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North Yarmouth native Ben True is expected to be one of the top competitors in Saturday morning’'s 17th annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth.

North Yarmouth native eyes homecoming run at TD Beach to Beacon race

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Ben True’s racing season already has had its highs and lows. The North Yarmouth native, expected to be one of the …
Jon Lester

Boston Red Sox trade Jon Lester to Oakland

Boston Red Sox left-handed ace Jon Lester was traded to the Oakland A’s on Thursday morning as general manager Billy Beane continues his all-in push …
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey was traded Thursday to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Red Sox trade pitcher Lackey to Cardinals; Miller dealt to Orioles, Drew to Yankees

While whiffing on the No. 1 starters they were chasing, the St. Louis Cardinals landed another middle-of-the-rotation veteran Thursday, acquiring John Lackey from the Boston …
Brewer's Carter Deredin (22) gets congratulations from teammates after scoring a run in the second inning of their  American Legion state tourney game against Staples Crossing at the Winkin Complex at Husson University in Bangor Wednesday. The state tourney continues through Sunday.

American Legion baseball state tourney scoreboard

At Husson, Bangor Wednesday, July 30 G1: Brewer 4, Staples Crossing-Post 188-Eliot 1 G2: Bessey Motors-South Paris 7, Post 51-Oakland 2 G3: Pastime Club-Lewiston 3, …
Leslie Guenther of Norway Country Club follows the flight of her ball toward the green during Wednesday's final round of the Maine Women's Amateur golf tournament at Waterville Country Club in Oakland. Guenther won with a two-day total of 157.

‘I’ve always dreamt of this’: Guenther captures her first Maine Women’s Amateur golf championship

OAKLAND, Maine — Leslie Guenther was in a familiar position going into Wednesday’s final round of the Maine Women’s Amateur golf championship. The veteran player …
Brewer's Kyle Alexander bears down on a pitch in the second inning of their American Legion state playoff game against Staples Crossing.

Brewer outlasts Staples Crossing in 10 innings to open state Legion tourney

BANGOR, Maine — Postseason success may not be equal parts excellence of execution and good fortune, but both qualities can aid any team’s pursuit of …
Madison Cummings

Former Belfast High standout to play field hockey at UMaine

ORONO, Maine — Former Belfast High School standout Madison Cummings and Emily Corbett of Listowel, Ontario, have joined the University of Maine field hockey team, …
Erica Jesseman of Scarborough rests after crossing the finish line as the first Maine women's finisher in Saturday's Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth in this August 2013 file photo.

Defending champion Erica Jesseman faces new challenge in Maine women’s division of Beach to Beacon race

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — Erica Jesseman had a breakthrough run at last year’s TD Beach to Beacon 10K. The former Scarborough High School and University …
Devin Warren of Oakland Post 51 slides back to first, ahead of the tag from Bessey Motors first baseman Dalton Rice in first-inning action at the American Legion baseball state tourney Wednesday at Husson University's Winkin Complex in Bangor.

Bangor’s Courtney shuts down Morrill Post in American Legion baseball state tourney

BANGOR, Maine — Right-hander Justin Courtney struck out 13 batters in eight innings to lift the Bangor Comrades by Morrill Post of South Portland 4-1 …
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 …
Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez (55) tags out Toronto's Melky Cabrera during the sixth inning at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday night.

Blue Jays roar past slumbering Sox

BOSTON — The short-handed Toronto Blue Jays roared to their fifth straight win, riding Mark Buehrle’s first win in 10 starts to a 6-1 pasting …
Boston's Felix Doubront pitches against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at O.co Coliseum on June 20. The Red Sox traded Doubront to the Cubs Wednesday.

Red Sox trade pitcher Doubront to Cubs

BOSTON — Disgruntled left-handed pitcher Felix Doubront was traded by the Boston Red Sox to the Chicago Cubs Wednesday. Doubront was dealt to the Cubs …
Ellsworth's Hunter Cote delivers a pitch during a game against Hermon on May 29. Cote will be the starting pitcher for the Coastal Senior League all-stars in their East Regional opener on Friday in Deptford, New Jersey.

Quest for Senior League World Series begins in New Jersey for Coastal all-stars

The dilemma dealt to the Coastal Senior League all-star baseball team over the last 10 days may be envious to some teams. The team from …

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