HOUSTON — The Houston Texans have hired Brian Gaine as general manager and extended the contract of coach Bill O’Brien through 2022. The team announced the deals Saturday. Gaine signed a five-year contract and O’Brien was extended for four years. Gaine, a former University… Read More
    OTTAWA, Ontario — The Boston Bruins pushed aside the reeling Ottawa Senators — again. Ryan Spooner scored twice and Tuukka Rask made 25 saves in the Bruins’ 5-0 victory over the Senators on Saturday night. Noel Acciari, David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron also scored… Read More
    JOHANNESBURG — South African media are reporting that Olympian Oscar Pistorius is appealing his recently lengthened prison sentence for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Broadcaster EWN reports that Pistorius filed an application to the Constitutional Court on Tuesday. The Supreme Court of Appeal… Read More
    PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz got the Eagles this far. Now, it’s up to Nick Foles to deliver Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title. Wentz has a torn left ACL and will miss the rest of the season and playoffs, forcing the NFC East champions to turn… Read More
    PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remains in a Cincinnati hospital with a back injury. Coach Mike Tomlin offered no update on Shazier’s condition or his prognosis on Tuesday, more than 12 hours after Shazier left on a stretcher in the first quarter of Pittsburgh’s… Read More
    BRONX, New York — Joseph Chartouny scored four points in overtime, including the clinching free throws with seven seconds remaining, to lift Fordham to a 67-66 men’s basketball victory over the University of Maine on Saturday afternoon at Rose Hill Gym. Chartouny finished with a game-high… Read More
    BOSTON — The Edmonton Oilers headed home trying to build on a big victory. Ryan Strome broke a tie early in the third period and Cam Talbot made 23 saves in the Oilers’ 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Sunday night. “I don’t… Read More
    DALLAS — Former NFL receiver Terry Glenn, who caught Tom Brady’s first touchdown pass with the New England Patriots in 2001, died Monday following a one-vehicle rollover traffic accident near Dallas that left his fiancee slightly hurt, officials said. He was 43. Glenn died shortly before… Read More
    HAMPDEN, Maine — The Richmond Bobcats generated precious few scoring opportunities during Saturday night’s state championship soccer game against Ashland. With their efforts focused on the defensive end against the high-scoring Hornets, the Bobcats nonetheless were able to take advantage of their chances. Senior… Read More
    BASKETBALL BANGOR — Kissy Walker, head coach of Husson University’s women’s basketball team, invites high school, middle school and youth coaches to a free open week of practices 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 17-19, and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Husson. Rick Torbett, from Better Basketball and… Read More
    MINNEAPOLIS — Now that the NFL is providing tickets for an entire youth football team from Minneapolis to attend the Super Bowl, it’s also giving away more free tickets to the game. The Super Bowl Ticket Giveaway will be a nationwide initiative. Beginning this week and… Read More
    INDIANOLA, Iowa — Authorities say a deer hunter injured an ankle while ascending to a tree stand in south-central Iowa. The Iowa Natural Resources Department says 24-year-old Bobbie Stephens, of Indianola, fell about 23 feet into a ravine Sunday in southern Warren County. Stephens… Read More
    HIGH SCHOOL Saturday’s Results Bucksport 47, Mount View 6 Camden Hills 30, Telstar 6 Gardiner 33, Freeport 20 Marshwood 15, Kennebunk 12 Massabesic 21, Bangor 14 Nokomis 43, Belfast 33 Oak Hill 28, Winthrop/Monmouth… Read More