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San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval speaks to the crowd during the World Series celebration at City Hall on Oct. 31.

Reports: Red Sox land Giants’ Pablo Sandoval

Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval is leaving his heart in San Francisco and heading cross-country to Beantown. According to multiple reports, Sandoval and the …
Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez (13) looks on during the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Aug. 27.

Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez agree on $88 million deal

The Boston Red Sox got their man, make that their men. On Monday afternoon, the Red Sox and free-agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez agreed on a …

Mixed martial arts fighter returning to Maine for title defense against Bellator, WEC veteran

Undefeated Ray “All Business” Wood, who recently moved from the Bangor area to South Carolina, will return to the Pine Tree State on Feb. 7 …
Maine's Sigi Koizar (42) drives to the hoop in the final seconds against Sacred Heart at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine, Sunday Nov. 23, 2014.

Sacred Heart holds off UMaine women’s basketball team in final seconds

BANGOR | The University of Maine came up one play short on Sunday afternoon. Hannah Kimmel scored off a cut to the basket with …
OFF THE RIM (blog)

More high school basketball coaches should take advantage of annual clinic

The Maine Association of Basketball Coaches’ board is seeking reasons for declining attendance at its annual fall clinic. I attended this year’s clinic on Nov. …
University of Maine's Dan Collins (center) looks to throw up field past Villanova during their football game at Alfond Stadium at the University of Maine in Orono on Saturday.

UMaine football team plagued by anemic offense, but gained experience, built depth in 2014

ORONO | From the outset, the University of Maine football team knew it was going to be challenged by its inexperience on offense. That …
FIGHTING THE TIDES (blog)

Wyclef Jean tips cap to Maine boxing champ

On Sunday morning, local boxing star Russell Lamour Jr. received a surprising video message from a friend in California. The sender had met hip hop …
THE PRESS BOX (blog)

Has Four Classes Benefitted Maine High School Football?

With the presentation of four gold balls during this past frigid weekend, the 2014 Maine high school football season came to a close.  It also …
THE DUFFEL BAG (blog)

Early leftovers: Bruins’ mental block vs. Canadiens, give credit to UNH, Brett Brown needs more time

Here are some sports leftovers…before we enjoy the real leftovers later this week… – Winslow’s Dylan Hapworth entered into the Fitzy Trophy discussion, not that …
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) congratulates running back LeGarrette Blount on his touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots defeated the Lions 34-9.

Patriots’ Brady tames Lions for seventh straight win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The seventh straight win was in the books, and Vince Wilfork had a message to get across to the people who doubted …
Dennis &quotRed" Gendron

Maine hockey coach Red Gendron ‘livid’ after team’s 4-1 loss to BC

University of Maine men’s hockey coach Red Gendron wasn’t in a good mood following Saturday night’s 4-1 loss to Boston College at Conte Forum in …
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) scores a touchdown under New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (21) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday night. The Cowboys defeated the Giants 31-28.

Bryant’s two TDs help Cowboys rally to defeat Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant scored two touchdowns in the second half to give his team a 31-28 comeback win over …
Husson quarterback Joe Seccareccia runs the ball in second-half action of a first round NCAA Division III playoff game against MIT at Husson University in Bangor on Saturday.  MIT won the game 27-20 in overtime.

MIT rallies late, beats Husson in overtime for NCAA Tourney football win

BANGOR, Maine —- Two teams playing in their first NCAA Division III Tournament football game put on a memorable show for the 1,900 fans who …

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