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Hall of Fame game canceled due to field issues

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 07, 2016, at 7:29 p.m.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts scheduled for Sunday night was cancelled due to poor field conditions, ESPN reported. According to ESPN, the wrong paint was applied to the Hall of Fame logo at midfield and in the end zones of …

Tavarez powers Sea Dogs by RubberDucks

on Aug. 07, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
PORTLAND | Portland’s Danny Bethea broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning with a sacrifice fly to score Tim Roberson and the Sea Dogs took the series against the Akron RubberDucks with a 5-3 win in an Eastern League baseball game Sunday in front of a sellout crowd …
Jim Furyk reacts after shooting a PGA tour record 58 after the final round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament Sunday at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Furyk sets PGA Tour record with historic 58

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 07, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
CROMWELL, Connecticut — Fifty eight. It was a number that only existed in golf folklore until Sunday. Then Jim Furyk made it a reality. The 46-year-old Furyk turned an eagle, 10 birdies and seven pars into a PGA Tour-record 12-under-par 58 in Sunday’s final round of the Travelers Championship at …
Los Angeles' Scott Van Slyke is caught stealing second in the sixth inning by Boston second baseman Brock Holt Saturday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Dodgers bounce back to blank Red Sox

By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 06, 2016, at 11:18 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Rookie Ross Stripling set the tone and the Los Angeles Dodgers followed in concert by muting the Boston Red Sox. Stripling worked five shutout innings and the Dodgers’ bullpen did the rest in a 3-0 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday before 47,696 at Dodger Stadium. …
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright (left) is congratulated by Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz after throwing a complete game and defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 Friday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Wright stuff: Sox roll over Dodgers

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 06, 2016, at 1:49 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Knuckleballer Steven Wright threw a complete-game shutout, and the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 9-0 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers before an announced sellout crowd of 52,728 at Dodger Stadium on Friday night. Wright (13-5) retired 18 of 19 batters before giving up a single …

Errors plague Sea Dogs in loss to RubberDucks

on Aug. 05, 2016, at 9:51 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Portland Sea Dogs tied a season-high with five errors and the Akron RubberDucks took game one of their series 8-2 Friday night in an Eastern League baseball contest at Hadlock Field. Just three of Akron’s eight runs were earned. The game was scoreless until the fourth …
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks for a receiver during training camp on July 30 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Patriots’ Tom Brady: ‘Personal decision’ to move on from Deflategate

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 05, 2016, at 7:22 p.m.
“I’ll be excited to be back when I’m back, and I’ll be cheering our team, and hopefully we’ll go out and win every game.”
Green Bay Packers tight end Justin Perillo (80) blocks safety Marwin Evans (25) during the training camp at St. Norbert College in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on July 28.

UMaine product boosts stock as Packers tight end

By Pete Warner on Aug. 05, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
This summer, Justin Perillo, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound tight end from Wilmington, Delaware, has had more of a presence with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.
Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano (right) tags out Boston's Brock Holt during a rundown in the 11th inning of Thursday night's game at Safeco Field in Seattle. Boston won 3-2.

Holt’s 11th-inning hit pushes Red Sox past Mariners

By Scott Johnson, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 05, 2016, at 1 p.m.
SEATTLE — Still clinging to their place in the American League East race, the Boston Red Sox have been a big hit away from making a move in the standings. Brock Holt finally delivered with a one-out, RBI single in the 11th inning, lifting the Red Sox to a 3-2 …

SeaWolves slug way past Sea Dogs

on Aug. 04, 2016, at 9:30 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Erie SeaWolves hit four solo home runs and led wire-to-wire in a 9-3 Eastern League baseball victory over the Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday afternoon at Hadlock Field. Anthony Gose led off the ballgame with a solo homer to center field on the second pitch he …
Conor McGregor (left) is held back by UFC president Dana White during weigh-ins for UFC 196 fight against Nate Diaz (not pictured) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 4.

Mainer Dana White gets rich building UFC, but relishes ties to state

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 04, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
“When I brought the UFC show there two years ago it didn’t make sense financially for us, but I wanted to do it for the city of Bangor to bring some tourism into town,” Dana White said. “It’s the same reason I’m doing this now.

Rosario’s grand slam lifts Sea Dogs by Erie

on Aug. 03, 2016, at 10:54 p.m.
PORTLAND | Rainel Rosario hit a grand slam over the Maine Monster with two outs in the fourth inning and the Portland Sea Dogs held on to defeat the Erie SeaWolves 5-4 and clinch a series victory in Eastern League baseball action Wednesday night at Hadlock Field. With the …
University of Maine football player Trevor Bates runs a drill for NFL scouts during "Pro Day" on March 21 in Mahaney Dome in Orono.

Mainer makes mad rush to garner Colts linebacker spot

By Pete Warner on Aug. 03, 2016, at 11:24 a.m.
The Indianapolis Colts are barely a week into their full training camp, but it is already apparent that a former University of Maine star could have a future with the NFL franchise.
Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning Tuesday night at Safeco Field in Seattle.

Cano’s blast completes Seattle rally against Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 03, 2016, at 1:13 a.m.
SEATTLE — Robinson Cano’s three-run, eighth-inning home run completed Seattle’s comeback from a four-run deficit as the Mariners rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 Tuesday night. With one out, Cano hit a 1-2 pitch from new Boston reliever Fernando Abad into the right field seats. Red Sox starter …

Sea Dogs’ pitcher nearly perfect in win over Erie

on Aug. 02, 2016, at 10:25 p.m.
PORTLAND | Teddy Stankiewicz threw the first nine-inning complete game one-hitter in Portland Sea Dogs franchise history as they shut out Erie 3-0 in front of 6,189 fans on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field. Stankiewicz (4-7) retired 27 of 28 batters faced, with the lone hit coming in the …

TV, radio sports schedule for Aug. 3, 2016

on Aug. 02, 2016, at 4:36 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE N.Y. METS at N.Y. YANKEES, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV BOSTON at SEATTLE, 10 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), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB …
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts celebrates in the dugout with teammates after hitting a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the ninth inning Monday night at Safeco Field in Seattle. Boston defeated Seattle, 2-1.

Betts’ ninth-inning blast lifts Red Sox past Mariners

By Scott Johnson, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 02, 2016, at 1:14 a.m.
SEATTLE — Mookie Betts hit a solo shot as the Boston Red Sox used another ninth-inning home run to beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Monday night. Betts led off the top of the ninth inning with a tie-breaking solo home run, Boston’s third ninth-inning homer in two games, before …
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia hits a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning Sunday at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Pedroia, Bogaerts key late rally as Red Sox stun Angels

By Joseph D'Hippolito, The Sports Xchange on July 31, 2016, at 8:56 p.m.
ANAHEIM, California — Leadership often demands actions more often than words, as Dustin Pedroia demonstrated Sunday. Pedroia hit a three-run home run and Xander Bogaerts followed with a solo blast to lead a five-run rally in the ninth inning that gave the Boston Red Sox a 5-3 win over the …

TV, radio sports schedule for Aug. 1, 2016

on July 31, 2016, at 6:05 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at SEATTLE, 10 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), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), WJJB Portland (96.3 FM), WPEI Portland/Saco (95.9 FM) radio …

Benintendi propels Sea Dogs by Mets

on July 31, 2016, at 5:20 p.m.
BINGHAMTON, New York — Andrew Benintendi went 4-for-5 with two home runs and a career-high five RBIs, as the Portland Sea Dogs beat the Binghamton Mets 8-1 in an Eastern League baseball game Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. Portland took three of four games from the Mets, clinching their second …