Fort Kent to charge soccer admission

FORT KENT, Maine — Fort Kent Community High School this season will begin charging a fee for its home boys and girls varsity soccer games. Admission for home events, which all are boys/girls doubleheaders, will be $2 for adults and $1 for students (18-and-under) and senior citizens. Children under 5 are admitted free.

All proceeds will benefit the Fort Kent Athletic Boosters.

Muhammad Ali’s grandson commits to Cal

Running back Biaggio Ali Walsh, a grandson of Muhammad Ali, has committed to play college football at California.

Ali Walsh, in the Class of 2017 at Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High School, chose the Golden Bears over scholarship offers from Arizona, Colorado, Louisville, San Diego State, UNLV, Hawaii and others.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Ali Walsh ran for 2,451 yards and 33 touchdowns last season and he was named the Gatorade State Player of the Year. He averaged 12.1 yards per carry. Bishop Gorman finished the season ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today for the second consecutive year.

Ali Walsh, assuming he follows through on his announcement since oral commitments are non-binding, will sign with Cal in February and be eligible to play in 2017.

Michelle Obama’s brother hired by Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks may give the Chicago Bulls a run for their money as President Barack Obama’s favorite team.

The Bucks on Monday hired former Oregon State coach Craig Robinson as vice president of player and organizational development. If the name sounds familiar, well, he is also the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Robinson is expected to serve as a mentor and adviser to the Bucks, who boast the youngest roster in the NBA — including Giannis Antetokounmpo and fellow 21-year-old forward Jabari Parker.

“Player development is instrumental to the success of our players on the court and their valuable impact in the community,” Bucks co-owner Wes Edens said in a statement. “We strive to equip every member of our organization with the tools they need to find personal success beyond basketball. As we continue to build a world-class franchise, we’re thrilled to have someone with Craig’s experience and character join our team and help our players reach their full potential on and off the court.”

Robinson posted a 93-104 record in six seasons (2008-14) with the Beavers. He did not play in the NBA despite being drafted in 1983 out of Princeton.

Easley a Class of 2017 senior finalist

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Monday that former Seattle Seahawks safety Kenny Easley has been selected as a senior finalist for the Class of 2017.

The Seniors Committee gathered in Canton, Ohio, on Monday and named its finalist in Easley, who was selected with a first-round pick by Seattle in 1981 and played in seven seasons with the club.

Easley recorded 32 interceptions, 11 fumble recoveries and eight sacks in 89 games with the Seahawks, earning AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 1981 and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award three years later.

He was traded to the Cardinals in 1988, but learned of a severe kidney disease during a physical that ultimately ended his career at age 28.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will announce two more nominees on Tuesday after the Contributors Committee gathers to name its selections.

Nebraska coach facing 3rd DUI charge

Nebraska wide receivers coach Keith Williams was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after a car crash involving two vehicles early Sunday.

Williams, 45, was involved in a crash blocks from Memorial Stadium, where the Cornhuskers play home football games, at approximately 1:50 a.m. and Lincoln Police said his blood-alcohol level was .15, nearly double the legal limit of .08.

He was detained at Lancaster County Jail, where records indicated the offense would be the third DUI-related arrest for Williams. The offense could be classified as a felony with possible allowable sentence of three years in prison, a $10,000 fine and revocation of his driver’s license for up to 15 years.

Nebraska’s athletic department said it was aware of the situation.

“We will continue to gather additional information and will withhold further comment at this time,” the department said in a statement.