Susan Clark of Midway, Ashley Ennis of South Johnston and Stephen Hales of Western Harnett have each been named Coach of the Year in softball in their respective conferences. … Former Cape Fear Christian softball standout Delaney Cumbie hit .287 with seven home runs and 21 RBIs in helping UNC Greensboro to the Southern Conference softball championship and an NCAA Tournament berth. … Kim Bordeaux (Cape Fear Christian) had a 2.35 earned run average in 11 appearances for Methodist in softball. … The LIV, PGA and European golf tours have announced a merger. … Game three of the NBA finals tonight has Denver at Miami with the series tied, 1-1 (ABC, 8:30 p.m.). … Luiz Arraez went 2-for-4 for host Miami in a 6-1 win over visiting Kansas City to raise his batting average to .401, the latest a major leaguer has hit over .400 since Chipper Jones hit .421 through 62 games in 2008. … The Southeastern Conference will remain at eight league games in football for the present time. … Jacob deGrom of the Texas Rangers will miss the remainder of the season for arm surgery. … The New York Yankees have placed slugger Aaron Judge on the 10-day injury list with a contusion and ligament sprain of his big right toe.