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Sports briefs for July 21, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 21, 2016, at 9:06 p.m.
Bunyan Invitational pace set Friday at Bangor Raceway BANGOR | A $22,500 purse will be up for grabs on Friday at Bangor Raceway when the historic track hosts the 23rd Paul Bunyan Invitational. The field for the pace as the fastest ever compiled in Maine. The favorite is Givenupdreaming, …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 21, 2016

on July 21, 2016, at 8:52 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 …
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (right) stretches prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, in this August 2015 file photo.

Gorham Youth Football gets special visit from Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski

By CBS 13 on July 20, 2016, at 9:06 p.m.
The Gorham Youth Football program got a huge grant Wednesday, plus a special visit from New England Patriots all-pro tight end Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski was here along with his older brother Gordie. They were in Gorham on behalf of the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation and sporting line …
Geovany Carino

Hermon transfer shines at national football showcase

By Ernie Clark on July 20, 2016, at 11:19 a.m.
Geovany Carino, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound linebacker, has yet to play a game on Pine Tree State soil, but the incoming junior at Hermon High School already has made an impact on the national scene.

Sports briefs for July 19, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on July 19, 2016, at 8:54 p.m.
Ohio State RB Dunn dismissed for rules violation Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer announced Monday night that running back Bri’Onte Dunn has been dismissed for a violation of team rules. The fifth-year senior’s release stemmed from “an altercation with a female,” Jordan Strack of the Toledo-based WTOL reported. In …

Sports briefs for July 18, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 18, 2016, at 7:58 p.m.
Area boxers compete in Lewiston Fighters representing Wyman’s Boxing Club in Stockton Springs and Thunderpig Boxing/Young’s MMA in Bangor were among those competing on a 13-fight amateur boxing card in Lewiston on Saturday. Christian Fisk, an 18-year-old from Rockport, improved his record to 5-1 with a three-round victory by unanimous …

Patriots’ Ebner makes rugby team for Rio Olympics

By The Sports Xchange on July 18, 2016, at 5:34 p.m.
New England Patriots safety Nate Ebner has made the U.S. rugby team for the Rio Olympics next month. USA Rugby Men’s Sevens coach Mike Friday announced the 12 athletes to represent Team USA on Monday. Ebner, who took a leave of absence from the Patriots in May, is scheduled to …

Local sports results for July 16-17, 2016

on July 17, 2016, at 10:06 p.m.
American Legion baseball Zone 1 Results Saturday’s Games Bangor at Post 51, 11 a.m. Hampden at Acadians, 11 a.m. Motor City at Penquis, 11 a.m. Skowhegan at Brewer, 11 a.m. Monday, July 18 Acadians at Skowhegan, 5 p.m. Bangor at Hampden, 5 p.m. Penquis at Brewer, 7 p.m. Post 51 …

Sports briefs for July 17, 2016

By Joe McLaughlin on July 17, 2016, at 9:09 p.m.
Alabama offensive lineman Taylor arrested for DWI Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor was arrested for driving while intoxicated Sunday, according to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. Taylor’s bond was set at $1,000, according to multiple outlets. The 6-foot-5, 345-pound senior from Mobile, Ala., started each of the Crimson Tide’s 15 …
The West's Jack Snyder (left) of Yarmouth and the East's Andre Miller of Old Town both leap for and miss the ball during the 27th annual Maine Lobster Bowl Classic held in Biddeford on Saturday.

East prevails over West as teams set record for points in Lobster Bowl

By Wil Kramlich, Sun Journal on July 16, 2016, at 10:10 p.m.
BIDDEFORD | Defense be darned. The East scored a team-record 58 points and combined with the West for game-record 110 overall points in the East’s 58-52 victory in the 27th Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic at Waterhouse Field on Saturday. “That’s a first for me and a lot of …

Sports briefs for July 15, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 15, 2016, at 8:22 p.m.
Sea Dogs to host baseball/softball equipment drive PORTLAND | The Portland Sea Dogs, in conjunction with Baseball Miracles, will host the third annual Baseball/Softball Equipment Drive at Hadlock Field on July 23-24. Fans are encouraged to bring new or old baseball equipment to the ballpark to be donated to …
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Jan. 16.

Tom Brady won’t appeal, will serve 4-game suspension

By The Sports Xchange on July 15, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has taken a knee and opted to drop his legal fight versus the NFL involving his four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate.
Jackson Bernatchez of Messalonskee gets taken down by teammate Stefan Porter of Lewiston during Lobster Bowl east team practice at Foxcroft Academy on Wednesday in preparation for the Saturday game.

Preparation makes for great beginnings, conclusions at Maine Lobster Bowl

By Ernie Clark on July 15, 2016, at 8:53 a.m.
he annual all-star football game featuring the state’s top high school players from the previous year’s senior class is a summertime institution now in its 27th year.

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 14, 2016

on July 14, 2016, at 8:20 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 …
Lobster Bowl East team players practice at Foxcroft Academy on Wednesday in preparation for the Saturday game.

Lobster Bowl players try to beat the heat with multifaceted strategy

By Ernie Clark on July 14, 2016, at 6:15 a.m.
“Today’s pretty hot,” said recently graduated Bangor High School running back Dane Johnson. “It’s not something that’s fun to look forward to, but we’re just going to continue to work hard.”
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws during minicamp at Gillette Stadium last month.

Brady’s Deflategate appeal denied, suspension stands

By The Sports Xchange on July 13, 2016, at 10:07 a.m.
The New England Patriots quarterback can still ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider his case.
Hunter Smith of Foxcroft Academy.

Foxcroft standout sidelined for Lobster Bowl

By Ernie Clark on July 12, 2016, at 6:59 p.m.
Hunter Smith, the 6-foot-4 wide receiver who will join the University of Maine football program on scholarship in August, is recovering from a case of mononucleosis he contracted last month.
Bangor’s Jeff Lewis (right) avoids a tackle attempt by Edward Little’s Dillon Hummes during a game on Sept. 4, 2015 in this file photo. Lewis will be playing in the 27th annual Lobster Bowl Saturday in Biddeford.

For former Bangor player, Lobster Bowl a last-minute shot at one final game

By Ernie Clark on July 12, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
Recent Bangor High School graduate Jeff Lewis didn’t even know he’d be part of the East squad for the annual charity game for the Shriners Hospitals for Children until the phone rang at his home late Sunday morning.

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 …

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. …