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Tom Brady misses Patriots practice

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 04, 2014, at 5:55 p.m.
Tom Brady is not on the injury report, but the New England Patriots quarterback was not present for Thursday’s practice. Earlier in the day, the Patriots re-signed quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to the practice squad. Brady is not on the injury report released Wednesday. An update to that report is not …
New York Giants great Pat Summerall kicks the ball as Anthony Rogera of P. Ballantine Inc. holds in the pregame workout on Sept. 4, 1959, in Bangor. Ed McInnis of the Bangor Jaycees witnesses Summerall's boot into the uprights.

55 years ago: NFL game played in Bangor

By Jeanne Luetjen on Sept. 04, 2014, at 5:38 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Thursday night is the official start of the 2014 National Football League season, featuring the Green Bay Packers at the Seattle Seahawks. In September 1959, the Green Bay Packers played an exhibition game in Bangor against the New York Giants. The game was part of Bangor’s 125th …

Binghamton rallies past Sea Dogs in playoff opener

on Sept. 03, 2014, at 10:54 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs held a four-run lead in the sixth, but gave up seven unanswered runs and fell 8-5 to the Binghamton Mets in Game One of the Eastern League’s Eastern Division Championship Series at Hadlock Field. The final five runs in the game scored by …
Carlos Beltran of the New York Yankees is tagged out at the plate by Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during the seventh inning of Wednesday night's game at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yanks won 5-1.

McCann, Kuroda spark Yankees past Red Sox

By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 03, 2014, at 10:38 p.m.
NEW YORK — For the last month, loud music has permeated the New York Yankees’ clubhouse after victories. If the Yankees are going to keep the music going and make a postseason push, they will need performances like the ones they received from right-hander Hiroki Kuroda and catcher Brian McCann …

Cowboys sign Sam to practice squad

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 03, 2014, at 7:08 p.m.
The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive end Michael Sam to their practice squad and he took the field with America’s Team on Wednesday. “We felt like it was a good move for our football team right now,” head coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday. Sam, a seventh-round pick in the 2014 NFL …
Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla slides into Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard during the first period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden in this April 2014 file photo.

Maine summer provides valuable respite for Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 03, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
Jimmy Howard knows what it is like to play under the intense spotlight of Hockeytown U.S.A. Hockeytown U.S.A. is a nickname for Detroit, where the former University of Maine All-American goaltender mans the net for the National Hockey League’s Red Wings. He has been their No. 1 goalie for the …

TV, radio sports schedule for Sept. 4, 2014

on Sept. 03, 2014, at 4:28 p.m.
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 (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 …
Boston's Mike Napoli (left) greets Daniel Nava (right) after his third-inning home run against the New York Yankees Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Nava, Bogaerts power Sox past Yanks

By Wire Service Reports on Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:53 p.m.
NEW YORK — Xander Bogaerts went 4-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs, Mookie Betts added a blast among his three hits and Joe Kelly worked into the seventh inning as visiting Boston handed New York its third straight loss. Daniel Nava also went deep, Yoenis Cespedes collected three hits …
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker watches on the sidelines  during an exhibition game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday in Arlington, Texas. Welker has been suspended four games for using performance-enhancing drugs, specifically amphetamines.

NFL suspends Broncos’ Welker four games for drug use

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 02, 2014, at 10:42 p.m.
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended four games for using performance-enhancing drugs, specifically amphetamines. Welker tested positive in May and appealed two weeks ago. Participants were notified Tuesday that his appeal was denied. “Wes Welker of the Denver Broncos has been suspended without pay for the first …
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) shake hands after the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in this January 2014 file photo.

Elite QBs running out of time to claim another Super Bowl

By Simon Evans, Reuters on Sept. 02, 2014, at 8:55 p.m.
They have already tasted the feeling of winning a Super Bowl but if quarterbacks Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees want to win another Vince Lombardi Trophy they better hurry up. The talented trio have long established themselves as elite National Football League quarterbacks with each breaking records and …

Belichick: Gronkowski is no Week 1 guarantee

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 02, 2014, at 5:57 p.m.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski gave himself the green light Monday to be in the lineup for the New England Patriots when they visit the Miami Dolphins for the regular-season opener this week. But he’ll need more than medical clearance to be a full go for Week 1. “I’m glad Rob …
Michael Sam watches the game between the Missouri Tigers and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits during the second half Saturday at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri.

Cowboys show interest in Sam for practice squad

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 02, 2014, at 5:37 p.m.
Defensive end Michael Sam was handed a lifeline in his bid to become the first openly gay player in the NFL when the Dallas Cowboys expressed interest on Tuesday in adding him to their practice squad. According to multiple media reports, the Cowboys plan to bring the former University of …

TV, radio sports schedule for Sept. 3, 2014

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 4:40 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at N.Y. YANKEES, 7 p.m., NESN-TV, ESPN-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 …

Sea Dogs drop regular-season finale, but begin playoffs Wednesday vs. Mets

on Sept. 01, 2014, at 6:32 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs fell in their regular season finale 3-0 to the Harrisburg Senators Monday afternoon at Hadlock Field. The Sea Dogs (88-54) will have a day off before beginning the first round of the Eastern League playoffs on the road against the Binghamton (N.Y.) Mets …
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) throws the ball to first baseman Allen Craig (5) for an out during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, Monday.

Rays rally by Red Sox in 10th

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 01, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The scenario made a lot of sense to Boston manager John Farrell. It made a lot of sense to Rays manager Joe Maddon, too. But ultimately, Burke Badenhop’s sinker didn’t sink and Matt Joyce ruined the whole thing. Joyce singled home the game-winner with the bases …
Philadelphia Phillies' Cole Hamels delivers a pitch against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning on Monday at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Four Phillies pitchers combine for no-hitter

By Guy Curtright, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 01, 2014, at 4:31 p.m.
ATLANTA — Wildness cost Cole Hamels a chance at his first no-hitter, but the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander got to share in a combined one. Hamels (8-6) didn’t allow a hit through six innings and the bullpen did the rest as the Phillies recorded their first shared no-hitter and 12th overall …

TV, radio sports schedule for Sept. 2, 2014

on Sept. 01, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
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 (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 …
Chicago Bears tight end Matthew Mulligan (85), a Maine native, is tackled by Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Demetrius McCray (35) during the second half of a preseason game on Aug. 14 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Former UMaine standout Mulligan on Chicago Bears’ final roster

By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 31, 2014, at 9:30 p.m.
Enfield native Matthew Mulligan has survived the last round of NFL cuts and is listed on Chicago Bears roster as its third-string tight end behind Martellus Bennett and Dante Rosario. Mulligan, a former University of Maine standout, who spent most of last season with the New England Patriots, is in …

Miller propels Sea Dogs past Senators

on Aug. 31, 2014, at 6:19 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs stayed with their winning ways and beat the Harrisburg Senators 6-2 Sunday afternoon on Field of Dreams and Fan Appreciation Day at Hadlock Field. After a pre-game ceremony, complete with a “corn field” in center, the Sea Dogs jumped on the board in …
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (11) is congratulated by right fielder Mookie Betts (50) after they beat the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, Sunday.

Boston’s Buchholz records complete-game victory over Rays

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 31, 2014, at 5:08 p.m.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Clay Buchholz won for the first time in six weeks and the rookies kept getting the job done on Sunday as the Boston Red Sox downed Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 at Tropicana Field. Buchholz allowed just three hits and struck out six to improve to 6-8 …
 
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