Sports Digest: Mauricio goals return PAOK to second place


SOCCER: PAOK defeated struggling Asteras Tripolis 2-0 on Monday, thanks to a Mauricio brace, to bounce back to the second spot of the Super League table, one point behind leader Atromitos. On Sunday PAOK visits AEK in Athens.

BASKETBALL: Giannis Antetokounmpo is the NBA’s top scorer after notching up 33 points to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a 117-106 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.

HANDBALL: The men’s national team has lost virtually all hopes of reaching the World Cup play-offs after adding a 25-19 home reverse to Turkey on Sunday to its loss at the Netherlands last week.

VOLLEYBALL: Greek champion PAOK announced on Monday the hiring of Italian coach Daniele Ricci, following the sacking of Jorge Elgueta.