American cyclist suspended after positive test PARIS — American rider Tom Danielson has been suspended by his Cannondale-Garmin team after testing positive for synthetic testosterone but he denies taking a banned substance. The team issued a statement on Monday saying Danielson had returned an… Read More
    Swihart with Sea Dogs on rehab assignment PORTLAND, Maine — Portland Sea Dogs shortstop Marco Hernandez, the MiLB.com Top Star winner from the Eastern League All-Star Game, has been promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket in several moves announced by the Sea Dogs Thursday. Boston Red… Read More
    UAB reinstates football program The University of Alabama-Birmingham has reinstated its football program. “We are in a different position,” UAB president Ray Watts said Monday, a reversal from the announcement of the termination of the sport just six months ago. “We have received pledges,… Read More
    BASEBALL WATERVILLE — The 14th annual Fantasy Baseball Trip to benefit the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville will be held Wednesday-Sunday, July 29-Aug. 2. Games will be July 29, White Sox at Red Sox; July 30, Tigers at Orioles; July 31, Braves at Phillies; Aug. 1,… Read More
    BREWER, Maine — A blaze at a four-unit apartment building on South Main Street temporarily closed the main roadway through the southern part of the city and emergency dispatchers are telling people to avoid the area. The fire was reported just after midnight at 449 South… Read More
    Bulls’ Rose resumes contact practice Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose participated in a full-contact practice Monday for the first time since undergoing knee surgery in February. “He was a little winded, but we expected that,” coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters. “Overall I thought… Read More
    BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will begin its annual clinic for prospective umpires at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24, at Northern Maine Community College in the Edmonds Conference. Successful candidates will begin umpiring sub-varsity games this spring. The class will… Read More
    BOSTON — Veteran outfielder Daniel Nava signed a one-year non-guaranteed contract with the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, the team announced. Nava, 31, avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $1.85 million deal. Last season, Nava recorded a .270 average with 4 home runs, 21… Read More
    At MDI Girls Results Mount Desert Island 126, Hampden Acad. 50 50 Yard Freestyle: 1, Mason, Paige, Trojans-ME, 30.81. 2, Barrett, Marie, HA, 30.82. 3, Novak, Abigayl, HA, 32.50. 4, Parsons, Beth, HA, 33.30. 5, Hansbury, Georgia, Trojans-ME, 34.15. 6, Munson, Helena, Trojans-ME, 35.51. Read More
    Results COLLEGE Saturday’s Results MEN’S BASKETBALL Bates 74, Husson 65 Bowdoin 75, Saint Joseph’s 69 Colby 80, Endicott 69 UM-Fort Kent 73, UM-Machias 72 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Bowdoin 65, Bates 48 Saint Joseph’s 60, Maine Maritime 46… Read More
    BASEBALL AUGUSTA — Central Maine Bobcats travel baseball will hold tryouts for the 2015 season on Oct. 12 and 19. The location and time will be given when participants pre-register with Pete at 462-7913 or Butch at 649-0707. Age groups are 12 years old and up;… Read More