Red Claws player named league’s best of the week

Maine Red Claws point guard Kadeem Allen was honored Monday as the G League Player of the Week.

A two-way player with the Boston Celtics, Allen scored 46 and 30 points in games against Long Island and Greensboro, both surpassing his previous high of 24 this season. Allen also had 13 assists and 12 rebounds in the two games.

He is the first Red Claws player to win Player of the Week since Abdel Nader on Jan. 23, 2017.


PGA: Jason Day sank an 18-inch birdie putt on the sixth playoff hole to beat Alex Noren and win the Farmers Insurance Open in front of empty grandstands on No. 18 at San Diego.

Day and Noren had to return after grinding through five playoff holes Sunday before it got too dark to continue.


EX-DRIVER DIES: Jerry Sneva, the 1977 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, died in Indianapolis at age 69.

Sneva, the younger brother of 1983 Indianapolis 500 winner Tom Sneva, made five career 500 starts and his highest finish was 10th his rookie year. His best start was fifth in 1980. Sneva was a regular at Indianapolis neighborhood hangouts, in the IMS Museum and gift shops. Every December he’d stop by to drop off wooden Christmas ornaments he had carved and painted to IMS staff members.


HALFPIPE: Two weeks before he was to defend his Olympic title, Iouri Podladtchikov, a snowboarder known as I-Pod, bashed his face against the halfpipe during the X Games at Aspen, Colorado.

Podladtchikov was diagnosed with a broken nose but no brain or neck trauma.

SKIING: Steven Nyman, a three-time U.S. Olympic racer, will miss the Games in South Korea after tearing a ligament in his right knee during downhill training almost a year to the day after injuring his left knee on the same mountain in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

Carlo Janka was named in Switzerland’s biggest Olympic team despite not starting a World Cup race since tearing the ACL in his right knee in October.


NHL: The New York Islanders will split their regular-season home games between Nassau Coliseum on Long Island and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn beginning next year while a new arena is built at Belmont Park.

The Islanders plan to play 12 games at the Coliseum in Nassau County next season. The team then will decide about the next season, with tentative plans to play at least half their home games at the Coliseum. The new arena is expected to open in three years.


REMATCH SET: Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will meet in a May 5 rematch with the middleweight title on the line again, promoters said.

Still to be announced is the location, though Las Vegas is considered the front-runner.


MLS: David Beckham and the league announced that after four years of trying, Miami has been awarded a franchise.

The Miami area had an MLS team from 1998 through 2001. It folded because of poor attendance.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Liverpool sent Daniel Sturridge on loan to West Bromwich Albion for the rest of the season.

– From staff and news report

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