Scarborough players use app to recover stolen items

Several members of the Scarborough High football team made a disturbing discovery upon returning to the locker room earlier this week – their phones, vehicle keys and money were gone. Then they discovered one player’s truck missing from the parking lot.

Soon after reporting the suspected thefts to police shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday, some of the 13 victims used the “Find My iPhone” app and discovered the phones were all at the same location in Westbrook.

Westbrook police soon arrested Stephen M. Tracy, who was in possession of “a bunch of phones” and the missing truck, according to Det. Sgt. Rick Rouse.

Among the 71 items recovered were cell phones, electronics, keys, gift cards and about $200 in cash.

Tracy, 37, of 36 Cumberland St., Westbrook, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking of property, theft by unauthorized use of property and violating bail conditions.

Scarborough High officials did not return calls seeking comment on the incident.


MLB: The San Francisco Giants signed right-hander Josh Johnson to a minor league contract with the hopes he can perform after three Tommy John elbow surgeries.

The 6-foot-7 pitcher was last in the majors with Toronto in 2013, having undergone a trio of reconstructive elbow surgeries.

The 32-year-old Johnson has a 58-45 career record and 3.40 ERA over parts of nine seasons, all but one of those years with the Marlins.


FIFA: England and Scotland will face FIFA sanctions after insisting their players will wear black armbands with embroidered poppies to honor Britain’s war dead for a match between the neighbors.

England and Scotland will meet for a World Cup qualifier on Nov. 11, Britain’s Remembrance Day.

Both associations asked FIFA to let their players wear the commemorative poppies, but that would breach rules and create a political minefield, according to soccer’s governing body.


WNBA: The league earned a combined A-plus for its race and gender hiring practices in the report card by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports. For the year, the league received A-plus for race and an A for gender with an accumulative 95.5 points, which is just a percentage point below its record of 96.5 set in 2014.


PARIS MASTERS: Novak Djokovic began his quest for a fourth straight Paris Masters title with a 6-3, 6-4 win against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg in the second round at Paris.

Second-ranked Andy Murray also reached the third round, but needed to scrap hard to beat Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-5. It was Murray’s 12th win in 13 career matches against the Spaniard.

DAVIS CUP: Juan Martin Del Potro will lead Argentina’s team for the Davis Cup final against Croatia later this month in Zagreb.

Argentina captain Daniel Orsanic named Del Potro along with Federico Delbonis, Guido Pella and Leonardo Mayer. It’s the same team that beat Britain in the semifinals.


NHL: Carey Price made 42 saves for his first shutout of the season and host Montreal beat Vancouver 3-0 to extend its winning streak to eight games.