Red Claws make a trade, announce schedule

The Maine Red Claws acquired the rights to Bryce Cotton and a second-round pick in October’s NBA G League draft from the Agua Caliente Clippers as part of a three-team trade announced Thursday.

Cotton, a 6-foot-1 guard, has averaged 3.8 points in 23 career NBA games with Utah, Memphis and Phoenix. Last season he played in Turkey and Australia.

Maine traded the rights to Damion Lee to the Santa Cruz Warriors, while Agua Caliente received the rights to LaDontae Henton from Santa Cruz.

Lee appeared in 16 games for the Red Claws last season, averaging 17.8 points and 6.3 rebounds before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

The Red Claws are set to open their season at home at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 against the Delaware 87ers. Maine’s 50-game schedule includes 24 home games.

NBA: The San Antonio Spurs are bringing Manu Ginobili back for a 16th season, signing the 40-year-old to a new deal. The terms weren’t disclosed.


EMPIRE LEAGUE: The Plattsburgh RedBirds took advantage of three errors by the Old Orchard Beach Surge in a 5-1 victory at Plattsburgh, New York, that gave the RedBirds a 2-0 advantage in the best-of-five league championship series.

Plattsburgh completed a 10-9, 13-inning win in Game 1 earlier in the day. Yordany Salva knocked in D’Audray Van Slyke with the winning run in a game that was suspended after nine innings Wednesday because of darkness.

Game 3 is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at The Ballpark.


CONNECTICUT OPEN: Top-seeded defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska beat eighth-seeded Shuai Peng 7-5, 6-3 to reach the semifinals at New Haven.

Radwanska faces Daria Gavrilova on Friday. Dominika Cibulkova and Elise Mertens also advanced.

U.S. OPEN: Rafael Nadal will be the No. 1 seed on the men’s side, while Karolina Pliskova tops the women’s draw.


WOMEN’S LACROSSE: Ashley Durepo was named the University of Southern Maine coach. Durepo previously served as an assistant at USM from 2010-11 under Lauren Reid and was most recently an assistant at UMass-Lowell from 2013-16.

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