AWARDS

Ten individuals will enter Maine Sports Legends Hall

The Maine Sports Legends will induct 10 individuals into its Hall of Honors and hand out awards to eight scholar athletes Oct. 4 at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville.

Being inducted from southern Maine are Ed Marchetti, Terry Meagher and Ron Ouellette. Central Maine inductees are Ian Wilson and Amy Bernatchez. Eastern Maine and northern Maine honorees are Don Sturgeon, Bunky Dow, Conrad Walton, Dick Durost and Elmer Labbe.

The scholar athletes being honored are Madeline Taylor, Wells; Jonathan Burk, Fryeburg Academy; Harrison Knowlton, Leavitt; Arika Brochu, Cony; Tristan Gardner, Hampden Academy; Lily Koffman, Orono; Robbie Watson, Fort Fairfield; and Sarah Doak, Caribou.

The banquet dinner begins at 12:30 p.m. following a social hour beginning at noon. Tickets at tables of eight are $40 each. They can be obtained by calling Maine Sports Legends at 622-1539 or by e-mail at: [email protected]

BASEBALL

BROADCASTING: Milo Hamilton, a Hall of Fame broadcaster who called Hank Aaron’s 715th homer in 1974, died at age 88.

Hamilton spent 60 years broadcasting major league games, and was working for WSB Radio in Atlanta when Aaron became the all-time home run leader on April 8, 1974. Hamilton later said that it was the highlight of his career. Hamilton joined the Astros in 1985 and retired following the 2012 season.

WORLD CLASSIC: A qualifying tournament with teams from Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines and South Africa will be held in February for the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

SOCCER

FIFA: FIFA suspended Jerome Valcke, the right-hand man to its president, Sepp Blatter, and ordered an investigation into alleged unethical conduct, throwing soccer’s scandal-scarred governing body into further turmoil.

Valcke, FIFA’s secretary general for the past eight years under the embattled Blatter, was hours earlier the subject of allegations over a deal for black market sales of tickets to 2014 World Cup matches.

EUROPA LEAGUE: Borussia Dortmund of Germany used a 90th-minute goal for its 10th straight win to start the season, beating Krasnodar of Russia, 2-1.

ROMANIA PUNISHED: Romania was punished for racist and violent behavior by fans with an order to play its final European Championship qualifying home match in an empty stadium.

BASKETBALL

WNBA: Bill Laimbeer was named coach of the year after guiding New York to a franchise-record 23 wins and the No. 1 overall seed in the playoffs for the first time. It’s the second time Laimbeer earned the award, also winning in 2003 with Detroit.

Laimbeer is the fourth coach to win the award at least twice. Van Chancellor won it in the league’s first three years. Mike Thibault was also honored three times and Dan Hughes twice.

EUROPEAN: Pau Gasol overwhelmed title holder France by scoring 40 points in an 80-75 victory in overtime at Lille, France, as Spain advanced to the final and into next year’s Olympics. Spain, champion in 2009 and 2011, will play the winner of Friday’s semifinal between Serbia and Lithuania.

NBA: Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers started his recovery from a right rotator cuff injury by doing some shooting last month, and now is all the way back after he was medically cleared to participate in all basketball activities.

TELEVISION

VITALE DONATION: Dick Vitale, an ESPN college basketball analyst, and his wife donated $1 million to Notre Dame to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students with demonstrated need.

Vitale said he and his wife, Lorraine, developed a love for the university, where their daughters attended and played on the tennis team.

TENNIS

DAVIS CUP: Andy Murray was drawn to play Thanasi Kokkinakis in the opening singles match of the semifinal between Britain and Australia at Glasgow, Scotland.

The draw also pitted Dan Evans, who was brought in as the second singles player ahead of James Ward and Kyle Edmund, against Bernard Tomic.

SKELETON

WORLD CUP: Lizzie Yarnold of Britain, the Olympic skeleton champion, said she’s taking a season-long break from competition and will miss the upcoming World Cup.

Yarnold, 26, said that after winning gold at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February 2014, she found it “hard to re-motivate myself” and that “I was emotionally fatigued – more than the usual end-of-season exhaustion.”

– From staff and news services