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Wyatt Alexander Racing gearing up for first win; Indy musings

on July 28, 2014, at 1:28 a.m.
Episode 14 July 27, 2014 WAR finishes second at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) Ellsworth’s Wyatt Alexander placed second at NHMS this weekend making this the best finishing position for the 14 year-old from Ellsworth. Alexander is campaigning the #96 ME Legends car in every race in the 2014 NELCAR …
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Last to first to last — how did  this happen?

on July 27, 2014, at 10:20 p.m.
Some sports thoughts as we wait for the Red Sox fire sale now on through Thursday… Hey baseball GMs…get your deal here…get your deal while it lasts! – What are the chances when Friday rolls around, the Sox host the Yankees at Fenway and the lineup is this after trades… …

Bangor Cadets advance to final four in Junior Legion state baseball tourney

on July 27, 2014, at 8:52 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Tanner Goodine scattered nine hits and didn’t walk a batter to lead the Bangor Cadets to series-clinching 5-2 victory over the Madison Junior 39ers in the Junior Legion baseball state tourney Sunday. Bangor advanced to the final four in the state tourney this weekend at Old Orchard …

Sea Dogs rally past Rock Cats in 11th

on July 27, 2014, at 8:23 p.m.
NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut — The Portland Sea Dogs needed extra innings, but took down the New Britain Rock Cats 8-5 in the 11th thanks to an unlikely hero in Danny Bethea Sunday at New Britain Stadium. Leading 5-4 in the eighth, the Rock Cats (52-54) trotted Cole Johnson out to …
Baseball Hall of Fame inductees Joe Torre (left) and Tony La Russa (center) embrace while fellow inductee Frank Thomas (right) looks on during the class of 2014 induction ceremony Sunday at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.

Thomas, Maddux, Glavine highlight Hall of Fame inductees

By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange on July 27, 2014, at 7:58 p.m.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Frank Thomas is one of the most physically imposing players ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. However, the 6-foot-5 slugger, whose playing weight was 240 pounds, was the only one of six inductees Sunday reduced to tears during the ceremony in front of an estimated …
Astana team rider Vincenzo Nibali (left) of Italy celebrates with team manager Alexandre Vinokourov of Kazakhstan as they parade to celebrate his overall victory after the 137.5-kilometer final stage of the 2014 Tour de France, from Evry to Paris Champs Elysees on Sunday.

Tour de France triumph made on cobbles, winner Nibali says

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 27, 2014, at 6:06 p.m.
PARIS — Tour de France yellow jerseys are usually won high in the mountains or on the time trials, even a mixture of both, but Vincenzo Nibali’s triumphant ride to Paris began on unfamiliar terrain — the cobblestones. In driving rain on the feared cobbles of northern France, cyclists crashed …
Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (18) and relief pitcher Koji Uehara (19) and teammates high five after they beat the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, Sunday. Boston won 3-2.

Ortiz helps Red Sox snap five-game slide

By SportsDirect on July 27, 2014, at 5:50 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — David Ortiz slugged a three-run homer and six pitchers combined on a five-hitter as the Boston Red Sox snapped a five-game slide and ended Tampa Bay’s winning streak at nine games with a 3-2 victory Sunday. Allen Webster (1-0), who was recalled to make the start …

Pushard leads Brewer by Bangor in Zone 1 American Legion baseball championship

on July 27, 2014, at 4:51 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Brewer’s Matt Pushard held Bangor to five hits to lift the Falcons by the Comrades 8-2 in the Zone1 American Legion baseball championship Sunday at Husson University’s Winkin Complex. Zone 1 champion Brewer will open the state Legion tourney when it plays Staples Cross-Post 188 of Eliot …

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 …
The Tampa Bay Rays' Yunel Escobar celebrates after scoring on a single by Kevin Kiermaier in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, Saturday night.

