Fisher Cats rally by Sea Dogs in ninth

on July 20, 2014, at 7:01 p.m.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Portland Sea Dogs held an advantage in the ninth, but the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (47-53) plated a pair in the final inning and walked off with the 3-2 win Sunday afternoon at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. The Sea Dogs (64-37) led 2-1 from the fifth …
Boston's David Ross (3) is congratulated after a two-run home run against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning at Fenway Park in Boston Sunday. The Red Sox won 6-0.

Lester sharp again as surging Red Sox blank Royals

By The Sports Xchange on July 20, 2014, at 6:34 p.m.
BOSTON — Jon Lester pitched eight shutout innings as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 6-0 on Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep. The left-handed Lester, making his first appearance since pitching one inning in the All-Star Game, improved to 10-7 and lowered his ERA to …

Maine squad reaches Louisville tourney semifinals

By Ernie Clark on July 20, 2014, at 6:23 p.m.
The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team capped off a 4-1 weekend at the 32nd annual Eddie Ford Kentucky Hoopfest on Sunday by advancing to the event’s gold bracket semifinals. The gold bracket competition was reserved for the 10 teams that won their individual pools during preliminary-round play of …
Kaitlyn Hale from Bonny Eagle, center, cheers at halftime during the 2014 Lobster Bowl Saturday in Biddeford.

Senior cheerleaders relish opportunity to support Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic

By Justin Pelletier, Sun Journal on July 20, 2014, at 5:37 p.m.
BIDDEFORD, Maine — They tossed, turned, rolled and danced around the middle of the field — all to the delight of an appreciative audience at Waterhouse Field on Saturday night. Cheerleaders live for evenings like this, and you can bet they were grateful to be under the lights to end …
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland celebrates as he holds the Claret Jug after winning the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England, Sunday.

McIlroy lands first British Open victory after holding off Garcia charge

By Tony Jimenez, Reuters on July 20, 2014, at 3:36 p.m.
HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy suffered several anxious moments but kept the jitters in check to rubber-stamp his status as the newest golfing great by landing the first British Open title of his career on Sunday. The 25-year-old Northern Irishman watched Sergio Garcia (66) cut his overnight lead from six …

TV, radio schedule for July 19-20, 2014

on July 20, 2014, at 5:55 a.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING IndyCar, Honda Indy Toronto, race 1, 3 p.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR Nationwide Series, 300, 8:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE KANSAS CITY at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 …
Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes (5) high fives second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) after defeating the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park in Boston Saturday night.

De La Rosa, Napoli lead Red Sox past Royals

By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange on July 19, 2014, at 11:18 p.m.
BOSTON — Rubby De La Rosa pitched seven sharp innings and Mike Napoli homered to lead the surging Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Napoli, Boston’s first baseman, had two hits and a walk and scored two runs. He hit a …
Matthew Martin from Hampden Academy is taken down as Joe Grienier from Noble High School entangles his feet during the first half of the 2014 Lobster Bowl in Biddeford Saturday.

Hampden’s Martin propels East football stars by West in Lobster Bowl Classic

By Randy Whitehouse, Sun Journal on July 19, 2014, at 11:01 p.m.
BIDDEFORD — The East opened the first half of the 25th Annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic with a surgical 85-yard scoring drive. The West opened the second half with a plodding 86-yard touchdown march. That pretty much summed it up Saturday night. The West had to work for its …

Ellsworth Junior League all-stars beat South Portland to capture state title

on July 19, 2014, at 10:36 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Ellsworth rebounded from two losses and erupted for six first-inning runs to knock off top seed South Portland 10-4 in the Junior League all-star baseball state championship Sunday at Mansfield Stadium. Ellsworth advances to the Eastern Regional on Wednesday, July 30 in Freehold, New Jersey. Jared Hamilton …
Legendary Maine college baseball coach John Winkin died Saturday at age 94.

