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TV Radio schedule for Jan. 15, 2016

on Jan. 14, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
BASKETBALL, BOYS HOULTON at JOHN BAPST, 7 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet (929theticket.com); WHOU Internet video (whoufm.com) WASHBURN at SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK, 7 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM) radio; WHOU Internet video (whoufm.com) BASKETBALL, GIRLS HOULTON at JOHN BAPST, 5:30 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet (929theticket.com); WHOU …
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) makes a save as Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) looks for the rebound during the second period Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Flyers rally past Bruins in third period

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 13, 2016, at 11:05 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a 2-1 deficit midway through the third period Wednesday night for an important 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers scored a pair goals in a span of 1 minute, 22 seconds to win their fourth straight and …
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) guard George Hill (3) and center Jordan Hill (27) try to block the shot of Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) during the second half at TD Garden in Boston Wednesday night.

Last-minute steals lift Celtics by Pacers

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 13, 2016, at 10:53 p.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Celtics literally stole a game Wednesday night. Forwards Jae Crowder and Amir Johnson, guard Marcus Smart and Crowder again all scored off steals in a 1:40 span late in the fourth quarter, and the Celtics ended on a 12-0 run and snapped a four-game losing streak …

TV, radio schedule for Jan. 14, 2016

on Jan. 13, 2016, at 5:44 p.m.
BASKETBALL, BOYS DIRIGO at MOUNTAIN VALLEY, 7 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio OCEANSIDE at CAMDEN HILLS, 7 p.m., WBYA Islesboro (105.5 FM), WBYA Internet (1055frank.com) BASKETBALL, GIRLS HODGDON at SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK, 6 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM) radio; WHOU Internet video (whoufm.com) HOULTON at CARIBOU, 7 p.m., …
New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) celebrates after beating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1, 2015.

Patriots’ Chandler Jones reacted to legal substance

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 13, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
A reaction to a substance on Sunday morning was the cause of a medical emergency that landed New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones in the hospital after a visit to the Foxborough, Massachusetts, Police Department. The Boston Globe reported Wednesday that Jones used synthetic marijuana, which is not illegal …
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis drives to the basket past Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley during the first half of an NBA game Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Rookie forward leads Knicks by Celtics

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 12, 2016, at 10:27 p.m.
NEW YORK — Rookie forward Kristaps Porzingis poured in 26 points to lead the New York Knicks to a gritty 120-114 win over the Boston Celtics Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks (20-20) won for the fifth time in their last seven games despite the loss of Carmelo …

Rams are L.A.-bound; Chargers might be, too

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 12, 2016, at 9:56 p.m.
NFL owners approved a move by the St. Louis Rams to the Los Angeles area, on Tuesday, and the San Diego Chargers were given an option to join the Rams in Inglewood, California. The decision was approved by a 30-2 vote of the league owners in Houston, multiple media outlets …
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) scrambles during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on Jan. 3.

Pats’ Brady says Chiefs force you into ‘bad football’

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 11, 2016, at 5:05 p.m.
The Kansas City Chiefs are riding an 11-game winning streak when they come to Foxborough, Massachusetts, for Saturday’s divisional-round game and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says the Chiefs “force you into a lot of bad football.” Brady noticed the Chiefs making five turnovers while watching Kansas City roll …

Reno Bighorns hold off Red Claws

on Jan. 10, 2016, at 9:44 p.m.
SANTA CRUZ, California — The Maine Red Claws lost a shootout to the Reno Bighorns in the final game of the NBA D-League Showcase 2016, 123-121, Sunday. The two high-powered offenses combined for 70 3-point field goal attempts. Erick Green, the D-League’s leading scorer, finished with 29 points in the …
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas goes to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter during the first half Sunday at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.

Celtics give up 21-point lead in loss to Grizzlies

By Don Wade, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 10, 2016, at 9:05 p.m.
MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Power forward Zach Randolph had 25 points and 13 rebounds off the bench Sunday night to lead the Memphis Grizzlies back from a 21-point deficit for a 101-98 victory over the Boston Celtics at FedExForum. The Celtics had a chance to tie when Grizzlies forward Jeff Green …
Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh (3) reacts after missing a field goal attempt in the game's final seconds against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter of an NFC Wild Card playoff Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.

