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University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove walks the sideline during his team's opener against Norfolk State Saturday at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

‘There’s room for improvement’: UMaine offense struggles in football opener

ORONO, Maine — If the University of Maine had played one of its Colonial Athletic Association opponents on Saturday, it might have been a long, …
Louis Sockalexis poses in his Poland Spring uniform during the summer of 1894.
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Mainer confronts Cleveland Indians execs in quest to honor Penobscot Indian player

As my plane winged its way to Cleveland last week, on my way to give a library talk in praise of Maine Penobscot Indian Louis …
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Here’s a top-10 list of summer sports stories

As we wave goodbye to summer and say hello to fall, how about a list of ten sports stories that I will remember when I …
Sarah Mulcahy of Baring Plantation,  runs down West Broadway with Greg Dean behind her in the 52nd annual Labor Day 5-Mile Road Race.  This was Mulcahy's first race since the birth of her baby two months ago and she placed first for women and 11th overall with a time of 32:12.

McCarthy, Mulcahy win Bangor Labor Day 5-miler

BANGOR, Maine — Erik McCarthy of Old Town overcame warm, muggy conditions on Monday morning while running to victory in the 52nd edition of the …
Bucksport High School Football coach Joel Sankey works with the team prior to a scrimage against Houlton High School on Aug. 25 at Carmichael Field in Bucksport.

Bucksport, MCI, Mattanawcook among top contenders for LTC football crown

PITTSFIELD, Maine — When LTC football coaches speak of competitive parity within their ranks, recent history backs them up. No team has repeated as LTC …
Philadelphia Phillies' Cole Hamels delivers a pitch against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning on Monday at Turner Field in Atlanta.

Four Phillies pitchers combine for no-hitter

ATLANTA — Wildness cost Cole Hamels a chance at his first no-hitter, but the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander got to share in a combined one. Hamels …
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) runs through drills during a joint practice with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Patriots practice Fields in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Aug. 13.

Patriots’ Gronkowski to play Sunday

After missing the entire preseason recovering from right knee surgery, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is ready to return to the field for …
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) throws the ball to first baseman Allen Craig (5) for an out during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, Monday.

Rays rally by Red Sox in 10th

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The scenario made a lot of sense to Boston manager John Farrell. It made a lot of sense to Rays manager …

Sea Dogs drop regular-season finale, but begin playoffs Wednesday vs. Mets

PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs fell in their regular season finale 3-0 to the Harrisburg Senators Monday afternoon at Hadlock Field. The Sea …
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter was fired Monday.

Houston Astros fire manager Porter, bench coach

The struggling Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley on Monday, bringing in Tom Lawless as the interim manager for the …
Chicago Bears tight end Matthew Mulligan (85), a Maine native, is tackled by Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Demetrius McCray (35) during the second half of a preseason game on Aug. 14 at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Former UMaine standout Mulligan on Chicago Bears’ final roster

Enfield native Matthew Mulligan has survived the last round of NFL cuts and is listed on Chicago Bears roster as its third-string tight end behind …
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne (5) shoots up in between Matt Kenseth (20) and Denny Hamlin (11) during a green white checker at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night.

Kahne wins in wild finish at Atlanta after Stewart struggles

HAMPTON, Ga. — Kasey Kahne is no longer chasing a spot in NASCAR’s 10-race championship playoff. Kahne made a strong move on a green-white-checkered finish …
Arizona Cardinals running back LaRod Stephens-Howling (36) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald (91) during a game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, in October 2012.

49ers’ Ray McDonald arrested Sunday for felony domestic abuse

SAN JOSE, Calif. — 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was arrested for felony domestic abuse early Sunday morning in San Jose. Police arrived at McDonald’s …

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