TV radio sports schedule for Mar. 30, 2015

on March 29, 2015, at 4:29 p.m.
BASEBALL, COLLEGE ALBANY at MAINE (2), 2 p.m., WGUY Veazie (94.1 FM, 1240 AM); UMaine Internet ( BASEBALL, SPRING TRAINING MINNESOTA vs. BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WZON Bangor (620 AM) radio BASKETBALL, NBA BOSTON at CHARLOTTE, 7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet New England-TV; WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) …
David Chodounsky of Crested Butte, Colorado, celebrates after winning the slalom at the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships on Sunday at Sugarloaf.

Colorado skier claims third national slalom title in Alpine Championships

By Noelle Tuttle, Sugarloaf on March 29, 2015, at 4:28 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY | A week’s worth of world-class racing concluded at Sugarloaf on Sunday as David Chodounsky of Crested Butte, Colorado, claimed his third national slalom title in the final event of the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships. Chodunsky, who placed fifth in the giant slalom earlier in the …
Mahaney Diamond in Orono is clear of snow today as the University of Maine plays a home-opening doubleheader against Albany.

LIVE UPDATES: UMaine baseball team wins opener against Albany; Game 2 up next

By Pete Warner on March 29, 2015, at 1:05 p.m.
ORONO | A new role for Justin Courtney resulted in a better outcome on Sunday afternoon. The freshman right-handed pitcher from Bangor made his Mahaney Diamond debut coming out of the bullpen and pitched 3 ⅔ strong innings to help the University of Maine grind out a 4-3 baseball …

It Takes a (Sports) Village to Raise an Adult

on March 29, 2015, at 7:47 a.m.
“It takes a village to raise a child.” – African proverb In 1996, First Lady Hillary Clinton borrowed this phrase and authored a book based on this premise.  What seemed like an innocuous treatise at the time turned out to take on a life of its own.  Of course, what …

Scenes from the US Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf

on March 29, 2015, at 5 a.m.
Here are a selection of photos by Lewiston Sun Journal photographer Daryn Slover from the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf in Maine.

Fighting Spirit can keep fighting for NA3EHL crown

on March 29, 2015, at 3:33 a.m.
LEWISTON – Alex Peddle and the New Hampshire Fighting Spirit lived to play another day after a 3-1 victory Saturday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee over the Jersey Shore Wildcats in Game 2 of the NA3EHL championship. Down a game in the best-of-three series, the Fighting Spirit, who will …

Pirates’ tanks run dry against Bruins

on March 29, 2015, at 3:17 a.m.
PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates were stuck on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere with no help in site. In a crucial match with the Providence Bruins for a berth in the Calder Cup playoffs, the Pirates were out of gas. The Bruins scored three times …
Wisconsin's Sam Dekker and Frank Kaminsky celebrate during their 85-78 victory over Arizona during the second half in the finals of the West Regional of the NCAA Tournament Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Next stop Final Four as Kentucky rallies by Irish, Wisconsin beats Arizona

By Forrest, Lee, The Sports Xchange on March 28, 2015, at 9:18 p.m.
CLEVELAND — Guard Andrew Harrison hit two free throws with six seconds remaining and the top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats advanced to the Final Four with a 68-66 victory over the third-seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Midwest Regional final on Saturday night. Kentucky (38-0) will face Wisconsin (35-3) in the …
Duke head coach Joanne Palombo McCallie looks on against the Maryland Terrapins during the second half in the semifinals of the Spokane Regional of the women's NCAA Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington. Maryland won 65-55.

NCAA Women’s Tourney roundup: UConn steamrolls Texas

By The Sports Xchange on March 28, 2015, at 8:59 p.m.
Top-ranked Connecticut advanced to another Elite Eight in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament and moved closer to a third straight national championship with a 105-54 rout of fifth-seeded Texas on Saturday in a regional semifinal in Albany, N.Y. The 51-point blowout represented the largest margin of victory at this stage …

College roundup: Husson baseball sweeps Colby-Sawyer

on March 28, 2015, at 8:16 p.m.
BANGOR | Husson University pitchers limited Colby-Sawyer to one run in 14 innings Saturday, setting the tone for a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader sweep at the Winkin Complex. Dan Whitney pitched six innings of five-hit ball in the Eagles’ 6-1 win in the first game, then Brandon Reilly worked …
Mikaela Shiffrin claimed the women's slalom championship on Saturday during the U.S. Alpine Championships held at Sugarloaf in Carrabbassett Valley.

