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Cubs shut down slumping Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on July 01, 2014, at 11:03 p.m.
BOSTON — With Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz waiting in the on-deck circle and the umpires convening to review a potential game-ending call, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was appropriately nervous. Just 47 seconds later, he breathed a big sigh of relief. After Luis Valbuena drove in the …

Local sports results for July 1, 2014

on July 01, 2014, at 3:56 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE CHICAGO CUBS at BOSTON, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV, 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 …

Trenton shuts out Sea Dogs

on June 30, 2014, at 10:59 p.m.
TRENTON, N.J. — Eric Wooten and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout, as the Trenton Thunder took the series opener from the Portland Sea Dogs, 2-0 on Monday night at Arm & Hammer Park. Trenton (39-45) scored both runs with two outs, receiving a run-scoring single by Peter O’Brien …
Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta pitches during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston Monday night.

Red Sox held hitless for 7 ⅔ innings in 2-0 loss to Cubs

By Matthew Carroll, The Sports Xchange on June 30, 2014, at 10:38 p.m.
BOSTON — Chicago Cubs Jake Arrieta came close to accomplishing something seldom seen at Fenway Park on Monday night. When it was over, he received something even more rare. Arrieta carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, walking off the field to a standing ovation from the Fenway faithful after …
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) dives back to first base against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium on Sunday in New York.

Former Sea Dogs player ‘isn’t looked upon as a savior of the Red Sox,’ Farrell says

By The Sports Xchange on June 30, 2014, at 7:12 p.m.
NEW YORK — Manager John Farrell conveyed a message to Mookie Betts and the media regarding the newest member of the fourth-place Boston Red Sox. “He isn’t looked upon as a savior of the Red Sox,” Farrell said after Betts was promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. Betts seemingly rose …
Boston's Dustin Pedroia (15) hits an RBI single against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium Sunday night.

Ortiz, Pedroia lift Red Sox past Yankees

By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange on June 30, 2014, at 12:35 a.m.
NEW YORK — The Boston Red Sox aspire to be much better in the season’s second half, and if that is going to happen, they know that David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia are among those who must provide the sparks in the lineup. They did the job Sunday night. Ortiz …

Coyle, Spring power Sea Dogs to sweep of Fightin Phils

on June 29, 2014, at 7:21 p.m.
  READING, Pa. — Sean Coyle and Matt Spring each drove in five runs, leading the Portland Sea Dogs to a 13-9 win over the Reading Fightin Phils on Sunday afternoon at First Energy Stadium. With the win, the Sea Dogs (54-27) completed their first ever four-game sweep at FirstEnergy …

Sea Dogs hit four solo homers in 4-3 win over Fightin Phils

on June 28, 2014, at 11:37 p.m.
READING, Pa. — Deven Marrero led off the ninth inning with a solo-homer, snapping a 3-3 tie, and giving the Portland Sea Dogs a 4-3 win over the Reading Fightin Phils on Saturday night at First Energy Stadium. Portland (53-26) socked a season-high four solo-homers, and has won the first …
Boston's Mike Napoli reacts on his way to the dugout after his home run during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium Saturday night. Boston won 2-1.

Lester, Napoli propel Red Sox past Yankees

By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange on June 28, 2014, at 11:21 p.m.
NEW YORK — First baseman Mike Napoli hit a go-ahead home run with two outs in the top of the ninth inning off Masahiro Tanaka and the Boston Red Sox pulled out a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night at Yankee Stadium. The Red Sox beat …
Portland Sea Dogs second baseman Mookie Betts puts his glove down for a ball during batting practice on April 10 at Hadlock Field in Portland. Betts was called up to the Boston Red Sox Saturday for their game in New York against the Yankees.

Red Sox promote former Sea Dogs player Betts

By The Sports Xchange on June 28, 2014, at 8:38 p.m.
The Boston Red Sox promoted 21-year-old infielder Mookie Betts from Triple-A Pawtucket before Saturday night’s game against the New York Yankees. To make room for Betts on the 25-man roster, the club sent pitcher Rubby De La Rosa to Pawtucket. Betts rose through the Red Sox’s minor-league system in less …

Sea Dogs capitalize on 13 walks in 12-2 win

on June 28, 2014, at 10:33 a.m.
READING, Pa. — The Portland Sea Dogs improved to a season-high 25 games over .500, defeating the Reading Fightin Phils, 12-2 on Friday night at First Energy Stadium. Reading (33-43) committed a season-high six errors and walked 13 batters. Derrik Gibson and Blake Swihart each reached base five times for …
New York's Kelly Johnson (33) rounds third base after hitting a two-run home run against Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brandon Workman (67) during the fourth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium in New York Friday night.

