Sun. Jun 4th, 2023


Gabe York scored 36 and Justin Anderson added 32 to steer the Fort Wayne Mad Ants to a 133-119 win over the Maine Celtics in a G League recreation Wednesday in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Maine performed with out 4 key gamers: Mfiondu Kabengele and JD Davison are with the dad or mum Boston Celtics, Luka Samanic is in well being and security protocol and Denzel Valentine has a finger harm.

Marial Shayok led the Celtics with 30 factors. Kamar Baldwin set profession highs with 28 factors and 11 rebounds to go together with six assists, Eric Demers scored a career-high 20 factors on 6-for-9 capturing from 3-point vary and Scottie Lindsey had 18 factors.


WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t wait lengthy so as to add to her report whole of World Cup wins.

A day after securing report victory No. 83, Shiffrin added her 84th win in one other big slalom on the identical course at San Viglio di Marebbe, Italy.

And like how she did it a day earlier, Shiffrin led from begin to end, dominating the primary run down the steep Erta course after which including to her benefit within the second run.

Shiffrin completed an enormous 0.82 seconds forward of two-time Olympic silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel and 1.19 forward of Olympic champion Sara Hector.

When Shiffrin reached the end after her second run, she collapsed to the snow in obvious exhaustion – together with her skis nonetheless hooked up to her boots – earlier than Mowinckel and Hector came to visit to congratulate her and assist her up.

The win moved Shiffrin inside two of the general report – between women and men – of 86 wins held by Ingemar Stenmark.

Vonn retired 4 years in the past when accidents lower her profession quick, and Stenmark raced within the Seventies and 80s.

If Shiffrin wins two slaloms in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic, this weekend, she may match Stenmark on Sunday.


MLS: Heather Davis has been employed as chief govt officer to steer Main League Soccer’s Portland Timbers and the Nationwide Girls’s Soccer League’s Thorns amid the fallout from a sequence of scandals.

Davis, 46, served as CEO on an interim foundation after membership proprietor Merritt Paulson stepped away final fall. She is amongst 5 ladies in command of workforce operations in MLS.

The membership has been criticized following alleged misconduct by former Thorns coach Paul Riley. Missteps have been detailed in a pair of investigations into coach abuse by the NWSL and the U.S. Soccer Federation.

The Timbers additionally have been questioned over the re-signing of former participant Andy Polo after an alleged home violence incident.

The membership’s normal supervisor and president of enterprise operations have been fired in October, and Paulson eliminated himself from an lively function with the groups. The NWSL imposed a positive of $1 million on the membership. Paulson introduced in December that he’s promoting the Thorns.


PARIS: The IOC made clear it needs Russians to compete on the 2024 Paris Olympics as impartial athletes, in defiance of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s name to exclude them totally.

Citing a “unifying mission” throughout a time of struggle, the Worldwide Olympic Committee mentioned no athlete ought to face discrimination based mostly solely on the passport they held.

Russia was in a roundabout way condemned within the assertion although athletes who’ve been “actively supporting the struggle in Ukraine” face being excluded from the Paris Olympics that open in 18 months’ time, the IOC mentioned.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Spectators won’t be allowed to attend the primary spherical of the Dubai Desert Basic on Thursday due to what organizers have described as “extreme climate situations” forecast at Emirates Golf Membership.

The European tour mentioned the choice had been made “with the security of all in thoughts.”


WIMBLEDON: The boys’s doubles format at Wimbledon has been modified to best-of-three units to carry it in step with the opposite three Grand Slam tournaments.

The All England Membership introduced the change from best-of-five units and mentioned the discount may entice extra gamers to enter the doubles competitors at Wimbledon.

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