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Vince Lombardi Trophy on display during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center.

Patriots’ Super Bowl trophy coming to Bangor

The trophy is coming to Bangor in response to an invitation city officials in Bangor, Brewer and Portland extended in February.
Central head coach Diane Rollins cheers on her team during their basketball game against John Bapst at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Rollins steps down as Central girls basketball coach

Rollins’ decision marks the end of a coaching tenure that lasted more than a quarter-century with state championships in two sports.
Michael Bruce of Fort Fairfield follows through on a shot during the Northeast regional qualifying round of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championships last fall at Brookline (Massachusetts) Country Club. The 9-year-old won his age group and on Sunday will compete in the national finals at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, site of the Masters Tournament.

9-year-old Mainer to play at historic Augusta National Golf Club

Michael Bruce of Fort Fairfield will be representing Maine in the national Drive, Chip and Putt championships at Augusta National Golf Club.
Nick Mayo of Belgrade (left) is pictured playing for Eastern Kentucky in December 2015. He is among only a handful of Maine players who have been able to earn a spot on a Division I college basketball roster in recent years.
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Mainers pursuing college basketball opportunities face daunting odds

Only 0.6 percent of Maine girls high school players and 0.4 percent of boys high school basketball participants continued playing at Division I programs.
Boston Celtics radio broadcasters Sean Grande (left) and Cedric Maxwell talk with area fans during a meet and greet gathering at the Sea Dog Restaurant in Bangor Tuesday.

Celtics broadcasters optimistic, cautious about team’s postseason hopes

“I think they’re competing right now to win their first playoff series under Brad. Once they can do that, anything can happen.”
Lindsay Beauregard and her sister Danielle pose for a photo in November of 2016. Beauregard is running next month's Boston Marathon as part of the Miles for Miracles charity team.

Maine runner sprints past fundraising goal for hospital that cared for sister

She set a milestone of raising at least $6,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital but eclipsed that goal last weekend. As of Tuesday, she raised $6,712.
Junior Kolleen Bouchard of Houlton (right), pictured during a 2017 tournament game in Bangor, is a two-time Bangor Daily News All-Maine honoree. The 41st edition of the BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team, the state's best 15 players regardless of position or class, will be published on Saturday.

BDN to unveil 41st All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team on Saturday

The Bangor Daily News will honor the elite girls basketball players in the state when we unveil the 41st BDN All-Maine Schoolgirl Basketball Team.
Karlton Creech

UMaine to receive $640,038 in NCAA money for student-athletes

The University of Maine’s award is based on 194.47 scholarship grants.
Patrice Bergeron (left) celebrates his goal against Nashville with Boston teammate Brad Marchand during the first period of Tuesday night's NHL game at TD Garden in Boston.
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Rask steps up as Bruins down Predators

Detroit Red Wings defensemen Dan Renouf (77) and forward Mitch Callahan (57) go after the puck during the first period of play against Chicago Blackhawksduring a preseason game at United Center.

Former UMaine defenseman called up by NHL’s Detroit Red Wings

Dan Renouf, who spent three years with the Black Bears, was called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins, the organization announced on Sunday.
Faith Sjoberg of Presque Isle is presented the first-place trophy for the 12-13 year-old girls' age division during the New England Elks Hoop Shoot awards banquet held in South Portland March 25. At left is Andrew Bolz, president of the Maine Elks Association. Sjoberg hit 24 of 25 free throw attempts to advance to the national finals in Chicago on April 22.

Presque Isle girl wins New England free throw title

Faith Sjoberg, a seventh-grader at Presque Isle Middle School, made 24 of 25 attempts, which was two better than the runner-up.
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These 10 rule changes could improve high school basketball in Maine

Jacare Souza (red gloves) fights Tim Boetsch (blue gloves) during UFC 208 at Barclays Center on Feb. 11.

Boetsch to face former champion in June 25 UFC bout

The “Barbarian” will be back in the Octagon after all.

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