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Sports briefs for Sept. 11, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Sept. 11, 2014, at 7:09 p.m.
Pedroia has season-ending surgery The season is over for Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia had surgery on his left wrist Thursday. The Red Sox said the surgery was a success but did not say when he would be able to return to baseball activities. The 31-year-old Pedroia …

Transformer delivery issue delays first night home game for Houlton football team

By Ernie Clark, BDN Staff on Sept. 10, 2014, at 10:54 a.m.
The fledgling Houlton High School football team hoped to play its first home game under the lights at the Maliseet Sports Complex on Friday night. But those Friday night lights will have to wait, as this weekend’s game against Washington Academy of East Machias has been rescheduled to 1 p.m. …

Cilic crushes Nishikori to claim U.S. Open men’s title

By Steve Keating, Reuters on Sept. 09, 2014, at 9:01 a.m.
NEW YORK — Croatia’s Marin Cilic swept past Japan’s Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to win the U.S. Open on Monday and reach the pinnacle of the sport one year after a doping ban kept him out of the year’s final grand slam. The big-serving Croatian overwhelmed a weary Nishikori …
From the community

Tennis Round Robin tournament to benefit aging in place program

By Kara Janes on Sept. 09, 2014, at 8:54 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Blue Hill Country Club, 213 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill, Maine For more information: 207-374-5852; athomedowneast.org BLUE HILL, Maine – There will be a 5-round tennis tournament to benefit At Home Downeast, a program that supports aging in place, will be held …

Williams beats Wozniacki for 18th grand slam title

By Steve Keating, Reuters on Sept. 07, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
NEW YORK — World number one Serena Williams swept past good friend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-3, 6-3 in the U.S. Open final on Sunday to move into the record books with her 18th grand slam title. The third straight and sixth overall U.S. Open crown for the 32-year-old American, …
Kei Nishikori of Japan celebrates after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their semifinal match Saturday at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.

Djokovic, Federer upset in U.S. Open semis

By Dave Sheinin, Washington Post on Sept. 06, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
NEW YORK — The final piece of Roger Federer’s best-case dream-draw fell into place just a couple of hours before he took the court late Saturday afternoon at the U.S. Open. In the bowels of Arthur Ashe Stadium, he watched his rival Novak Djokovic wilt in the heat in the …
Serena Williams celebrates recording match point in her match against Ekaterina Makarova in a U.S. Open semifinal at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York Friday.

Serena and friend Wozniacki reach U.S. Open women’s final

By Larry Fine, Reuters on Sept. 05, 2014, at 8:03 p.m.
NEW YORK — Serena Williams used her blazing power in a semifinals win, while Caroline Wozniacki advanced when her opponent was felled by heat illness on Friday to set up an intriguing women’s final at the U.S. Open. Hot and humid conditions hit Flushing Meadows again and China’s Peng Shuai …

TV radio sports schedule for Sept. 6-7, 2014

on Sept. 05, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Formula One, Italian Grand Prix, 8 a.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR Sprint Cup, Federated Auto Parts 400, 7:30 p.m., ABC-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE TORONTO at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 …

Resurgent Cilic powers into U.S. Open semis

By Steve Keating, Reuters on Sept. 04, 2014, at 9:28 p.m.
NEW YORK — A resurgent Marin Cilic blasted his way by sixth seed Tomas Berdych 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Thursday to become the first Croatian to reach the U.S. Open semifinals since his coach Goran Ivanisevic in 1996. For Cilic, who missed last year’s U.S. Open while serving a …

TV Radio schedule for September 5, 2014

on Sept. 04, 2014, at 5:57 p.m.
AUTO RACING Formula One Racing, Italian Grand Prix, Practice, 8 a.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Federated Auto Parts 400, Practice, 1 p.m., Qualifying, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Virginia529 College Savings 250, Qualifying, 3:30 p.m., Race, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV; WWNZ Veazie (1400 AM); WFZX Searsport (101.7 FM) radio BASEBALL, …

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 …

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 …

Djokovic, Murray in quarters clash, Serena advances at U.S. Open

By Larry Fine, Reuters on Sept. 01, 2014, at 7:03 p.m.
NEW YORK — The tension mounted and temperatures soared at the U.S. Open on Monday as top seed Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set up a sensational quarterfinal, and Serena Williams made a 2014 grand slam breakthrough. Temperatures neared 90 degrees in Flushing Meadows and hovered around 100 on the …

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 …

Serena, Djokovic sail through U.S. Open winds

By Larry Fine, Reuters on Aug. 28, 2014, at 8:39 p.m.
NEW YORK — World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through brisk winds to dismiss overmatched opponents on Thursday and land comfortably in the third round of the U.S. Open. Gusty breezes led Williams to misfire for three double faults in her first service game before the two-time …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 28, 2014

on Aug. 28, 2014, at 7:31 p.m.
BASKETBALL HAMPDEN — Eastern Maine Board 111 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials is offering a Prospective Officials Class for individuals, 18 or older, who want to be certified basketball officials. Individuals living in Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Waldo counties are eligible to take this class, which …
From the community

Pine Cone Open Tennis Tournament in Portland

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 28, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The Pine Cone Open Tennis Tournament will be held on the weekend of Sept. 6-7, at Deering High School courts, Portland. Competition will be held in men’s open singles and doubles as well as in women’s singles. Interested players should contact Tournament Director Chris Nordenson at 671-4886 or by …

China’s Peng upsets Radwanska in second round at U.S. Open; Sharapova survives

By Larry Fine, Reuters on Aug. 27, 2014, at 7:14 p.m.
NEW YORK — The U.S. Open heated up on Wednesday with China’s Peng Shuai upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth seed Maria Sharapova averting an early exit on a sweltering day in Flushing Meadows. French Open champion Sharapova lost the first set to 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania, but the …

Murray, Williams make hard work in heat at U.S. Open

By Larry Fine, Reuters on Aug. 25, 2014, at 7:56 p.m.
NEW YORK — Some busy bees made life difficult for two grizzled veterans and a pair of favorites were forced to work extra hard on steamy opening day at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday. Eighth-seeded 2012 champion Andy Murray fought off cramps to beat Dutchman Robin Haase in …

TV radio sports schedule for Aug. 28, 2014

on Aug. 25, 2014, at 4:29 p.m.
BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE N.Y. YANKEES at DETROIT, 1 p.m., WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM) radio; ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE READING at PORTLAND, 6 p.m., WTME Rumford (780 AM) radio; Internet: www.ezrocks.us; Z105.5, WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM), radio; Internet: www.1055.com FOOTBALL, COLLEGE BOISE STATE vs. MISSISSIPPI, 8 p.m., ESPN-TV FOOTBALL, …
 
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