HIGH SCHOOLS

Bill Goodman has been named the girls’ basketball coach at Cheverus High School.

Goodman’s most recent coaching stint was with McAuley and Maine Girls’ Academy, where he finished with a record of 121-24 and won three state championships.

Prior to McAuley, Goodman coached for three years at Greely High School, where he posted a record of 51-11.

Goodman replaces Brian Heal, who coached one season. The Stags were 5-14 and lost in the Class AA North quarterfinals.

BASEBALL

EASTERN LEAGUE: The Portland Sea Dogs postponed a doubleheader against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Wednesday because of unplayable field conditions at Hadlock Field.

It marked the third postponement in as many days for the Sea Dogs – the entire three-game series with Binghamton – after snow on Monday and Tuesday.

No makeup dates have been set yet for Wednesday’s doubleheader, which had included a makeup of Tuesday’s postponement. Monday’s game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on May 3.

FOOTBALL

NFL: A citation has been issued against a Missouri man accused of flashing a laser at New England quarterback Tom Brady during the Patriots’ AFC championship game victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Prosecutors said that 64-year-old Dwyan Morgan, of Lee’s Summit, faces a single count of disturbing the peace, a municipal violation.

The Patriots added tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, 25. Seferian-Jenkins has played five NFL seasons with the Buccaneers, Jets and Jaguars.

BASKETBALL

WNBA: Jackie Young is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Las Vegas Aces.

The Notre Dame guard decided to enter the draft and skip her senior season. She’s the second Irish player to be drafted first after entering early joining Jewell Loyd, who had the honor in 2015.

SOCCER

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Luke Shaw unwittingly helped Luis Suarez’s header into the net to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the first leg of their quarterfinal at Manchester, England.

The goal – initially flagged for offside before being awarded via a video review – came in the 12th minute during an exhilarating spell when Barcelona’s possession exceeded 80 percent.

• Ajax wasn’t rattled by a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo at the stroke of halftime, equalizing immediately after the break to secure a 1-1 draw against Juventus in the first leg of the quarterfinals at Amsterdam.

BASEBALL

ROBOT UMPIRES: Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League said the experiment with radar-tracking technology to call balls and strikes will not be used when the independent minor league starts play on April 25. Instead, the technology “will be implemented gradually over the course of the 2019 season.” No date for the start was announced.

Plate umpires will wear earpieces and be informed of ball and strike calls by a TrackMan computer system that uses Doppler radar. Umps will have the ability to override the computer, which considers a pitch a strike when the ball bounces and then crosses the zone. TrackMan also does not evaluate check swings.

TENNIS

SAMSUNG OPEN: The season-long streak of having different winners at each WTA tour event will continue for another week after Alison Van Uytvanck lost in the second round at Lugano, Switzerland.

Van Uytvanck lost 6-4, 7-5 to 108th-ranked Fiona Ferro of France to ensure there will not be a repeat of her hard-court victory in Budapest in February.

DOPING

TRACK: European marathon silver medalist Clemence Calvin was provisionally suspended by the French anti-doping agency on  for allegedly obstructing a doping test last month in Morocco.

Calvin denies any wrongdoing and claims she was brutalized by testers who pretended to be police officers when she was briefly stopped in the city of Marrakech on March 27.

BOXING: Russian boxer Tamir Galanov has been banned for two years for doping.
Galanov won a bronze medal at the 2017 world amateur championships and is Russia’s current national flyweight champion.
Galanov tested positive for furosemide, a banned diuretic that can be used by boxers to make weight but has potentially serious side effects if used too heavily.

– Staff and news service