Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (right) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (15) and goalie Steve Mason (35) during the third period at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Tuesday night. The Flyers defeated the Bruins, 3-2 in a shootout.

Flyers outlast Bruins in nine-round shootout

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 29, 2016, at 11 p.m.

Sports briefs for Nov. 29, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on Nov. 29, 2016, at 8:30 p.m.
Hermon's Hailey Perry connects with a pitch from Old Town during their softball game at Hermon on June 11.

UMaine announces seven-member softball recruiting class

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6 p.m.
Coach Mike Coutts and the Black Bears announced their recruiting class, which includes two Maine players, that will join the team for the 2017-18 academic year.
Windham native Jamie Harrison (right) reaches for a takedown attempt against Bruce Boyington during their NEF XVII mixed martial arts main event at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Bruce Boyington to face unbeaten foe in New York

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6 p.m.
The 37-year-old Young’s MMA of Bangor product will face undefeated Andre Harrison.
UMaine's Tanesha Sutton (left) tries to make her way around Purdue's Ashley Morrisette during their basketball game on Nov. 11 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

UMaine women’s basketball team undaunted after theft of belongings

By Pete Warner and Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 29, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.
Among the stolen property were backpacks containing their passports and driver’s licenses.

TV, radio sports schedule for Nov. 30, 2016

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 4:05 p.m.
University of Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove gives instructions during their team scrimmage at Morse Field in Orono in this May 2015 file photo.

Former UMaine football coach to receive prestigious award

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 29, 2016, at 4 p.m.
Jack Cosgrove, who compiled 129 wins at UMaine, will be honored at the New England Football Writers’ annual captains and awards banquet.

AUDIO: Paul Perillo Patriots Football Weekly

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 3:30 p.m.
Messalonskee's Nate Violette (right) drives the lane past Hampden Academy's Nick Chase during a basketball game in 2014.

Messalonskee boys favored in tight ‘A’ North hoop poll

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 29, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
The notion among coaches is that the 2016-2017 season may be one of the least predictable of them all.
Bangor High School boy's soccer Captain Carson Atherley (center) hoists the gold ball after Bangor's win against Gorham High School 4-1 in a penalty kick shoot out during the Class A state championship game at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on Nov. 5.

Bangor, Camden Hills soccer teams gain regional rankings

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 29, 2016, at 11:15 a.m.
The Class A state champion Bangor High School boys and Camden Hills of Rockport girls soccer teams have earned top-10 rankings in this year’s final USA Today/National Soccer Coaches Association of America Region I poll.
Katie DeLong

Former Presque Isle standouts gain hall of fame honor

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 29, 2016, at 10:44 a.m.

UMaine men’s basketball team takes on CCSU

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 10:21 a.m.
Players of the Chapecoense soccer team pose for a photo before their Brazilian Series A Championship match against America Mineiro in Chapeco, Brazil, in March. All but three team members were killed in a Monday night plane crash in Colombia.

Brazilian soccer team nearly wiped out in Colombian plane crash

By Fred Barbash, Samantha Schmidt and Dom Phillips, Washington Post on Nov. 29, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.

5 Things you may not know about Malcolm Mitchell

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
Players of Chapecoense celebrate after their match against San Lorenzo at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, Nov. 23, 2016. An aircraft with 81 people aboard, including Brazilian football team Chapecoense, crashed in central Colombia, the country's civil aviation association said on its website on Nov. 29, 2016.

Few survivors reported after charter plane carrying 81 crashes in Colombia

By Fred Barbash and Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post on Nov. 29, 2016, at 7:05 a.m.
A charter plane carrying 81 people, including players from a rising Brazilian soccer team headed for a championship match, has crashed en route to Medillin’s airport in Colombia, according to authorities.
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives to the basket as Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) applies pressure during the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Celtics won 111-102.

Thomas leads Celtics to road win over Heat

By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6:15 a.m.
Isaiah Thomas had 25 points and eight assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 112-104 victory over the short-handed Miami Heat on Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Big Ten a big pain for College Football Playoff system

By David Wharton, Los Angeles Times on Nov. 28, 2016, at 9:46 p.m.

Chiefs rally to beat Broncos, 30-27, on banked-in field goal in epic overtime win

By Terez A. Paylor, The Kansas City Star on Nov. 28, 2016, at 9:44 p.m.

Conor McGregor relinquishes his featherweight title, says UFC

By Des Bieler, The Washington Post on Nov. 28, 2016, at 9:42 p.m.

‘Thursday Night Football’ may become a thing of the past

By Cindy Boren, The Washington Post on Nov. 28, 2016, at 7:40 p.m.
Almost no one — not coaches, players, most fans and pundits — cares much for the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” games and now there’s a report that the league will be taking a hard look at the package that brings in hundreds of millions of dollars even as it turns off viewers.