Sports briefs for Oct. 21, 2013

Posted Oct. 21, 2013, at 8:09 p.m.

Lyme Disease 5K Road Race set Sunday

BELFAST — The Lyme Disease 5K Road Race, a fundraiser for Eric Harvey, will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, starting and ending at the Captain Albert Stevens School.

Runners and walkers are welcome with T-shirts to the first 300 registered for a $25 entry fee or $10 for those ages 6-9.

Food will be provided for the runners while Dr. Deb Moskowitz of Camden Whole Health will be the guest speaker.

UMaine basketball team seeks kids to assist at games

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine women’s basketball team is searching for kids in grades 1-7 who may be interested in being part of the team as a ball kid during home games.

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Those interested in helping out and being a part of the women’s basketball team during its home games will receive a free ball kids T-shirt and free admission to the game.

Ball kids will sit underneath each hoop and assist with running down loose balls along the baseline as well as various other tasks which will help out the team during the game.

Those interested may contact Maureen Barron by email at mbarron97@gmail.com.

Mattingly unsure of his future with Dodgers

Although Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly acknowledged on Monday that his 2014 contract option vested with a first-round playoff victory over the Atlanta Braves, he is still unsure whether he will be the team’s manager next season, multiple media outlets reported.

Mattingly seems to be interested to obtaining a multiyear contract extension. He said the Dodgers put him in a difficult position with the players by having him manage the 2013 season while in the final year of his contract.

“When you’re put in this situation, the organization basically says, ‘We don’t know if you can manage or not,’ ” Mattingly said, according to ESPN.com. “So, that’s the position I’ve been in all season long, so that’s not a great position for me as a manager. That’s the way it is, that’s the way the organization wanted it last year, that’s fine.

“This has been a frustrating year, honestly. I think when you basically come in with a club like this as a lame duck with the payroll and the guys you have, it puts you in a tough spot in the clubhouse.”

76ers’ Noel unlikely to play this season

Center Nerlens Noel, the Philadelphia 76ers’s first-round draft pick, is expected to sit out the entire 2013-2014 season following knee surgery, coach Brett Brown said Monday.

“I doubt, everybody doubts that he’s going to play this year,” Brown said, according to ESPN.com. “We don’t want to waste this year. I think from a skill perspective, it’s an opportunity for us to break down his shot, really work on his free throws and start a little bit from ground zero.”

Noel, the No. 7 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, had surgery on his left knee last March to repair a torn anterior-cruciate ligament.

Avs’ McLeod suspended five games

Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod was suspended for five games for boarding Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall during Thursday’s game, the NHL announced on Monday.

The incident occurred in the first period, and McLeod was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for boarding.

McLeod will forfeit $29,487 as a result of the suspension.

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