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Pitcher-catcher practice week limits ended for high school baseball

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 03, 2016, at 4:14 p.m.
AUGUSTA | The baseball committee of the Maine Principals’ Association will remove the limits on the number of pitchers and catchers who may participate in a week of arm conditioning practices that precedes the start of formal preseason workouts each year. High school coaches have been allowed to invite …
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Old Town’s Ethan Stoddard pitches to Holmes County during their Senior League World Series semifinal  Aug. 6, 2015, at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor. Little League has pitch-count restrictions for pitchers and the Maine Principals’ Association is considering a similar policy for high school baseball.

Maine high school baseball moving toward pitch-count restrictions

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 03, 2016, at 3:21 p.m.
Momentum to bring pitch-count restrictions to Maine high school baseball is growing.

Sports briefs for Feb. 2, 2016

on Feb. 02, 2016, at 8:02 p.m.
Tourney passes available at Cross Insurance Center BANGOR — Tourney passes for the Classes B-C-D North high school basketball tourney are now on sale at the Cross Insurance Center. The Cross Insurance Center ticket office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The passes are for all …

Sports briefs for Feb. 1, 2016

on Feb. 01, 2016, at 7:27 p.m.
Suns fire Hornacek as coach Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek was fired Monday morning. The team named assistant Earl Watson as interim head coach later Monday. The Suns have lost 19 of their past 21 games and arrived home Sunday with a 14-35 record. That mark is tied for …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 29, 2016

on Jan. 29, 2016, at 7:19 p.m.
BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. …

Sports briefs for Jan. 26, 2016

on Jan. 26, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
Wizards’ Beal suffers concussion Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal was diagnosed with a broken nose and concussion that sidelined him for Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors. The Wizards said Beal’s status is day to day. According to the NBA’s concussion policy, he must complete the Return to Participation …

Sports briefs for Jan. 22, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Jan. 22, 2016, at 7:09 p.m.
Cavaliers fire embattled coach Blatt The Cleveland Cavaliers fired coach David Blatt on Friday despite the team possessing a 30-11 record at the season’s halfway point. Tyronn Lue is being promoted to head coach, according to published reports. Blatt led the Cavaliers to the NBA Finals in his first season …
Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart (left) and first baseman Travis Shaw (right) talk to the audience during a hot stove session at Husson University's Gracie Theater in Bangor on Thursday.

Young Red Sox players optimistic about upcoming season

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 21, 2016, at 9:37 p.m.
” I think this year could be really special,” said first baseman Travis Shaw.

On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 21, 2016

on Jan. 21, 2016, at 8:09 p.m.
BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. …

Sports briefs for Jan. 21, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on Jan. 21, 2016, at 7:48 p.m.
MLB may consider DH for National League Major League Baseball could be more receptive to adopting the designated hitter rule in the National League as early as the 2017 season. Commissioner Rob Manfred said at the end of the two-day owners meetings on Thursday in Coral Gables, Fla., that there …

Sports briefs for Jan. 19, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Jan. 19, 2016, at 7:27 p.m.
Federer wants names in match-fixing allegations MELBOURNE — Roger Federer called for ‘concrete’ facts while Novak Djokovic spoke of his team once being offered $200,000 to fix a match as the multiple grand slam champions reacted to claims of widespread match-rigging in tennis on Monday. The opening day of the …
Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Charlie Furbush delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels during the eighth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in this September 2014 file photo.

Mariners, former South Portland star agree to deal

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 15, 2016, at 8:33 p.m.
The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms with left-hander Charlie Furbush, a former South Portland star, and right-hander Evan Scribner for 2016, avoiding arbitration. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. By agreeing to terms with Furbush and Scribner, the Mariners have no remaining arbitration-eligible players. Furbush, 29, was on …
Hermon's Orono's Nate DeSisto (left) leaps for two past Hermon's Keenan Marseille (center) and Jordan Bishop during their basketball game in Hermon Tuesday.

Orono boys basketball team uses depth, defense to defeat Hermon

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 12, 2016, at 9:22 p.m.
HERMON, Maine —The Orono boys basketball team had its depth tested Tuesday night. Two starters were absent, but the Red Riots nevertheless kept pace near the top of the Class B North standings by holding off Hermon 46-39. Coach Jason Coleman’s club went 10 deep to improve its record to …

Sports briefs for Jan., 12, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on Jan. 12, 2016, at 6:11 p.m.
Red Sox Hall to induct four Catcher Jason Varitek and pitcher Tim Wakefield, who helped lead the Boston Red Sox to the 2004 World Series title, are two of the four members elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame, the team announced Monday. Former club president/CEO Larry Lucchino and …

Sports briefs for Jan. 11, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Jan. 11, 2016, at 8:12 p.m.
Bengals’ Burfict suspended for three games in 2016 Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the 2016 regular season, the league announced Monday. The punishment was for his hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown during the final minute of …
Boston Red Sox first baseman Travis Shaw (47) claps as he touched home plate on a single by third baseman Deven Marrero (not pictured) during the eleventh inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 30, 2015.

Young Red Sox players set for Bangor hot stove event

on Jan. 08, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
Catcher Blake Swihart and first baseman Travis Shaw, two promising young Boston Red Sox players, will be at Husson University’s Grace Theatre for an evening of baseball talk with sports fans at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. The event, “An Evening with the Young Guns of the …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 7, 2016

on Jan. 07, 2016, at 6:20 p.m.
BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. …

Griffey, Piazza elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 07, 2016, at 6:19 a.m.
“It’s just an honor to be elected and to have the highest percentage is definitely a shock,” Ken Griffey said

Sports briefs for Jan. 6, 2016

From wire reports on Jan. 06, 2016, at 8:18 p.m.
Capitals’ Sill suspended 2 games for boarding Washington Capitals forward Zach Sill was suspended two games, without pay, for boarding Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid on Tuesday McQuaid left the game in the second period after a hit from behind from Sill. No penalty was called on the play, and …

Radio station sale won’t affect UMaine basketball, baseball broadcasts

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 06, 2016, at 4:55 p.m.
The deal is awaiting final approval by the Federal Communications Commission.