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New York's Didi Gregorius scores a run in front of Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon on a double by Starlin Castro during the fourth inning Sunday night at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won 3-1.

Tanaka, three relievers help Yankees beat Red Sox in series finale

By The Sports Xchange on July 17, 2016, at 11:50 p.m.
NEW YORK — Masahiro Tanaka and three relievers combined on a three-hitter and the New York Yankees salvaged the finale of a three-game series with a 3-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. Starlin Castro had an RBI double and Austin Romine and Jacoby Ellsbury had run-scoring …

TV, radio sports schedule for July 18, 2016

on July 17, 2016, at 7:58 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE N.Y. METS at CHICAGO CUBS, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE PORTLAND at TRENTON, 7 p.m., WPEI Portland (95.5 & 95.9 FM), WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM), WKTQ South Paris (1450 AM), WTME Rumford (780 AM) radio BASKETBALL, NBA SUMMER LEAGUE Championship game, Teams TBD, 9 p.m., ESPN2-TV …
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher Sandy Leon celebrate their 5-2 win over the New York Yankees Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

Leon’s career day powers Red Sox past Yankees

By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange on July 16, 2016, at 9:30 p.m.
NEW YORK — Sandy Leon could not remember the last time he put so much force into a swing and drove it over 400 feet. “I don’t remember, maybe never,” Leon said. The next time the topic comes up in conversation, Leon will have a better memory of the occasion. …

Sea Dogs rally past Fisher Cats

on July 15, 2016, at 10:52 p.m.
PORTLAND | Cole Sturgeon broke a 1-1 tie with a bases-loaded, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth to lift the Portland Sea Dogs by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3-2 in Eastern League baseball action Friday night at Hadlock Field. Portland plated the game’s first run in …
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Jan. 16.

Tom Brady won’t appeal, will serve 4-game suspension

By The Sports Xchange on July 15, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has taken a knee and opted to drop his legal fight versus the NFL involving his four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate.
St. Louis Blues right wing Ryan Reaves (75) fights with Dallas Stars left wing Curtis McKenzie (11) during the third period in game three of the second round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

New AHL rules on fighting unlikely to change much in pro hockey

By Larry Mahoney on July 15, 2016, at 11:14 a.m.
The American Hockey League, which is the top minor league for the NHL, approved some rules for the upcoming season last week designed to curb fighting, but University of Maine assistant men’s hockey coach Ben Guite, who played in 653 AHL games and 175 NHL games, said the new rules “aren’t going to change things a whole lot.”
David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox takes a curtain call after being lifted for a pinch runner following a walk during the All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego on Tuesday night.

Ortiz’s comments might get him in hot water with MLB

By The Sports Xchange on July 14, 2016, at 10:26 p.m.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz could face discipline from Major League Baseball after the 40-year-old told reporters that Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion would make a good replacement after he retires. Ortiz didn’t stop there as he also mentioned the Red Sox would be wise to acquire …
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The San Diego Padres' Drew Pomeranz pitches in the fourth inning of the All-Star Game at Petco Park in San Diego on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Red Sox send top prospect to Padres for all-star pitcher Pomeranz

By Wire Service Reports on July 14, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.
San Diego Padres all-star pitcher Drew Pomeranz has been traded to the Boston Red Sox for a top pitching prospect.

TV, radio sports schedule for July 15, 2016

on July 14, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, practice, 11:30 a.m., qualifying, 4:30 p.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR XFINITY, practice, 1 p.m., NBCSN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at N.Y. YANKEES, 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 …
Tim Boetsch (right) fights against Josh Samman during UFC Fight Night at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Tim Boetsch seizes opportunity to reinforce UFC presence with South Dakota victory

By Ernie Clark on July 14, 2016, at 1:37 p.m.
The sigh of relief could be heard from the Great Plains to the East Coast late Wednesday evening after Lincolnville native Tim Boetsch scored a second-round technical knockout of Josh Samman on the main card of UFC Fight Night 91 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Outrage after singer inserts ‘all lives matter’ into Canada anthem

By Reuters on July 13, 2016, at 6:15 p.m.
Canadians rained social media scorn on a performer on Wednesday for inserting the politically-charged phrase “all lives matter” into the lyrics of the Canadian national anthem and holding up the words on a sign during the rendition.

