High schools

Cam King of Portland High, Brendan Tinsman of Cape Elizabeth, Cam Cousins of Wells and Shane MacNeill of Traip Academy were named finalists for the Dr. John Winkin “Mr. Baseball” Award on Monday.

The award is given annually to Maine’s top high school senior in baseball by the Maine Baseball Coaches Association.

Other finalists are Grant Hartley of Edward Little, Pedro Matos of Maine Central Institute, Evan Bess of Carrabec/Madison, Jacob Bickford of Dexter and Dean Grass of Bangor Christian. The winner will be announced at the Maine Senior All-Star game on June 21 at Colby College.


NECBL: Jonathan White’s RBI double capped a four-run seventh inning as the Sanford Mainers (3-2) rallied for a 4-3 New England College Baseball League victory over the Danbury Westerners (4-2) in Sanford.

Jake Alu singled in a run during the winning rally. Sanford’s other runs scored on an error.


SPORTS BETTING: Calling it a dream come true and with plans to lay down New Jersey’s first sports bet Thursday, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation allowing the state’s casinos and racetracks to take wagers.

New Jersey is the second state after Delaware to allow sports wagering since the Supreme Court decision that cleared the way for such gambling.


COLLEGE: Hunter Johnson, a former Clemson quarterback and highly touted recruit, is transferring to Northwestern.


NBA: The Detroit Pistons hired Dwane Casey, who led the Toronto Raptors to a team-record 59 wins this season, as their new coach.

Michigan Coach John Beilein and San Antonio assistant Ime Udoka also were candidates in Detroit.


SUSPENSION INCREASED: Sara Errani, 31, a French Open finalist in 2012, had her doping suspension increased from two months to 10 months, a decision that left her “disgusted by this matter” and questioning if she will play again.

“I have dedicated my life to this sport and I don’t think I deserve all this,” she wrote on Twitter. “I feel powerless against such an injustice. … All of this is a total nonsense! … I don’t know if I will be able to find the strength and desire to play tennis again, after all this.”

HALEP HONORED: About 20,000 people turned out in Bucharest, Romania, to applaud Simona Halep for becoming the first Romanian tennis player in decades to win a Grand Slam singles title.


WINNER RETURNS: Justify, the Triple Crown winner, returned to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, to rest as the track where the quest began prepares to celebrate the milestone.

Arriving just before a thunderstorm dumped rain over the area, a crowd of spectators watched as the chestnut colt with a white blaze on his face exited a van after a midday flight from Islip, New York.


COACH NAMED: Patrick Viera, a former Arsenal captain, was hired as manager of the French club Nice after leaving as coach of New York City FC.

Vieira replaced Lucien Favre at Nice. New York City FC said Domenec Torrent will succeed Vieira at the Major League Soccer club. Torrent will begin in New York once his U.S. work permit is approved.

NHL: The Capitals gave Washington its first parade for a major pro sports team since its NFL team celebrated following the Super Bowl in 1992.

– Staff and news report