Yanks’ Nuno, three relievers hold struggling Sox to three hits in 6-0 win

By Larry Fleisher, The Sports Xchange on June 27, 2014, at 10:11 p.m.
NEW YORK — Left-hander Vidal Nuno and three relievers combined on a three-hitter as the New York Yankees blanked the Boston Red Sox, 6-0, Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Third baseman Kelly Johnson and catcher Brian McCann hit two-run home runs and left …

TV, radio schedule for June 28-29, 2014

on June 27, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
SATURDAY ACTION SPORTS Dew Tour, Beach Championships, Day 2, 1 p.m., NBC-TV AUTO RACING MotoGP, World Championship: Dutch Grand Prix, 7 a.m., FS-1 IndyCar Racing, Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, race 1, 3 p.m., NBCSN-TV NHRA Drag Racing, O’Reilly Auto Parts Route 66 Nationals, qualifying, 8 p.m., ESPN2-TV …

Sea Dogs’ Owens earns 10th victory of season

on June 26, 2014, at 11:14 p.m.
  READING, Pa. — Sean Coyle nailed a three-run double in the seventh with two outs, and Henry Owens earned his 10th win of the season, as the Portland Sea Dogs took the opener in Reading, 9-4 on Thursday night at First Energy Stadium. Noe Ramirez wrapped up the win …

Wiggins is top pick of NBA Draft by Cavs

By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange on June 26, 2014, at 8:54 p.m.
NEW YORK — Andrew Wiggins is not the most famous player ever selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he wasted no time making it clear he would love to be a part of a storybook reunion between the team and LeBron James. “I want to win,” Wiggins said …

TV, radio schedule for June 27, 2014

on June 26, 2014, at 4 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Nationwide Series: John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300, final practice, 9 a.m., FS1-TV, race, 7:30 p.m., ESPN-TV; WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM); WFZX Searsport (101.7 FM) radio NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: Quaker State 400, final practice, 1 p.m., 5:30 p.m., qualifying, FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at NEW …
Uruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth during the 2014 World Cup Group D soccer match between Uruguay and Italy at the Dunas arena in Natal in this June 24, 2014 file photograph. Uruguay striker Suarez was banned for nine matches by FIFA on June 26, 2014 after being found guilty of biting Italian defender Chiellini on June 24, 2014.

World Cup over for Suarez after record ban for biting

By Mike Collett and William Schomberg, Reuters on June 26, 2014, at 3:54 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Uruguay’s Luis Suarez was hit with the biggest ban imposed at a World Cup on Thursday as FIFA threw the book at one of soccer’s most talented but controversial players for biting an opponent. The sport’s governing body suspended Suarez from all football-related activity for four …
Goalkeeper Tim Howard of the U.S. fails to save a goal scored by Germany's Thomas Mueller (unseen) during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Pernambuco arena in Recife June 26, 2014.

U.S. soccer team advances at World Cup despite 1-0 loss to Germany

By Steven Goff, Washington Post on June 26, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.
RECIFE, Brazil — The U.S. national soccer team advanced to the next round of the World Cup on Thursday, thanks in part to a handsome and talented chap playing 850 miles away. While the Americans failed to control their future, losing to Germany, 1-0, at soggy Arena Pernambuco, Portuguese superstar …
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) celebrates in the dugout after hitting a 2-run home run against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field in  Seattle Wednesday night.

Ortiz, Nava power Red Sox past Mariners

By SportsDirect on June 26, 2014, at 2 a.m.
SEATTLE — David Ortiz homered and had three RBIs while Daniel Nava went 3-for-4 and drove in a run as the Boston Red Sox salvaged the finale of a three-game series, 5-4 over the Seattle Mariners Wednesday night. Clay Buchholz (3-4) allowed four runs and seven hits in 7 1/3 …
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) hugs catcher Hector Sanchez (29) after throwing a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday at AT&T Park. The Giants beat the Padres 4-0.

Giants’ Lincecum pitches second no-hitter

By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange on June 25, 2014, at 8:50 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander Tim Lincecum pitched his second career no-hitter Wednesday and second in two seasons against the San Diego Padres, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 victory at AT&T Park. Lincecum recorded his seventh career shutout and 10th career complete game, striking out six and walking …
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