January 26, 2022

BASKETBALL: University of Maine senior center Jess Carpenter was named North Atlantic Conference women’s player of the week for the period ending Feb. 17. In two games, Carpenter scored 46 points and grabbed 28 rebounds in Maine wins over Northeastern and Boston University. Against BU, Carpenter had 36 points and 16 rebounds, both career highs…. Willie Burton of Miami was suspended on Monday for one game and fined $6,000 by the NBA, and Johnny Newman of Charlotte was fined $1,500 for an altercation during Sunday’s game. The fight started when Burton flagrantly fouled Newman with 8:39 left in the third period of the 126-109 Charlotte victory. The league said Newman was fined for retaliating and “helping to escalate the incident.”…. John Stockton, who led the Utah Jazz to a 3-0 record last week, was named the NBA’s Player of the Week on Monday. Stockton averaged 20.3 points, 15.7 assists and 5.3 steals. He moved into sixth place on the all-time assist list with 6,965 Saturday night, passing Bob Cousy….

BASEBALL: Outfielder Ellis Burks and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, the team announced Monday. Burks, who was drafted nearly five years ago, was scheduled to go to arbitration in New York on Friday, said Red Sox spokesman Jim Samia. The team would not release details of the contract. Samia said Burks was asking for $2.7 million and the team was offering $2 million. Burks hit .251 last year…. Righthander Erik Hanson and the Seattle Mariners agreed Monday to a one-year contract worth $1,345,000, more than triple his $400,000 salary of 1991. Hanson, 26, had been scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing Thursday in Los Angeles. He had asked for $1.6 million and the Mariners had offered $1,025,000. Hanson was 8-8 with a 3.81 ERA in 27 starts last season, when he was hampered by a tender right elbow. He was the Mariners’ opening night pitcher April 9 against California…. Righthander Tim Belcher and the Cincinnati Reds agreed Monday to a one-year contract worth $2.1 million, double his $900,000 salary last year with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Belcher, 30, had been scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing Tuesday in Rosemont, Ill. He had asked for $2.35 million in arbitration, while the Reds had offered $1.75 million. The agreement was for $50,000 above the midpoint. Belcher was 10-9 with the Dodgers last year with a 2.62 ERA in 33 starts…. Third baseman Craig Worthington and minor league pitcher Tom Martin were traded from the Baltimore Orioles to San Diego Padres on Monday for pitcher Jim Lewis and outfielder Steve Martin. Worthington, 26, he batted .225 in 31 games for Baltimore with four homers and 12 RBIs last year. Tom Martin, 21, was the Orioles’ seventh-round pick in the 1988 draft. He was 4-10 with a 3.64 ERA last season for Kane County in the Class A Midwest League. Lewis, 27, appeared in a dozen games in relief for the Padres last season and was 0-0 with a 4.15 ERA. Steve Martin, 24, played last season at Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League, where he stole 42 bases and batted .268 with 82 runs scored. His contract has been assigned to Class AAA Rochester.

HOCKEY: Goaltender Curtis Joseph of St. Louis, who allowed only four goals in three games as the Blues went unbeaten, was chosen Monday as NHL Player of the Week. Joseph got his second career shutout on Thursday with a 4-0 victory over Boston. He also was the goaltender in a 3-2 victory over St. Louis and 7-2 victory over Calgary.

BOXING: A group of ministers said Monday in Indianapolis it has gathered 10,000 signatures in a petition drive seeking a suspended sentence for boxer Mike Tyson on his conviction of raping an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant. The Missionary Baptist Ministers Alliance said it wants to gather 100,000 signatures to present to Marion Superior Court Judge Patricia Gifford before Tyson’s sentencing.

TENNIS: Jeff Tarango defeated Paul Annacone 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-3 Monday in the opening round of the $1 million U.S. Pro Indoor tennis championship. Annacone, 28, ranked 426th this year, is trying to come back from operations on his left big toe and his right elbow.

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