Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after defeating Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic in their men's singles tennis match Wednesday at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.

Djokovic overcomes Stepanek, joins Murray, Williams in 3rd round at Wimbledon

By Sara Marley and Danielle Rossingh, Bloomberg on June 25, 2014, at 6:22 p.m.
WIMBLEDON, England — Men’s top seed Novak Djokovic overcame an onslaught of volleys by Radek Stepanek Wednesday to move to the third round of Wimbledon. Serbia’s Djokovic beat Stepanek of the Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5) on Centre Court at the All England Club in southwest London. …

TV, radio schedule for June 26, 2014

on June 25, 2014, at 4:16 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series: Kentucky, qualifying, 4:30 p.m., race, 8 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Nationwide Series: John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300, practice, 6:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, MINOR LEAGUE NORFOLK at PAWTUCKET, 7 p.m., NESN-TV PORTLAND at READING, 7 p.m., Z105.5, WEZR Lewiston (1240 AM), WTME Rumford (780 …

Nadal ends Wimbledon losing streak

By Danielle Rossingh, Bloomberg on June 24, 2014, at 5:44 p.m.
WIMBLEDON, England — Rafael Nadal ended his two-year losing streak at Wimbledon with a four-set win while Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova cruised into the next round without dropping a set. Nadal, a two-time champion, on Tuesday beat Slovakia’s Martin Klizan, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Centre Court at the …

TV, radio schedule for June 25, 2014

on June 24, 2014, at 4:50 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), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM), WKTJ Farmington (99.3 FM), WALZ Machias (95.3 FM), WLOB Portland (1310 AM), …
Andy Murray in action during his match against David Goffin on day one of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships on Monday at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club.

Returning hero Murray has perfect start at Wimbledon

By Martyn Herman, Reuters on June 23, 2014, at 8:33 p.m.
LONDON — All was as it should be on the opening day of Wimbledon when returning British hero Andy Murray opened the defense of his historic title with an impressive first-round victory on Monday. Under bright skies, with the Centre Court grass glistening, his grandparents in the royal box and …

Sports briefs for June 23, 2014

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on June 22, 2014, at 5:51 p.m.
Yarmouth’s Mavor wins 45th A&J Open PORTLAND — Top-seeded Brian Mavor of Yarmouth captured the men’s open singles title at the 45th annual A&J Open by saving six match points in route to a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(6) victory over unseeded University of Southern Maine netman Kyle Curley of Gorham. Mavor, …

TV, radio sports schedule for June 23, 2014

on June 22, 2014, at 4:12 p.m.
BASEBALL, COLLEGE World Series Final Game 1, VANDERBILT vs. VIRGINIA, 8 p.m., ESPN-TV 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), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 FM), WEGP Presque Isle (1390 …
Falmouth High School tennis captains Justin Brogan, left, and Brendan McCarthy receive the State Class A Championship trophy on Monday at Bates College in Lewiston after downing Mount Ararat, 3-2.

McCarthy leads Falmouth High boys by Mount Ararat in Class A state final

By Bob Conn, Times Record on June 16, 2014, at 10:31 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — The odds were certainly stacked against the Mount Ararat High School boys tennis team. Arguably, Falmouth has two of the top tennis players in the state of Maine in Justin Brogan at No. 1 singles, and No. 2 Brendan McCarthy, this year’s Maine Principals’ Association’s schoolboy champion. …
Falmouth's Olivia Leavitt gets ready to serve during her match against Brunswick's Maisie Silverman in the State Class A girls team championship match at Bates College in Lewiston on Monday.

Falmouth High girls tennis team beats Brunswick for seventh straight state title

By Bob Conn, Times Record on June 16, 2014, at 10:06 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — In a perfect scenario for Brunswick High School girls tennis coach Rob Manter, Monday’s State Class A championship was going to come down to top singles players Maisie Silverman of Brunswick and two-time Maine Principals’ Association schoolgirl champion Olivia Leavitt of Falmouth. Leavitt defeated Silverman in their …
Colleen O'Donnell of Waterville, pictured during the Purple Panthers' June 11 Eastern Maine Class B championship victory, was her team's only winner during Saturday's 4-1 state title loss to Greely of Cumberland Center.

