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Binghamton hands Sea Dogs their sixth straight loss

on April 26, 2016, at 10:03 p.m.
BINGHAMTON, New York — Binghamton’s Dominic Smith snapped a 2-2 tie with a two-out RBI single in the eighth inning, leading the Mets to a 3-2 Eastern League baseball victory over the Portland Sea Dogs on Tuesday night. Portland has lost six straight games and its last seven on the …

Binghamton rallies by Sea Dogs

on April 25, 2016, at 11:30 p.m.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Portland Sea Dogs took a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning, but the Binghamton Mets scored five times in their final four at-bats, beating the Sea Dogs 6-4 in an Eastern League baseball game Monday night in the series opener at NYSEG Stadium. Portland right-hander Kevin …
Atlanta catcher A.J. Pierzynski is unable to field a bunt by Boston's Rick Porcello during the seventh inning Monday night at Turner Field in Atlanta. The Red Sox defeated the Braves 1-0.

Porcello, Bradley propel Red Sox by Braves

By The Sports Xchange on April 25, 2016, at 10:29 p.m.
ATLANTA — Boston Red Sox right-hander Rich Porcello added to Atlanta’s offensive woes, improving his record to 4-0 at the expensive of the Braves on Monday night. Porcello allowed just four hits over 6 1/3 innings and Jackie Bradley Jr. broke up a pitching duel with Julio Teheran by homering …
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) scrambles during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on Jan. 3.

Maine fans ready for Patriots, Brady to move on after Deflategate

By Pete Warner on April 25, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
We’re on to life after “Deflategate.”
Young's MMA of Bangor teammates Josh Harvey (left) and Aaron Lacey each picked up victories at the New England Fights NEF 22 mixed martial arts and boxing event Saturday night at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston.

Young’s MMA teammates make successful pro debuts

By Ernie Clark on April 25, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
Young’s MMA of Bangor teammates Josh Harvey and Aaron Lacey both made successful professional debuts during New England Fights’ NEF 22 mixed martial arts and boxing show in front of an estimated 3,000 combat sports fans at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston on Saturday.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs off the field after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 during the second half in the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 16, 2016.

Tom Brady’s suspension reinstated by appeals court ruling

By The Sports Xchange on April 25, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Monday reinstated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate. The appeals court reversed a federal judge’s ruling from September, siding with the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell in a battle with the players union. …
Boston Red Sox left fielder Brock Holt makes a sliding catch on a fly ball during the 10th inning against the Houston Astros Sunday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Red Sox overcome blown save, top Astros in 12th

By Joshua Koch, The Sports Xchange on April 25, 2016, at 4:30 a.m.
HOUSTON — No matter the situation, the Boston Red Sox fought back time and time again Sunday night to pull out a 12-inning victory. Despite a short outing by their starter, leaning on the bullpen for more than eight innings and a blown save in the ninth, the Red Sox …

Yard Goats sweep Sea Dogs

on April 24, 2016, at 10:50 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Hartford Yard Goats completed a four-game sweep of the Portland Sea Dogs with a 2-0 win on Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field in Double-A baseball action. Making a spot start, Carlos Hernandez (W, 2-1) worked six scoreless innings and scattered three hits while striking out five …
Boston's Isaiah Thomas (4) lays the ball in the basket past Atlanta's Thabo Sefolosha (25) and Paul Millsap (4) during the first half in game four of a first round NBA playoff series Sunday night at TD Garden in Boston.

Celtics rally by Hawks to even playoff series

By The Sports Xchange on April 24, 2016, at 9:22 p.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Celtics, down by 16 points early in the third quarter, overcame 45 points by Atlanta’s Paul Millsap and scored a 104-95 overtime victory over the Hawks to even their playoff series at 2-2 on Sunday night. Amir Johnson scored his team’s first five points of the …
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) hits a single agains the Houston Astros in the top of the eighth inning at Minute Maid Park. Astros won 8-3.