Shiffrin wins third slalom title at US Alpine Championships

By Noelle Tuttle, Sugarloaf Communications on March 28, 2015, at 7:11 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY | With a crowd of hundreds waiting at the finish line, Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin earned her third national slalom title in the U.S. Alpine Championship race on Saturday at Sugarloaf. Shiffrin crushed the rest of the field, finishing her second run more than four seconds …

UMaine men’s basketball team undergoing significant roster shakeup

on March 28, 2015, at 6:12 p.m.
Admittedly, math was never my thing. But you don’t have to be Einstein to see that there are major roster changes coming for the University of Maine men’s basketball team. Apparently, any thoughts that coach Bob Walsh and his staff were going to sit around and wait for the roster …
Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg (44) blocks a shot in front of goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during the first period against the New York Rangers at TD Banknorth Garden. The Bruins won 4-2.

Bruins give Lundqvist rude welcome back

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on March 28, 2015, at 5:29 p.m.
BOSTON — Henrik Lundqvist’s return didn’t exactly go as planned. The desperate Boston Bruins took advantage of the New York Rangers’ rusty veteran goaltender in his first game back from a neck injury after a 25-game absence, scoring three times in the first period en route to a much-needed 4-2 …

Hot Rod Hundley, NBA player and broadcaster, dies 80

By The Sports Xchange on March 28, 2015, at 3:28 p.m.
Former NBA player and broadcaster Hot Rod Hundley died Friday at his Phoenix home. He was 80. Hundley was a popular fixture with the Jazz as a broadcaster for 35 years, starting in New Orleans and then moving to Utah with the team. He worked 3,051 Jazz games from 1974 …

Spectator killed in Nuerburgring sportscar race accident

By Reuters on March 28, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.
FRANKFURT — A spectator died and several others were injured when a Nissan sportscar driven by British racer Jann Mardenborough vaulted a catch fence at Germany’s Nuerburgring Nordschleife circuit Saturday. Nissan motorsports said in a statement that Mardenborough was able to climb out of the GT-R car, which landed on …
Shane Bussey, University of Maine baseball

UMaine infielder returns from suspension intent on overcoming off-field issues

By Pete Warner on March 28, 2015, at 6:19 a.m.
ORONO | Shane Bussey was a changed man when he returned to the University of Maine campus last August. He had a fresh outlook on his life and his role as a student-athlete, a privilege which he nearly squandered during the previous school year. “I was very excited about …

Pirates starting to peak at the right time

on March 28, 2015, at 3:28 a.m.
PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates could not have picked a better time to be playing their best hockey of the season as they continue their push toward the American Hockey League playoffs. Beaming with confidence, the Pirates put on another display of perseverance by overcoming a two-goal deficit Friday evening, …
South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell (25) celebrates with teammates after hitting the game-winning shot against  North Carolina in the semifinals of the Greensboro Regional in the women's NCAA Tournament at Greenboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C. South Carolina won 67-65.

NCAA Women’s Tourney: Mitchell’s buzzer-beater lifts South Carolina

By The Sports Xchange on March 28, 2015, at 12:55 a.m.
in Guard Tiffany Mitchell’s basket with 4.2 seconds left gave No. 1 seeded South Carolina women’s basketball team a 67-65 victory over No. 4 North Carolina on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16 at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. Mitchell, the Southeastern Conference player of the year, …
New York Knicks guard Shane Larkin (0) drives around Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart during the first quarter Friday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Celtics edge last-place Knicks in quest for playoff spot

By Everett Merrill, The Sports Xchange on March 27, 2015, at 10:32 p.m.
NEW YORK — The Boston Celtics, battling for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, won for just the second time in their last six games, defeating the New York Knicks 96-92 on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Boston (32-40) entered the game with a half-game …
Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis (11) shoots over UCLA's Isaac Hamilton (10) during the second half in the semifinals of the South Region of the  NCAA Tournament Friday night at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

NCAA Men’s Tourney: Gonzaga, Louisville, Duke, Michigan State advance to regional finals

By The Sports Xchange on March 27, 2015, at 9:41 p.m.
HOUSTON, Texas — With Gonzaga struggling from the outside, Bulldogs center Przemek Karnowski put the team on his broad shoulders and carried it to the South Regional final. Karnowski led Gonzaga with 18 points as the Bulldogs rolled past UCLA, 74-62, Friday night at NRG Stadium. Gonzaga (35-2) earned a …
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