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Hermon boys basketball player Jordan Bishop (second from right) takes the ball away from Foxcroft Academy player Drew Dankert (second from left) in the second half of their game on Wednesday in Hermon.

Hermon boys basketball team repels late Foxcroft rally to earn second victory

The Old Town boys basketball team has picked up where it left off last winter, winning their first four games this season …
MAINE HOCKEY JOURNAL (blog)

Lackluster effort leads to Pirates’ worst loss of the season

PORTLAND – Ray Edwards said his team could not do anything right Wednesday night. “The whole night is disappointing,” said Edwards. “The group was not …
MAINE HOCKEY JOURNAL (blog)

Blue Devils deep six Clippers

LEWISTON — The Lewiston High School Blue Devils showed its depth in boys’ hockey as six different skaters scored in the 6-1 victory over the …
Messalonskee's Nick Mayo (center) goes up for two past Hampden Academy's Ian McIntyre (left) and Conar Moore during their basketball game Tuesday at Hampden.

Messalonskee’s Mayo, a Division I signee, big target for KVAC foes

HAMPDEN | In one sense, the pressure is off Messalonskee of Oakland basketball star Nick Mayo. The 6-foot-8-inch senior forward already has achieved one …
Former University of Maine men's hockey assistant coach Grant Standbrook (back right) talks with players during a 2007 game. Standbrook is the namesake of the Grant Standbrook Forever Fund, which will aid the program's quest to establish a $7 million endowment fund.

Gendron helps initiate Standbrook fund to support UMaine men’s hockey

ORONO | Grant Standbrook’s name is synonymous with the success of the University of Maine men’s hockey team during its drive to national championships …
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‘Taking that first step’: State’s concussion management efforts continue on several fronts

AUGUSTA | It’s an injury sometimes treated with virtual darkness, but efforts continue to bring light to the battle against concussions in Maine. A …
New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich (center) celebrates a tackle with defensive end Dominique Easley (left) during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis in this November 2014 file photo.

Patriots defensive end placed on injured reserve

The New England Patriots placed first-round draft pick and defensive end Dominique Easley on injured reserve Wednesday. The Patriots also signed tight end Steve Maneri …
Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass (30) works the ball against Orlando's Elfrid Payton (4) in the second half of Wednesday night's game at TD Garden in Boston. The Celtics defeated the Magic 109-92.

Bass, Rondo propel Boston Celtics past Magic

BOSTON, Massachusetts — BOSTON — This Boston Celtics rebuilding project would go much quicker if they could play more home games against the Orlando Magic. …
Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32) makes a save on Boston's Torey Krug (47) during the second period of Wednesday's game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Bruins won 3-2 in overtime.

Eriksson goal lifts Bruins past Wild in overtime

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Left winger Loui Eriksson scored in overtime as the Boston Bruins snapped a three-game losing streak, beating the Minnesota Wild 3-2 …

49ers cut defensive end Ray McDonald in wake of sexual assault allegation

The San Francisco 49ers released defensive end Ray McDonald on Wednesday within hours of an investigation by the San Jose (California) Police Department into a …

Rinne wins duel with Rask as Predators edge Bruins

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Some have wondered if Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette is risking wearing down goalkeeper Pekka Rinne by starting him in 27 of …

Thaw in US-Cuba relations won’t affect baseball right away

WASHINGTON — There will be no immediate flow of top Cuban players into Major League Baseball despite the major U.S. policy shift toward the communist-run …
Messalonskee's Nate Violette (right) drives the lane past Hampden Academy's Nick Chase during their basketball game Tuesday night at Hampden.

Gilpin, Broncos outlast Mayo, Messalonskee in overtime

HAMPDEN | Nick Mayo came to town Tuesday night and showed local basketball fans why the 6-foot-8-inch forward will be playing in the Division …

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