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Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Carson Smith, pictured during an August 2015 game with Seattle, will miss the rest of the 2016 season when he undergoes reconstructive elbow surgery.

Red Sox reliever to undergo season-ending ‘Tommy John’ surgery

By Pete Warner on May 24, 2016, at 12:10 p.m.
The Boston Red Sox’s bullpen suffered a major blow Tuesday, when the team announced that relief pitcher Carson Smith will undergo season-ending “Tommy John” surgery.

5th Annual Sea Dog JMG Golf Tournament Fundraiser

By Lisa813 on May 24, 2016, at 11:30 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Val Halla Golf Course, 60 Val Halla Rd, Cumberland, Maine For more information: 207-620-7180; birdeasepro.com/jmgseadog2016 TEEING IT UP FOR MAINE KIDS—PLAY FORE EDUCATION! 7:30 registration 8:30 start time Grab your clubs for the 5th Annual Sea Dog JMG Golf Tournament. …
New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) is pulled down after a reception during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium, Nov. 15, 2015.

Patriots wide receiver to make appearance in Bangor

By Pete Warner on May 24, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
Next month, NFL fans from around eastern Maine will have the opportunity to meet the veteran wide receiver.

Local sports results for May 23, 2016

on May 23, 2016, at 10:46 p.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL Monday’s Results BASEBALL Brewer 4, Hampden Academy 2 Caribou 6, Fort Kent 0 Deering 7, Portland 2 Edward Little 1, Bangor 0 Fort Fairfield 29, Madawaska 0 Hodgdon 5, Southern Aroostook 2 Houlton 15, Limestone 0 Lee Academy 7, Piscataquis 5 Mattanawcook Academy 15, Schenck 4 Morse …

Senators tip Sea Dogs for seventh straight win

on May 23, 2016, at 10:21 p.m.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — The Harrisburg Senators won their seventh straight game, beating the Portland Sea Dogs 6-5 on Monday night in an Eastern League baseball series opener at FNB Field. Portland had two leads and 11 hits, but lost their third straight game. With the Sea Dogs leading 5-4 entering …

Edward Little baseball team regroups, sends Bangor to its first loss

By Ernie Clark on May 23, 2016, at 9:17 p.m.
One of the great assets of youth often is the ability to relegate disappointment to the history books almost immediately. For Edward Little of Auburn baseball catcher Brandon Varney, such adversity to consider could have been his team’s five-inning, no-hit loss to Oxford Hills of South Paris …

Sports briefs for May 23, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on May 23, 2016, at 8:44 p.m.
Rangers’ Hamilton out for season Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton will undergo left knee surgery next month that is expected to sideline him the rest of the season, the Rangers Radio Network reported Monday. Hamilton made his decision after receiving a second opinion. The operation is scheduled for June 8. …

Bangor-Edward Little baseball summary

on May 23, 2016, at 8:32 p.m.
High school baseball EDWARD LITTLE 1, BANGOR 0 Ed. Little (13-1) 000 000 1 — 1 2 0 Bangor (13-1) 000 000 0 — 0 2 1 Norcross-Plourde, St. Pierre (6) and Varney; DeLaite and Fournier E: Stevenson; 3B: Varney; none; LOB: Edward Little 2, Bangor 5; SB: none; Stevenson; …
Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams (12) kneels on the floor after being kicked by Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) during the second quarter Sunday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

Warriors’ Green fined, but avoids suspension

By The Sports Xchange on May 23, 2016, at 8:24 p.m.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was fined but not suspended by the NBA as a result of kicking Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams in the groin during Sunday night’s Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. The foul was upgraded from a Flagrant Foul 1 to a Flagrant …
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AHL approves sale and relocation of Portland Pirates to Springfield Hockey, LLC

on May 23, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors announced on Monday that they unanimously approved the transfer of ownership of the Portland Pirates to Springfield Hockey, LLC. The Board of Governors also approved the relocation of the franchise to Springfield, Mass., beginning with the 2016-17 season. “This is a great day …
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UMaine pitcher returns to mound after bout with tendinitis

By Larry Mahoney on May 23, 2016, at 7:29 p.m.
ORONO | University of Maine sophomore right-hander Justin Courtney has been bothered by tendinitis in his right shoulder this season, but he expects to be available to pitch on a limited basis for the Black Bears during the six-team, double-elimination America East Tournament this weekend in Lowell, Massachusetts. UMaine …
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USM senior named New England baseball player of the year

on May 23, 2016, at 7:18 p.m.
GORHAM | University of Southern Maine senior shortstop Sam Dexter picked up two more honors Monday when D3baseball.com announced its All-New England Region team and awards. For the second straight year, Dexter was selected the D3baseball.com New England Region Player of the Year and first team all-region shortstop. In …
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save against Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) during the third period in game five of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Bishop still hopes to play for Lightning in East series

By Wire Service Reports on May 23, 2016, at 5:58 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — Injured Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop still hopes to return for the Lightning’s Eastern Conference final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to a tampabay.com report. Bishop, a former University of Maine star, injured his lower left leg in the first game of the series. He would like …
The University of Maine's Alyssa Derrick connects with a pitch from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County during a game on May 6 in Orono. Derrick, the America East Rookie of the Year, is one of several key players returning to the Black Bears next season.

UMaine softball coach mapping steps to bring team to ‘next level’

By Larry Mahoney on May 23, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
Mike Coutts is certainly pleased with the progress of the program, but he isn’t satisfied.

TV radio sports schedule for May 24, 2016

on May 23, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
BASEBALL, COLLEGE American Athletic Tournament, 3 p.m., CBSSD-TV American Athletic Tournament, 7 p.m., CBSSD-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE COLORADO at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 …

Hermon driver captures Late Model race at Speedway 95

on May 23, 2016, at 2:54 p.m.
John Curtis Jr. of Hermon battled from the sixth position to capture the Dysart’s Late Models race Saturday night at Speedway 95.
University of Maine pitcher Logan Fullmer grills a meal while teammate Nick Silva looks at his phone Sunday at Fullmer's apartment in Veazie. Fullmer, who recently graduated with a degree in food science and human nutrition, likes to spend some of his time preparing meals for his teammates.

Senior cooks up winning recipe as UMaine’s pitching ace

By Pete Warner on May 23, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.
“Every time he’s pitched this year, he’s given us a chance to win,” UMaine head coach Steve Trimper said.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts as he leaves the field following the game against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Tom Brady to appeal Deflategate ruling

By Joseph Ax, Reuters on May 23, 2016, at 9:53 a.m.
Brady will appeal the federal court ruling reinstating his four-game suspension for “Deflategate.”

Local sport results for May 21-22, 2016

on May 23, 2016, at 8:56 a.m.
Results HIGH SCHOOL Saturday’s Results SOFTBALL East Grand 5, Fort Fairfield 3 George Stevens Academy 6, Dexter 5 Houlton 13, Shead 1 John Bapst 9, Foxcroft Academy 8 Mount Desert Island 13, Caribou 3 Mount Desert Island 5, Caribou 2 Southern Aroostook 11, Madawaska 6 Southern Aroostook 3, Madawaska 1 …

TV Radio schedule for May 23, 2016

on May 23, 2016, at 8:53 a.m.
BASEBALL, HIGH SCHOOL EDWARD LITTLE at BANGOR, 4:15 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet (929theticket.com) HAMPDEN ACADEMY at BREWER,, 7:15 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet (929theticket.com) BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE LA ANGELS at TEXAS, 8 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE PORTLAND at HARRISBURG, 7 p.m., WPEI Portland (95.5 …