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TV, radio sports schedule for Nov. 22-23, 2014

on Nov. 21, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
SATURDAY FIGURE SKATING ISU Grand Prix France, 3 p.m., CBMT-TV FOOTBALL, COLLEGE NCAA Div. III Tourney: MIT at HUSSON, noon, WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet (929theticket.com) MINNESOTA at NEBRASKA, noon, ESPN-TV PENN STATE at ILLINOIS, noon, ESPN2-TV KANSAS at OKLAHOMA, noon, FS1-TV YALE at HARVARD, 12:30 p.m., NBCSN-TV STANFORD …

College roundup: St. Joseph’s women’s basketball team battles by Husson in double overtime

on Nov. 20, 2014, at 9:50 p.m.
BANGOR | The Saint Joseph’s College Monks battled to a six-point lead in the second overtime and then held off the Husson University Eagles for an 82-78 women’s basketball victory Thursday night at Newman Gym. St. Joe’s surged to a 74-70 lead a minute into second overtime, but Husson …

Maine at Central Michigan men’s basketball capsule

on Nov. 20, 2014, at 9:10 p.m.
MAINE vs. CENTRAL MICHIGAN Time, site: 7 p.m., Friday at McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Records: Maine 0-2, Central Michigan 2-0 Key players: Maine — 6-1 G Aaron Calixte (8.5 ppg, 4 apg), 6-0 G Kevin Little (7 ppg), 6-4 F Zarko Valjarevic (13 ppg, 7.5 rpg), 6-5 G Shaun …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Nov. 20, 2014

on Nov. 20, 2014, at 7:07 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — The University of Maine’s Senior and Junior Winter Baseball Clinics will be held Saturdays through Feb 8. The Saturday of Christmas will be off. Please visit goblackbears.com for more information or contact Nick Derba at 581-1097 or Nicholas.Derba@umit.maine.edu. BREWER — Sluggers is starting a Tee Ball League …
Philadelphia 76ers head coach Brett Brown, a South Portland native, yells from the sidelines against the Boston Celtics during the second half Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Celtics won 101-90.

Bass propels Celtics past winless 76ers

By Gordie Jones, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 19, 2014, at 10:06 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Brandon Bass scored a season-high 23 points off the bench as the Boston Celtics snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the winless Philadelphia 76ers 101-90 on Wednesday night. Forward Jared Sullinger added 22 points, 11 coming in the last 5:55, for Boston (4-6). He also had nine …

College roundup: UMass women’s basketball team uses strong inside game to subdue Black Bears

on Nov. 19, 2014, at 9:34 p.m.
AMHERST, Massachusetts — The University of Massachusetts Minutemen used a strong inside game to beat the University of Maine Black Bears 68-60 in women’s basketball action Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. Senior forward Kim Pierre-Louis sparked UMass with 19 points and seven rebounds, while junior forward Rashida Timbilla chipped …
Jason Collins

Jason Collins, first openly gay NBA player, retires

By Steve Ginsburg, Reuters on Nov. 19, 2014, at 6:32 p.m.
Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the four major North American team sports, announced his retirement from the National Basketball Association on Wednesday. Collins, 35, announced he was gay at the end of the 2012-13 season and did not play again until Feb. 23, 2014, when he signed …

Sports briefs for Nov. 19, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on Nov. 19, 2014, at 5:44 p.m.
Hornets’ Taylor suspended for 24 games Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffrey Taylor was suspended for 24 games without pay on Tuesday because of his involvement in a domestic violence case. Taylor already has missed the first 11 games of the season and will be required to sit out 13 more in …

Strong first half propels Bates women basketball team by Husson

on Nov. 18, 2014, at 9:45 p.m.
BANGOR | The Bates College Bobcats took a six-point halftime lead and then held off the Husson University Eagles for a 71-65 women’s basketball victory Tuesday night at Newman Gym. The lead seesawed for much of the second half until Bates pulled away for a 62-55 advantage with about …

Maine vs. Massachusetts women’s basketball capsule

on Nov. 18, 2014, at 6:47 p.m.
Time, site: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Mullins Center, Amherst, Mass. Records: Maine 1-1, Massachusetts 0-2 Series, last meeting: Maine leads 14-8, Maine 86-55, Nov. 29, 2013 Key players: Maine — 6-1 F Liz Wood (12.5 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game, 1.5 assists per game), 5-8 G Sigi Koizar (19 …
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) drives to the basket defended by Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) during the second half at FedExForum in Memphis on Nov. 17.

NBA star Dwight Howard investigated in Georgia for child abuse

By David Beasley, Reuters on Nov. 18, 2014, at 6:45 p.m.
ATLANTA — Authorities in Georgia are investigating child abuse allegations against NBA star Dwight Howard, a center for the Houston Rockets who is among the league’s marquee performers, police said on Tuesday. The allegation against the basketball star comes amid heightened attention to domestic violence incidents involving professional athletes including …
Bangor High School senior Cordelia Stewart, who helped lead the Rams to the East Class A title two seasons ago, returns to the lineup this season after sitting out last year due to knee surgery.

