Red Claws top Westchester for third straight victory

Abdel Nader scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Maine Red Claws to a 99-85 victory over the Westchester Knicks on Friday night at White Plains, New York.

Coming out of a halftime tie, Maine (22-12) posted a 53-39 advantage in the second half.

Nader shot 6 of 10 on 3-pointers. Ryan Kelly added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Red Claws, who won their third straight game.

John Jenkins scored 21 point for the Knicks (13-19).


PGA: Jordan Spieth made the putts and beat the fog at Spyglass Hill, posting a 7-under 65 in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California.

Spieth was at 10-under 133. He was tied for the lead with Derek Fathauer, who also was 10 under with the ninth hole to play at Pebble Beach.

Jason Day, the world’s No. 1 player, was 7 under for the day through 12 at Spyglass and was one shot behind.

The second round was suspended when fog rolled into the Monterey Peninsula, making it difficult to see more than 120 yards.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Bernd Wiesberger put on a clinic with his irons to lead Danny Willett by one stroke halfway through the Maybank Championship at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Austrian notched nine consecutive birdies and had 11 overall in his 9-under 63 at Saujana. Willett shot a 67.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Olin Browne had eight birdies in a nine-hole stretch and shot a 9-under 63 to take the first-round lead in Allianz Championship at Boca Raton, Florida.

Kenny Perry was two strokes back. He eagled the par-5 first.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Wendy Holdener led a Swiss 1-2 in the combined event at St. Moritz, Switzerland, winning the race a short time after teammate Lara Gut was airlifted to the hospital following a crash.

Lindsey Vonn was fifth after a gutsy slalom run left her 0.47 seconds from a medal. The American was only sixth-fastest in the opening downhill.

Holdener, a slalom specialist, was 0.05 faster than teammate Michelle Gisin, who took silver. Michaela Kirschgasser of Austria trailed Holdener by 0.38 for bronze.

One hour before the slalom leg began, Gut crashed and seemed to injure her left knee. She was taken to a hospital in St. Moritz.


MAJOR LEAGUES: Recently retired Giants left-hander Javier Lopez will work as a special instructor for San Francisco at spring training. Lopez won World Series titles with Boston in 2007 and San Francisco in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

 The Pirates bolstered their infield depth by acquiring Phil Gosselin from Arizona in exchange for minor league pitcher Frank Duncan.

The 28-year-old Gosselin, a versatile fielder, led the majors in both pinch hit appearances (83) and pinch hits (20) last season.

 The Mets traded pitcher Gabriel Ynoa to Baltimore for cash, clearing a roster spot for New York to finalize a deal with reliever Fernando Salas.

Ynoa made his big league debut last Aug. 13 and had a 6.38 ERA in 181/3 innings.


STAMPEDE: A crowd stampeded at a football stadium in Angola, leaving at least 17 people dead and dozens injured.

The incident happened Friday in the northwestern town of Uige when hundreds of people rushed at one of the stadium gates, causing some to fall and be trampled underfoot.

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