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Sports briefs for May 31, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on May 31, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.
Texans waive lineman in cancer remission Offensive lineman David Quessenberry was waived by the Houston Texans one year after entering cancer remission. The Texans, who drafted Quessenberry in 2013, planned to bring the offensive tackle back if he clears waivers. The procedural move was necessary to assign Quessenberry to the …

TV, radio sports schedule for June 1, 2016

on May 31, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at BALTIMORE, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), WPEI Portland/Saco (95.9 FM) radio …
San Jose Sharks' Joe Pavelski reacts on the ice as the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate a 3-2 lead during the third period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Late Bonino goal gives Penguins Game 1 of Stanley Cup finals

By Alan Robinson, The Sports Xchange on May 31, 2016, at 1:11 a.m.
PITTSBURGH — The San Jose Sharks heard for days about the Pittsburgh Penguins’ faster-than-fast speed. Now that they have seen it, they know they must do something about it — and in a hurry. Nick Bonino scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:33 remaining in the third period, and the Penguins …

On Deck, a sports calendar for May 26, 2016

on May 26, 2016, at 8:19 p.m.
BASEBALL HAMPDEN — The Hampden RH Foster American Legion Baseball Team will hold tryouts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Bordick Park in Hampden. Players ages 15 to 19 from Hampden Academy, Nokomis Regional High School, and Hermon High School, are eligible to try out. Contact Pete Huston at …

TV Radio schedule for May 28-29, 2016

on May 25, 2016, at 10:48 p.m.
Saturday, May 28 ARENA FOOTBALL PHILADELPHIA at CLEVELAND, 7 p.m., CBSSD-TV AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, practice, 10 a.m., 1 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR XFINITY Series, qualifying, 11 a.m., FS1-TV NASCAR XFINITY Series, Hisense 300, 2:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, COLLEGE VIRGINIA vs. LOUISVILLE, ACC Tournament, 7 p.m., NESN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR …
Los Angeles Kings right wing Kris Versteeg (10) looks on as Vancouver Canucks defenseman Ben Hutton (27) passes the puck in the first period of the game at Staples Center in March.

Former UMaine hockey star shines in rookie season with Canucks

By Larry Mahoney on May 25, 2016, at 7:51 p.m.
Former University of Maine All-American defenseman Ben Hutton went to his first Vancouver Canucks training camp last fall “trying to make a name for myself.” “I wanted to prove to myself I could play with these guys,” said Hutton, a fifth-round pick (147th overall) of the Canucks in the 2012 …
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AHL approves sale and relocation of Portland Pirates to Springfield Hockey, LLC

on May 23, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
The American Hockey League’s Board of Governors announced on Monday that they unanimously approved the transfer of ownership of the Portland Pirates to Springfield Hockey, LLC. The Board of Governors also approved the relocation of the franchise to Springfield, Mass., beginning with the 2016-17 season. “This is a great day …
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) makes a save against Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) during the third period in game five of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Bishop still hopes to play for Lightning in East series

By Wire Service Reports on May 23, 2016, at 5:58 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — Injured Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop still hopes to return for the Lightning’s Eastern Conference final series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to a tampabay.com report. Bishop, a former University of Maine star, injured his lower left leg in the first game of the series. He would like …

TV, radio schedule for May 21-22, 2016

on May 20, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING FIA Formula E Championship, 9:30 a.m., FS1-TV IndyCar, Indianapolis 500, qualifying, 4 p.m., ABC-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Sprint All-Star Race, 9 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM), WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, COLLEGE CREIGHTON at ST. JOHN’S, noon, FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE CLEVELAND at …

Sports briefs for May 19, 2016

By Joe McLaughlin on May 19, 2016, at 8:59 p.m.
Stamkos hopes to return to series Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos continues to progress from surgery to remove a blood clot and indicated there is a slim chance he can return during the Eastern Conference finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Stamkos, who scored 36 goals during the regular season, …