Stewart returns as Bangor girls basketball team looks to rebound from six-win season

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 18, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
Two years ago, 6-foot-2 Cordelia Stewart and 6-1 Mary Butler led the Bangor High School girls basketball team to a 17-5 record and their first Eastern Maine Class A championship since 1982. Stewart sat out last season after having knee surgery, and the Rams went 6-12 and failed to make …

NJIT, Maine men’s basketball summary

on Nov. 17, 2014, at 11:16 p.m.
NJIT 90, Maine 86 Maine (0-2) 86 Lawton 8-9 1-2 20, Mackey 7-9 4-6 18, Valjarevic 4-12 2-2 14, Gloger 4-4 5-5 13, Calixte 2-10 1-2 5, Pirovic 2-4 2-2 6, Little 1-7 2-2 5, Reid-Knight 1-2 0-0 3, Nissen 1-2 0-0 2. Totals: 30-59 17-21 86. NJIT (1-1) 90 …
Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris drives to the basket while Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger defends during the first half at TD Garden in Boston Monday night.

Bledsoe’s steal and basket in final seconds sink Celtics

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 17, 2014, at 10:31 p.m.
BOSTON — The Phoenix Suns gave up a pair of big leads on Monday night, threatening to drop their third game in a row. But playing against a team that really doesn’t know what to do late in games, Jeff Hornacek’s team found a way to win. “I was just …
Maine senior guard Shaun Lawton scored 20 points in his team's 90-86 loss to New Jersey Institute of Technology Monday night.

NJ Tech holds off Maine men’s basketball team

on Nov. 17, 2014, at 10:29 p.m.
NEWARK, New Jersey — The New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders took a nine-point lead in the second half and then held off the Maine Black Bears for a 90-86 men’s basketball victory Monday night at the Fleisher Center. The Highlanders used a balanced scoring attack to beat the Bears, …

TV Radio schedule for November 20, 2014

on Nov. 17, 2014, at 4:19 p.m.
BASKETBALL, MEN BOSTON COLLEGE vs. NEW MEXICO, Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 5 p.m., ESPN2-TV IOWA vs. TEXAS, 2K Classic, 7 p.m., ESPN2-TV JACKSONVILLE at NC STATE, 7 p.m., NESN-TV CALIFORNIA vs. SYRACUSE, 2K Classic, 9 p.m., ESPN2-TV NAVY at PROVIDENCE, 7 p.m., FS2-TV BASKETBALL, NBA LA CLIPPERS at MIAMI, 8 p.m., …
 UMaine basketball player Bella Swan (5) goes up for a  shot in the second half of their game against LIU Brooklyn at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Sunday.

Koizar helps lift UMaine women past LIU Brooklyn in overtime

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 16, 2014, at 7:15 p.m.
BANGOR | There was nothing pretty about the University of Maine women’s basketball team’s 65-59 overtime victory over Long Island University-Brooklyn in a sloppy, turnover fest on Sunday afternoon in front of 1,538 fans at the Cross Insurance Center. The Black Bears committed 33 turnovers, missed 13 free throws …
Coach Bob Walsh of the University of Maine men's basketball team had a tough debut with the program as Butler University breezed to a 99-57 victory over the Black Bears on Saturday at Indianapolis, Indiana.

Butler buries UMaine men’s basketball team in mutual season opener

By Pete Warner on Nov. 15, 2014, at 7:41 p.m.
In 2013, the Butler University men’s basketball team played in the national championship game. The Bulldogs are nowhere near that caliber right now, but they showed that they are far superior to the rebuilding University of Maine team. Kellen Dunham nailed five 3-pointers and Butler shot a sizzling 72 percent …
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James dunks the ball against the Boston Celtics during the first half at TD Garden in Boston Friday night.

Cavs’ James scores 41 in win over Celtics

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 14, 2014, at 10:39 p.m.
BOSTON — LeBron James did it to the Boston Celtics again on Friday night. James, who came in averaging 30.1 points per game against Boston, his highest average against any team, scored eight of his season-high 41 points in the final 2:02 and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from 19 points …

UMaine men’s basketball team to open season at Butler

on Nov. 14, 2014, at 7:11 p.m.
MAINE vs. BUTLER Time, site: Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis Records (2013-2014): Maine 6-23, Butler 14-17 Series: 1st meeting Key players (2013-2014 statistics): Maine — 6-4 G Zarko Valjarevic (11.3 ppg, 1.4 apg), 6-5 G Shaun Lawton (8.1 ppg, 4.2 apg, 2.0 spg), 6-8 F Till Gloger (7.8 ppg, …
 
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