Pine Hill Golf Course opens Wednesday

BREWER — Pine Hill Golf Course will open for the season at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The course is open for walkers only but carts will be available starting on Saturday.

Smith alleged hit-and-run video aired by ABC

Restaurant surveillance footage captured what appears to be the alleged road rage incident in New Orleans that ended with former Saints defensive end Will Smith fatally shot.

The video aired Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and involves vehicles matching the descriptions of those driven by Smith and Cardell Hayes minutes before Smith was fatally shot on Saturday. A Mercedes SUV at 11:21 p.m. bumped the rear of a Hummer, the model of which isn’t entirely evident, around the intersection of Magazine Street and St. Andrew Street.

Two blocks away is the site at which Hayes, who was driving a Hummer H2, is accused of shooting and killing Smith around 11:30 p.m. Smith was driving a Mercedes G63.

Hayes, 28, was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder. His bond was set at $1 million. Police said that the handgun used in the shooting has been recovered. Hayes did not enter a plea in his initial court appearance.

Police also said that a fully-loaded 9-millimeter handgun was found inside Smith’s vehicle.

NBA owners set to approve ads on uniform

NBA owners are expected to approve advertisements on uniforms starting with the 2017-18 season, according to an ESPN report on Tuesday.

The owners were presented with a proposal during a meeting at the NBA All-Star Game in February in Toronto for 2.5-inch by 2.5-inch patches to be placed on the left shoulder of player jerseys.

The report indicated that the patches would be approved at the NBA Board of Governors meeting to be held Thursday and Friday in New York.

According to the proposal, 50 percent of the revenue from the ads would go to the teams and 50 percent to the revenue-sharing pool.

Senators fire coach

Dave Cameron was fired as head coach by the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday.

On his second day on the job Tuesday, general manager Pierre Dorion cleaned house, firing Cameron and the entire coaching staff. One assistant coach, Jason Smith, was offered another position with the organization.

“We just felt we needed to make a whole change,” Dorion said at a news conference. “At the end of the day, this was my call and I felt it was the right thing to do.”

Cameron held the position since December 2014 and had a 70-50-17 record. But Ottawa finished 38-35-9 this season and out of the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.

Rick Wamsley and Andre Tourigny were the assistants who were fired.

CBS, Turner sign on for 16 more NCAA tournaments

On the heels of a record-low television rating for the first NCAA Tournament national championship game broadcast by a cable network, the NCAA agreed to a new deal with CBS and Turner to keep the event on those networks through 2032.

The deal includes rights to digital broadcasts and yet-to-be invented technology. It also allows for CBS and Turner to adjust the deal should the NCAA lose its stranglehold on men’s college basketball to the creation of another division of sports or a new tournament.

The extension pays an average of $1.1 billion per season, up from more than $770 million on average under the current contract.

A contract was already in place for the next eight years.

Joe McLaughlin

McLaughlin (right) is a Stearns High School and University of Maine graduate who worked for three years at the Aroostook Republican and News in Caribou as a reporter and editor. He has worked on the BDN...