BASEBALL: Scarborough announced the hiring of Mike D’Andrea as the varsity coach for the 2016 season.

This is D’Andrea’s second Maine high school coaching stint. He coached Deering from 1999 to 2008, leading the team to six state championships.

During the same time he led the Nova Seafood Legion team to a national title in 2004.

As a player, D’Andrea had a distinguished career at the University of Maine, earning All-ECAC honors from 1989 to 1991 as a pitcher and was invited to try out for the USA Olympic team in 1992.

D’Andrea signed with the Atlanta Braves in 1992 and played in their minor league system for several years.


BALLON D’OR: Neymar has made the three-man Ballon D’Or shortlist for the first time, alongside Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi and title holder Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo has won the world’s top player award for the last two years after ending Messi’s four-year streak.

The women’s player shortlist is headed by American World Cup winner Carli Lloyd, Aya Miyama (Japan) and Celia Sasic (Germany).


USGA: Diana Murphy was nominated to a one-year term as president of the U.S. Golf Association.

If elected, she would be the second woman to be president of the USGA.


KENYA: Three senior Kenyan track and field federation officials were suspended by the IAAF over accusations they subverted the East African nation’s anti-doping system and siphoned money from Nike.

– From staff and news services