Red Claws rally in fourth, top Grand Rapids in OT

The Maine Red Claws used hot shooting from the field in the fourth quarter Tuesday night as they came from behind to defeat the Grand Rapids Drive 110-104 in overtime in an NBA D-League game at Walker, Michigan.

Trailing by as many as 16 in the second quarter, the Red Claws struggled shooting for the first three quarters only hitting 39 percent.

They found their touch in the fourth, shooting 52.4 percent, taking their first lead at 89-87 with 6:41 remaining in regulation on a Tim Frazier 3-pointer. Frazier put in a layup on a hard drive to tie game at 101 with 5.3 left.

Maine held Grand Rapids to a basket in overtime, outscoring the Drive 9-3.


Frazier led Maine with 22 points. James Young, on assignment from the parent club Boston Celtics, helped out with 20 points.

The win lowers the Claws’ magic number to clinch a playoff spot to 2, and to clinch the Atlantic Division to 5.


BNP PARIBAS OPEN: Struggling with her serve and a rash of errors, Serena Williams needed three sets to get by Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 and reach the fourth round at Indian Wells, California.


WORLD CUP: Julia Mancuso, a four-time Olympic medalist, will skip the World Cup finals in Meribel, France, to rest in Hawaii and figure out what’s going on with her aching hip.


Mancuso said surgery isn’t in the forecast. Still, no one can quite figure out what’s wrong. The only thing Mancuso knows is that when she turns at extreme angles on the race hill, pain shoots up along her right side.


MLS: Sporting Kansas City assistant coach Mateus Manoel was suspended one game and fined an undisclosed sum for entering the field during the 64th minute of Saturday’s game against FC Dallas.

Major League Soccer also fined FC Dallas midfielder Kyle Bekker for improper contact with Sporting Kansas City defender Kevin Ellis.


CFL: Jeffrey Orridge is the league’s new commissioner.


Orridge recently served as the executive director of CBC Sports. He succeeds Mark Cohon, who stepped down in January after an eight-year run as league commissioner.


DOPING: Two more Russian race walkers have been banned for doping.

The Russian athletics federation said Andrei Ruzavin and Nina Okhotnikova were sanctioned for abnormalities in their biological passports, which monitor blood profiles over time for signs of doping.

Ruzavin, a member of the Russia team that won a bronze medal at last year’s World Cup, was suspended or 21/2 years.

Okhotnikova, who has also been a member of the team, received a two-year ban.


More than two dozen Russians have been banned for doping in the past decade. Many, including Ruzavin, had Viktor Chegin as their coach.

AUTO racing

V8 SUPERCARS: Roger Penske said Marcos Ambrose has asked to temporarily be replaced as driver in the V8 Supercars Series.

Penske says the former NASCAR driver made the request so he can familiarize himself with the cars following his return this year to the series. Ambrose won the V8 Supercars championship in 2003 and 2004.

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