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Debby Gardner of Waterville Country Club hits her approach shot from under a tree on the 13th hole at her home course during the Maine Women's Amateur golf tournament on Tuesday.

Leslie Guenther seizes 3-stroke lead at Maine Women’s Amateur golf tournament

OAKLAND, Maine — Leslie Guenther wasn’t the least bit interested in being the center of attention on Tuesday. After shooting a 2-over-par 75 that put …

Eastern League All-Star Game heading to Sea Dogs’ Hadlock Field next season

PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs have been selected by the Eastern League to host the 2015 Eastern League All-Star Game on July 15, …
Brewer's Kyle Alexander pitches to Trenton during a Zone 1 American Legion playoff game last week at Husson University in Bangor. Brewer, the Zone 1 champ, will open the state tourney at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Husson against Zone 5 champ Staples Crossing of Eliot.

American Legion baseball tournament features six Eastern Maine teams

BANGOR, Maine — Perhaps it’s fitting that this year’s American Legion baseball state tournament is coming north to the Queen City for the first time …
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NCAA settles concussion lawsuit that includes former UMaine hockey player for $70 million

CHICAGO — The NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit by providing $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former …
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester works in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday.

Red Sox shopping Lester as Thursday trade deadline looms

With Boston out of contention in the American League East and the non-waiver trade deadline set for 4 p.m. on Thursday, the Red Sox are …
Bailey Plourde of Newcastle lines up her putt as her dad and caddie, Bob Plourde, holds an umbrella on the 18th green during Monday's Maine Women's Amateur golf tournament at Waterville Country Club in Oakland. Ruth Colucci of Biddeford-Saco Country Club looks on.

14-year-old golfer makes a splash at rained-out first round of Maine Women’s Amateur

OAKLAND, Maine — Bailey Plourde stumbled into golf several years ago, completely by accident. “My parents needed a baby sitter for me, so I went …

Perseverance pushed center Wendell into Patriots’ picture

Bill Belichick loves an underdog, and he found one in center Ryan Wendell. The starting pivot for the New England Patriots arrived as an undrafted …
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Wyatt Alexander Racing gearing up for first win; Indy musings

Episode 14 July 27, 2014 WAR finishes second at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) Ellsworth’s Wyatt Alexander placed second at NHMS this weekend making this …
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 …

Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team finishes 11th at AAU 11th-Grade Nationals

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The Maine Athletic Club 17-and-under boys basketball team jumped out to a big early lead and defeated the Queen City Prophets of …
Toronto's Melky Cabrera (left) celebrates his home run against the Boston Red Sox with Juan Francisco (47) and Anthony Gose (right) during the sixth inning at Fenway Park in Boston Monday night.

Cabrera hits two homers as Blue Jays rout Red Sox

BOSTON — Melky Cabrera homered twice and drove in five runs while light-hitting Ryan Goins had four hits and four RBIs as the Toronto Blue …
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz waits on deck to bat during the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, Sunday.

Ortiz hopes Red Sox don’t deal Lester

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — With a 48-57 record, the Boston Red Sox could receive plenty of phone calls as the trade deadline approaches. Saturday’s trade …

Sea Dogs’ Augliera shuts down Fightin Phils

PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs opened the series with some outstanding pitching from Mike Augliera, taking down the Reading Fightin Phils 2-0 Monday …

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