Greely girls outlast Waterville, Cape Elizabeth boys sweep Camden Hills in Class B tennis state finals

By Ernie Clark on June 14, 2014, at 9:42 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Anna Collins’ experience at Saturday evening’s Class B tennis state championship meet mirrored those of most of her Greely High School teammates. A sport often known more for the shot-making skills required had evolved into a survival of the fittest, with four of the Rangers’ five matches …

Waynflete sweeps Class C tennis state titles

By Ernie Clark on June 14, 2014, at 7:33 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — It’s become a rite of spring for the Waynflete Flyers — winning state tennis championships. The Portland school’s boys and girls teams swept the Class C titles for the fourth straight year Saturday at The Racket and Fitness Club, as Waynflete secured its fourth straight girls crown …

Class B and C state tennis matches moved, Class A postponed

on June 13, 2014, at 5:31 p.m.
With rain in the forecast for Saturday, the high school state tennis championships for Classes B and C have been moved to the Portland Racquet and Fitness Center in Portland while the Class A matches have been postponed until Monday. The Class C boys and girls state finals will begin …

On Deck, a sports calendar for June 12, 2014

on June 12, 2014, at 5:26 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Husson Summer Baseball Day Camp, June 23-27, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 8:30-noon, ages 8-15, lunch provided, $300 per player; camp includes instruction from Husson coaching staff and players on throwing, catching, pitching, fielding, hitting, bunting, baserunning and game situations; to register or for more info contact …
 Waterville's Jayme Saulter (left) and Emma Cristan defeated Sierra Bloom and MacKenzie Myers of Mount Desert Island in the first singles match at the Eastern Maine Class B tennis championship on Wednesday at Colby College in Waterville.

Camden Hills boys, Waterville girls win Eastern Maine Class B tennis crowns

By Ernie Clark on June 11, 2014, at 8:44 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — What a difference having your best tennis player available can make. Camden Hills of Rockport junior Austin Pohlman, who missed his team’s regular-season loss to undefeated Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston while singing at an all-state music festival, was back for the rematch Wednesday. His presence proved pivotal as …
Hampden Academy's Filip Bilek defeated Mt. Ararat's Mike Crawford in #2 boys singles at the Eastern Maine Class A tennis championship on Wednesday at Colby College in Waterville.

Mt. Ararat boys, Brunswick girls win Eastern A tennis titles

By Ernie Clark on June 11, 2014, at 2:20 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — Joe Thomas knew the importance of first-set tiebreakers long before he faced that situation with an Eastern Maine Class A championship at stake Wednesday. “We haven’t had that many tiebreakers,” said Thomas, a senior who plays third singles for the Mt. Ararat of Topsham boys tennis team, …

THIRD Local sport results for June 10, 2014

on June 10, 2014, at 9:21 p.m.
Tourney scoreboard TENNIS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS Eastern Maine Regional finals Tuesday, June 10 At Champions, Waterville Class C C7: No. 2 George Stevens 5, No. 4 Madawaska 0 Wednesday, June 11 At Colby, Waterville Class A A7: No. 3 Hampden (12-2) vs. No. 5 Mount Ararat (9-5), 10 a.m. Class …
Van Buren's Parise Rossignol makes a return to George Stevens Academy's Charlotte Reiter during their No. 1 singles match of the Class C girls Eastern Maine team tennis championships at Colby College in Waterville on Tuesday.

Van Buren girls, George Stevens boys retain Eastern C tennis championships

By Ernie Clark on June 10, 2014, at 5:28 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — Talent and experience were defining factors Wednesday as the Van Buren girls and George Stevens Academy boys successfully defended Eastern Maine Class C tennis championships at Colby College. Second-ranked and undefeated Van Buren defeated top-seeded George Stevens 4-1 to win its second straight girls’ regional championship, while …

Weather forces schedule changes in Eastern Maine regional tennis finals

on June 09, 2014, at 4:57 p.m.
The impending forecast of rain for Tuesday has moved the Eastern Maine regional tennis finals for Classes A and B to Wednesday while the Class C finals will be played indoors at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Championships Indoor Facility in Waterville. On Wednesday, at Colby College in Waterville, the …
Rafael Nadal returns a shot to Novak Djokovic during their French Open final at Roland Garros in Paris Sunday .

Claycourt machine Nadal reaches cloud nine in Paris

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on June 08, 2014, at 5:46 p.m.
PARIS — Claycourt machine Rafa Nadal held off another challenge from great rival Novak Djokovic to claim a record extending ninth French Open title with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 victory on Sunday. The world number one from Spain became the first man to win five successive titles at Roland …
Maria Sharapova of Russia holds the French Open trophy  Saturday after defeating Simona Halep of Romania in the women's singles final at Roland Garros in Paris.

Sharapova captures 5th grand slam title with 3-set win over Halep in French Open final

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on June 07, 2014, at 12:57 p.m.
PARIS — Maria Sharapova claimed her second French Open title when she floored Romanian fourth seed Simona Halep 6-4 6-7(5) 6-4 after a marathon encounter in Saturday’s final. The seventh seed from Russia claimed her fifth grand slam title after Wimbledon 2004, the 2006 U.S. Open, the 2008 Australian Open …
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