Rays stay red-hot, beat slumping Sox

By The Sports Xchange on July 27, 2014, at 12:19 a.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It was a September game in late July in Joe Maddon’s estimation, and the Rays manager handled it as such. And just like everything else recently, it worked out. Tampa Bay kept inching closer to the pennant race and Boston keep backsliding on Saturday as the …

Rock Cats roll past Sea Dogs

on July 26, 2014, at 10:38 p.m.
NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut — The New Britain Rock Cats hit eight doubles, and beat the Portland Sea Dogs 7-0 on Saturday night at New Britain Stadium. New Britain (52-53) has won two of the first three games of the series, and concludes the series with Portland (67-40) on Sunday. Rock …

Only woman in GBO has Maine ties and is on comeback trail

By Larry Mahoney on July 26, 2014, at 10:24 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine —- Tovie St. Louis of West Palm Beach, Florida, didn’t play the way she wanted to at the Greater Bangor Open. The only woman in the 108-player field shot a 77-79-156 and missed the cut on Friday. But the 27-year-old daughter of Orono native Danny St. Louis has …
BANGOR, MAINE -- 07/26/14 -- Trenton's Tony Bianco (left) tags Bangor's Andrew Hillier out at second during a Zone 1 American Legion baseball state-qualifying game at Husson University in Bangor.

Bangor clinches state Legion tourney berth, advances to Zone 1 championship round

By Ernie Clark on July 26, 2014, at 10:07 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Top-seeded Bangor joined Brewer as Zone 1 representatives to the American Legion baseball state tournament Saturday night. All that remains to be determined is the order of finish. Bangor clinched its state tourney berth with a 11-1 victory over Trenton in an Zone 1 tournament elimination game …
David Chung chips a shot to the green during the Greater Bangor Open final round at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course. Chung went on to win the  GBO when he beat Mike Van Sickle in a four-hole playoff.

Greater Bangor Open final-round scores

on July 26, 2014, at 9:01 p.m.
At Bangor Municipal GC Overall: David Chung defeats Mike Van Sickle in four-hole playoff Senior champion: John Hickson Amateur champion: Josh Landine David Chung 63-63-65—191 Mike Van Sickle – 60-66-65—191 Jesse Larson – 62-65-67—194 Jesse Speirs – 68-62-66—196 Shawn Warren – 68-69-61—198 Bobby Gage – 66-65-68—199 Brian Bergstol – 68-66-67—201 …
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy follows through on a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on July 22. Peavy has been traded to the Giants, sources revealed Saturday.

Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy traded to Giants

By The Sports Xchange on July 26, 2014, at 6:35 p.m.
The San Francisco Giants acquired right-handed starting pitcher Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. The Giants sent pitching prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree to the Red Sox to get Peavy. According to ESPN, the Red Sox and Giants will share equally the $5 million left to …
David Chung lines up his putt during the Greater Bangor Open final round at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course in Bangor. Chung won the GBO in a playoff against Mike Van Sickle, who shot a course record 60 on Thursday.

Chung beats Van Sickle on fourth playoff hole to win Greater Bangor Open in record-setting effort

By Larry Mahoney on July 26, 2014, at 5:48 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Fourteen months ago, David Chung was receiving a high-five from PGA Tour Hall-of-Famer Billy Casper and getting his golf ball signed by him after Casper had witnessed Chung’s hole-in-one during a golf outing in North Carolina. On Saturday, Chung was receiving high-fives from friends and onlookers after …

Franklin County, Bessey Motors advance to state Legion baseball tournament with play-in victories

on July 26, 2014, at 1:34 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The Franklin County Flyers never trailed after scoring twice in the top of the first inning en route to a 4-1 victory over Biddeford & Saco Savings Bank of Westbrook in the first of two play-in games of the state American Legion baseball tournament Saturday. Bessey Motors …

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 …

TV radio sports schedule for July 26-27, 2014

on July 26, 2014, at 9:16 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, John Wayne Walding 400, final practice, 9 a.m., ESPN2-TV; qualifying, 2 p.m., ESPN-TV Global RallyCross Series, 2 p.m., NBC-TV NASCAR Nationwide, Lilly Diabetes 250, qualifying, noon, FS1-TV; race, 4:30 p.m., ESPN-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio ATHLETICS CrossFit Games, 8 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR …
 
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