Friday’s Sports Digest: Red Claws prevail for first three-recreation triumphing streak this season

BASKETBALL

Andrew White had a sport-excessive 22 factors to lead a balanced assault. The Maine Red Claws put together their first 3-sport winning streak of the season using beating the Delaware Blue Coast 124-102 Friday night earlier than a crowd of two,310 at the Portland Expo. The win changed into the 17th for the Claws, matching final season’s general. Maine used a 28-17 1/3-sector benefit to break open a sixty eight-57 halftime lead. PJ Dozier had 18 points for Maine, which had seven players in double figures.

HOCKEY

ECHL: The Maine Mariners signed goalie Domenic Graham, 24, from Nipissing University in Ontario.  Before university, he spent 4 years inside the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, three with Drummondville and one with Chicoutimi. In four seasons for Nipissing, Graham changed into 18-34-0 with a three.42 goals in opposition to average.

BOXING

PORTLAND BOXING: Novice heavyweight (201 kilos) Mario Wilborn of the Portland Boxing Club gained his weight magnificence Thursday on the New England Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at Lowell, Massachusetts. Wilborn knocked out Dante Rivera of Danbury, Connecticut, 1:50 into the first spherical in the semifinals, then received a 4-1 choice over Andrew Perez of Methuen, Massachusetts. He turned into named Outstanding Boxer of the activities. Novice mild welterweight (141 kilos) Nathan Nappi of Portland misplaced a unanimous choice to Cesar Collado of Danbury, Connecticut, inside the semis. Novice featherweight (125 pounds) Kate Zehr of South Portland acquired a bye inside the semis, then lost a four-1 selection to Victoria Davilla of Stamford, Connecticut.

Sports

FOOTBALL

NFL: The earnings cap will bounce $11 million subsequent seasons to $188.2 million. In the 9th year of the ten-year hard work agreement, the cap actions up from $177.2 million. It has extended in each yr of the settlement, with the most important circulate in 2015 to 2016, while it went up through simply underneath $12 million. This is the third 12 months out of four in which golf equipment ought to attain 89 percent in cash spending, and the NFLPA said that four groups are under that threshold: Dallas, Buffalo, Indianapolis, and Houston. Two golf equipment, Philadelphia and Jacksonville, nonetheless have to take action to get underneath the cap.

• Free-agent shielding lineman David Irving changed into suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s substance abuse coverage. Irving has suspended the first 4 video games of every of the beyond seasons with the Cowboys. He is about to be an unrestricted loose agent after playing just two games on a one-12 months settlement as a constrained loose agent in 2018, his fourth year with Dallas.

MEDIA

ESPN: ESPN will begin airing “Daily Wager” on March eleven. The one-hour display will air on weekdays at 6 p.M. On ESPNews. ESPN joins Fox Sports 1 in airing every day playing shows.

AUTO RACING

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick gained the pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the first time in his 19-12 months NASCAR Cup Series career. Harvick became a lap in 29.914 seconds in his Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, beating out Denny Hamlin and place of origin hero Kyle Busch for the pinnacle spot.

Kim James

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