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Sports briefs for Aug. 22, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 22, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.
Two USM standouts headed to Little East hall GORHAM, Maine – Former University of Southern Maine standout student-athletes Renee (Heath) Towne and Tim Bonsant will be inducted into the fourth class of Little East Conference Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Providence (R.I.) Marriott Hotel. The LEC …
University of Maine football head coach Joe Harasymiak

Offense improved in UMaine football’s second scrimmage

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 22, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
“Overall, it was nice to see the offense come together. It was probably their best day so far.”
Foxcroft Academy’s Jason Gould hauls in a pass as Boothbay Region’s Jason Tilton defends in this November 2007 file photo of the Class C state final in Portland. Boothbay has opted to drop from varsity status to the club level for this season.

Low turnout, safety concerns prompt Boothbay football program to drop to club status

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 22, 2016, at 7:20 p.m.
“Football is one of the original sports we had at the school when we formed in 1955 so it wasn’t an easy decision, but you’ve got to put kids’ safety first.”
Univeristy of Maine running backs Nigel Beckford (left) and Josh Mack, here after Sunday's scrimmage at Alfond Stadium in Orono, hope to give their team's ground game a boost this season.

Veteran, rookie hope to cover lots of ground in UMaine football running game

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 22, 2016, at 6:11 p.m.
“All of our running backs put on a great display of what we can do in the run game.”

TV, radio sports schedule for Aug. 23, 2016

on Aug. 22, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES U.S.-International consolation game, 11:30 a.m., ESPN-TV International elimination game, 3 p.m., ESPN-TV U.S. elimination game, 7:30 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at TAMPA BAY, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA …
OFF THE RIM

12 weeks from today until lst day of High School hoops on Nov. 14th

on Aug. 22, 2016, at 4:34 p.m.
For all of us Maine high school basketball fans, it will be exactly 12 weeks from today, Monday, August 22nd, until the Maine high school basketball season can start tryouts/practicing on Monday, November 14th. The only organized basketball games in Maine for high school players and Maine high school B-ball …
USA's Ryan Lochte during the qualification round of the 200m medley men in the swimming event in Olympic Swimming Pool on Aug. 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Four sponsors drop Ryan Lochte after Rio incident

By Subrat Patnaik, Reuters on Aug. 22, 2016, at 11:29 a.m.
“We cannot condone behavior that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for,” Speedo USA said in an email statement Monday.
Husson University junior running back John Smith is looking forward to his team's season-opener on Sept. 3 at Alfred (New York) University.

Husson running back on record-setting pace as team aims for NCAA tourney

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 22, 2016, at 8:13 a.m.
The junior running back is en route to becoming Husson’s all-time leading rusher.

TV radio sports schedule for Aug. 22, 2016

on Aug. 22, 2016, at 6:06 a.m.
BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES Consolation game, 11 a.m., ESPN-TV International elimination games, 1 & 6 p.m., ESPN-TV U.S. elimination games, 3 & 8 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at TAMPA BAY, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais …
UP NORTH MOTORSPORTS

Theriault Homecoming At Oxford 250

on Aug. 22, 2016, at 1:56 a.m.
Episode 119 August 21, 2016 43rd Annual HP Hood Oxford 250 Next Sunday One of the most anticipated races this year is Sunday the 28th at Oxford Plains Speedway. Fifty five entries from primarily the northeast and the Maritimes were reported as of the 18th on the Oxford 250 website.Story …

Local sports results for Aug. 21, 2016

on Aug. 21, 2016, at 9:41 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Boys Soccer Ashland at Easton, 3:45 p.m. Madawaska at Van Buren, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer Ashland at Easton, 3:45 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. Madawaska at Van Buren, 5 p.m. Results HIGH SCHOOL Friday’s Results BOYS SOCCER Central Aroostook 8, Wisdom 0 Easton 1, Madawaska 0 Fort …

Weekend harness racing results

on Aug. 21, 2016, at 9:34 p.m.
Harness racing Skowhegan Fair Saturday’s results First, Trot, $5,500 5. Pembroke Prayer, H. Campbell 14.20-11.00-2.60 3. Kegler Hanover, D. Ingraham 4.80-2.80 1. Ugly Stik, R. Cushing 2.40 T-1:58.2; Qu. 3-5, $42.40; Ex. 5-3, $39.40; Tri. 5-3-1, $56.40Story continues below advertisement. Second, Pace, $2,700 5. Dream N Ezy, K. Switzer Jr. …

Winterport driver holds on for Late Model win at ‘95’

on Aug. 21, 2016, at 9:06 p.m.
HERMON | Joey Doyon of Winterport took the lead from Steuben’s Wayne Parritt Jr. for the final time on a lap-42 restart in the 50-lap Dysart’s Late Model feature and held on for the victory Saturday night at Speedway 95. Parritt finished in second, .542 seconds behind the leader. …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick celebrates after winning the rain delayed Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Sunday at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

Harvick rolls to win in rain-delayed Bristol race

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 21, 2016, at 8:43 p.m.
BRISTOL, Tennessee — After multiple rain delays, the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol Motor Speedway was completed a day late on Sunday, and Kevin Harvick claimed his second win of the 2016 season, Harvick, who also captured the event at Phoenix International …
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya celebrates after winning the men's marathon in the Rio Summer Olympic Games Sunday at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio tops off rocky yet rousing Games with tropical tribute

By Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 7:58 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — A bit of melancholy and unbridled joy converged at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympics on Sunday as Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief for having pulled off South America’s first Games. It was far from a perfect execution by Brazil, which battled with …
U.S. boxer Claressa Shields celebrates on the podium with her medals after the women's middleweight competition Sunday at the Rio Games at Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Two-time boxing gold medallist hopes to inspire African-American women

By Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 6:10 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Two-time boxing gold medallist Claressa Shields said she hoped her victories would help inspire other young African-American women to reach for success. Shield’s triumph in the women’s middleweight final on Sunday against the Netherlands’ Nouchka Fontijn means that at the age of just 21, she is …

Sea Dogs-Mets game cancelled

on Aug. 21, 2016, at 5:42 p.m.
BINGHAMTON, New York — Sunday’s Eastern League baseball game between the Portland Sea Dogs and Binghamton Mets was cancelled on Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium due to rain. Since the two teams don’t meet again this season, the game will not be made up. On Saturday night, the Sea Dogs …
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis (33) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Washington Redskins during a game on Nov. 8, 2015 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

Patriots RB Lewis will need another knee surgery

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 21, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis will need a second knee surgery to repair his torn ACL and will be sidelined indefinitely, according to reports Sunday. A league source told the Boston Globe that it is more of a cleanup surgery and is not believed to be a season-ending …

Upton hits two homers as Tigers stop Sox

By Rich Shook, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 21, 2016, at 5:05 p.m.
DETROIT — A short break appears to have gotten Justin Upton back on the fast track. Upton, in his second game back from a three-game hiatus to hit the mental reset button on a disappointing season, cracked a pair of three-run home runs Sunday to lead the Detroit Tigers to …
Kevin Durant of the United States celebrates his team's gold-medal win over Serbia in the men's basketball final of the Rio Games Sunday at Carioca Arena 1 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

U.S. men’s basketball team routs Serbia for third straight gold

By Steve Keating, Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — A ruthless United States pounded Serbia 96-66 to claim a third straight Olympic men’s basketball title on Sunday, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski a golden send-off. After scrapping to a tense three-point win over Serbia in the group round, the United States quickly removed any suspense from …