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Sports briefs for August 6, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 06, 2014, at 11:22 p.m.
Mass. team reaches Ripken 11U final SKOWHEGAN — The team from Riverside, Massachusetts scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday to earn a 7-6 victory over Andy Valley and advance to the championship of the Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball regional tournament. Zach D’Urso singled three …
Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (left) drives to the basket against Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts at TD Garden in Boston in this April 2014 file photo.

Boston Celtics announce plan to play game in Portland

By Seth Koenig on Aug. 05, 2014, at 5:45 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Boston Celtics NBA basketball team on Tuesday announced plans to play an October preseason game in Portland. The Celtics are the parent club for the NBA Development League’s Maine Red Claws, which plays its home games at the Portland Expo. The Boston team, which is coming …
Becky Hammon

Spurs hire NBA’s first full-time female assistant coach

By Jim Forsyth, Reuters on Aug. 05, 2014, at 5:14 p.m.
SAN ANTONIO — The reigning National Basketball Association champion San Antonio Spurs named long-time WNBA star Becky Hammon as the first full-time female assistant coach in league history on Tuesday. Hammon, 37, is a six-time WNBA All-Star who has spent the last eight seasons with the San Antonio Stars, from …
NBA commissioner Adam Silver

Silver: NBA to discuss future of international competition

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 04, 2014, at 11:13 p.m.
Commissioner Adam Silver said he does expect significant changes in the NBA’s participation in international competition after Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George broke his right leg while helping Team USA prepare for the FIBA World Cup. George was injured Friday night in Las Vegas during the U.S. team’s intrasquad …
Kyle Bouchard

Stars align into team concept to help Maine Athletic Club basketball team achieve AAU success

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 01, 2014, at 4:09 p.m.
Kyle Bouchard already was familiar with the challenges inherent in competing in an AAU national basketball tournament. They include travel and time away from home, the rigorous game schedule — sometimes numbering multiple contests per day — and the injuries that accumulate during a steady stretch of competition. The Bangor …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 31, 2014

on July 31, 2014, at 7:31 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — The Old Town Recreation Center is launching the Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League, open to kids ages 8-11 (Little League eligible). The EMFBL will be kid pitch and will feature a 14-game regular season, beginning Aug. 24. The league will include playoffs. Towns are allowed to …
From the community

Tri-Town Basketball Camp for grades five-eight

Bangor Daily News on July 31, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
HERMON, Maine — Tri-Town Basketball Camp for boys and girls entering grades five-eight, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Aug. 11-15. Boys camp at Hermon High School; girls camp at Hermon Middle School. Cost is $110 and includes camp T-shirt and water bottle. Contact: carmelrec@aol.com or 615-1151 This post was contributed by a community member. Submit …

Sports briefs for July 29, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on July 29, 2014, at 7:32 p.m.
Lakers named Byron Scott as new head coach LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers appointed former player Byron Scott as their new head coach on Monday, bringing an end to their “extensive and thorough” search for Mike D’Antoni’s replacement. Scott, 53, was a three-time NBA champion with the Lakers …

Sports briefs for July 28, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on July 28, 2014, at 7:49 p.m.
Patriots claim RB Gaffney off waivers The New England Patriots claimed rookie running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers from Carolina on Monday. Gaffney, 23, was originally drafted by the Panthers in the sixth round of the 2014 draft out of Stanford. He was injured in training camp and was released …

Judge rules in favor of Clippers sale

By The Sports Xchange on July 28, 2014, at 7:37 p.m.
A California judge ruled on Monday that the record $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can move forward, siding in favor of Shelly Sterling on all three counts in a probate court trial against Donald Sterling. Donald Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly, burst …

Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team finishes 11th at AAU 11th-Grade Nationals

on July 28, 2014, at 7:29 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team jumped out to a big early lead and defeated the Queen City Prophets of Cincinnati, Ohio, 61-49, on Monday afternoon to cap off one of the best finishes by a Pine Tree State team at the AAU Division I …

Maine-MBR U16 basketball team stays alive in AAU Classic Division play

By Ernie Clark on July 27, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.
A free throw by Andrew Fleming with six seconds remaining in overtime Saturday gave the Maine-MBR 16-and-under boys basketball team a 62-61 victory over Minnesota in the Classic Division of the AAU Division I 10th-Grade National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The Maine squad, 2-2 overall at the nationals and 1-0 …

MAC U17 all-stars fall to Pennsylvania team at AAU nationals

on July 26, 2014, at 12:38 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team fell victim to a third-period slump Saturday morning and dropped a 57-52 decision to the Basketball Stars of America-Freeman of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the championship bracket of the AAU Division I 11th-Grade National Championships. The loss dropped MAC to …

Maine-MBR falls in AAU pool-play finale

on July 26, 2014, at 10:26 a.m.
LOUISVILLE, Maine — The Maine-MBR 16-and-under boys basketball team concluded pool play at the AAU Division I 10th-Grade National Championships on Friday evening with a 63-59 loss to WCBA-North Carolina. The Maine squad, 1-2 in pool play, moved on to the single-elimination Classic Division of the tourney and was scheduled …

Sports briefs for July 25, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 25, 2014, at 7:10 p.m.
MAC U17s suffer first loss at AAU nationals LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team suffered its first loss Friday at the AAU Division I 11th-Grade National Championships. WCBA of North Carolina built up a double-digit lead in the second half and held on to defeat …

Maine Athletic Club U17s suffer first loss at AAU nationals

on July 25, 2014, at 7:05 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team suffered its first loss Friday at the AAU Division I 11th-Grade National Championships. WCBA of North Carolina built up a double-digit lead in the second half and held on to defeat the Maine squad 54-48. Coach Carl Parker’s club …

Maine U16 basketball team beaten at buzzer in AAU nationals

on July 25, 2014, at 1:10 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The Maine-MBR 16-and-under boys basketball team fell to 1-1 in pool play at the AAU Division I 10th Grade National Championships on Thursday after falling to Ohio 41-40 at the buzzer. Andrew Fleming of Oxford Hills in South Paris paced the Maine contingent with 20 points, while …

Maine Athletic Club AAU basketball team picks up second pool-play victory at nationals

on July 24, 2014, at 10:53 p.m.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Justin Martin of Winslow led a balanced attack with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists Thursday as the Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team won its second straight game in pool play at the AAU Division I 11th-Grade National Championships with a 75-35 victory over …

Sports briefs for July 24, 2014

By Staff Reports on July 24, 2014, at 9:21 p.m.
Maine 16U boys basketball squad wins opening game at AAU nationals LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Guard Tom Coyne of Falmouth scored 24 points Wednesday as the Maine-MBR 16-and-under boys basketball team won its opening game at the AAU Division I 10th-Grade National Championships. Andrew Fleming of Oxford Hills of South Paris …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 24, 2014

on July 24, 2014, at 8:35 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — The Old Town Recreation Center is launching the Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League, open to kids ages 8-11 (Little League eligible). The EMFBL will be kid pitch and will feature a 14-game regular season, beginning Aug. 24. The league will include playoffs. Towns are allowed to …
 
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