Red Claws lose to Memphis in showcase event

The Memphis Hustle outscored the Maine Red Claws 72-56 in the second half Saturday and won 124-119 at the G League Showcase in Mississauga, Ontario.

Marquis Teague scored 25 points on 11 of 17 shooting to lead Memphis (11-17). Reserve Myke Henry added 23 points, including a 3-pointer with 1:41 remaining that put the Hustle ahead, 118-117.

The Red Claws cut the lead to 120-119 on a layup by Kadeem Allen with 7.4 seconds remaining before the Hustle converted four free throws to seal it.

BALL BROTHERS SCORELESS: LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball went scoreless in their pro basketball debut, finishing a combined 0 of 7 for BC Prienai in a 95-86 loss to Lietkabelis Panevezys in the Lithuanian league.


TWINS: Reliever Addison Reed, who made 77 appearances last season between the Red Sox and Mets, agreed to a two-year contract worth about $17 million with the Minnesota Twins, according to ESPN.

Reed went 2-3 with 19 saves, 15 holds and a 2.84 ERA last season.

ASTROS-PIRATES: Houston boosted its rotation by acquiring Gerrit Cole from Pittsburgh in a five-player trade. The Pirates came away with right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Chris Paisley holds a one-shot lead over Branden Grace going into the final round of the South African Open at Johannesburg.

Paisley shot a 2-under 70 in the third round to move to 15 under overall, taking the outright lead after sharing it with Adrien Saddier through two rounds.


SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL: Angelique Kerber of Germany won her first title since the 2016 U.S. Open and extended her winning streak to nine matches with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Ashleigh Barty in the final in Australia.

Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open champion and former top-ranked player, won four singles matches at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, last week, helping Germany reach the final against Switzerland, and followed up with five wins in Sydney.

ASB CLASSIC: Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain beat former champion Juan Martin de Potro 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 to win the ATP Tour event at Auckland, New Zealand, for the second time in three years.


BOBSLED: Lauren Gibbs and Aja Evans were selected as the push athletes who will join pilots Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser on the U.S. Olympic women’s team.

Lolo Jones, who pushed Meyers Taylor to a World Cup gold in St. Moritz, Switzerland, didn’t make the team. She was bidding to become a four-time Olympian – twice in the summer as a hurdler, twice in the winter as a bobsledder.

HALFPIPE: Shaun White made the U.S. Olympic team in grand fashion, scoring a perfect 100 at the U.S. Grand Prix event to set himself up as a favorite to win a third gold medal.


DONOVAN RETURNS: Landon Donovan, widely considered the most accomplished player in American history, came out of retirement for the second time in three years, this time to join Club Leon in Mexico.

Donovan will play for Leon in the Mexican Clausura tournament, although more details on his signing were not provided.

– Staff and news service report

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