Thunder may have to ugly it up to beat Spurs

By JEFF LATZKE, The Associated Press on May 30, 2012, at 10:37 p.m.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Gregg Popovich implored his San Antonio Spurs to get nasty to take control of the Western Conference finals. The Oklahoma City Thunder may just have to get ugly if they hope to make it a series. The Thunder have struggled to corral a San Antonio offense that …

Local sports results for May 30, 2012

on May 30, 2012, at 9:39 p.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL Tuesday’s Results Shead 11, Machias 1 Wisdom 13, Ashland 6 Valley 6, Vinalhaven 5 Wednesday’s ResultsStory continues below advertisement. Bangor 2, Cony 0 Bucksport 14, Sumner 13 Central 5, Searsport 1 Central Aroostook 14, Fort Fairfield 1 (5 inns.) Cheverus 1, Windham 0 Deer Isle-Stonington 6, …
Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates winning his second round match against Blaz Kavcik of Slovenia at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris on Wednesday, May 30, 2012.

Djokovic, Azarenka reach 3rd round at French Open

By CHRIS LEHOURITES, The Associated Press on May 30, 2012, at 8:34 p.m.
PARIS — The top-seeded players had early starts at the French Open on Wednesday, and both Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka made it to the third round without a problem. A short time later, 2009 champion Roger Federer joined them, earning his record-breaking 234th victory at Grand Slam tournaments. Former …

Driver back with Packers after uncertain offseason

By CHRIS JENKINS, The Associated Press on May 30, 2012, at 8:13 p.m.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The day after a playoff loss to the New York Giants in January, Donald Driver seemed resigned to the idea that he may have put on his Green Bay Packers uniform for the last time. A few months — and one big TV dance contest victory …

Cony completes undefeated softball season with wild win over Bangor

By Larry Mahoney on May 30, 2012, at 7:59 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The Cony High School softball team capped an undefeated season with a 6-1 win over Bangor on Wednesday afternoon. Cony finished 16-0, while Bangor ended the regular season at 11-5 and loser of three straight. But the game will be remembered for a number of oddities. Freshman …

Feds ask for documents from McCourts

By GREG RISLING, The Associated Press on May 30, 2012, at 7:04 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Federal authorities have requested documents from former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his ex-wife as part of a criminal investigation into their dealings with the team and associated businesses. Ryan Kirkpatrick, an attorney for Frank McCourt, said the requests date back to last year and …

Catcher bolsters Clemens’ claim on B12 needles

By FREDERIC J. FROMMER, The Associated Press on May 30, 2012, at 6:56 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Roger Clemens’ former catcher with the Toronto Blue Jays testified Wednesday that he had seen vitamin B12 “shots lined up ready to go” for players, a claim also made by Clemens and for which he was charged with obstructing Congress. Clemens is charged with obstruction of Congress, perjury …

RPM celebrates Charlotte success, looks for more

By PETE IACOBELLI, The Associated Press on May 30, 2012, at 6:41 p.m.
CONCORD, N.C. — It was just a couple of fast laps for Aric Almirola and Marcus Ambrose. It was a lot more than that to NASCAR’s “King.” Almirola and Ambrose went 1-2 in qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600, the first time a Richard Petty Motorsports entry had started up front …

Red Sox continue roll, beat Tigers 6-4

The Associated Press on May 30, 2012, at 5:54 p.m.
BOSTON — David Ortiz and Will Middlebrooks each hit two-run homers, Kevin Youkilis had a solo shot and the surging Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-4 on Wednesday night. The Red Sox have won for the 14th time in 19 games but remain in last in a jammed …

Cruz, Hixon set to carry load at WR for Giants

The Associated Press on May 30, 2012, at 5:39 p.m.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — As the Giants again begin the process of sorting out a dilemma among the wide receivers, Victor Cruz and Domenik Hixon will have to provide much-needed stability. For Cruz, picking up the offseason slack for Mario Manningham’s free-agent defection to San Francisco and key playmaker Hakeem …
University of Maine Black Bears tailback Derek Session in August 2009.

NFL’s Buffalo Bills sign undrafted UMaine wide receiver Derek Session

The Associated Press on May 30, 2012, at 5:39 p.m.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills have signed receiver Derek Session, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Maine. To make room on their roster, the Bills released rookie free agent offensive lineman Paul Madsen. Session is familiar to the Bills after he participated in the team’s rookie minicamp …

Defense argues to dismiss some Sandusky charges

By MARK SCOLFORO, The Associated Press on May 30, 2012, at 5:35 p.m.
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky lost another bid to delay his child sexual abuse trial on Wednesday and, in what could be the last pretrial hearing before jury selection begins next week, the presiding judge heard defense lawyers and prosecutors debate whether charges should be thrown out. The 45-minute hearing …
High school tennis

Veteran Ellsworth Eagles hope to continue tennis championship tradition

By Ernie Clark on May 30, 2012, at 3:55 p.m.
The undefeated Ellsworth High School boys tennis team will begin its quest for a third Eastern Maine Class B championship in the last four years when it hosts a regional quarterfinal match Thursday. And perhaps in the back of the Eagles’ collective mind is an even bigger …
Chevrus' Donald Goodrich breaks a tackle by Lawrence's Anthony Sementelli on a second quarter run during  the Class A state championship football game, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

Maine high school football panel develops four-class proposal

By Ernie Clark on May 30, 2012, at 3:08 p.m.
AUGUSTA | Three Portland programs — Cheverus, Deering and Portland — would be shifted to Eastern Maine for high school football under a four-class proposal for the sport crafted by the football committee of the Maine Principals’ Association on Wednesday. Cheverus — the two-time defending Class A state champion …
Senior Kaitlyn Beaudoin of East Grand High School of Danforth delivers a pitch during a recent high school softball game.

Pitcher-catcher sisters launch East Grand to 12-2 season 3 years after 7-98 run

By Larry Mahoney on May 30, 2012, at 3 p.m.
DANFORTH | When sisters Kaitlyn and Shaunna Beaudoin are squabbling with each other, their father, Shawn, knows exactly what to do. “I tell them to get their gloves and go outside and throw to each other,” Shawn said. “We chuck the ball [hard] and get it out [of our …

RESULTS Basketball Clinics to extend pre-registration for local summer camps

By resultsbasketballclinics on May 30, 2012, at 10:07 a.m.
With the school year coming to an end in just a couple of weeks, RESULTS Basketball clinics would like to urge all parents of young basketball players to pre-register their child for a summer clinic! WE CURRENTLY HAVE DATES SCHEDULED IN THOMASTON, GLENBURN, DEER ISLE, DEXTER/GUILFORD, ELLSWORTH, GREENVILLE, AND HOLDEN! …

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