BASKETBALL

Red Claws drop to 4-3 with loss at Fort Wayne

Jarrod Uthoff scored a game-high 34 points to go with 16 rebounds as the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (6-1) held off the visiting Maine Red Claws (4-3) 126-117 at Allen Country Memorial Coliseum.

Walter Lemon Jr. had 24 points and nine assists, and DeQuan Jones added 23 points for the Mad Ants. Trey Davis scored 23 points to pace the Red Claws. Kadeem Allen scored 21, and Jabari Bird had 20 points and seven assists.

Fort Wayne led 65-53 at halftime but the Red Claws cut the lead to 86-79 on a bucket from Bird late in the third. The Mad Ants closed the quarter on a 9-3 spurt to take a 95-82 lead.

GOLF

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Jason Day had four consecutive birdies on the back nine, including a 30-footer, for a 3-under 68 that left him a stroke out of the second-round lead at Sydney behind Lucas Herbert of Australia, who shot a 66.

Defending champion Jordan Spieth earlier failed to take advantage of ideal morning scoring conditions and had a 71 to fall eight strokes behind Herbert.

EUROPEAN: S.S.P. Chawrasia of India extended his lead at the Hong Kong Open to two strokes over Thomas Aiken of Soith Africa after a 4-under 66 in the second round.

OLYMPICS

RUSSIAN DOPING: The International Olympic Committee disqualified Alexander Zubkov, a two-time Sochi Olympic bobsled champion, and three other Russians for their part in a state-backed doping program.

Zubkov, who is now the Russian bobsled federation president, was banned for life from any Olympics.

TENNIS

DAVIS CUP: David Goffin of Belgium and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France were up to the task in the opening singles matches of the final, delivering lopsided wins to leave the countries tied at 1-1 at Lille, France, just across the Belgian border.

Tsonga swept past 76th-ranked Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 to tie it after Goffin gave Lucas Pouille a master class of offensive tennis with a 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 victory.

SOCCER

GOLDEN SHOE: Lionel Messi of Barcelona received his fourth Golden Shoe award for leading Europe’s leagues in scoring last season.

It was the fourth time he’s received the honor, drawing him even with Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo as the record-holders for the award.

BOBSLEDDING

WORLD CUP: Chris Spring and Neville Wright won a two-man bobsled race at Whistler, British Columbia, leading a gold-silver finish for the Canadians.

Spring and Wright barely held off countrymen Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz, winning by two-hundredths of a second. Latvia got the bronze after Oskars Melbardis and Daumants Dreiskens posted the second-best times in both heats.

FIGURE SKATING

SKATE AMERICA: Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada led after the pairs short program at Lake Placid, New York, putting them in strong position to win a second Grand Prix event.

Duhamel and Radford scored 75.37, beating Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang of China at 73.67. Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany were third at 72.55. The pairs free skate is Saturday, and the Grand Prix final is Dec. 7-10 in Nagoya, Japan.