First woman boxing judge at Bangor library Thursday

BANGOR, Maine — Carol B. Polis, the first woman professional boxing judge, will be at the Bangor Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss her career and hold a book signing.

Polis, with Rich Herschlag, wrote a book detailing her career as boxing judge, “The Lady is a Champ.”

Polis was appointed as the first woman boxing judge by Pennsylvania Gov. Milton Shapiro on Feb. 1, 1973. She went on judge 27 title fights as well as non-title fights that included Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes.

She will also have a speaking engagement at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Charleston Correctional Center.

Sea Dogs pitcher added to all-star roster

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland Sea Dogs’ relief pitcher Madison Younginer has be added to the Eastern Division roster for the 2015 Sullivan Tire All-Star Classic, which will take place at Hadlock Field at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15..

Younginer will replace Binghamton pitcher Luis Cessa, who was recently promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. With the addition of Younginer, the Sea Dogs now have six All-Star representatives. He joins teammates Carlos Asuaje, William Cuevas, Marco Hernandez, Robby Scott, and Jantzen Witte.

Younginer, 24, is 3-3 with a 3.05 ERA with 16 walks and 32 strikeouts in 24 relief appearances this season — his first in Double-A after making one playoff appearance last season. The right hander was a seventh round pick of the Boston Red Sox in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Mauldin High School in Mauldin, South Carolina.

Limited tickets for the all-star game are available and can be purchased by visiting the Sea Dogs’ Ticket Office at Hadlock Field, calling 800-936-3647, or online at

Nationals’ Span to rest ailing back through All-Star break

Back spasms will keep Washington Nationals center fielder Denard Span on the bench through the All-Star break.

The 31-year-old Span won’t be placed on the disabled list for the time being, manager Matt Williams said Wednesday. But Washington’s leadoff hitter will see a specialist on Thursday to review results of an earlier MRI.

The Nationals finished a series with the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night and travel to Baltimore for weekend games before the break.

Span, who is batting .304 with five home runs and 22 RBIs and leads the team with 11 stolen bases in 11 attempts, starting having back issues during a June 7 loss to the Chicago Cubs. He has missed 25 games during the first half of the season because of injuries.

Hornets’ Hairston cited for revoked license

Charlotte Hornets guard P.J. Hairston is facing another legal issue.

Hairston received a citation in Charlotte, N.C., on June 18 after a traffic stop for multiple violation that included driving with a revoked licence, speeding, driving left of center and driving on expired tags.

His 2015 black Cadillac Escalade had expired tags and was clocked at 51 mph in a 35 mph zone when police pulled the vehicle over. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, Hairston’s SUV also was traveling over a double yellow line for a significant distance.

Hairston said Wednesday that it was all a misunderstanding.

“I was pulled over and my license was suspended. I got (another) ticket on my birthday, I paid the ticket and Davie County failed to reinstate my license,” Hairston said after a summer league game.