HIGH SCHOOLS

Former Windham state-title coach hired to lead boys’ soccer at Cheverus

Former Windham High boys’ soccer coach Colin Minte was hired to take over the boys’ soccer program at Cheverus.

Minte, a North Yarmouth Academy graduate, compiled a 28-7 record in two seasons at Windham and guided the Eagles to their first Class A state championship in 2011. He resigned after the 2012 season to devote more time to his business.

Minte succeeds Bill LeBlanc, who coached the Stags for seven seasons.

SOCCER

MLS: The New York Red Bulls signed Coach Mike Petke to a new contract.

In his first year in charge of the team, Petke was an MLS Coach of the Year finalist and guided the Red Bulls to a league-best 59 points with a 17-9-8 record.

The Seattle Sounders signed former Houston forward Cam Weaver for the 2014 season. Weaver is a five-year veteran of the MLS, all with Houston.

Former D.C. United midfielder Shawn Kuykendall died from a rare form of cancer, thymic cancer, at the age of 32.

WORLD CUP: More than two-thirds of the World Cup matches were sold out less than three hours after FIFA opened new ticket sales.

Tickets for all host Brazil matches were gone in about an hour, as were the ones for all the quarterfinals and nearly all second-round matchups in the June 12-July 13 tournament.

Only about 15 matches involving less traditional teams remained available for purchase on FIFA’s website some eight hours after the sales started.

FENWAY: Liverpool will play Roma in a preseason exhibition game at Fenway Park on July 23, a rematch of their 2012 meeting in Boston.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Lionel Messi and Dani Alves scored second-half goals, and Barcelona beat Manchester City 2-1 for a 4-1 aggregate win to reach the quarterfinals for the seventh straight year. Also, Paris St. Germain advanced with a 2-1 win over Bayern Leverkusen, 6-1 on aggregate.

SKIING

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Maria Hoefl-Riesch will miss the rest of the ski season after crashing in a World Cup downhill at Lenzerheide, Switzerland, leaving Anna Fenninger as the favorite to win the overall title.

TENNIS

BNP PARIBAS OPEN: Milos Raonic rode his big serve to a 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Andy Murray in the fourth round at Indian Wells, Calif., giving the young Canadian his first win over a top-10 player since September.

Raonic fired 15 aces and held triple-match point when he ripped a cross-court forehand to close out the win after breaking Murray three times in the final set.

BASKETBALL

WNBA: Connecticut traded veteran guard Kara Lawson to Washington in a series of deals that included guard Alex Bentley moving from Atlanta to the Sun, and Mystics guard Matee Ajavon heading to the Dream.

– From staff and news services