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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) returns a punt for a touchdown past Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen (9) during the first half at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Thursday night.

Hester sets TD return record as Falcons rout Bucs

By David Purdum, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 19, 2014, at 12:06 a.m.
ATLANTA — Devin Hester danced like Deion Sanders on his way into the NFL record book, and the Atlanta Falcons routed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14 Thursday at the Georgia Dome. With Sanders in the stadium, Hester returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, high-stepping …
John Bapst's Abigail Tomilson (3) plays the ball during a high school field hockey game Thursday in Orono. John Bapst won the game 1-0. For more photos from this game, please visit

John Bapst field hockey team shuts out Orono for its third victory

on Sept. 18, 2014, at 11:22 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Madi Higgins scored on a direct corner shot off of an insert from Sam Ballesteros with time expired in the first half for the game’s only goal to give the John Bapst Crusaders a 1-0 victory over the Orono Red Riots Thursday in high school field hockey …
BDN Football Forecast, Week 3.

Mahoney, Clark chase Boutwell in BDN Football Forecast

on Sept. 18, 2014, at 11 p.m.
  As the weather continues to cool and we move into the third week of the high school football season, it is season guest Matt Boutwell who holds the lead in the 49th BDN Football Forecast. Boutwell went 14-6 last week, but still leads sage staffer Larry Mahoney (14-6) by …

Brewer Field Hockey 7 at Morse 2

on Sept. 18, 2014, at 10:48 p.m.
At Bath, Cassi Brochu recorded her first varsity hat trick, scoring two goals in the first half and one in the second, to lift the Witches by the Shipbuilders. Keanna Beal had two first-half goals off corner plays for the 3-3 Witches. Claire Valley added a goal and three assists …
Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Ike Davis (15) greets left fielder Starling Marte (6) at home plate after Marte hit a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning Thursday night in Pittsburgh.

Cole helps Pirates sweep slumping Sox

By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 18, 2014, at 10:32 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning for yet another September win, and Starling Marte homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 Thursday night. The Pirates swept the three-game series, ran their winning streak to four games and won for the 11th time in …

Cheverus Volleyball 0 at Thornton 3

By Steve Howe on Sept. 18, 2014, at 10:22 p.m.
At Thornton Academy Thornton Academy (3-2) def. Cheverus (0-6) 25-19, 25-11, 25-15 Thornton: Kylee Austin, Ashley Howe, and Kaylee Burns combined for 20 kills. Julia Chasse added 16 assists and 4 aces.

Central Boys Soccer 7 at Bucksport 0

By Paul Speed on Sept. 18, 2014, at 10:21 p.m.
At Bucksport, Central’s Joe Nawojczyk, Andrew Speed and Caleb Shaw each scored two goals to defeat the Bucks. The final goal was scored by Zak Bailey. Providing assists were Zach Randall, Grant Poulin, Dakota Miller and Speed. Quanah Harrod made three saves on three shots for the 5-0 Red Devils. …

Wisdom Boys Soccer 0 at Madawaska 1

By Dean Gendreau on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:46 p.m.
At Madawaska, Ethan Wetmore scored with 1:50 remaining in the second half on an assist by Craig Gendreau to lead the Owls to victory. Madawaska goalie Greg Cyr had one save on one shot and Wisdom goalie Chance Gervais made 16 saves on 17 shots. Madawaska improves to 6-1-1 while …

Local sports results for Sept. 18, 2014

on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:45 p.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL THURSDAY’S RESULTS BOYS SOCCER Narraguagus 3, Calais 2 Penquis Valley 1, Dexter 1 Searsport 12, DIS 1 Shead 3, Machias 2 So. Aroostook 7, Katahdin 1 FIELD HOCKEY Belfast 3, Mount View 2 Dexter 5, Stearns 1 Foxcroft 10, Hermon 0 John Bapst 1, Orono 0 MCI …

