High schools

Alyssa Williamson of Scarborough was named the Maine Gatorade High School Softball Player of the Year. She is the third player from Scarborough to be honored.

Williamson has a 6-0 pitching record and a .468 batting average for the unbeaten Red Storm.

She maintained a 92.3 average in the classroom. She will play next season at Drexel University in Philadelphia.


WORLD CUP: The United States moved to the top of its women’s pool, beating China 5-0 Friday behind a hat trick by Katie O’Donnell at The Hague in the Netherlands.

The Americans are considered underdogs and lead Pool B with two wins and a draw. This was China’s first loss.


NBA: The Utah Jazz hired Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Quin Snyder to replace Coach Tyrone Corbin, who was let go earlier this year after three-plus seasons in Salt Lake City.

 Flip Saunders is now team president, head coach and part-owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, a status that gives him as much influence on his team as any one person in the league, and he said he’s ready to handle it.

 A person familiar with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ search said the team has contacted Maccabi Tel Aviv Coach David Blatt about its coaching job.

The highly regarded Blatt coached Russia to a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

 The Philadelphia 76ers plan to build a practice facility in Camden, New Jersey, a complex they expect to become the jewel of the NBA.


NHL: Former Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherfordwas hired as the Pittsburgh Penguins’ new GM, and his first official act was to fire Coach Dan Bylsma, whose team lost in the first round after leading the New York Rangers 3-1 in games.


TOUR DE FRANCE: A former champion, Bradley Wiggins, said he’s likely to miss this year’s race as his team focuses on his bitter rival and defending champion Chris Froome’s title defense.

Wiggins, who became the first British rider to win cycling’s showpiece two years ago, wasn’t selected to compete along with Froome at the Criterium du Dauphine, the tuneup event for the Tour.


WBC: Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez engaged in an intense stare-down before being separated following the weigh-in for their fight Saturday night for Martinez’s middleweight title

With a win, Cotto (38-4, 31 knockouts) would become the first Puerto Rican four-division world champion. He has held the WBA super welterweight, and WBA and WBO welterweight titles.


MLB: The sons of former big leaguers Lenny Dykstra and Charlie Leibrandt were among the players selected during the second day of the draft.

Luke Dykstra, an infielder at Westlake High in suburban Los Angeles, was drafted in the seventh round by Atlanta.

Florida State left-hander Brandon Leibrandt went in the sixth round to Philadelphia.


Olympic ice dance gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White will skip the 2014-15 season.

– From staff and news services