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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) is congratulated by third base coach Brian Butterfield (13) after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore Saturday night.

Orioles’ Jones hits two home runs in win over Red Sox

By Jeff Seidel, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 21, 2014, at 12:35 a.m.
BALTIMORE — Adam Jones hit a pair of two-run homers, and Chris Tillman won his sixth consecutive game as the Baltimore Orioles scored a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Jones, the center fielder, hit a two-run homer in the third that tied the game and …
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz looks on during batting practice prior to Friday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Ortiz slams 10th-inning homer to lift Red Sox by Orioles

By SportsDirect on Sept. 19, 2014, at 11:10 p.m.
BALTIMORE — David Ortiz drilled his second home run of the night in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox outlasted the Baltimore Orioles, 5-3 in the opener of a three-game series Friday night. Yoenis Cespedes added a solo home run and Ortiz contributed an RBI single for the …
Dr. Michael "Micky" Collins

Red Sox’s Brock Holt receives good news after treatment for concussion by Maine native

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 19, 2014, at 8:46 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — Brock Holt got encouraging news Thursday. The Boston Red Sox infielder/outfielder was cleared to resume baseball activities after being examined by head trauma specialist Dr. Micky Collins at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Holt has not played since Sept. 5 because of a concussion. Collins is Hermon, …
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media at a press conference at the New York Hilton on Friday.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell promises revised conduct policies for league

By James Queally, Los Angeles Times on Sept. 19, 2014, at 8:41 p.m.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell promised major revisions to the league’s conduct policies as he spoke out Friday for the first time in days after a series of domestic violence allegations rocked the league this week. “At our best, the NFL sets an example that makes a positive difference,” he said, …

TV, radio schedule for September 20-21, 2014

on Sept. 19, 2014, at 4:48 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Formula One, Singapore Grand Prix, Qualifying, 9 a.m., CNBC-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Sylvania 300, Practice, 9 a.m., Final Practice, 11:30 a.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series, New Hampshire, Qualifying, 10 a.m., Race, 1 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio NASCAR, Nationwide Series, VisitMyrtleBeach.com …
Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) returns a punt for a touchdown past Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen (9) during the first half at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Thursday night.

Hester sets TD return record as Falcons rout Bucs

By David Purdum, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 19, 2014, at 12:06 a.m.
ATLANTA — Devin Hester danced like Deion Sanders on his way into the NFL record book, and the Atlanta Falcons routed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 56-14 Thursday at the Georgia Dome. With Sanders in the stadium, Hester returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, high-stepping …
Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Ike Davis (15) greets left fielder Starling Marte (6) at home plate after Marte hit a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning Thursday night in Pittsburgh.

Cole helps Pirates sweep slumping Sox

By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 18, 2014, at 10:32 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning for yet another September win, and Starling Marte homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 Thursday night. The Pirates swept the three-game series, ran their winning streak to four games and won for the 11th time in …
Jonathan Dwyer

Cardinals place Dwyer on non-football injury list following domestic violence incidents

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:41 p.m.
Late Wednesday, the Arizona Cardinals deactivated running back Jonathan Dwyer after he had been arrested earlier in the day on charges of aggravated assault stemming from two alleged domestic violence incidents involving his wife and son. Thursday, the 25-year-old running back was placed on the non-football injury list. While Dwyer …
Tom Brady

Brady looks for better play from Patriots pass offense

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 18, 2014, at 9:36 p.m.
The New England Patriots passing attack, which has just a 78.9 combined rating and two touchdowns in two games, simply isn’t playing well enough or up to its own elevated reputation. But don’t take the media’s word for that, or even the concerns of the team’s unsettled fans who are …
Professional boxer Brandon Berry of West Forks works out at Wyman's Boxing Club in Stockton Springs.

