Sports Digest: Maine Celtics add forward Deng Adel
The Maine Celtics added forward Deng Adel to their roster on Thursday.
Adel, a small 6-foot-7 forward, had played 66 G League games in two seasons with the 905, Canton and Long Island Raptors. He averaged 12 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in the G League.
He also played 19 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018-19.
WOMEN’S FOOTBALL : Ioanna Papatheodorou scored from Chaima Khammar with 2:29 left as UMass-Lowell (8-6-2, 5-3-1 America East) defeated University of Maine (3-7-4, 1-6 -2) 3- 1 in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Anna Edson scored in the 19th minute for Mass-Lowell, Abby Kramer responded for Maine, with an assist from Saylor Clark.
Emily Nelson added an insurance goal from Edson in the 88th minute.
PADRES: San Diego has hired Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics as their new manager, according to a person familiar with the deal.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the hiring had not been officially announced. Melvin, 60, will be given a three-year contract, the person said.
Melvin replaces Jayce Tingler, who was fired on Oct.6 after a brutal second-half collapse that put the Padres from a solid grip on the NL’s second-place wild card to finish with a loss record for the 10th time in 11 seasons.
REWARDS: Los Angeles Angels two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani was voted American League Player of the Year and Outstanding Player of the Year by Other Major Leagues at the Major League Baseball Players Association’s annual Players Choice Awards.
Philadelphia outfielder Bryce Harper has been named National League MVP, the union said.
Toronto infielder Marcus Semien was named Marvin Miller Man of the Year, awarded to a player whose leadership inspires others.
Mark Bélanger, the first former player hired by the union, received the Curt Flood Award for advancing players’ rights and their dedication to the union. Bélanger, a former big-league shortstop, died in 1998.
Robbie Ray of the Blue Jays was named the outstanding pitcher for the AL and Max Scherzer of the Los Angeles Dodgers was named the outstanding pitcher for the NL.
Baltimore first baseman and outfielder Ryan Mountcastle was named as the AL Outstanding Rookie and Cincinnati second baseman Jonathan India as the National League Outstanding Rookie.
Orioles outfielder and first baseman Trey Mancini won the returning AL player after returning from colon cancer, and San Francisco wide receiver Buster Posey won the returning NL player after s ‘be withdrawn from the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the adoption of premature twins.
PGA TOUR: Brandon Hagy and Chad Ramey avoided the worst wind on Thursday afternoon, each with a 6-under-65 to share the Bermuda Championship lead in the first round at Port Royal in Southhampton, Bermuda was cut short by darkness.
Vincent Whaley had a 66, while Palmetto Championship winner Garrick Higgo, Seamus Power of Ireland and Danny Lee were among those at 67.
The 68-year-old squad included Patrick Reed, at No.24, the highest-ranked player in the field. He opened with three consecutive birdies to make most of it with a double bogey. It was a day to fly the ball, like the 8 smart iron to 118 yards. For much of the day, the actual footage was irrelevant.
FIRST LEAGUE: Christian Pulisic has resumed training with Chelsea ahead of a winless weekend game at Newcastle, the English Premier League club have announced.
Pulisic, 23, hasn’t played since August 14, when he scored in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace to open the league season.
The US striker injured his ankle while on international duty in early September – his sixth major injury in more than two years at Chelsea.
WORLD CUP QUALIFICATION: Jamaica’s World Cup qualifier against the United States on November 16 at Independence Park in Kingston will be played without fans.
The Jamaican Football Federation said Thursday the decision was made by the Jamaican government.
The United States welcomes Mexico on November 12 in Cincinnati before traveling to Jamaica.
SERIES A: Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martínez has signed a new contract, binding him to the Serie A champion until 2026.
It’s a signing statement for Inter following a turbulent offseason, which saw coach Antonio Conte leave because he was unhappy that he couldn’t rely on his winning side, and the Inter have sold two of their best players to Romelu Lukaku. and Achraf Hakimi.
OPEN TRANSLYVANIA: Seeded Simona Halep overcame a back injury to defeat Russia’s Varvara Gracheva 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Second seed Anett Kontaveit and US Open champion Emma Raducanu also picked up straight sets to advance to the final eight of the Romanian indoor event.
ST. PETERSBURG OPEN: Taylor Fritz celebrated his 24th birthday by defeating doubles partner Tommy Paul 7-6 (3), 6-4 to advance to the quarter-finals in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Fritz will next face Australia’s John Millman, who advanced by knocking down fourth seed Aslan Karatsev 6-3, 6-2. Karatsev won the Kremlin Cup on Sunday, but the Russian lost his temper to 2-2 in the second set. He gave a break at the Millman’s 57th overall when he was penalized one point for slamming his racquet on the field after performing a wide backhand two.
Croatian Marin Cilic and Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut will also face each other in the quarter-finals on Friday. Cilic defeated sixth-seeded Karen Khachanov of Russia, 6-4, 6-7 (1), 6-4, while third-seeded Bautista Agut ousted American Mackenzie McDonald, 6-3, 6 -2.
OPENING OF THE ERSTE BANK: US qualifier Frances Tiafoe rallied to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Vienna for his second victory in four months over the Greek seed.
In his fourth quarter-final of the year, Tiafoe will face Diego Schwartzman, who outlasted Gael Monfils 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2.
Second seed Alexander Zverev defeated Alex De Minaur 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 for the German’s 300th career victory.
The sixth-seeded Canadian saved three match points before defeating Britain’s Cameron Norrie 2-6, 7-6 (6), 6-4 in a match between two contenders for the remaining tickets to the final of the ATP in Turin next month.
Jannik Sinner extended his indoor winning streak to 10 games and 20 sets by beating Dennis Novak of Austria 6-4, 6-2. The Italian, seventh in the standings, will move to eighth in the race to the finals if he beats Casper Ruud in Friday’s quarter-final.
The fourth-seeded Norwegian edged last year’s runner-up Lorenzo Sonego 7-6, 4-6, 6-4.
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