Ninth Flattop 5K road race set for March 29

LAMOINE — The ninth Flattop 5K road race, an annual race that commemorates longtime runner Bill PInkham, will be held on Saturday, March 29.

After his sudden death at age 62 while cooling down after competing in Bangor’s Walter Hunt Memorial 3K road race on July 4, 2005, Pinkham’s running legacy lives on with a road race in his memory.

The kids one mile race will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the 5-kilometer race at 10 a.m.

There is a $15 entry fee for the 5K and $1 for the mile race.

The race begins at the Lamone School, which is on Route 184, about six miles from the intersections of Routes 1 and 184.

Those seeking more information may contact Robin Emery at 667-9219.

Phillies’ clubhouse being tested for infectious bacteria

The Philadelphia Phillies’ clubhouse at their spring training complex in Florida is being disinfected after infielder Freddy Galvis was diagnosed with a staph infection in his left leg, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

Galvis, who will start the season on the disabled list, is being tested for MRSA, a bacteria that can lead to infections that are resistant to antibiotics.

“I’m not really sure what the timetable would be if it’s just a staph infection,” general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. “But right now, we’re more concerned about his overall health than anything else. We’ll see how it goes. We’ll find out a little more about it when they do some more studies today.”

Amaro said the team’s clubhouse was scheduled to be disinfected after Friday’s Grapefruit League game.

Outfielder Domonic Brown and top prospect Maikel Franco are also ailing, but it is unclear if the illnesses are related.

Galvis cut his left leg sliding into a base earlier this month. He had to have an abscess removed recently after the wound got infected. He is taking antibiotics.

Calhoun interested in BC coaching job

Former Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun is interested in the vacant Boston College coaching job, ESPN reported Friday.

Calhoun, 71, stepped down from coaching the Huskies before the 2012-13 season after sustaining a broken hip in a bike-riding accident.

Calhoun has ties to the Boston area. He is from Braintree, Mass., attended American International College in Springfield, Mass., and coached Northeastern from 1972-86.

After resigning as UConn’s coach, Calhoun stayed on as a special assistant to athletic director Warde Manuel.

Calhoun told ESPN last week that he is in good health and would not rule out returning to coaching. He declined to comment specifically Friday about any interest in the Boston College job.

After taking over as UConn’s coach in 1986, Calhoun won NCAA championships with the Huskies in 1999, 2004 and 2011.

Penguins’ Neal fined $5,000

Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal was fined $5,000 for cross-checking Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening during Thursday night’s game.

The incident occurred at 5:19 of the second period. Neal was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking.

Angels acquire pitcher Alvarez from Tigers

The Los Angeles Angels acquired left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarez from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for infielder Andrew Romine on Friday.

Alvarez, 24, appeared in 14 games with the Tigers last year while spending the majority of the season with Class AAA Toledo, where he was named the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year. He went 8-6 with a 2.80 ERA in 21 games (20 starts) for Toledo.

Alvarez made his major-league debut last year and went 1-5 with a 5.82 ERA in 14 games (six starts).

Romine, 28, batted .259 with nine runs scored, three doubles and 10 RBI in 47 games for the Angels in 2013.

Tigers reliever Rondon lost for season

Detroit Tigers right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon will miss the season with a torn ligament in his throwing elbow.

Rondon will have Tommy John surgery to repair the injury next week.

Rondon, a candidate to be the Tigers’ eighth-inning setup man, experienced discomfort Monday, a day after pitching a scoreless inning against the Washington Nationals in Grapefruit League action. He had a 1.29 ERA in seven spring training games this month.

Rondon went 1-2 with a 3.45 ERA last year with 30 strikeouts in 28 2/3 innings. Right-hander Joba Chamberlain will fill Rondon’s spot.