Scott Heath, who completed his University of Maine career this spring with a .311 four-year batting average and a 5.07 ERA, was signed by the Old Orchard Beach Surge of the North Country Baseball League.

Heath, a Westbrook High graduate, will be the Surge’s starting pitcher for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game against the Newburgh Newts at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.

 Newburgh (7-9) scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning to take the lead and held off the Surge (5-12) 7-3 at The Ballpark.


NHL: The Arizona Coyotes traded forward Sam Gagner and a conditional draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Nicklas Grossmann and the contract of defenseman Chris Pronger.

A former winner of the Hart and Norris trophies, Pronger hasn’t played since 2011. The trade allows Philadelphia to trim salary to get under the new salary cap and brings the Coyotes closer to the lower cap limit.

Minnesota agreed to terms with goalie Devan Dubnyk on a six-year contract reportedly worth $26 million.

Dubnyk, acquired from Arizona in January, had a 1.78 goals-against average while starting 39 of the final 40 games for the Wild.

The New York Rangers traded two goalies, sending Cam Talbot to the Edmonton Oilers for three draft picks and Antti Raanta to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Ryan Haggerty.

The Rangers also dealt forward Carl Hagelin to the Anaheim Ducks for forward Emerson Etem and a second-round draft pick.

Anaheim acquired goalie Anton Khudobin from Carolina for defenseman James Wisniewski.

Dallas got the rights to goalie Antti Niemi from San Jose for a seventh-round pick.


U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS: Allyson Felix used a powerful kick and a lean at the finish to edge Natasha Hastings in the 400-meter final at Eugene, Oregon.

Felix’s victory, in 50.19 seconds, means she’ll have to decide whether to run the 200 or 400 at the world championships in Beijing later this summer, because the schedule is too packed to allow her to do both events.

Dawn Harper-Nelson got off to a fast start and cruised to the 100 hurdles title in 12.55.

In men’s events, David Verburg (44.63) caught world champ LaShawn Merritt down the stretch to win the 400, Bershawn Jackson (48.29) captured his fifth outdoor title in the 400 hurdles, and Matthew Centrowitz (3:37.25) won the 1,500 by more than a second. Brunswick’s Will Geoghegan (3:40.05) was eighth in the 1,500.


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: For the first time since boycotting the 1984 Olympics, Russia won’t have a team in the Olympics.

Russia finished in sixth place at the EuroBasket tournament, losing to Turkey in overtime 68-66. The winner of the tournament gets an automatic bid to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The next four teams receive bids to a last-chance Olympic qualifying tournament next year.


MLS: Octavio Rivero scored on a penalty kick in the 31st minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps snapped the New England Revolution’s 17-game home unbeaten streak with a 2-1 victory.

New England has lost three straight, coming off losses at Washington and Columbus.

– From staff and news services