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TV, radio schedule for July 10, 2014

on July 09, 2014, at 4:24 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE CHICAGO WHITE SOX at BOSTON, 4 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 …
Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) watches the action from the bench during the first half against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T center in this 2013 photo.

Rondo welcomes rookie guard Smart to Celtics

By The Sports Xchange on July 09, 2014, at 8:15 a.m.
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo notices the crowd forming behind him on the roster, but is not bothered by general manager Danny Ainge’s decision to draft a point guard sixth overall in the NBA draft last month. “I don’t think nothing of it,” Rondo said. He told the Boston …
Boston's Dustin Pedroia is forced out by Chicago White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie (12) who turns a double play to end the game at Fenway Park in Boston Tuesday night.

Gillaspie powers White Sox past floundering Red Sox

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on July 08, 2014, at 10:45 p.m.
BOSTON — Conor Gillaspie missed Monday night’s game at Fenway Park with a bruised right knee after being hit by a pitch Sunday. Tuesday night, the Chicago third baseman was back. He had three straight hits, snapping a 3-3 tie with a two-run home run in the sixth inning to …
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) warms up before the start of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park in Boston on July 2.

PED innuendo irks Red Sox’s Ortiz

By The Sports Xchange on July 08, 2014, at 8:24 p.m.
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz went to bat for himself with an expletive-filled response to insinuations that he might have used performance-enhancing drugs in the past. Ortiz was angered by MLB Network analysts while commenting about Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz’s 50-game suspension as part of the Biogenesis investigation …

Sleepy New York baseball fan sues over ESPN’s nap-time jibes

By Bernard Vaughan, Reuters on July 08, 2014, at 4:54 p.m.
NEW YORK — A New York man says television announcers who teased him on air for falling asleep at a New York Yankees game should let sleeping fans lie. Andrew Rector contends that he was subjected to an “unending verbal crusade” from ESPN announcers Dan Shulman and John Kruk when …

Fenway event to feature minor league game, classic movie

on July 08, 2014, at 2:31 p.m.
BOSTON — Baseball fans will get a double dose of the game when the ninth annual Futures at Fenway holds a minor league game followed by a classic sports movie, “Field of Dreams,” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Fenway Park. The Futures event is held to celebrate America’s pastime and …
Chicago's Dayan Viciedo (24) is congratulated by teammate Adam Dunn (44) after hitting a three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning at Fenway Park in Boston Monday night. The White Sox won 4-0.

Rookie pitcher helps White Sox shut out slumping Red Sox

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on July 07, 2014, at 10:56 p.m.
BOSTON — Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura had a simple request for a struggling Scott Carroll before the rookie right-hander took the mound at Fenway Park on Monday night. “Just be better.” And that’s exactly what Carroll was — better — as he allowed just one hit over 6 …

Binghamton hits three home runs, pounds Sea Dogs

on July 07, 2014, at 10:42 p.m.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Binghamton Mets smacked three homers and pounded out 15 hits, taking the series opener from the Portland Sea Dogs, 11-4 on Monday night at NYSEG Stadium. The Mets (52-37) had three, three-run innings and produced 23 baserunners. Right-hander Cory Mazzoni (1-0) tossed five innings in his …
Red Sox top prospect and current Portland Sea Dogs catcher Blake Swihart.

Sea Dogs put five on Eastern League All-Star team

on July 07, 2014, at 4:59 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Five Portland Sea Dogs have been selected to the Eastern Division team for the Eastern League All-Star game on July 16 at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona, Pennsylvania, home of the Altoona Curve. Pitchers Brian Johnson and Henry Owens along with infielders Sean Coyle and Derrik …

TV, radio schedule for July 8, 2014

on July 07, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Live, 10:30 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE CHICAGO WHITE SOX 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), WEGP Presque …

