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New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady is reflected multiple times in the Vince Lombardi trophy as he celebrates after his team defeated the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI in Houston on Feb. 5.
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Scared stupid: Patriots have recipe for making their own luck

By Ira Miller, The Sports Xchange on July 13, 2017, at 3:20 p.m.
Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners (front, second from left) celebrates with American League teammates Francisco Lindor (12), Nelson Cruz (23) and Yonder Alonso (17) after Cano hit a game-winning home run in the 10th inning of the AL's 2-1 win over the National League during the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday at Marlins Park in Miami. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

Cano’s 10th-inning blast gives AL 2-1 All-Star win

By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange on July 12, 2017, at 10:40 a.m.
Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Mallex Smith (0) points and celebrates as they beat the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on Saturday.
Kim Klement | USA TODAY Sports

Rays blank Red Sox as Cobb outduels Porcello

By Greg Auman, The Sports Xchange on July 09, 2017, at 12:27 a.m.
Alex Cobb had spectacular defense behind him — on one play, his own glove, literally, behind him — and held the Boston Red Sox to two hits as the Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 1-0 win on Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field.
Boston first baseman Mitch Moreland misses the ball as Tampa Bay's Logan Morrison slides back into first during the second inning of Thursday's game at Tropicana Field.
Kim Klement | USA TODAY Sports

Rays’ Faria outduels Sale to beat Red Sox

By Greg Auman, The Sports Xchange on July 07, 2017, at 10:21 a.m.
Boston first baseman Keith Moreland (left) runs into catcher Christian Vazquez while catching a pop fly hit by Mike Napoli of Texas (not pictured) during the second inning of Wednesday's game at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 8-2.
Jerome Miron | USA TODAY Sports

Rangers, Cashner cool off Red Sox

By John Henry, The Sports Xchange on July 06, 2017, at 8:34 a.m.
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) is greeted by team mates after scoring against Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inning Sunday at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Betts explodes for 8 RBIs as Red Sox clobber Jays

By The Sports Xchange on July 02, 2017, at 5:31 p.m.
Mookie Betts and the Boston Red Sox were hot, and the Toronto Blue Jays were not.
Minnesota's Joe Mauer slides safely past the tag of Boston catcher Christian Vazquez during the fourth inning of Thursday's game at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox won 6-3.
Bob DeChiara | USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox homer twice for Price, top Twins

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on June 30, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.
Minnesota's Joe Mauer is safe at first on an infield hit as he runs into Boston pitcher Heath Hembree covering the base during the eighth inning of Wednesday night's game at Fenway Park in Boston.
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Kepler, Mejia power Twins past Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on June 29, 2017, at 11:12 a.m.
Boston Red Sox left fielder Chris Young (30) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning of Tuesday night's game at Fenway Park.
Winslow Townson | USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox top Twins without suspended Farrell

By The Sports Xchange on June 28, 2017, at 4:14 p.m.
Sigi Koizar (right) of the University of Maine, pictured during a game in February 2017, recently signed a contract to play professional basketball in Hungary.
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Former UMaine star to play professional basketball in Hungary

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 28, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
Oklahoma City Thunder player Russell Westbrook poses for photos with his 2017 NBA most valuable player award during the 2017 NBA Awards on Monday night at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York.

Westbrook wins NBA’s MVP award

By Tim Bontemps, Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 4:12 p.m.
Boston shortstop Tzu-Wei Lin leaves the batter's box as Minnesota  catcher Chris Gimenez (38) chases down the ball he hit during the seventh inning of Monday night's game at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won 4-1.
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Red Sox top Twins, Sale posts 10th victory

By The Sports Xchange on June 27, 2017, at 10:35 a.m.
Paul Kariya , flanked by University of Maine President Peter Hoff,  waves to hockey fans after his No. 9 jersey was retired by the school during a ceremony at Alfond Arena in March 2009.

Paul Kariya to become UMaine’s first Hockey Hall of Famer

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 26, 2017, at 5:17 p.m.
Paul Kariya played a significant role in leading the 1992-1993 Black Bears to the program’s first national championship.
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Fans swarm Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park in Boston in anticipation of last Friday's David Ortiz jersey retirement during the Red Sox's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

Big Papi’s final farewell hits home hard with ‘family’ of fans

By Kassadi Moore on June 26, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Los Angeles Angels second baseman Danny Espinosa (3) steals second bass past Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) during the fourth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Angels’ Ramirez quiets Red Sox

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on June 24, 2017, at 11:24 p.m.
Kansas City's Salvador Perez (left) can't make the tag as Boston's Jackie Bradley Jr. scores in the fourth inning of Tuesday's game at Kauffman Stadium.
Denny Medley | USA TODAY Sports

Sale strikes out 10 as Red Sox beat Royals

By Alan Eskew, The Sports Xchange on June 21, 2017, at 4:23 p.m.
Boston's Andrew Benintendi dives back to first base against Kansas City during the seventh inning of Monday's game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Hammel pitches Royals past Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on June 20, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
Houston's Jose Altuve (left) celebrates with teammate Carlos Correa after hitting a home run during the third inning Saturday against Boston at Minute Maid Park.

Astros sail to 7-1 win over Red Sox behind Paulino

By The Sports Xchange on June 18, 2017, at 10:07 a.m.
The Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, which for decades was the home to professional hockey, will be the new home for an ECHL franchise starting with the 2018-2019 season, it was announced on Thursday.

Professional hockey returning to Portland in 2018

on June 15, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Philadelphia's Howie Kendrick (47) steals second base as Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts applies the tag during the fifth inning at Fenway Park in Boston.
Greg M. Cooper | USA TODAY Sports

Pedroia’s 11th-inning single delivers Red Sox victory

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on June 13, 2017, at 12:04 a.m.
 

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