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Isaiah Thomas (4) of Boston drives to the basket against Philadelphia's Dario Saric (9) in the second half of Wednesday night's game at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics defeated the 76ers 116-108.

Thomas ties mark as Celtics defeat Sixers

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Feb. 16, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.
New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi trophy as he celebrates after his team defeated the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, on Sunday.

LePage no fan of Patriots, but Maine mayors invite Super Bowl champs to the state

By Staff and Wire Reports on Feb. 10, 2017, at 6:53 p.m.
“It would be a great honor for the Bangor-Brewer and Portland communities if the team would visit to celebrate their fifth Super Bowl win.”
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Ben Hutton (left) chases a loose puck against the Ottawa Senators during an Oct. 26, 2016, game at Rogers Arena. The former University of Maine standout is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday coming off a hand injury.

Former UMaine defenseman to return from injury to Canucks

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 07, 2017, at 2:18 p.m.
Claude Julien, pictured during a game in 2016, was fired by the Boston Bruins on Tuesday after 10 years as the head coach of the NHL team.

Bruins fire coach Julien, name Cassidy interim

By The Sports Xchange on Feb. 07, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
David Pastrnak of Boston (88) shoots on goal as Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop (30) makes a save during the third period of Tuesday night's NHL game at Amalie Arena. The Bruins beat the Lightning 4-3.

Bruins pull away from Lightning

By Greg Auman, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 31, 2017, at 11:45 p.m.

Adrian Peterson considers options: Texans, Giants, Bucs

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:57 p.m.
Seven-time Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson revealed three teams he’d consider in free agency should he not return to the Minnesota Vikings next season.

Jason Garrett named PFWA Coach of the Year

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:56 p.m.
Jason Garrett led the Dallas Cowboys to the NFL’s best regular-season record and Reggie McKenzie guided the Oakland Raiders back to the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

Djokovic upset by Istomin in second round of Australian Open

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 19, 2017, at 4:35 p.m.
After 13 years on the ATP Tour, and 16 years removed from a serious car crash that nearly ended his career, Denis Istomin enjoyed the best moment of his career Thursday.

Andy Murray hands out lesson to reach third round

By Reuters on Jan. 18, 2017, at 7:36 p.m.
Andy Murray looked every bit the world number one as he gave Russian teenager Andrey Rublev a lesson in grand slam tennis to reach the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 win on Wednesday.
Drakkar Klose (left) blocks against a kick from Devin Powell during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, on Sunday.

Southern Maine fighter loses in UFC debut

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 17, 2017, at 4:21 p.m.
Devin Powell’s debut with the Ultimate Fighting Championship ended in defeat Sunday night.
New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano looks on against the Buffalo Sabres during the second period at Barclays Center on Dec. 24, 2016.

Former UMaine hockey star fired as Islanders head coach

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 17, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.
Jack Capuano, a former University of Maine hockey player, has been fired as head coach of the New York Islanders, the team announced Tuesday afternoon on its Twitter page.
Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks upfield for running room against the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Divisional Playoff game on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Steelers won 18-16.

Boswell boots Steelers past Chiefs, into AFC title game

By Bob Gretz, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 16, 2017, at 12:01 p.m.
New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis (33) celebrates a touchdown run with quarterback Tom Brady (12) against the Houston Texans during the fourth quarter in Saturday night's AFC Divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Patriots won 31-14.

Lewis’ 3-TD outing leads Patriots past Texans

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 14, 2017, at 11:58 p.m.

Broncos, Bills hire head coaches

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 12, 2017, at 5:51 p.m.
The Denver Broncos didn’t waste much time finding a successor to Gary Kubiak as the team hired Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph as its head coach on Wednesday.

Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay will become the Rams’ next head coach

By Master Tesfatsion and Mark Maske, The Washington Post on Jan. 12, 2017, at 5:48 p.m.
The Washington Redskins have been in the market for a defensive coordinator this offseason. Now, they’ll need to find an offensive coordinator as well.
San Diego Chargers' President and Chief Executive Dean Spanos wears a headset during an interview at the NFL team's headquarters in San Diego on Jan. 9, 2013.

Chargers bolt San Diego to become second NFL team in Los Angeles

By Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters on Jan. 12, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
The San Diego Chargers said on Thursday they are moving to Los Angeles beginning this upcoming NFL season, ending sometimes tense negotiations for a new stadium in the city where the sports franchise has played for more than five decades.

Report: Former UMaine goaltender could be close to returning from injury

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 11, 2017, at 5:23 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have struggled throughout the first half of the National Hockey League season, and an injury to former University of Maine goaltender Ben Bishop has been a contributing factor.
Austin Theriault of Fort Kent waits on pit road before the Sta-Green 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race July 12, 2014, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Fort Kent driver lands full-season deal in ARCA Racing Series

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 10, 2017, at 4:34 p.m.
Less than four months after he was dropped by Hattori Racing Enterprises while racing on the K and N Pro Series East circuit, Austin Theriault is back in the driver’s seat.

Former Bruins player Ray Bourque, NHL legends to appear in Bangor

on Jan. 06, 2017, at 3:14 p.m.
Ray Bourque and the other players, including 2016 NHL All-Star game Most Valuable Player John Scott, will meet fans and sign autographs.

Bruins great Milt Schmidt dies at 98

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 04, 2017, at 6:22 p.m.
Former National Hockey League most valuable player Milt Schmidt and won the Stanley Cup as both a player and manager has died, the National Hockey League said on Wednesday.