Kevin Millington has been selected as the new varsity boys’ basketball coach at South Portland High, Athletic Director Todd Livingston announced Wednesday. The hire is pending approval of the South Portland School Board, Livingston said in a press release.

Millington has 18 years of head coaching experience. He led Windham to the Western Class A quarterfinals and an 11-9 record last winter. He replaces Phil Conley, who resigned in May after eight seasons with the Red Riots.

TRACK AND FIELD: Lake Region senior Kate Hall was named the Gatorade Maine Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year for the second straight year.


NBA: The Chicago Bulls hired Jim Boylen as new coach Fred Hoiberg’s top assistant.

Boylen, a former captain at UMaine, has 29 years of coaching experience – 17 in the NBA. He spent the past two seasons on Gregg Popovich’s staff in San Antonio.

Hornets guard Gerald Henderson exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season and will make $6 million in the final year of his contract.


NHL: The New Jersey Devils hired former Bruins assistant Geoff Ward as an assistant coach for John Hynes. Ward spent last season with Adler Mannheim of the German Ice Hockey League, leading his team to the title after seven seasons with Boston.


NECBL: Dalton Thomas hit a solo home run and the Sanford Mainers scored five runs in the first two innings on their way to a 5-2 victory over Ocean State at Goodall Park in Sanford.

TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Mett Verrier scored on Ryan Reardon’s sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh to give Lender’s Network a 4-3 victory over Edge Academy at South Portland.

 Aero Heating scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh and Sam Kozlowkski pitched two innings of no-hit relief to help Aero Heating beat Patriot Insurance 7-4 at Deering Oaks.


AEGON CHAMPIONSHIPS: French Open champion Stan Wawrinka’s eight-match winning streak ended at Queen’s Club in London with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (11) loss to Kevin Anderson, the South African’s fourth straight win over the second-seeded Wawrinka.

GERRY WEBER OPEN: Top-seeded Roger Federer moved closer to a record eighth title at Halle, Germany, by beating Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals.

AEGON CLASSIC: Former world No. 1s Victoria Azarenka and Ana Ivanovic departed from the event at Birmingham, England – Azarenka with a left foot injury, and Ivanovic after falling 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) to Portuguese qualifier Michelle Larcher de Brito in the second round.

– From staff and news services