Prep cross country: Bayshore boys advance
BRANDON -- Canaan Meester-Kitterman finished first in 16 minutes, 53 seconds, on Wednesday afternoon to lead the Bayshore cross country team to third place in the Class 3A-District 9 meet, good enough to move on to next week’s region.
The Bruins scored 77 points, six behind second place Strawberry Crest. Brandon won the meet with 47 points. The top three teams advanced to the region, which will be held Nov. 11 in Charlotte County.
Sadi Samad finished fifth overall for Bayshore in 18:20, and Anthony Metellus was close behind, coming in eighth in 18:30. Alex Silva finished 29th in 21:50, and Elliott Padilla came in 34th at 22:09.
The Bruins’ lone female runner, Michelle Broadnax, finished 31st and did not advance to region.
NBA: League asks judge to clear obstacle
NEW YORK -- Is the NBA lockout legal or not under antitrust laws?
That’s the question league attorneys want a federal judge to answer -- before players file an antitrust lawsuit as NFL Players Association did during their recent lockout.
U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe, however, expressed reluctance Wednesday to wade into the NBA’s labor mess.
In oral arguments in Manhattan, NBA attorney Jeffrey Mishkin said the NBA Player’s Association is using the possibility of an antitrust fight like “a loaded gun” on the negotiating table and urged Gardephe to reject the union’s request to toss the league’s lawsuit.
Mishkin said the NBA is seeking the court’s blessing for its actions so that the union stops threatening an antitrust fight to gain an upper hand in negotiations.
“They prefer the uncertainty,” Mishkin said of the union’s effort to get the lawsuit tossed out. “It’s like taking a loaded gun and laying it on the table.”
Gardephe brushed aside Mishkin’s argument, saying posturing is part of negotiations.
“If they’ve put the gun on the table, it’s not clear there are any bullets in it,” the judge said. “The courts discount threats of litigation in the context of collective bargaining.”
ELSEWHERE -- Dwyane Wade says the Miami Heat “played off hatred” last season. That’s why Wade believes the Heat failed to win the NBA title.
In an interview with Mike Krzyzewski on the Duke coach’s show on SiriusXM Radio, Wade says “we wanted to win to spite people” last season, the first where he had LeBron James and Chris Bosh as teammates.
Wade continued, “I believe that’s the reason we didn’t win a championship.”
Motorsports: Ex-NASCAR driver Mayfield arrested
CATAWBA, N.C. -- Former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield, barred from the association since 2009 for a failed drug test, was arrested at his western North Carolina home and charged with possession of methamphetamine, and police said Wednesday he might face more charges.
Mayfield was arrested Tuesday night and charged possessing 1.5 grams of meth, according to records from the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office. The 42-year-old Mayfield posted $3,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in district court Wednesday. A call to the clerk’s office in Newton was not immediately returned Wednesday.
Detectives from neighboring Lincoln County said roughly $100,000 worth of items that belonged to businesses in that county also were found at Mayfield’s home, and they plan to charge him with possession of stolen goods.
An attorney for Mayfield said his client denies all the charges, and the search was executed based on “baseless allegations by an unreliable source.”
NHL: Flyers score early, down Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Ilya Bryzgalov made 29 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers scored three times in the first period to chase All-Star goalie Ryan Miller in a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.
It was the first meeting between the teams since the Flyers eliminated the Sabres in seven games during their Eastern Conference quarterfinal last season.
Sean Couturier, James van Riemsdyk and Scott Hartnell scored for the Flyers, who won their second straight after losing four of five.
ELSEWHERE -- Joffrey Lupul had three goals in a wild second period, his first hat trick in almost four years, to lead the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs to a 5-3 victory over New Jersey.
Tennis: Federer wins, Murray withdraws
BASEL, Switzerland -- Roger Federer advanced to the quarterfinals at the Swiss Indoors, and Andy Murray withdrew because of an injury just before his first-round match.
Federer, defending champion at his hometown event, dropped a set against Jarkko Nieminen of Finland for the first time in their 12 matches but came through 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
ELSEWHERE -- Top-seeded David Ferrer beat Canadian qualifier Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Valencia Open quarterfinals in Valencia, Spain.
-- Herald staff, wire reports