Orioles rally by struggling Sox for victory in 12th

By The Sports Xchange on July 06, 2014, at 8:45 p.m.
BOSTON — Left fielder David Lough started the 12th inning with a triple, and shortstop J.J. Hardy followed with a tiebreaking single that gave the Baltimore Orioles a 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday at Fenway Park. Lough began the 12th with a shot off Edward Mujica …

Jeter heads All-Star selections

By The Sports Xchange on July 06, 2014, at 8:36 p.m.
Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight for perhaps the final time when he starts at shortstop for the American League in the All-Star Game. The New York Yankees captain, who is retiring following the season, heads the AL squad for the July 17 game in Minneapolis. Jeter will appear …

Sea Dogs’ Owens beat Rock Cats for his 12th victory

on July 06, 2014, at 6:18 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs used eight innings from Henry Owens and a four-run eighth to down the New Britain Rock Cats 6-1 in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Hadlock Field. The win completes the three-game series sweep for Portland and ups the season series to 11-5 …
Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the winner's trophy on the clubhouse balcony after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland  in their men's singles final tennis match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships Sunday in London.

Djokovic wins epic match with Federer to claim Wimbledon title

By Toby Davis, Reuters on July 06, 2014, at 2:11 p.m.
LONDON — Novak Djokovic claimed a second Wimbledon title after coming out on top in an extraordinary battle of wills against seven-time winner Roger Federer, eventually triumphing 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4 in a gripping encounter on Sunday. The Serb, who has now won seven grand slam titles, denied Federer …

McCarthy, Diaz propel Sea Dogs to twinbill sweep of Rock Cats

on July 05, 2014, at 9:53 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine —The Portland Sea Dogs returned home from an eight-game road trip and swept away the New Britain Rock Cats 4-0 and 4-2 in the twinbill Saturday night at Hadlock Field. The wins send the season series to 10-5 in favor of the Sea Dogs (58-29). Right-hander Mike McCarthy …

Rain postpones Friday Sea Dogs’ game, twinbill set Saturday

on July 04, 2014, at 7:33 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Friday’s Portland Sea Dogs game against the New Britain Rock Cats scheduled for 6 p.m. at Hadlock Field was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as a single-admission doubleheader on Saturday at 4 p.m. with a post-game fireworks show. Both games will be …
Boston's Jon Lester delivers a pitch during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 28.

Lester, Red Sox put off contract talks; doubleheader set Saturday

By The Sports Xchange on July 04, 2014, at 3:40 p.m.
Contract talks between the Boston Red Sox and left-handed starter Jon Lester are being postponed until the end of the season, according to CBSSports.com. Lester reportedly told the team he wants to focus on pitching so the negotiations do not become a distraction. Lester is in the final year of …

Strong start propels Trenton past Sea Dogs

on July 04, 2014, at 12:34 a.m.
TRENTON, N.J. — The Portland Sea Dogs fell behind in the first and couldn’t come back against the Trenton Thunder, dropping the series finale 8-0, Thursday night at Arm & Hammer Park. The Sea Dogs (56-29) were held to just three hits in the loss, but wrapped up the road …

TV, radio schedule for July 4, 2014

on July 03, 2014, at 4:54 p.m.
Formula One, British Grand Prix, Practice, 9 a.m., NBCSN-TV Nationwide Series, Subway Firecracker 250, 3 p.m., Qualifying, FS1-TV, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM), WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM); WFZX Searsport (101.7 FM) radio Sprint Cup, Coke Zero 400, Qualifying, 5 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BALTIMORE at …

Sea Dogs beat up Yankees’ Sabathia in 8-6 win over Thunder

on July 03, 2014, at 1:40 a.m.
TRENTON, N.J. — The Portland Sea Dogs held a six run advantage early, staved off a furious comeback and downed the Trenton Thunder 8-6 Wednesday night at Arm & Hammer Park. The win pushes the season series to 10-5 in favor of the Sea Dogs. Portland (56-28) was facing Cy …
 
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