TV, radio sports schedule for July 14, 2016

on July 13, 2016, at 6:07 p.m.
BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE NEW HAMPSHIRE at PORTLAND, 7 p.m., WPEI Portland (95.5 & 95.9 FM), WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM), WKTQ South Paris (1450 AM), WTME Rumford (780 AM) radio CHARLOTTE at PAWTUCKET, 7 p.m., NESN-TV BASKETBALL, NBA SUMMER LEAGUE Playoffs, Teams TBD, 4, 6, 8, 10 p.m., ESPN2-TV CYCLING Tour …

Royals lead AL to victory, but Ortiz is the star

By Marc Carig, Newsday on July 13, 2016, at 4:25 p.m.
SAN DIEGO — During a quiet moment in the middle of the madness, with the National League clubhouse bustling with activity, Mets manager Terry Collins was asked when he would begin having some fun. “At about 5:15,” he said, quoting the local start time of the All-Star Game. Yet, when …
Bruce Boyington of Brewer (right) deflects blows from Josh Parker during a mixed martial arts fight.

Fighter Bruce Boyington Russia-bound for next challenge

By Ernie Clark on July 13, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
The 37-year-old Boyington will travel to Russia to fight in the main event of ACB 42, a show being staged by one of that country’s largest MMA promotions, Absolut Championship Berkut.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws during minicamp at Gillette Stadium last month.

Brady’s Deflategate appeal denied, suspension stands

By The Sports Xchange on July 13, 2016, at 10:07 a.m.
The New England Patriots quarterback can still ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider his case.
American League catcher Salvador Perez (13) of the Kansas City Royals celebrates with teammates after the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night at Petco Park in San Diego. At the front of the line are Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox.

AL rides early homers to 4-2 win in All-Star Game

By Bill Center, The Sports Xchange on July 13, 2016, at 12:13 a.m.
SAN DIEGO — Second-inning homers by Kansas City teammates Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez powered the American League to a 4-2 victory over the National League on Tuesday night in the 87th All-Star Game before 42,386 at Petco Park. The National League was leading 1-0 thanks to a Kris Bryant …
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UFC president Dana White waves to the crowd during a weigh-in for UFC on FOX 11 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on April 18, 2014.

Eight bouts set for UFC internet reality show in Bangor

By Ernie Clark on July 12, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
An eight-fight professional mixed martial arts card was announced Tuesday for the “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight” internet reality show that will be taped in front of a live audience from the Cross Insurance Center’s grand ballroom on Aug. 5.

Marlins’ Stanton wins Home Run Derby

By Bill Center, The Sports Xchange on July 11, 2016, at 10:51 p.m.
SAN DIEGO — Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins cranked out 61 home runs over three rounds to win the Home Run Derby Monday night at Petco Park. Stanton hit 41 homers in the first two rounds of the Home Run Derby to advance to the championship round against defending …

TV, radio sports schedule for July 12, 2016

on July 11, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE All-Star Game, 8 p.m., FOX-TV; WEZQ-FM, Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio BASKETBALL, NBA SUMMER LEAGUE BOSTON vs. DALLAS, 6 p.m., ESPN2-TV CHICAGO vs. SAN ANTONIO, 8 p.m., ESPN-TV CYCLING Tour de France, 8 a.m., NBCSN-TV  
Tim Boetsch (left) fights Dan Henderson during UFC Fight Night at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on June 6, 2015.

Lincolnville’s Tim Boetsch faces another crossroads UFC bout

By Ernie Clark on July 11, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
The former four-time state wrestling champion from Camden-Rockport High School may need another dramatic victory to ensure that his MMA career will continue at the highest level.