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Boston's Hanley Ramirez watches his two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston.

Ramirez propels surging Sox by Astros

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox continued their march back to respectability, pulling out a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday at Fenway …
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is pressured by New York Giants players Chris Canty (99) and Jason Pierre-Paul (90) during a game on Nov. 25, 2012, at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Giants defensive end Pierre-Paul injures hand in fireworks accident

New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul “severely injured” his hand in a fireworks accident in South Florida on Saturday night, according to reports. Radio …
Kaitlin Saulter of Hermon finishes first for the women in the 35th annual Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K road race in Bangor on Saturday.

Goode, Saulter win Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K

BANGOR | Among the 517 runners who completed Saturday’s 35th annual Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K were nearly just as many different …
Tonya Pickering displays holiday spirit while cooling down at the finish line after competing in the 35th annual Walter Hunt Fourth of July 3K road race Saturday. The race, which started in Brewer and ended in downtown Bangor, attracted 517 participants.

35th annual Walter Hunt Memorial Fourth of July 3K results

At Brewer, Bangor 1 Adam Goode 8:30, 2 Alex Beals 9:02, 3 John Hassett 9:07, 4 Jonathan Stanhope 9:18, 5 Ian Fraser 9:31, 6 Doug …
England reacts after scoring a goal against Germany during the second extra-time period to capture third place in the women's World Cup at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

England takes third place in women’s World Cup with 1-0 win over Germany

EDMONTON, Canada — Fara Williams struck an extra-time winner from the penalty spot as England defeated Germany 1-0 to claim third place in the Women’s …
Venus Williams of the United States hits a shot during her match against Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia on Friday at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Williams won and will face her sister, Serena Williams, in a round of 16 match Monday.          REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Williams sisters renew rivalry at Wimbledon Monday

LONDON — With her heart racing as she stood two points from defeat in her third round match at Wimbledon, Serena Williams looked in serious …
ERNIE CLARK

A changing reality for the Senior League World Series

  After watching the recent blind draw for this year’s Senior League World Series, I was tempted to invite Nick Cowperthwaite and Jesse Colford to …

Oliver Wahlstrom, 15, decommits from UMaine men’s hockey program

Oliver Wahlstrom became the youngest hockey player ever to verbally commit to the University of Maine 18 months ago when, at the age of 13, …
Bubba Watson gestures after an errant tee shot during the 2015 U.S. Open golf tournament in University Place, Washington, in this file photo on June 19. Watson says he will paint a U.S. flag over the controversial Confederate battle flag on his &quotGeneral Lee" Dodge Charger from the hit show &quotThe Dukes of Hazzard."

Golfer Watson to paint over Confederate flag on “Dukes of Hazzard” car

Golfer Bubba Watson says he will paint a U.S. flag over the contentious Confederate battle banner on his “General Lee” Dodge Charger from the hit …
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell talks with the media during batting practice before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday night at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.

Red Sox at midseason: 37-44, same as last year

TORONTO — A miserable season for the Boston Red Sox is taking an upturn. By scoring eight runs in the first inning Thursday, mostly against …
Penobscot Valley High School wrestler Sophia Carson

Maxfield teen climbing women’s wrestling ranks

Sophia Carson can’t quite pinpoint the root of her love of wrestling, but the 16-year-old rising senior from Penobscot Valley High School …
Jarrod Williams

Brewer Little League softball coach arrested at game

BANGOR | A Brewer Little League softball coach was arrested Wednesday evening and charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly threatening umpires, according to Bangor …
Youth baseball roundup

Penquis rallies by Madison in seventh for Legion baseball victory

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Brandon Young delivered a walkoff single in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday evening to lift the Penquis Navigators to an 8-7 …

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