Rasmus ‘slam’ carries Astros past Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on April 23, 2016, at 10:05 p.m.
HOUSTON — Colby Rasmus was the unquestioned star of the show after breathing life into a flaccid Astros’ offense, but the bottom of the Houston order produced in manners commensurate to Rasmus’ heroics. Rasmus belted his fifth career grand slam, lifting the Houston Astros to an 8-3 win over the …
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park.

Red Sox knuckleballer baffles Astros

By The Sports Xchange on April 23, 2016, at 12:05 a.m.
HOUSTON — Steven Wright tossed his sixth consecutive quality start and the Boston Red Sox turned an early stream of offense into a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. Wright (1-2) befuddled the Astros (5-12) with his knuckleball, allowing just four hits and …
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. (10) in game three of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at TD Garden.

Thomas’ 42 points carry Celtics past Hawks

By The Sports Xchange on April 22, 2016, at 11:04 p.m.
BOSTON — Breathing life into their playoff chances, the Boston Celtics blew a 19-point third-quarter lead but held on for a wild 111-103 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Presenting coach Brad Stevens with his first career NBA playoff win, the Celtics got a career-high 42 points from …
The Chicago Cubs celebrate after starting pitcher Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on Thursday night. The Cubs won 16-0.

Cubs’ Arrieta no-hits Reds

By The Sports Xchange on April 21, 2016, at 11:31 p.m.
CINCINNATI — Jake Arrieta tossed the second no-hitter of his career and the 15th in Chicago Cubs history in a 16-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night at Great American Ball Park. With a sizeable contingent of Cubs fans among the 16,497 in attendance standing and roaring with …
Tampa Bay's  Curt Casali is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run homer against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning Thursday at Fenway Park.

Rays rough up Price, beat Red Sox

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on April 21, 2016, at 6:29 p.m.
BOSTON — The second Boston marathon of the week lasted four hours and 16 minutes at Fenway Park on Thursday. On the first warm day of the season, there were 20 runs on 30 hits, 16 of them for extra bases, off 11 pitchers. There were four errors, the same …

Porcello helps Red Sox beat Rays to halt 3-game skid

By The Sports Xchange on April 20, 2016, at 10:27 p.m.
BOSTON — David Ortiz hit a pair of doubles and drove in three runs and Mookie Betts blasted a two-run home run as the Boston Red Sox snapped their three-game skid with a 7-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Xander Bogaerts and Chris …

Betts double in ninth lifts Sea Dogs to victory

on April 20, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
PORTLAND | Jordan Betts drilled a double to the gap in right-center field to score Jake Romanski in the bottom of the ninth inning on Wednesday afternoon, lifting the Portland Sea Dogs to a 1-0 Eastern League victory over Trenton in front of 5,033 fans at Hadlock Field. Betts’ …

Kevin McAvoy leads Sea Dogs past Trenton

on April 19, 2016, at 9:13 p.m.
McAvoy (3-0) now has won all three of his starts in Double-A, picking up his first quality start against Trenton.
Fort Kent native Austin Theriault waits with his truck during a practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sept. 25 in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Fort Kent’s Theriault gaining new experiences on K and N Pro Series East circuit

By Larry Mahoney on April 19, 2016, at 5:35 p.m.
Fort Kent’s Austin Theriault got his first taste of legendary Bristol (Tennessee) Motor Speedway on Saturday and finished 15th in the K and N Pro Series East race over the 0.533-mile banked concrete oval.
Ray Wood is introduced before his fight against Lenny Wheeler at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor on July 12, 2013.

Ray ‘All Business’ Wood secures MMA bout in Kansas

By Ernie Clark on April 19, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
Ray “All Business” Wood is wasting little time trying to build on the momentum of his successful Bellator MMA debut last month.

TV, radio schedule for April 20, 2016

on April 19, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
BASEBALL, HIGH SCHOOL OXFORD HILLS at BANGOR, 1 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet ( BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE TAMPA BAY at BOSTON, 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), …