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Boston Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez (left) reacts with catcher Christian Vazquez (right) after Vazquez hit a two-run home run during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees Sunday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Vazquez helps Red Sox beat Yanks for series sweep

By The Sports Xchange on May 01, 2016, at 11:55 p.m.
BOSTON — The Red Sox completed a sweep of the rival Yankees as Christian Vazquez clubbed a two-run, seventh-inning homer off Dellin Betances to lift Boston to an 8-7 victory over floundering New York on Sunday night. Betances, who surrendered a game-winning homer to David Ortiz on Friday night, threw …

Sea Dogs edge Fightin Phils in 10th

on May 01, 2016, at 7:57 p.m.
PORTLAND | Wendell Rijo hit a double that nicked off Roman Quinn’s glove in the left-center field gap to score two runs with two outs and the Portland Sea Dogs walked off with a 7-6 win over the Reading Fightin Phils in 10 innings in the rubber match of …
Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello delivers a pitch during the fifth inning against the New York Yankees Saturday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Porcello living up to expensive billing, Red Sox beat Yanks

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on May 01, 2016, at 1:44 a.m.
BOSTON — Rick Porcello is already paid like an ace. Lately, he’s been pitching like one too. Porcello signed a four-year, $82.5 million extension last April before even throwing a single pitch as a member of the Boston Red Sox, but struggled to the tune of a 9-15 season and …

Strong start propels Fightin Phils by Sea Dogs

on April 29, 2016, at 11:18 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Reading Fightin Phils jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back, taking game one of their three-game series with the Portland Sea Dogs 14-3 Friday night in an Eastern League game at Hadlock Field. Portland’s Carson Smith made his Red Sox organizational debut on …
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (center) reacts with relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (46) after defeating the New York Yankees 4-2 Friday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Ortiz powers Red Sox past Yankees

By The Sports Xchange on April 29, 2016, at 10:25 p.m.
BOSTON — David Ortiz smashed a two-run home run with one out in the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees in the first of 19 meetings between the two rivals on Friday night at Fenway …

Professional baseball team looks for Maine families to host players

By Staff, Journal Tribune on April 29, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
“Who knows, you could be the family to give shelter to a future Major League Baseball played.”

Hawks eliminate Celtics in playoff series

By The Sports Xchange on April 28, 2016, at 11:03 p.m.
BOSTON — Paul Millsap had 17 points and eight rebounds, Al Horford and Kent Bazemore each scored 15 points and the Atlanta Hawks eliminated the Boston Celtics with a 104-92 victory in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Thursday night at TD Garden. Kyle Korver had 14 points …
Jared Goff (left) poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Los Angeles Rams as the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday night at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.

Rams select Cal QB Goff at No. 1 overall in NFL Draft

By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange on April 28, 2016, at 9:14 p.m.
CHICAGO — The Los Angeles Rams selected Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday night at Auditorium Theater. Goff, 21, will remain in his home state to play for the Rams, who moved up in the draft two weeks earlier by …

TV, radio schedule for April 29, 2016

on April 28, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
AUTO RACING Formula One, Russian Grand Prix, practice, 7 a.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR, XFINITY, practice, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice, 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., FS1-TV ARCA, 6 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, COLLEGE TEXAS TECH at TCU, 9 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NY YANKEES at BOSTON, 7 p.m., …

Binghamton scores early, hands Sea Dogs seventh straight loss

on April 27, 2016, at 11:07 p.m.
BINGHAMTON, New York — The Binghamton Mets scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back, completing a three-game sweep of the Portland Sea Dogs with a 6-0 Eastern League win on Wednesday night at NYSEG Stadium. Tyler Pill (1-2) earned his first win of the season for …
Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright (35) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.

Pedroia powers Red Sox past struggling Braves

By The Sports Xchange on April 27, 2016, at 10:37 p.m.
BOSTON — Steven Wright continues to be the No. 1 surprise of the Boston Red Sox season. The knuckleballer, added to the rotation at the start of the season because of an injury to Eduardo Rodriguez, turned in his fourth straight quality start on Wednesday night. Backed by two Dustin …
Boston Celtics guard Evan Turner (11) shoots the ball against the Atlanta Hawks in the second quarter in game five of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena.

Hawks rout Celtics, take 3-2 series lead

By David Purdum, The Sports Xchange on April 26, 2016, at 11:19 p.m.
ATLANTA — There was no comeback on Tuesday night. The Atlanta Hawks overcame a sluggish start with a sizzling run that put away the Boston Celtics 110-83 in Game 5 of an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series at Philips Arena. Atlanta forward Mike Scott came off the bench to score …
Boston left-hander David Price improved to 3-0 Tuesday night.

Boston’s Price shuts down Braves

By Stan Awtrey, The Sports Xchange on April 26, 2016, at 10:23 p.m.
ATLANTA — David Price recovered from one of the worst starts of his career to match his career high with 14 strikeouts and help the Boston Red Sox to an 11-4 win Tuesday night, handing the Atlanta Braves their seventh straight loss. Price did not resemble the same pitcher who …

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 …

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