Yante Maten scored 21 points to lead six Maine players in double figures, and Tacko Fall had 14 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots for the Red Claws in a 100-93 win Saturday night against the Grand Rapids Drive at the Expo.

The Red Claws also got 17 points and 14 assists from Tremont Waters, and 15 points and 10 rebounds from Kaiser Gates. Bryce Brown and Trey Davis each scored 10 points to Maine extend its winning streak to five.


ECHL: Robbie Payne broke a 2-2 tie early in the third period as the Adirondack Thunder (13-16-5) earned a 4-2 win over the Maine Mariners (17-15) at Cross Insurance Arena.

Will Pelletier and Dillan Fox scored first-period goals for Maine, and Francois Brassard made 33 saves.


FOOTBALL: Redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lance ran for 166 yards, with a clutch 44-yard touchdown to start the fourth quarter, and North Dakota State held on to claim its eighth FCS national championship with a 28-20 win over James Madison in Frisco, Texas.

James Hendricks had an interception at the goal line in the final seconds for the Bison (16-0), who stretched their FCS-record winning streak to 37 in a row and completed the first 16-win season in any division since Yale in 1894.

After stopping Lance short on a fourth-and-2 at its 36 with 2:51 left, James Madison (14-2) drove to the 3. Hendricks, who earlier had a 20-yard touchdown run on a fake field goal, then picked off the pass by Ben DiNucci.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: Jared Butler scored 22 points, MaCio Teague added 16 and fourth-ranked Baylor (13-1, 3-0 Big 12) beat No. 3 Kansas (12-3, 2-1) 67-55 in Lawrence, Kansas for the Bears’ first win in 18 tries on the hallowed hardwood of Allen Fieldhouse.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Megan Walker scored 22 points and Christyn Willimas had 21 as top-ranked UConn (13-1, 4-0 American) responded to its first loss of the season with a 91-51 rout of Houston (8-9, 1-2), in Hartford, Connecticut.


AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Organizers said that U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu, Juan Martin del Potro and Richard Gasquet have withdrawn due to knee injuries.

ATP CUP: Rafael Nadal weathered an early barrage before beating Alex de Minaur 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to clinch Spain’s semifinal win over Australia in Sydney and secure a spot in the inaugural ATP Cup decider against Serbia.

Second-ranked Novak Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 to secure Serbia’s win over Russia in Saturday’s earlier semifinal.

BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL: Madison Keys came from a break and set down to beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the semifinals in Brisbane, Australia. The American won nine of 10 games in her mid-match recovery against the tournament’s 2011 champion to beat Kvitova 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.

Keys will play defending Brisbane champion Karolina Pliskova in Sunday afternoon’s final. Pliskova beat Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka 6-7 (10), 7-6 (3), 6-2 after saving a match point.


WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Corinne Suter’s consistent year in downhill racing finally earned her a first World Cup win, in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria.

Suter defied poor visibility in a race twice delayed to finish 0.29 seconds ahead of Nicol Delago.

Suter’s Swiss teammate Michelle Gisin was third, 0.98 back, two weeks after also placing third in a World Cup slalom.

Mikaela Shiffrin, the overall World Cup standings leader, skipped Saturday’s race.

MEN’S WORLD CUP: Zan Kranjec rode a wild second run down the steep Adelboden slope to win a World Cup giant slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland and lead the season-long standings.

Sixth fastest in the morning run, Kranjec’s aggressive style took him 0.29 seconds ahead of Filip Zubcic, who got a career-best result.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Marcus Rashford marked his 200th appearance for Manchester United with two goals in a 4-0 win over last-place Norwich.

Rashford opened the scoring after 27 minutes of a one-sided encounter with a volley at the far post, then added a penalty kick.

U.S. MEN’S TEAM: Dallas midfielder Brandon Servania has been added to the United States’ training camp roster ahead of a Feb. 1 exhibition against Costa Rica at Carson, California.

SPANISH LEAGUE: Barcelona says Uruguay striker Luis Suárez will have surgery on Sunday for a right knee injury.

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