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Sports briefs for July 12, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on July 12, 2016, at 8:58 p.m.
Officers walk out after WNBA team wears ‘Black Lives Matter’ shirts Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers working the Minnesota Lynx game at Target Center on Saturday night walked off the job after the players held a news conference denouncing racial profiling, then wore Black Lives Matter pregame warm-up jerseys, according …
The University of Maine's Liz Wood (right) drives past Albany's Zakiya Saunders during their game in Bangor on March 2.

Former UMaine teammates reunited on German pro basketball team

By Larry Mahoney on July 12, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
Three-time America East All-Conference forward Liz Wood and Anna Heise were University of Maine basketball teammates and now they will be teammates in Heise’s native country of Germany.

Sports briefs for July 11, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on July 11, 2016, at 8:52 p.m.
Former 49er Hayne misses out on Olympic team Former NFL and rugby league player Jarryd Hayne has missed out on his long-shot dream of playing for Fiji’s rugby sevens side at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Hayne was told on Friday he had not made coach Ben Ryan’s final squad …

Report: Celtics’ Sullinger headed to Raptors

By The Sports Xchange on July 11, 2016, at 7 p.m.
Less than 24 hours after becoming an unrestricted free agent, former Boston forward Jared Sullinger has found a new home in Toronto. ESPN was the first to report that the Raptors and the 24-year-old power forward had struck a deal said to be in the $6 million range. Sullinger started …

TV, radio sports schedule for July 12, 2016

on July 11, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE All-Star Game, 8 p.m., FOX-TV; WEZQ-FM, Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio BASKETBALL, NBA SUMMER LEAGUE BOSTON vs. DALLAS, 6 p.m., ESPN2-TV CHICAGO vs. SAN ANTONIO, 8 p.m., ESPN-TV CYCLING Tour de France, 8 a.m., NBCSN-TVStory continues below advertisement.  
San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan puts in a shot during an NBA playoff game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on May 2 in San Antonio, Texas.

Spurs’ Duncan retires after 19 seasons, five NBA titles

By The Sports Xchange on July 11, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.
San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan is calling it a career after 19 seasons and five NBA championships. Duncan’s announcement Monday marks the end of an era for the Spurs. The 6-foot-11 power forward superstar also won two MVP awards, was a three-time NBA Finals MVP, made 15 All-Star appearances …

Boston-area team captures fifth Noonan Tourney title

on July 10, 2016, at 8 p.m.
BANGOR | Did We, a Boston-area team with an unusual name, knocked off two-time champion Shad Nation 70-53 Sunday to capture the 5th Annual Noonan Basketball Tournament at Bangor High’s Red Barry Gym. Did We went 3-0 in pool play and ran through the single elimination tourney on Sunday, …
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Two Boston teams dominate 5th Annual Noonan Tournament

on July 10, 2016, at 7:58 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Did We, a Boston-area team with an unusual name, knocked off two-time champion Shad Nation 70-53 Sunday to capture the 5th Annual Noonan Basketball Tournament at Bangor High’s Red Barry Gym. Did We went 3-0 in pool play and ran through the single elimination tourney on Sunday, …

Sports briefs for July 8, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on July 08, 2016, at 8:16 p.m.
MLB suspends catcher for 162 games Catcher Cody Stanley, a free agent who played for the St. Louis Cardinals last season, was suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball on Friday after testing positive for the same performance-enhancing substance that led to a positive test and suspension last year. …
Troy Barnies (left) of Auburn and his fiancee, Abby Tardiff of Augusta, pose for a selfie overlooking the Danube River and Budapest, Hungary. Barnies, a former Edward Little High School and University of Maine basketball standout, is gearing up for his sixth season of pro ball in Europe.

Relentless work ethic prepares Mainer for sixth pro basketball season

By Pete Warner on July 08, 2016, at 4:48 p.m.
“I’m at the highest level I have been at overseas so far right now,” Troy Barnies said. “I’ve been making small steps, but moving up every year.”

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 7, 2016

on July 07, 2016, at 8:32 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — Old Town Recreation Department’s Grand Slam Baseball Academy, 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 25-29, at Herbert Sargent Community Center, for boys and girls ages 6-12. Hitting, catching, throwing and baserunning. Appropriate for beginners and experienced players. Featuring former college coach Dean Husted and other coaches. Cost …
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Members of the 1976 Allagash Ladies Bobcat championship teams got together for a reunion of the July 4 weekend in Allagash.

40 years later, state champs Bobcat ladies still draw hometown crowd

By Julia Bayly on July 07, 2016, at 6:54 a.m.
Described in media reports of the day as “plucky” and “scrappy,” the Bobcats achieved near folk hero status in Maine.

Report: Mt. Blue girls basketball coach resigns

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 06, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
Gavin Kane, who has amassed over 500 victories, has resigned from the girls head coaching position at the Farmington high school, according to the Sun Journal.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket as Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) defends during the second half in game four of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Kevin Durant agrees to free agent deal with Golden State Warriors

By Tim Bontemps, Washington Post on July 04, 2016, at 12:14 p.m.
Former NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant, the biggest prize on the free agent market, announced Monday that he will join the Golden State Warriors.

Sports briefs for July 3, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 03, 2016, at 7:02 p.m.
UMaine women’s soccer schedule features five home games ORONO | The University of Maine women’s soccer team will host five regular season home games as well as a contest in Saco in the upcoming season as it looks to improve on its America East semifinal finish a year ago. …

Sports briefs for July 1, 2016

By Joe McLaughlin on July 01, 2016, at 7:45 p.m.
Bruins sign Backes to five-year, $30 million deal The Boston Bruins signed center David Backes to a five-year, $30 million deal shortly after Friday’s free-agency frenzy began. The 32-year-old Backes departed the St. Louis Blues as a free agent after 10 seasons. He had 21 points and 24 assists last …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 1, 2016

on July 01, 2016, at 7:24 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — Old Town Recreation Department’s Grand Slam Baseball Academy, 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 25-29, at Herbert Sargent Community Center, for boys and girls ages 6-12. Hitting, catching, throwing and baserunning. Appropriate for beginners and experienced players. Featuring former college coach Dean Husted and other coaches. Cost …
Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner dribbles against the Atlanta Hawks in the third quarter in Game Five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

Evan Turner sad to leave Celtics, but thrilled with $70M payday in Portland

By Mark Murphy, Boston Herald on July 01, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
The message from Celtics president Danny Ainge was clear — the team first had to pursue the bigger targets of Al Horford and Kevin Durant before getting to that stage with Turner.
Central Aroostook head coach Tim Brewer huddles with the team during a timeout in the third quarter of their Class D Eastern Maine final against Jonesport-Beals at the Bangor Auditorium on Feb. 26, 2011.

Former championship coach returning to lead Houlton boys basketball

By Ernie Clark on July 01, 2016, at 5:33 p.m.
Tim Brewer, who guided his alma mater to four state championships, five Eastern Maine Class D titles and a 251-64 record record good for a .797 winning percentage, is the new head boys basketball coach at Houlton High School.

UMaine to participate in Hall of Fame women’s basketball event

By Larry Mahoney on June 30, 2016, at 4 p.m.
The annual NCAA women’s exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place Sunday, Nov. 27, at the MassMutral Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
 

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