Yarmouth High grad named interim head coach at Colby

Colby named Christine Clancy interim women’s basketball coach, Athletic Director Marcella Zalot said Tuesday.

Clancy is a graduate of Yarmouth High School, and in 2006 earned a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis.

An assistant at Colby the last two seasons, Clancy replaces Lori Gear McBride, who in 2009-2010 led the Mules to their best record, 24-5.

Gear McBride on Saturday was hired as head coach of the University of Vermont’s women’s team.


BOYD TO LEAD CAMP: Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd will hold a baseball clinic for children 14-and-under from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.

The cost is $20 and includes admission to the 1 p.m. Can-Am League exhibition game between the Brockton Rox and Quebec Capitales.

To register for the clinic, call 206-4626. Registration will also be taken at the field. For more information visit


NASCAR: A U.S. District Judge in Charlotte, N.C., dismissed suspended driver Jeremy Mayfield’s lawsuit against NASCAR.

Mayfield was suspended indefinitely last year for failing a random drug test. NASCAR has said he tested positive for methamphetamines. Mayfield sued in an attempt to be reinstated.

Judge Graham Mullen threw out the case, saying that Mayfield had waived his right to pursue claims as part of becoming a NASCAR driver.


NBA: The Washington Wizards won the NBA’s draft lottery and will have the No. 1 pick in next month’s draft.

They will likely choose between Kentucky freshman John Wall and Ohio State swingman Evan Turner, the national player of the year.

The Philadelphia 76ers won the No. 2 pick, and the New Jersey Nets, which had an NBA-worst 12-70 record, will pick third.

They will be followed by Minnesota, Sacramento and Golden State.

The NBA draft is June 24.

• The Cleveland Cavaliers exercised their option on reserve forward Leon Powe for next season.

Powe played in just 20 games in his first season with the Cavs after coming back from knee surgery. He averaged four points and 3.1 rebounds.

Powe, 26, signed with Cleveland after three seasons with Boston.

• Ten-year NBA veteran Manute Bol, 47, is hospitalized in the Washington, D.C., area with severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition.

Sudan Sunrise Director Tom Prichard says the 7-foot-6 Bol is in “critical care.” He says Bol “had a total kidney failure” and has developed Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, which has caused Bol to lose patches of skin.

Prichard says he thinks Bol is “going to pull through” but may have to be moved to a burn unit.


GIRO D’ITALIA: American sprinter Tyler Farrar won his second stage of the race, while Alexandre Vinokourov held onto the overall lead.

Farrar, who also won the second stage, covered a rolling 143-mile route from Avellino to Bitonto, Italy, in 5 hours, 49 minutes, 14 seconds.


NFL: The Patriots released veteran cornerback Shawn Springs, who played sparingly after being signed to a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the team prior to last season.


WORLD TEAM CUP: The United States split the singles matches against Spain in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Sam Querrey tied it for the Americans by beating Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6-3, 6-4. Nicolas Almagro beat Robby Ginepri 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (4).

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