Steve Holcomb pleaded guilty to impaired driving in Salt Lake City but will avoid a 180-day jail sentence if he completes 48 hours of community service. A judge also ordered Holcomb to pay a $1,430 fine and undergo substance abuse screening.

MAYFIELD APOLOGIZES: Suspended NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield apologized for blaming his father’s death on his estranged stepmother. The public apology was part of a settlement in a slander lawsuit Lisa Mayfield filed against Jeremy Mayfield, who still has a wrongful death lawsuit pending against his stepmother.

The death of Mayfield’s father, Terry Mayfield, on Sept. 5, 2007, was ruled a suicide in two separate investigations.

FORD SUES FERRARI: Ford Motor Co. sued Ferrari in Detroit federal court, saying the sports car maker violated its trademark over the pickup truck name F-150.

The suit is based on Ferrari’s naming of its new Formula 1 racing car the F150 and its creation of the website, which says the F150 marks the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.


OPEN GAZ DE FRANCE: Kim Clijsters of Belgium moved within one win of the No. 1 world ranking, rallying past Kristina Barrois of Germany 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 in the second round at Paris.

ABN-AMRO TOURNAMENT: Marco Baghdatis of Cyprus upset Australian Open finalist Andy Murray of Britain 6-4, 6-1 in the first round at Rotterdam, Netherlands.

BRAZIL OPEN: Ricardo Mello of Brazil eliminated second-seeded Albert Montanes of Spain 6-3, 6-3 in the second round at Costa do Sauipe, Brazil.

PATTAYA OPEN: Ana Ivanovic of Serbia rallied past American Jill Craybas 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 in a second-round match at Pattaya, Thailand.