Pacers expect immediate dividends by acquiring Scola

The Indiana Pacers bolstered their front-line depth with the acquisition of Luis Scola from Phoenix.

The Pacers sent forward Gerald Green, center Miles Plumlee and a lottery-protected first-round draft pick to the rebuilding Suns.

Scola, a 6-foot-9 forward from Argentina, played his first five NBA seasons with Houston before coming to Phoenix a year ago.

WNBA: Indiana Fever Coach Lin Dunn headlines the 2014 women’s basketball Hall of Fame class that was announcedduring the WNBA All-Star game in Uncasville, Conn.

The 43-year coach will be joined in Knoxville, Tenn., next June by Yolanda Griffith, Michelle Edwards, Charlotte West, Mimi Griffin and Jasmina Perazic.

Additionally, the 1976 U.S. women’s basketball team, which won a silver medal when women’s basketball became part of the Olympics in Montreal, will be the second recipient of the recently added trailblazer award.


NEFL: John Wiechman ran for 165 yards and two TDs while leading the Maine Sabers (2-0) to a 28-6 New England Football League victory over the New Hampshire Wolfpack (0-2) in Scarborough.

Wiechman opened the scoring with an 8-yard run. Jeremy Shorey threw a 6-yard TD pass to Travis Barnies in the second quarter for a 14-0 lead. Tony Hicks added a 65-yard punt return and Wiechman a 20-yard run for second-half touchdowns.

Brolin Frye and Lamir Whetstone led the Sabers’ defense with two interceptions each.


FCBL: Phil Sciretta drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out RBI single in the top of the fifth and added an RBI single in the seventh as the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide (20-22) completed a sweep of the Wachusett Dirt Dawgs (15-25) with a 5-1 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader at Doyle Field in Leominster, Mass.

Ryan Otero had five strikeouts and no walks while throwing a six-hitter for the Raging Tide, and Brian Doran hit a solo homer in the fourth and added a single in the seventh.

The Raging Tide won the opener 8-3 behind a grand slam from Dylan Begin and a two-run single by Matt Pagano.

NECBL: Kevin Martir’s three hits, including an RBI double, led the North Adams SteepleCats (21-18) to a 7-2 victory over the Sanford Mainers (17-20) in North Adams, Mass.

Daniel Nevares had two hits and an RBI for Sanford.


LAMOUR WINS: Russell Lamour extended his professional record to 5-0 with a sixth-round knockout of Joe Gardner during a super middleweight match in Lincoln, R.I.

Lamour, boxing out of Portland, toppled Gardner three times before knocking him out 38 seconds into the sixth for his third professional knockout.


ATLANTA OPEN: Top-seeded John Isner beat seventh-seeded Lleyton Hewitt 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (5) to reach Sunday’s final against second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa, who beat 21-year-old American Ryan Harrison in straight sets.

CROATIA OPEN: Third-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy saved three match points before reaching the final, beating France’s Gael Monfils 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (3) in Umag.

Fognini will face fifth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain, a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 winner over second-seeded Andreas Seppi of Italy.

SWISS OPEN: Mikhail Youzhny will play unseeded Robin Haase in the final after both won their semis in Gstaad.

BAKU CUP: Shahar Peer of Israel advanced to the final by routing Polish qualifier Magda Linette 6-1, 6-1 in Azerbaijan.


GOLD CUP: The U.S. soccer team will be missing a key figure for the Gold Cup final against Panama on Sunday: Coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who was suspended for one game Friday by CONCACAF, the result of his late ejection in a 3-1 victory over Honduras in the semifinals Wednesday.

MLS: Diego Fagundez scored his second goal in as many matches to lift the New England Revolution to a 2-1 comeback victory over D.C. United.

— From staff and news services


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