On Deck, a sports calendar for May 19, 2016

on May 19, 2016, at 8:26 p.m.
BASEBALL HAMPDEN — The Hampden RH Foster American Legion Baseball Team will hold tryouts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22, at Bordick Park in Hampden. Players ages 15 to 19 from Hampden Academy, Nokomis Regional High School, and Hermon High School, are eligible to try out. Contact Pete Huston at …

TV, radio schedule for May 20, 2016

on May 19, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Sprint Showdown, practice, 1:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Sprint All-Star Race, practice, 3 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck, The North Carolina Education Lottery 200, qualifying, 5:30 p.m., race, 8:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE CLEVELAND at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 …

TV, radio sports schedule for May 19, 2016

on May 18, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Truck Series, practice, 4:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASKETBALL, NBA PLAYOFFS TORONTO at CLEVELAND, 8:30 p.m., ESPN-TV CYCLING Tour of California, Stage 5, 5 p.m., NBCSP-TV GOLF Irish Open, 7:30 a.m., The Golf Channel-TV Champions Tour, The Tradition 1 p.m., The Golf Channel-TV PGA, AT&T Byron Nelson, 4 p.m., …
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop looks on from the ice during warm-ups prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals Friday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Bishop may return for conference finals series

By Wire Service Reports on May 17, 2016, at 6:59 p.m.
TAMPA, Florida — Injured Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop is progressing well and could return later in the Eastern Conference Finals, according to a report on ESPN.com . Lightning head coach Jon Cooper is optimistic Bishop, a former University of Maine star, will return despite not practicing since injuring his …
Senior Mark Anthoine of the University of Maine climbs out of the tunnel at Frozen Fenway in Boston for the start of the third period against Boston University, Jan. 11, 2014. The Maine Black Bears went on to win by a score of 7-3.

UMaine men’s hockey team to play its third Frozen Fenway game

By Larry Mahoney on May 17, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey team has played two Frozen Fenway games, and the Black Bears have won both at the home field of the Boston Red Sox.
Brewer's Ben Byorak (left) attempts to move the puck around Bangor's Morgan Trimper during their hockey game at Sawyer Arena in Bangor, Dec. 18, 2015.

Twin sisters leaving Bangor High to play ice hockey at prep school

By Larry Mahoney on May 17, 2016, at 11:38 a.m.
“It was a very difficult decision,” Morgan Trimper said. “We waited until the last moment to decide. But this is a real good opportunity, and we couldn’t pass it up.”
Tampa Bay Lightning head trainer Tom Mulligan tends to goalie Ben Bishop after he suffered a leg injury against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period in game one of the Eastern Conference Final Friday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop ‘not ruled out’ for Game 2

By Wire Service Reports on May 15, 2016, at 6:13 p.m.
Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop has not been ruled out for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final Monday night, Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Sunday. Cooper declined to elaborate on Bishop’s status beyond saying he was still “day to day,” but did say he was encouraged by the progress …
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop is taken off the ice on a stretcher after suffering an apparent injury to his right leg against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period in game one of the Eastern Conference Final Friday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

Lightning lose Bishop to injury in first period

By Alan Robinson, The Sports Xchange on May 13, 2016, at 10:48 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — The Tampa Bay Lightning lost top-line center Tyler Johnson and No. 1 goalie Ben Bishop in the first period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final against the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Friday night. Johnson was helped off the ice in the closing minutes of the first …
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Dumont named Bowdoin head coach

on May 11, 2016, at 6:01 p.m.
When Jamie Dumont returned to Bowdoin College to take the assistant coach’s position for the 2011-12 season, he wanted to take on a bigger role behind the scenes. On Wednesday, he was handed the keys to the program when he was named the successor to Terry Meagher as the new …
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ECHL coming to Portland?

on May 11, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
Could the Portland Pirates rise from the ashes and make a return to the Cross Insurance Arena? That’s the plan according to various media sources as former Pirates’ Chief Operating Officer Brad Church, who has formed a partnership with the team’s original general manager Godfrey Wood to bring an ECHL …