Hutchinson, Anton capture state candlepin championships at Big 20 in Scarborough

Joey Hutchinson of Vacationland Lanes in Saco and Brooke Anton of the Big 20 in Scarborough captured the state candlepin bowling championships in the finals at the Big 20.

Hutchinson defeated Marc Carrier of Good Time Lanes in Lisbon in the 10-string final, 1,321 to 1,224. Anton defeated Tracy Kempton of Newport, 1,165 to 1,104.

The finals included 12 male and 12 female bowlers, who qualified through eight tournaments held from October through early April.


CLEMENS DEFAMATION CASE: Former major league pitcher Roger Clemens and his onetime strength coach came face-to-face Tuesday in a bid to settle their long-running legal dispute, but they left their closed-door meeting without a deal.

A judge had summoned Clemens and Brian McNamee to federal court in New York for settlement talks aimed at heading off a trial in the defamation case. McNamee’s lawyer, Richard Emery, emerged saying an agreement wasn’t likely.

It was the first time Clemens and McNamee had been in a private setting opposite each other at a conference table since at least 2007, Emery said.

U.S. Magistrate Cheryl Pollak ruled previously that Clemens has to turn over thousands of emails and other documents to McNamee. She agreed to examine the material to determine whether it was protected by lawyer-client privilege, as Clemens’ lawyers contend. Another hearing was set for June 10.

RUTH WATCH: Tom Stevens, a grandson of Babe Ruth, is auctioning off the watch given to the baseball legend in his last appearance at Yankee Stadium on June 13, 1948, a few months before he died of cancer.

The watch was given to Ruth when his No. 3 was retired on the 25th anniversary of Yankee Stadium. The piece will be auctioned online by SCP Auctions, with final bids on May 17. SCP estimated it would go for at least $750,000.


AILING BROADCASTER: Notah Begay will be off the air for Golf Channel and NBC Sports as he recovers from a heart attack. Golf Channel said the 41-year-old Begay suffered the heart attack Thursday and was taken to a hospital in Dallas. He is expected to recover fully.


CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals apiece, and Real Madrid advanced to the final by beating defending champion Bayern Munich 4-0 in Munich.


BMW OPEN: Two-time champion Philipp Kohlschreiber was knocked out in the first round at Munich after losing 7-5, 2-6, 6-4 to Denis Istomin.

Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff upset sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-4 and qualifier Thomaz Bellucci beat No. 8 seed Ivan Dodig, 7-6 (0), 6-4.

– From staff and news services