West Forks boxer adding November bout in Portland pro-am card

By Ernie Clark on Sept. 18, 2014, at 2:28 p.m.
As undefeated junior welterweight Brandon “The Cannon” Berry prepared to enter the boxing ring in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Thursday night, news broke of a third scheduled fight in less than three months for the West Forks native. Berry, who is scheduled to fight next on Oct. 11 at the …

Royal and Ancient votes to accept women

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 18, 2014, at 2:13 p.m.
While Scottish voters went to the polls Thursday to decide their independence from Great Britain, another historic vote was taking place. After 260 years, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club overwhelmingly voted Thursday to allow women for the first time. The vote takes place immediately and a “significant” number of …
Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Ike Davis (15) is greeted at home plate by left fielder Starling Marte (6) and second baseman Neil Walker (18) after Davis hit a three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

Pirates’ Liriano shuts down Red Sox

By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 17, 2014, at 10:34 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — Francisco Liriano won his third straight start, Ike Davis hit a three-run home run and Clint Barmes had three hits to lead the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates to a 9-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. The Pirates (81-70) won for the 10th time in their …

TV Radio schedule for September 19, 2014

on Sept. 17, 2014, at 4:15 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR: Sylvania 300, practice, noon, FS1-TV NASCAR: Camping World Truck Series, practice, 1:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR: Sylvania 300, qualifying, 4:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at BALTIMORE, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA …
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the field after a season-ending loss to the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in this file photo taken Jan. 5, 2013.

Chagrined NFL teams bow to pressure on domestic abuse cases

By Eric Kelsey and Mary Milliken, Reuters on Sept. 17, 2014, at 3:59 p.m.
Two NFL teams succumbed to public pressure and suspended two players enmeshed in domestic abuse cases on Wednesday in the midst of intensifying criticism by corporate sponsors and politicians of America’s top sports league. Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson and Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy were both …

CBS pulls Rihanna song from NFL show after singer complains

By Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg on Sept. 17, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
CBS yanked the song “Run This Town” from its “Thursday Night Football” telecast for the rest of the season after Rihanna, who is featured on the track, expressed anger with the network on Twitter. CBS first pulled the song last week, saying it wouldn’t set the right tone given the …

Roll of the dice pays off for Pirates against Red Sox

By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 16, 2014, at 10:35 p.m.
PITTSBURGH — It seemed like a pretty big roll of the dice when the Pittsburgh Pirates decided to give Charlie Morton a start in the midst of a pennant race. However, it turned out to be a worthwhile gamble. The right-hander pitched five scoreless innings to end an eight-start winless …
Ray Rice, former running back for the Baltimore Ravens, has appealed his indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.

Rice appeals NFL suspension for knocking out wife

By Steve Ginsburg, Reuters on Sept. 16, 2014, at 9:59 p.m.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ray Rice on Tuesday appealed his indefinite suspension by the National Football League for a one-punch knockout of his wife as the former Baltimore Ravens running back tries to resuscitate his once-flourishing career. Meanwhile, the NFL continues to grapple with domestic violence issues as some of its …
Matt Mulligan of the Chicago Bears (left), seen being tackled by Jacksonville's Demetrius McCray during an Aug. 14 preseason game, has been cut by the NFL team. The Enfield native formerly played at the University of Maine.

Enfield’s Matt Mulligan cut by Bears

By Wire Service Reports on Sept. 16, 2014, at 7:22 p.m.
Enfield native Matt Mulligan has his contract terminated by National Football League’s Chicago Bears. Mulligan, a former University of Maine standout, was signed by the Bears back in April after finishing a one-season stint with the New England Patriots. The tight end, in his seventh NFL season, played for Chicago …

TV Radio schedule for September 17, 2014

on Sept. 16, 2014, at 4:15 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at PITTSBURGH, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), …

Morrison hired as Maine Red Claws head coach

on Sept. 16, 2014, at 1:16 p.m.
BOSTON – The Boston Celtics announced on Tuesday that Scott Morrison has been named the head coach of the Maine Red Claws, their NBA Development League affiliate. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced. Morrison will be officially introduced Friday at 11 a.m. at the Red Claws’ …
 
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