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University of Maine athletic director Karlton Creech.

UMaine men’s basketball coaching job attracts 100-plus applicants

ORONO, Maine — It has been only nine days since the University of Maine dismissed men’s basketball head coach Ted Woodward by buying out the …
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) walks off the field after being ejected for having a foreign substance during the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday.

Pineda’s use of pine tar exposes unwritten rule

A pitcher using pine tar to improve his grip in cold weather appears to be a common practice in Major League Baseball, but smearing it …
Lincolnville native Tim Boetsch (right) battles Mark Munoz during their middleweight UFC bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 6, 2013.

Maine’s ‘Barbarian’ hopes to regain momentum in UFC 172 bout

In a crowded UFC middleweight division, every fight is potentially a career crossroads for Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch. The 33-year-old Lincolnville native is coming off …

UMaine softball team hosts Binghamton in key ‘Seniors Weekend’ series

ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine softball team concludes the home portion of its schedule and its America East slate this weekend when it …

‘Pretty Boy’ Boyington signs NEF deal

Veteran fighter Bruce “Pretty Boy” Boyington of Brewer and Young’s MMA in Bangor has agreed to a multifight contract with the Maine-based New England Fights …

‘Failure is not an option’ — Maine Winter Sports Center fighting for financial stability

FORT KENT, Maine — Eight weeks after learning that its major source of funding had dried up, the Maine Winter Sports Center has raised more …
Matt Martin of Hampden, pictured during a 2013 game, was the tough-luck loser Wednesday in a season-opening, 1-0 Class A baseball setback at Lewiston.

Lewiston lefty Emerson outduels Hampden ace Martin in baseball opener

LEWISTON, Maine — Sure, it’s April, when the infield dirt is rugged as plywood, the outfield grass is brown and saturated, and the pitchers are …
Sarah Mulcahy of Baring Plantation (second right) runs along a city street Monday during the 118th Boston Marathon. The 28-year-old Eagle Lake native, who is 6½ months pregnant, kept a relaxed pace and finished the race in 4 hours, 8 minutes, 19 seconds.

Baby steps: Washington County runner, 6½ months pregnant, completes Boston Marathon

Sarah Mulcahy figured to be one of the faster Maine runners at Monday’s 118th Boston Marathon. The 28-year-old resident of Baring Plantation qualified for the …
Liz Wood of the University of Maine (left), pictured during a Jan. 5 game in Bangor, has been named the America East Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year.

UMaine’s Wood top student-athlete in America East women’s basketball

ORONO, Maine — University of Maine women’s basketball sophomore standout Liz Wood of Catlett, Va., has been named the America East Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of …
Maine District 3 pitcher Justin Courtney (16) of Bangor delivers to the plate against Team Canada in the fourth inning of their opening game of the Senior League World Series on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor.

Pitching remains focal point as region’s Class A baseball teams begin new season

The Eastern Maine Class A high school baseball season was scheduled to kick off Wednesday, and pitching figures to rule the region again this spring. …
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) is ejected from the game for using a foreign substance during the second inning of Wednesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won 5-1.

Lackey shines, NY’s Pineda ejected, Red Sox win

BOSTON — New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda was the early story but Boston Red Sox right-hander John Lackey stole the show at frigid Fenway …
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Harsh winter forces later starting dates for many Maine golf courses

The harsh and seemingly endless winter took a toll on many of the state’s golf courses. Most have opened later than usual and some still …
Boston Red Sox right fielder Daniel Nava (29) rounds the bases on his home run during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 10.

Red Sox send struggling Nava to Triple-A

Boston Red Sox struggling outfielder Daniel Nava was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket, the team announced Wednesday. Nava, 31, is 10-for-67 (.149) with two doubles, two …

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