Legendary Maine college baseball coach John Winkin dies at 94

By Larry Mahoney, BDN Staff on July 19, 2014, at 8:17 p.m.
When John Winkin was coaching the University of Maine’s baseball team, he was jogging with veteran broadcaster George Hale in South Carolina during a baseball trip. Hale asked him when he was going to retire. Winkin ignored the question and they kept jogging. A little while later, Hale posed the …
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland lines up his putt on the 12th green during the third round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, northern England July 19, 2014.

McIlroy storms six clear as British Open victory looms

By Martyn Herman, Reuters on July 19, 2014, at 1:21 p.m.
HOYLAKE, England — British Open Championship leader Rory McIlroy left the door invitingly ajar for a charging pack led by Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia before he slammed it shut with a dazzling finish to his third round at soggy Hoylake on Saturday. The Northern Irishman began the day four …

Oh For a Gallon of Sunoco Gas

on July 19, 2014, at 10:16 a.m.
Episode 12 July 13, 2014 Thousands of New England race fans would have gladly given Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault a gallon of Sunoco Racing fuel as his JR Motorsports Chevy Camaro coasted to a stop only 3 laps from the end of the Nationwide Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor …

Road woes continue for Sea Dogs

on July 18, 2014, at 10:45 p.m.
MANCHESTER, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fisher Cats made it two straight wins in the series, beating the Portland Sea Dogs 7-4 Friday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Portland has lost seven straight road games, but still holds the best record in the Eastern League (63-36). New Hampshire’s Matt …

Bronco LL opens with victory over Waldo in state tourney

on July 18, 2014, at 9:21 p.m.
BIDDEFORD — Jackson Thayer allowed only three hits and struck out seven to help Bronco Little League open with an 8-0 victory over Waldo Country in the Little League state baseball tourney for ages 11-12 Friday. Wyatt Harriman sparked the offense for Bronco of Hampden with a home run and …

Maine basketball team wins twice in preparation for AAU nationals

on July 18, 2014, at 8:04 p.m.
The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under AAU boys basketball team has won its first two games of pool play at the 32nd annual Eddie Ford Kentucky Hoopfest being held at the Louisville Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The 40-team tournament is being held in advance of the AAU 11th Grade National …

Sports briefs for July 18, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on July 18, 2014, at 6:38 p.m.
Clippers sign Glen Davis to new contract LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Clippers have re-signed free-agent power forward Glen Davis to a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1.2 million, according to an NBA official who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Davis opted out …
Austin Theriault of Fort Kent waits on pit road before a race.

Fort Kent driver looking to take checkered flag in 41st annual TD Bank Oxford 250

By Larry Mahoney on July 18, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.
In the past three TD Bank Oxford 250s, Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault hasn’t finished any lower than fourth. The 20-year-old was fourth a year ago after consecutive third-place finishes in 2011 and 2012. He is looking to reach the top step of the podium at the TD Bank 250 on …

Bruins re-sign Caron, five others

By The Sports Xchange on July 18, 2014, at 5:55 p.m.
The Boston Bruins re-signed forwards Jordan Caron, Craig Cunningham and Tyler Randell, along with defenseman Tommy Cross, to one-year contracts, the team announced Friday. The Bruins also signed defenseman Zach Trotman to a two-year contract. In addition, the Bruins agreed to terms with forward Justin Florek on a one-year, two-way …

McIlroy in control at British Open; Tiger barely survives to make cut

By Martyn Herman, Reuters on July 18, 2014, at 5:28 p.m.
HOYLAKE, England — This time there was no freaky Friday for Rory McIlroy as a majestic second round gave him a four-shot stranglehold on the British Open at a sweltering Royal Liverpool course. Several second round blow-outs this season, the most recent at the Scottish Open, meant all eyes were …
Derrick Johnson is shown during UMaine's 34-20 win at Alfond Stadium in Orono in October 2013.

Former UMaine player Derrick Johnson re-signs with New England Patriots

By Pete Warner, BDN Staff on July 18, 2014, at 2:52 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Derrick Johnson was just starting to get settled in with the New England Patriots last month when he strained his left knee during Organized Team Activities. The f ormer University of Maine wide receiver from Hempstead, New York, who originally signed with the Patriots on May 18, …
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