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Tim Boetsch (right) blocks a kick from a sparring partner during a workout Saturday at the Team Irish gym in Brewer. Boetsch is training with Marcus Davis for an August UFC fight at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Lincolnville native comes home to Maine to train for ‘do or die’ UFC bout

Tim Boetsch knew his telephone would ring soon, though he wasn’t sure he wanted to answer it. The veteran Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor had just …
David Chung lines up his putt during the Greater Bangor Open final round at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course in Bangor. Chung won the GBO in a playoff against Mike Van Sickle, who shot a course record 60 on Thursday.

Chung beats Van Sickle on fourth playoff hole to win Greater Bangor Open in record-setting effort

BANGOR, Maine — Fourteen months ago, David Chung was receiving a high-five from PGA Tour Hall-of-Famer Billy Casper and getting his golf ball signed by …
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Last to first to last — how did  this happen?

Some sports thoughts as we wait for the Red Sox fire sale now on through Thursday… Hey baseball GMs…get your deal here…get your deal while …

Pushard leads Brewer by Bangor in Zone 1 American Legion baseball championship

BANGOR, Maine — Brewer’s Matt Pushard held Bangor to five hits to lift the Falcons by the Comrades 8-2 in the Zone1 American Legion baseball …
BANGOR, MAINE -- 07/26/14 -- Trenton's Tony Bianco (left) tags Bangor's Andrew Hillier out at second during a Zone 1 American Legion baseball state-qualifying game at Husson University in Bangor.

Bangor clinches state Legion tourney berth, advances to Zone 1 championship round

BANGOR, Maine — Top-seeded Bangor joined Brewer as Zone 1 representatives to the American Legion baseball state tournament Saturday night. All that remains to be …

Maine-MBR U16 basketball team stays alive in AAU Classic Division play

A free throw by Andrew Fleming with six seconds remaining in overtime Saturday gave the Maine-MBR 16-and-under boys basketball team a 62-61 victory over Minnesota …

Only woman in GBO has Maine ties and is on comeback trail

BANGOR, Maine —- Tovie St. Louis of West Palm Beach, Florida, didn’t play the way she wanted to at the Greater Bangor Open. The only …
Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino (18) and relief pitcher Koji Uehara (19) and teammates high five after they beat the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, Sunday. Boston won 3-2.

Ortiz helps Red Sox snap five-game slide

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — David Ortiz slugged a three-run homer and six pitchers combined on a five-hitter as the Boston Red Sox snapped a five-game …

Bangor Cadets advance to final four in Junior Legion state baseball tourney

SKOWHEGAN, Maine — Tanner Goodine scattered nine hits and didn’t walk a batter to lead the Bangor Cadets to series-clinching 5-2 victory over the Madison …

Sea Dogs rally past Rock Cats in 11th

NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut — The Portland Sea Dogs needed extra innings, but took down the New Britain Rock Cats 8-5 in the 11th thanks to …
Former University of Maine baseball coach John Winkin died last Saturday at age 94.
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Legacy of Maine college baseball coach Winkin lives on

A week after the death of John Winkin, memories of the legendary Maine college baseball coach remain vivid for me after attending his wake in …
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy follows through on a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on July 22. Peavy has been traded to the Giants, sources revealed Saturday.

Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy traded to Giants

The San Francisco Giants acquired right-handed starting pitcher Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. The Giants sent pitching prospects Edwin Escobar and …
Baltimore Ravens team president  Richard W. Cass  speaks with  running back Ray Rice (27) after practice Thursday at Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Does the NFL have a women problem?

The NFL sent a message with its latest disciplinary move, suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice because of a domestic incident that it deems …

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