Chris Widger

, the 1989 Pennsville graduate who was a catcher on the Chicago White Sox' 2005 World Series championship team, was named the manager of the Camden Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League.

Widger, who remains a Pennsville resident, served as the Riversharks pitching coach the previous two years. He replaced Ron Karkovice when the Riversharks decided to go in a different direction, according to a team official.

SOCCER Lori Chalupny was called one of the "top five players in the world" a few years ago by a former coach. Yet, despite playing for professional club teams, Chalupny hasn't played for the U.S. national team in five years, sidelined by a history of concussions that left officials uncomfortable about selecting her. She returns to the national team in a four-team tournament in Rio de Janeiro, starting Wednesday, with an eye on making the roster for next year's World Cup in Canada.

Pele said he went through a scare when he had to be hospitalized in Sao Paulo with a urinary tract infection. The 74-year-old was discharged from the hospital, two weeks after being admitted.

The Portland Timbers shored up their defense with the acquisition of veteran center back Nat Borchers and now wait to see the outcome of Wednesday's MLS Expansion Draft.

The U.S. men's team will play exhibition games next spring at Denmark, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Germany as it prepares to defend its title at the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Bowling Green is replacing UAB as Tennessee's season-opening opponent in 2015. Tennessee announced that it had reached an agreement to play Bowling Green on Sept. 5 at LP Field in Nashville.

The UAB Faculty Senate is considering taking a no-confidence vote on President Ray Watts in the wake of his decision to drop football.

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman is the winner of the Broyles Award, which is given to the top assistant coach in college football.

Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess has declared for the 2015 NFL draft. . . . Syracuse safety Durell Eskridge decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

OLYMPICS The IOC granted full recognition to Kosovo, meaning the Balkan country can send an independent team to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Kosovo becomes the 205th national Olympic committee recognized by the IOC.

TENNIS The WTA agreed to a media rights contract it said will be worth more than $525 million over 10 seasons from 2017 to 2026, with plans to produce all 2,000 or so singles matches on the women's tennis tour each year.

CYCLING The 2016 Tour de France will start at the Mont-Saint-Michel, one of the country's most famous tourist attractions, and visit one of the Normandy beaches where Allied forces landed on D-Day during World War II.

- Staff and wire reports