Thomas field hockey team rolls by Daniel Webster

By Staff and Wire Reports on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:43 p.m.
WATERVILLE — Brittany Premo and Taylor Bergeron each scored two goals to help lead Thomas College to a 6-0 field hockey victory over Daniel Webster Thursday. Crystal Cunningham and Gabby Martel each added a goal for the Terriers. Brittany Fox and Jessica Russell each made one save for Thomas. Danielle …

Sedentary lifestyle linked to depression

By Shereen Lehman, Reuters on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:43 p.m.
NEW YORK — A new analysis of previous studies ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression. Based on dozens of studies covering hundreds of thousands of participants, Chinese researchers found that sedentary behavior was linked to a 25 percent …

It’s not a small world after all: Experts say world population will soar

By Will Dunham, Reuters on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:42 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Contrary to some earlier projections, the world’s population will soar through the end of the 21st century thanks largely to sub-Saharan Africa’s higher-than-expected birth rates, United Nations and other population experts said on Thursday. There is an 80 percent likelihood that the number of people on the planet, …
Jonathan Dwyer

Cardinals place Dwyer on non-football injury list following domestic violence incidents

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:41 p.m.
Late Wednesday, the Arizona Cardinals deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer after he had been arrested earlier in the day on charges of aggravated assault stemming from two alleged domestic violence incidents involving his wife and son. Thursday, the 25-year-old running back was placed on the non-football injury list. While Dwyer …

Ashland Community Girls Soccer 8 at Washburn 2

By Marcie Barbarula on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:40 p.m.
At Washburn, Savannah Flint had a hat trick and an assist to propel Ashland past the Beavers. Mackenzie Carter added  two goals and Caitlin Paradis chipped in one goal and two assists. Marissa Chasse and Cassidy Pelletier each had a goal. Ashland keeper Megan Cote had 7 saves on 15 …
Tom Brady

Brady looks for better play from Patriots pass offense

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:36 p.m.
The New England Patriots passing attack, which has just a 78.9 combined rating and two touchdowns in two games, simply isn’t playing well enough or up to its own elevated reputation. But don’t take the media’s word for that, or even the concerns of the team’s unsettled fans who are …

Machias Memorial High School Boys Soccer 2 at Shead 3

By Benjamin Brigham on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:34 p.m.
At Eastport, the 2-0-2 Tigers of Shead High School defeated the 0-3 Bulldogs 3-2. The Tigers and Bulldogs entered the half with Shead leading 3-1. Shead built its lead on a goal by Ian Sullivan (penalty kick, 39:10) and two goals by Drew Greenlaw (20:52 and 9:12). Derek Moholland assisted Greenlaw …

Wisdom Girls Soccer 0 at Madawaska 4

By Daniel Cyr on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:18 p.m.
At Madawaska, Desiree Belanger led the attack for the Owls with two goals and an assist to blank Wisdom. Hannah Nadeau scored the first goal with 25:29 left in the second half. Belanger’s two goals came about one minute apart to make the score 3-0. Paige Brown scored an unassisted …

Waterville Field Hockey 0 at Nokomis 3

By Kristy Staples on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:07 p.m.
At Newport, Mikayla Charters scored an unassisted goal in the first half and assisted on a goal in the second half to help secure the win for the Warriors. Mikayla Pelkey and Shannon Kasprzak added second half goals for Nokomis, who improved to 2-3-1. Hanna Meservey chipped in with one …

Narraguagus Boys Soccer 3 at Calais 2

By Brandon Jones on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:02 p.m.
At Calais, the Knights of Harrington rallied from a 2-0 deficit to earn the win over the Blue Devils. Andre Paul scored a first-half goal for Calais and Nathan Newell added another goal early in the second half, but the Knights then scored three unanswered goals, concluding with Blake Wright’s …

Dexter Boys Soccer 1 at Penquis Valley 1

By Jason MIlls on Sept. 18, 2014, at 8:44 p.m.
At Milo, Dexter and Penquis battled to a 1-1 double overtime tie. Bailey Spack scored an unassisted goal for the Tigers in the first half. Dylan Lalime tied it in the second half off a Michael Vachon assist. Goalie Chris Rice had 12 saves on 20 shots for Dexter, now …
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