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Sports briefs for Sept. 29, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on Sept. 29, 2014, at 5:36 p.m.
Bruins sign Krug, Smith to one-year contracts The Boston Bruins signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith to one-year, $1.4 million contracts on Monday. Krug and Smith had been entry-level free agents. Krug, 23, was second among Bruins defensemen last season with 14 goals and tied for first with …
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann salutes the crowd after recording his final out of a no-hitter against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park on Sunday.

Nationals’ Zimmermann no-hits Marlins in finale

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 28, 2014, at 7:01 p.m.
WASHINGTON — When Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann headed to the bullpen to warm up for his start Sunday, bullpen coach Matt LeCroy did not notice anything different about the mild-mannered right-hander from tiny Auburndale, Wisconsin. “He warmed up the way he normally warms up,” former Washington catcher LeCroy said. …

Qatar pulls out of women’s basketball tourney when not allowed to wear hijabs

By Peter Rutherford, Reuters on Sept. 25, 2014, at 6:27 p.m.
INCHEON, South Korea — Qatar pulled out of the women’s basketball competition at the Asian Games on Thursday after refusing to abide by international regulations preventing them from wearing hijabs, while organizers said they were powerless to do anything about it. The Qatari players had been asked to remove their …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 25, 2014

on Sept. 25, 2014, at 4:51 p.m.
BASEBALL AUGUSTA — Central Maine Bobcats travel baseball will hold tryouts for the 2015 season on Oct. 12 and 19. The location and time will be given when participants pre-register with Pete at 462-7913 or Butch at 649-0707. Age groups are 12 years old and up; 13 and up; and …

Sports briefs for Sept. 23, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Sept. 23, 2014, at 7:03 p.m.
Cimbollek, Maine Athletic Club start basketball consulting service Retired Maine high school basketball coach Bob Cimbollek is teaming up Maine Athletic Club owner Mark LeClerc to offer a basketball consulting service for players, teams and coaches. The service will offer individual lessons to players on offensive skills and basketball shooting …

Sports briefs for Sept. 22, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Sept. 22, 2014, at 6:41 p.m.
Junior Gold Bowlers earn national berths AUGUSTA — Corey Ridley of Jay captured the first Maine State Junior Gold Bowlers tournament of the season Saturday at Sparetime Recreation. Ridley, who bowls out of Meadow Lanes in Wilton, recorded a 1,043 pinfall for five games to earn a spot in the …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 18, 2014

on Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:46 p.m.
BASEBALL AUGUSTA — Central Maine Bobcats travel baseball will hold tryouts for the 2015 season on Oct. 12 and 19. The location and time will be given when participants pre-register with Pete at 462-7913 or Butch at 649-0707. Age groups are 12 years old and up; 13 and up; and …
From the community

Husson to hold one-day basketball clinics during school year

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 18, 2014, at 3:01 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Husson University will be hosting 15, one-day basketball clinics throughout the school year for boys and girls in grades three through eight. The focus of the clinics is on skill development: ball handling, footwork, shooting, passing, along with other basic skills and concepts needed to be a successful …

Sports briefs for Sept. 17, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on Sept. 17, 2014, at 7:50 p.m.
Winkin remembrance service set Saturday at Husson BANGOR — Husson University will be hosting a remembrance service and a jersey retirement ceremony for former head baseball coach John Winkin at 9 a.m. Saturday. The ceremony will be at the Winkin Baseball Complex and is open to the public. Former players …

‘I almost feel like I’m still dreaming’: Woodside named new Calais boys basketball coach

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 17, 2014, at 5:08 p.m.
Chris Woodside knows he has sizeable shoes to fill as the new boys varsity basketball coach at Calais High School. But he likens the challenge of replacing Ed Leeman to a similar coaching transition he followed just after completing graduate school at the University of Connecticut. “At a much, much …

Morrison hired as Maine Red Claws head coach

on Sept. 16, 2014, at 1:16 p.m.
BOSTON – The Boston Celtics announced on Tuesday that Scott Morrison has been named the head coach of the Maine Red Claws, their NBA Development League affiliate. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced. Morrison will be officially introduced Friday at 11 a.m. at the Red Claws’ …
Hampden Academy's Brendan McIntyre (right) and Messalonskee High School's Nick Mayo battle for a rebound during a boys basketball game in Hampden in January.

Messalonskee basketball star Mayo accepts Eastern Kentucky scholarship offer

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 16, 2014, at 7:35 a.m.
Nick Mayo made a tough decision last spring when he left the Messalonskee of Oakland baseball team to focus on basketball. It turned out to be an astute move, because the exposure he gained while competing on the AAU circuit this spring and summer led to nine NCAA Division I …
Houlton boys player Kyle Bouchard (center) drives to the basket under pressure from Lee Academy players Jay Chen (left) and Cherif Fall (back) in the first half of their Eastern Maine final at the Cross Center in Bangor in this February 2014.

Houlton basketball standout commits to attend Bentley

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 15, 2014, at 3:47 p.m.
Kyle Bouchard has gotten a big decision out of the way, verbally committing to study and join the men’s basketball program at Bentley University on scholarship once he graduates from Houlton High School next June. “I feel relieved,” said the 6-foot-4-inch guard-forward, who led the Shiretowners to …

U.S. routs Serbia to win basketball World Cup

By Iain Rogers, Reuters on Sept. 14, 2014, at 5:39 p.m.
MADRID — The United States retained its basketball World Cup title after overcoming an early deficit to beat the tournament’s surprise package Serbia 129-92 in a one-sided final on Sunday. An athletic U.S. team, missing top NBA players such as LeBron James and Kevin Durant, finished the tournament in grand …

TV Radio schedule for September 15, 2014

on Sept. 12, 2014, at 10:43 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NEW YORK YANKEES at TAMPA BAY, 6:30 p.m., WTME Rumford (780 AM) radio BASKETBALL, WOMEN CANADA vs. US NATIONAL TEAM, 7 p.m., ESPN2-TV FOOTBALL, NFL PHILADELPHIA at INDIANAPOLIS, 8:15 p.m., ESPN-TV; WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio SOCCER English Premier League …

Sports briefs for Sept. 12, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on Sept. 12, 2014, at 7:46 p.m.
NFL players approve new drug policy The NFL Players Association on Friday approved a new drug policy. Among the revisions are changes that include the implementation of testing for human growth hormone and an alteration of the marijuana policy. “This is an historic moment for our players and our league,” …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 11, 2014

By Joe Mclaughlin on Sept. 11, 2014, at 7:51 p.m.
BASEBALL AUGUSTA — Central Maine Bobcats travel baseball will hold tryouts for the 2015 season on Oct. 12 and 19. The location and time will be given when participants pre-register with Pete at 462-7913 or Butch at 649-0707. Age groups are 12 years old and up; 13 and up; and …

TV Radio schedule for September 12, 2014

on Sept. 11, 2014, at 7:36 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, MyAfibStory.com 400, Qualifying, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Jimmy John’s Freaky Fast 300, Practice, noon, Final Practice, 4:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Chicagoland, Practice, 1 p.m., Qualifying, 3 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series: Chicagoland, 8:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON …

TV Radio schedule for September 11, 2014

on Sept. 10, 2014, at 4:51 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at KANSAS CITY, 8 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), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 …

Sports briefs for Sept. 9, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service reports on Sept. 09, 2014, at 7:52 p.m.
Pedroia’s season could be over Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, out of the lineup Tuesday night with left hand inflammation that might have resulted from offseason thumb surgery, could be shut down for the rest of the season. “He’s been getting treatment on it for some time now …
 
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