Austin Theriault has been medically cleared by NASCAR and will race in the truck series season finale on Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Brad Keselowski Racing announced Thursday.

Theriault, a 21-year-old Fort Kent native, sustained a compression fracture of his lower back on Oct. 3 when his Ford F-150 crashed into a concrete wall during a race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and has not raced since.


NBA: LeBron James scored 27 points, Kevin Love added 22 points and 15 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Bucks at Cleveland.

 Chris Bosh had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the host Miami beat Sacramento 116-109, taking advantage of Kings star DeMarcus Cousins’ one-game suspension.

Kings forward Rudy Gay strained his left shoulder in the third and did not return.


MAJOR LEAGUES: Major League Baseball is close to new recommendations for safety netting at its stadiums for the 2016 season.

Speaking after the owners’ quarterly meeting, Commissioner Rob Manfred said it is “absolutely clear” there will be changes. He said there was more work to be done, and that he wasn’t prepared to go into details.


ATP FINALS: Novak Djokovic reached the semifinals by extending his dominance over Tomas Berdych with a 6-3, 7-5 win in their last round-robin match at London.

The Serbian No. 1, who only needed to win a set to advance, improved to 21-2 against the Czech player.

Earlier, Roger Federer clinched first place in the group by beating Kei Nishikori 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 to finish the round-robin stage unbeaten.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Rory McIlroy birdied his last hole to pace Danny Willett in their chase for the Race to Dubai trophy on the opening day of the World Tour Championship at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

McIlroy chipped in from a greenside bunker on the 18th hole to card a 4-under-par 68, tied with English golfer Willett, two shots behind the four leaders. The pair are the main contenders to finish No. 1 for the season in the tour finale.

Martin Kaymer, English pair Ian Poulter and Andy Sullivan, and Australian Marcus Fraser led with 6-under 66s.

PGA: Kevin Kisner shot an opening 7-under 65 with an eagle on his next-to-last hole for a one-stroke lead at the RSM Classic in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Davis Love IV made his PGA Tour debut as a 21-year-old in the tournament his father, Davis Love III, hosts.

LPGA: Austin Ernst had a one-shot lead after the opening round of the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, and South Korean rookie Sei Young Kim had the early upper hand in the race for a $1 million bonus.

Ernst shot a 6-under 66, one better than South Korea’s Mi Hyang Lee. Kim was another shot back and is vying for the “Race to CME Globe.”


MLS: The Red Bulls’ Luis Robles was voted goalkeeper of the year after leading the league with 18 wins, including nine shutouts, as New York finished with MLS’s best regular-season record.

PREMIER LEAGUE: The league announced that the French national anthem will be played before all games this weekend “as an act of remembrance and solidarity with France after the Paris attacks.”

– From staff and news services