Football

 
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) stops the Detroits Lions' Matthew Mulligan for a two-yard loss in the NFC Wild Card Playoff on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Centurylink Field in Seattle.

Former UMaine standout donates Super Bowl tickets to charity raffle

on Jan. 27, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
The “Big Game” Raffle includes a trip for two to Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on Feb. 5.

UMaine football receives commitment from Deering defensive tackle

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 25, 2017, at 3:48 p.m.
Raffaele Salamone had a remarkable senior campaign while anchoring Deering High School’s defensive line.

Ryan, Jones lead Falcons to rout of Packers in NFC final

By Guy Curtright, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 22, 2017, at 8:17 p.m.
Max Staver

Former Florida Gators quarterback among three UMaine football transfers

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 20, 2017, at 5:41 p.m.
The University of Maine football team has added three transfers for the 2017 season, including a quarterback who spent time at the University of Florida, the school announced Friday.

Adrian Peterson considers options: Texans, Giants, Bucs

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:57 p.m.
Seven-time Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson revealed three teams he’d consider in free agency should he not return to the Minnesota Vikings next season.

Jason Garrett named PFWA Coach of the Year

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
Jason Garrett led the Dallas Cowboys to the NFL’s best regular-season record and Reggie McKenzie guided the Oakland Raiders back to the playoffs for the first time since 2002.
University of Maine's Josh Mack (right) pushes for yards past New Hampshire's Pop Lacey (center) and Casey DeAndrade during their football game at Alfond Stadium at the University of Maine in Orono in this November 2016 file photo.

UMaine football team to face rival UNH in rare 2017 opener

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 19, 2017, at 4:23 p.m.
“It’s going to be huge for New England football. It will be fun. It will be something different.”

Thornton Academy senior wins Fitzpatrick Trophy

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 16, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Thornton Academy senior Mike Laverriere was awarded the coveted James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy on Sunday at an awards presentation in Portland.
Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks upfield for running room against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Divisional Playoff game on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Steelers won 18-16.

Boswell boots Steelers past Chiefs, into AFC title game

By Bob Gretz, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 16, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.

Packers win thriller vs. Cowboys to advance to NFC Championship

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 15, 2017, at 9:39 p.m.
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis (33) celebrates a touchdown run with quarterback Tom Brady (12) against the Houston Texans during the fourth quarter in Saturday night's AFC Divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Patriots won 31-14.

Lewis’ 3-TD outing leads Patriots past Texans

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 14, 2017, at 11:58 p.m.
Brewer's Austin Lufkin (left) runs up to sack Lawrence's Braden Ballard during their Class B North quarterfinal at Doyle Field in Brewer on Oct. 30, 2015.

Brewer senior among Gaziano Award finalists

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 12:58 p.m.

For Tom Brady, age is just one more remarkable number

By Barry Svrluga, The Washington Post on Jan. 13, 2017, at 6:46 a.m.
When Tom Brady takes the field Saturday night for the New England Patriots’ first possession against the Houston Texans, his numbers will all be mentioned, because they are remarkable.

UMaine football team to play at Fenway Park

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7:16 p.m.

Broncos, Bills hire head coaches

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 12, 2017, at 5:51 p.m.
The Denver Broncos didn’t waste much time finding a successor to Gary Kubiak as the team hired Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as its head coach on Wednesday.

Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay will become the Rams’ next head coach

By Master Tesfatsion and Mark Maske, The Washington Post on Jan. 12, 2017, at 5:48 p.m.
The Washington Redskins have been in the market for a defensive coordinator this offseason. Now, they’ll need to find an offensive coordinator as well.
San Diego Chargers' President and Chief Executive Dean Spanos wears a headset during an interview at the NFL team's headquarters in San Diego on Jan. 9, 2013.

Chargers bolt San Diego to become second NFL team in Los Angeles

By Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters on Jan. 12, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
The San Diego Chargers said on Thursday they are moving to Los Angeles beginning this upcoming NFL season, ending sometimes tense negotiations for a new stadium in the city where the sports franchise has played for more than five decades.
Geovany Carino

Hermon football player competes in national combine

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 10, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
Geovany Carino, a junior at Hermon High School, was one of approximately 600 prospects in the classes of 2018 and 2019 to participate Friday in the U.S. Army National Combine held in conjunction with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium.

Clemson stuns Alabama to win College Football Playoff national championship

By Chuck Culpepper, Washington Post on Jan. 10, 2017, at 7:20 a.m.
“It’s almost like I got knocked out in the third quarter and this is all a dream.”

Pro Football Hall of Fame names finalists for 2017 class

By Reuters on Jan. 05, 2017, at 7:34 a.m.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame named its finalists for the class of 2017 on Tuesday, narrowing down the potential enshrined standouts to 15 modern era players along with three other finalists.