Fans appeal $76,000 ruling for Super Bowl seat mix-up DALLAS — A group of disgruntled fans who sued the National Football League over a seating fiasco at the 2011 Super Bowl has appealed a $76,000 jury award in the hope of potentially receiving more money, the… Read More
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — One day after the Harrisburg Senators scored nine runs in the first inning, the Portland Sea Dogs scored eight runs with two outs in the fourth and grabbed the season-series finale 9-0 Sunday at Metro Bank Park. The Sea Dogs finished 3-3 on… Read More
    Nevada commission suspends UFC fighter Anderson Silva, one of the best fighters in mixed martial arts history, was suspended for one year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday. Silva, a former UFC middleweight champion, also was fined $380,000, and the NSAC changed… Read More
    Boston mayor aims to ban chewing tobacco in baseball BOSTON — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Wednesday took on one of baseball’s oldest traditions, saying he planned to ban chewing tobacco at the century-old Fenway Park and all other sporting facilities in the city starting next… Read More
    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 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