Strong start propels Fightin Phils by Sea Dogs

on April 29, 2016, at 11:18 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Reading Fightin Phils jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back, taking game one of their three-game series with the Portland Sea Dogs 14-3 Friday night in an Eastern League game at Hadlock Field. Portland’s Carson Smith made his Red Sox organizational debut on …
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (center) reacts with relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) after defeating the New York Yankees 4-2 Friday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Ortiz powers Red Sox past Yankees

By The Sports Xchange on April 29, 2016, at 10:25 p.m.
BOSTON — David Ortiz smashed a two-run home run with one out in the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees in the first of 19 meetings between the two rivals on Friday night at Fenway …

Deshaies lifts Husson women’s lacrosse into semifinals

on April 29, 2016, at 9:34 p.m.
BANGOR | Amanda Deshaies scored on a free position shot with 3:11 remaining on Friday afternoon, lifting fourth-seeded Husson University to a 12-11 victory over No. 5 Green Mountain College in a North Atlantic Conference women’s lacrosse quarterfinal at Boucher Field. Deshaies connected for six goals to propel Husson …

Linebackers Smith, Jack drafted amidst knee concerns

By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange on April 29, 2016, at 9:34 p.m.
CHICAGO — Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys with the 34th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, a spot many felt was unattainable for Smith because of a major knee injury in the Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl. Two picks later, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack’s …
Bangor's Trevor DeLaite connects with a pitch from Brunswick during their game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor on Friday.

Bangor baseball tops Brunswick to remain unbeaten

By Ernie Clark on April 29, 2016, at 9:10 p.m.
Junior righthander Peter Kemble and two relievers combined to scatter seven hits and the Rams played solidly behind the trio en route to a 5-2 Class A North victory.
Fort Kent native Austin Theriault waits in the garage area during a practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, last year.

Fort Kent driver Austin Theriault lands another NASCAR Truck series race

By Larry Mahoney on April 29, 2016, at 8:21 p.m.
The 22-year-old will again drive for Brad Keselowski Racing and it will be in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20.

Bangor-Brunswick baseball summary

on April 29, 2016, at 8:17 p.m.
High school baseball BANGOR 5, BRUNSWICK 2 Brunswick (1-4) 002 000 0 — 2 7 2 Bangor (5-0) 020 300 x — 5 8 1 Larson and Gay; Kemble, Cowperthwaite (6), Colford (7) and Fournier E: Sharpe, Bessey; Stevenson; 2B: Bessey 2, none; 3B: Henze; none; LOB: Brunswick 7, Bangor …

Sports briefs for April 29, 2016

on April 29, 2016, at 7:15 p.m.
Buckner set for Sea Dogs game PORTLAND | Former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner is scheduled to make an appearance at Hadlock Field at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, when the Portland Sea Dogs host the Bowie Baysox Buckner’s appearance is part of the Sea Dogs’ Throwback Thursday …

UMaine baseball set to host UMass Lowell; softball to visit Hartford

on April 29, 2016, at 6:49 p.m.
Baseball MAINE vs. UMASS LOWELL Time, site: 1 p.m. Saturday (2), 1 p.m. Sunday, Mahaney Diamond, Orono Records: Maine 12-27 (2-9 America East), UMass Lowell 17-20 (5-10 AE) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 4-2, UML 10-6 on 4/11/15 Key players: Maine — 3B Danny Casals (.308, 3 home runs, 13 …
Ellsworth High School's Leah Stevens gets to first base safely during a game against Hermon High School last year.

Ellsworth softball star takes switch-hitting to new levels

By Larry Mahoney on April 29, 2016, at 5:45 p.m.
Junior center fielder Leah Stevens sometimes will swing the bat from both sides of the plate in the same at-bat.

TV Radio schedule for April 30-May 1, 2016

on April 29, 2016, at 5:34 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Formula One, Russian Grand Prix, qualifying, 8 a.m., CNBC-TV NASCAR, XFINITY, The Sparks Energy 300, qualifying, 10:30 a.m., FS1-TV; race, 3 p.m., FOX-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, The Geico 500, qualifying, 12:30 p.m., FOX-TV BASEBALL, COLLEGE LSU at MISSISSIPPI, noon, ESPN2-TV TEXAS A&M at ARKANSAS, 3 p.m., ESPN2-TV …

MLB on DraftKings 4/29/16

on April 29, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
Switching over from NBA to MLB is not only a change in sports, but it’s a change in the way I play daily fantasy.  In NBA, I played strictly tournaments (GPPs).  I’ve noticed in MLB, I am much more comfortable playing cash games (head-to-head, double ups, 50/50’s) because of the …
The University of Maine baseball team takes a break during a "Pitching In" project for Linda Mosley of Hampden (far right). The Black Bears performed work around the yard and house to help out the longtime UMaine fan.

UMaine baseball team visits children in hospital, helps out a fan

By Pete Warner on April 29, 2016, at 3:08 p.m.
Black Bear baseball players and a coach have gone to spend time with young patients as part of the program’s community outreach.

Professional baseball team looks for Maine families to host players

By Staff, Journal Tribune on April 29, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
“Who knows, you could be the family to give shelter to a future Major League Baseball played.”
Mercedes "Sadie" Hammond of Belgrade hits a two-handed backhand during a practice session.

Belgrade tennis standout earns All-SEC honors at Tennessee

on April 29, 2016, at 12:32 p.m.
Sadie Hammond, a freshman from Belgrade, has been named a Southeastern Conference women’s tennis second-team all-star for her play at first singles for the University of Tennessee this season.

Celtics had heart, determination and great coaching, but not enough talent

on April 29, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
It’s hard not to love this hard-working, scrappy and determined group of Boston Celtics. What coach Brad Stevens’ club lacked in talent, they made up for with passion and determination. It personifies the toughness and grit of their city and an entire region. It’s something guys like LeBron James can …

UFC President White: I don’t know what’s next for McGregor

By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times on April 29, 2016, at 7:06 a.m.
The fallout of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s decision to replace Conor McGregor’s canceled UFC 200 main event with the Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier light-heavyweight title rematch is uncertainty for McGregor.

Schilling: ESPN hires ‘some of biggest racists’

By The Sports Xchange on April 29, 2016, at 6:33 a.m.
Fired ESPN analyst Curt Schilling says racism and bigotry are alive and well at the “Worldwide leader of Sports.”

Pirates take series lead on Flick’s 3OT winner

on April 29, 2016, at 2:14 a.m.
Rob Flick scored the game-winning goal in the third overtime to lift the Portland Pirates over the Hershey Bears, 2-1, in Game 3 of the Atlantic Division semifinal Thursday evening before 8,084 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Flick was a late decision to play by Pirates’ head coach …

Why Don’t NBA Teams Use Junk Defenses to Try to Stop the Warriors Shooters

on April 29, 2016, at 1:27 a.m.
After watching the 3 Warriors 3 point sharpshooters hit 3 after 3 after 3 why hasn’t some NBA team tried something different to try to slow down the 3 point Warrior train. Why haven’t some teams tried a junk defense box or diamond and one on  Steph Curry or a …