Seahawks advance after Vikings’ Walsh misses chip shot; Packers top Redskins

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 10, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — Somehow, someway, the Seattle Seahawks’ march to a third consecutive Super Bowl remains alive. Seattle, the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoffs, rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Minnesota Vikings 10-9 at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday. Vikings kicker Blair Walsh had a chance …

Nets fire head coach Hollins, reassign general manager

By Reuters on Jan. 10, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.
The struggling Brooklyn Nets fired head coach Lionel Hollins on Sunday and re-assigned general manager Billy King within the organization, the National Basketball Association team said. The Nets, who are second to last in the Eastern Conference this season with a 10-27 record, said assistant coach Tony Brown would serve …
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger runs off the field after beating the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card playoff Saturday night at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Steelers advance as Bengals self-destruct

By Jeff Wallner, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 10, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
CINCINNATI — The season will continue for the Pittsburgh Steelers and end for the Cincinnati Bengals, who saw their streak of postseason futility extended in heart-wrenching fashion. Chris Boswell’s 35-yard field goal with 18 seconds left gave the Steelers an 18-16 victory over Cincinnati in a wild AFC wild-card playoff …
Boston Bruins defenseman Colin Miller (48) chases the puck in front of Ottawa Senators left wing Shane Prince (10) in the second period Saturday night at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.

Senators tip Bruins in overtime

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 09, 2016, at 10:17 p.m.
OTTAWA — Mark Stone scored off his own rebound on a wraparound attempt with 37.5 seconds left in overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. The win moved the Senators into the final wild-card spot in …

Spooner, Hayes help Bruins roll by Devils

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 08, 2016, at 10:10 p.m.
  NEWARK, N.J. — Center Ryan Spooner and right winger Kevin Hayes scored 13 minutes, 46 seconds apart in the second period to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on Friday night. Left winger Frank Vatrano and defenseman Colin …

TV, radio schedule for Jan. 8-9, 2016

on Jan. 08, 2016, at 6:01 p.m.
SATURDAY BASKETBALL, BOYS ELLSWORTH at HOULTON, 2 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM) radio; WHOU Internet video (whoufm.com); WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM) radio; WDEA Internet (www.wdea.am) WASHBURN at SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK, 7 p.m., ELLSWORTH at HOULTON, 2 p.m., WHOU Internet video (whoufm.com) BASKETBALL, GIRLS ELLSWORTH at HOULTON, 3:30 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 …
Fort Kent native Austin Theriault waits in the garage area during a practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sept. 25, 2015, in Loudon, New Hampshire.

Fort Kent driver optimistic about landing NASCAR Xfinity or Truck Series ride for Daytona

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 08, 2016, at 5:15 p.m.
Fort Kent race-car driver Austin Theriault is in preliminary talks with a couple of teams in each of the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series and is optimistic he will be in a ride for at least the season opener at Daytona International Speedway on the weekend of Feb. …
Boston Red Sox first baseman Travis Shaw (47) claps as he touched home plate on a single by third baseman Deven Marrero (not pictured) during the eleventh inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 30, 2015.

Young Red Sox players set for Bangor hot stove event

on Jan. 08, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
Catcher Blake Swihart and first baseman Travis Shaw, two promising young Boston Red Sox players, will be at Husson University’s Grace Theatre for an evening of baseball talk with sports fans at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21. The event, “An Evening with the Young Guns of the …

Defensive-minded Bulls top Celtics for sixth straight win

By Brian Hedger, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 07, 2016, at 10:56 p.m.
CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls are becoming an offensive juggernaut, but they are quick to credit their defense for a season-high, six-game winning streak and rapid rise up the NBA’s scoring rankings. Once again, the Bulls created an offensive surge by playing better defense in a 101-92 victory against the …
Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, pictured during a Dec. 15 game at TD Garden, missed the Celtics' game at Chicago on Thursday to visit a former Butler University player who is ill.

Stevens misses Celtics game to visit ill former player

By Brian Hedger, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 07, 2016, at 7:47 p.m.
CHICAGO — The Boston Celtics did not have coach Brad Stevens on the bench for their game against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night at the United Center. The Celtics issued a release earlier in the day saying Stevens is visiting an ill former Butler University player in Indiana and …