Clarke leads Red Claws in win over Delaware

Coty Clarke finished with career-high totals of 32 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Maine Red Claws (19-13) to a 127-109 victory over the Delaware 87ers (17-17) at Newark, Delaware on Friday.

Malcolm Miller added 28 points, and Omari Johnson finished with 21 points and seven rebounds for the Red Claws, who have won five straight games and six of their last seven.


AHL: Jason Akeson scored off assists from Cal O’Reilly and Evan Rodrigues 2:03 into overtime to lift the Rochester Americans (24-27) to a 2-1 victory over the Portland Pirates (29-21) on Friday night at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York.

The Americans opened the scoring 2:49 into the second period when Akeson and Chad Ruhwedel assisted on a goal by Dan Catenacci.

Corban Knight scored the equalizer for the Pirates with assists from Rob Schremp and John McFarland with 3:06 left in the second period.

Sam Brittain had 36 saves for the Pirates, who outshot the Americans, 44-38.


WORLD CUP: Swiss racer Lara Gut won a downhill by a large margin and reclaimed the overall lead from Lindsey Vonn, who fell and did not finish at La Tuile, Italy.


DUBAI CHAMPIONSHIPS: Sara Errani of Italy advanced to her second Dubai tennis championships final with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Elina Svitolina.

OPEN 13: Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka lost to eighth-seeded Benoit Paire in the quarterfinals at Marseille, France.


U.S. WOMEN: Alex Morgan scored three goals and the United States secured a spot in the Olympics this summer with a 5-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament at Houston.

The World Cup champions are seeking their fourth straight Olympic gold medal.


PGA: Dustin Johnson and Troy Merritt tied for the lead at the Northern Trust Open at Los Angeles.

But Jordan Spieth was out the door, missing the cut for the first time since September despite shooting a second-round 68.

LPGA: England’s Holly Clyburn shot a 7-under 65 to take a share of the second-round lead in the Women’s Australian Open with 46-year-old Scottish golfer Catriona Matthew at Adelaide, Australia.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Australia’s Nathan Holman shot a 6-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead in the Maybank Championship Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur.


MAJOR LEAGUES: Tony Phillips, an infielder and outfielder who made the final defensive play in the Oakland Athletics’ sweep of the Giants during the earthquake-interrupted 1989 World Series, died. He was 56.

Jim Davenport, a longtime third baseman for the San Francisco Giants who later managed the team and worked in the front office, died. He was 82.


GOLD GLOVES: Gabriel Tito Morales, Northern New England novice Gold Glove champion (12-1) in the featherweight class, won a unanimous 5-0 decision over Marquis Fowler at Lowell, Massachusetts.

Morales, of the Portland Boxing Club, fights next on Tuesday, again at Lowell.