Musketeer star among selected
Richmond Academy junior linebacker Zachary Mitchell has been chosen as one of the nation’s top underclassmen and will participate in the 2013 U.S. Army National Combine Jan. 3-5 in San Antonio, Texas.
Mitchell, an All-Region 3-AAAA selection last season, will be joined by more than 500 other underclassmen selected by the All American Games, the owners and producers of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The All-American Bowl selection committee is comprised of All American Games and Rivals.com,
Stephen Drew to play for Red Sox
Stephen Drew is moving to Boston to restart what once looked like a promising career.
The former first-round draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks was derailed by a serious ankle injury in 2011. He was traded last season to Oakland after returning from the injury and agreed to $9.5-million, one-year contract to play with the Red Sox in 2013.
His older brother, J.D., played five seasons with the Red Sox and earned a World Series title with Boston in 2007.
• John Maine is hoping to return to the majors with the Marlins.
The pitcher has signed a minor league contract with Miami and will compete for the fifth spot in its rotation.
The 31-year-old right-hander had a record of 41-36 with an ERA of 4.35 from 2004 to 2010 with the Orioles and Mets. His best season was in 2007, when he went 15-10 with the Mets.
This year he went 8-5 with a 4.97 ERA in 16 games for the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
• In Joliet, Ill., Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge, two months after police found him asleep in his pickup truck in a suburban Chicago cornfield.
Fisk, 64, was sentenced to one year of court supervision and must pay $1,250 in court costs. He also must undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling.
Murray ousted in exhibition match
In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Andy Murray’s 2013 season got off to a shaky start Thursday with a 6-3, 6-4 loss to Janko Tipsarevic in the opening match of the World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament.
In Thursday’s other match, fifth-ranked David Ferrer defeated sixth-ranked Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4 to set up a semifinal against top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who won the tournament last year.
Pair lead US to world junior win
In Ufa, Russia, the United States routed Germany 8-0 at the world junior ice hockey tournament behind a goal and two assists each from Alex Galchenyuk and Riley Barber.
This was the first Group B game for the Americans, who are tied for first place with Canada. The Canadians downed Germany 9-3 on Wednesday. The U.S. plays Russia today.
Long shot earns win at Aqueduct
In New York, long-shot Score Boyera rallied up the rail in the mud to beat Twice the Lady by 1 1/2 lengths in the $69,580 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Aqueduct.
Score Boyera was ridden by Junior Alvarado and trained by David Jacobson.