Thu. Dec 8th, 2022


Devon Dotson scored 16 factors, and Vernon Carey Jr., Johnny Davis and Jaime Echenique every added 15 because the Capital Metropolis Go-Go ended the Maine Celtics’ season-opening five-game profitable streak with a 104-93 victory Friday night time on the Portland Expo.

Maine had six gamers in double figures, led by Luka Samanich with 18 factors. Mfiondu Kabengele scored 16, and JD Davison had 15 factors and 9 assists.


ECHL: Brett Budgell scored his second aim of the night time 3:57 into additional time, lifting the Newfoundland Growlers (12-0-1-0) to a 5-4 win over the Maine Mariners (4-7-1-0) in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Tommy Miller scored for the Growlers to interrupt a 3-3 tie with 1:25 left in regulation, however Maine’s Mathew Santos obtained his second of the sport with 19.7 seconds remaining.

Nate Kallen and Tim Doherty additionally scored for Maine.


LPGA: Lydia Ko shot a 6-under 66 within the second spherical of the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida, pushing her to 13 below for the event and 5 photographs away from Hyo Joo Kim within the LPGA Tour’s season finale.

Ko made 4 birdies in a six-hole stretch halfway by means of her spherical, rolled in a testy 4-footer to save lots of par on the par-4 thirteenth to keep up what was then a four-shot lead, and hasn’t dropped a shot since her opening gap on Thursday.

Ko entered the week with a one-point lead within the race for LPGA Tour participant of the 12 months. She’s on the verge of her second consecutive Vare Trophy for having the 12 months’s lowest scoring common as she tries to maneuver nearer to the LPGA Corridor of Fame.

• Greater than $100 million might be awarded to LPGA gamers for the primary time in 2023, a rise of about 18% over what was deliberate for this season and greater than doubling what was paid out on the tour only a decade in the past.

The LPGA’s 33 official occasions subsequent 12 months can have a mixed $101.4 million in purses, the tour introduced.

PGA: Harry Higgs performed bogey-free on the tougher Seaside course for a 7-under 63, giving him a share of the lead with Cole Hammer and Andrew Putnam going into the weekend of the RSM Traditional at St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Hammer, who had a 66 at Seaside, is enjoying on a sponsor exemption and has no full standing on any tour.

Putnam, whose solely PGA Tour title was in 2018, had a 65 on the Plantation course.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Rory McIlroy went birdie-birdie-eagle on his closing three holes for a 4-under 68 that left him seven photographs again of co-leaders Matt Fitzpatrick and Tyrrell Hatton on the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Fitzpatrick and Hatton have been at 12-under 132 total. Fitzpatrick would clinch his first Race to Dubai title with a 3rd win on the World Tour Championship, supplied McIlroy or Ryan Fox don’t end the occasion in second. A second-place end would even be ok for Fitzpatrick if McIlroy finishes decrease than seventh.


ATP FINALS: Andrey Rublev rallied to upset second-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, and attain the ultimate 4 in Turin, Italy.

Rublev will face third-seeded Casper Ruud. Novak Djokovic performs Taylor Fritz of the US within the different semifinal.


DECATHLETE BANNED: U.S. decathlon champion Garrett Scantling will miss the Paris Olympics due to a ban imposed after he falsified an e-mail in attempting to cowl up a missed doping take a look at.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Company stated the 29-year-old Scantling, who received nationwide championships earlier this 12 months, accepted a three-year ban retroactive to June 27. It means he’ll miss subsequent 12 months’s world championships and the Summer season Video games in 2024.

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