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Local sports results for Dec. 4, 2012

on Dec. 04, 2012, at 9:38 p.m.
Today’s games COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL UM-Machias at Unity, 5:30 p.m. UM-Presque Isle at UM-Fort Kent, 7:30 p.m. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Maine at Siena, 6 p.m. UM-Machias at Unity, 5:30 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. UM-Presque Isle at UM-Fort Kent, 5:30 p.m. Results COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL Monday’s Results UMaine-Farmington 72, Bates 66 WOMEN’S …

Tuesday’s college roundup, women’s basketball: MMA 56, Husson 37

on Dec. 04, 2012, at 9:37 p.m.
CASTINE, MAINE — Courtney DuFour scored a career-high 23 points to lead Maine Maritime to a 56-37 win over Husson in a North Atlantic Conference women’s basketball game Tuesday. DuFour’s points came on seven 3-pointers — which tied a program record — and a pair of free throws and MMA …
SWIM SCENE

Diver Bosse sparks Husson at GNAC championship meet

on Dec. 04, 2012, at 8:51 p.m.
Husson University swimmers and divers competed in the Greater Northeast Conference championship held at Simmons College in Boston over the weekend and returned to campus with several medals. Eagle diver Martina Bosse won gold in the 1-meter diving with 187 points for six dives.The Brewer High graduate won the GNAC …
Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher (59) stands on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., in September.  Police say Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday in Kansas City, Mo., then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.

Belcher murder-suicide places focus on domestic violence in NFL, society

By Pete Warner on Dec. 04, 2012, at 8:08 p.m.
BANGOR | Saturday’s murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher has again brought to light the ever-present problem of domestic violence. It is a major issue in the United States and is one that has involved a number of high-profile people, including NFL players and other professional athletes. …

Coach Barron: Emphasis on ‘being able to recognize Siena’s changing defenses and making sure we value each possession’

on Dec. 04, 2012, at 7:34 p.m.
Women’s Basketball MAINE vs. SIENA Time, site: Wednesday, 6 p.m., Alumni Recreation Center, Albany, N.Y. Records: Maine 1-6, Siena 2-5Story continues below advertisement. Series, last meeting: Maine leads 4-2, Siena 78-51 on 12/29/11 Key players: Maine —5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (12.7 ppg, 4.6 rpg), 6-1 F Danielle Walczak (9.5 ppg, …

Redskins ride rookies past Giants and into NFC East race

By David Elfin, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 04, 2012, at 7:08 p.m.
LANDOVER, Md. — The Washington Redskins entered play Monday with a 10-game losing streak in Monday night home games, a streak that dated back to October 1997. However, the team didn’t have Robert Griffin III at quarterback in any of those defeats. Griffin and fellow rookie sensation Alfred Morris produced …

Belcher told cops he was waiting for ‘girlfriend’

By Maria Sudekum, The Associated Press on Dec. 04, 2012, at 6:56 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher told officers who found him sleeping in his car outside an apartment complex hours before he committed a murder-suicide that he was there to visit a woman he described as his “girlfriend,” but that she wasn’t home. The apartment complex …

Victorino, Red Sox agree to $39 million, 3-year deal

The Associated Press on Dec. 04, 2012, at 6:42 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino and the Red Sox agreed Tuesday to a $39 million, three-year contract, Boston’s second big addition during the winter meetings. Nicknamed The Flyin’ Hawaiian, Victorino tweeted that he planned to spend the day in Maui on a snorkeling trip aboard the Alii Nui …

TV radio sports schedule for Dec. 5, 2012

on Dec. 04, 2012, at 6:24 p.m.
BASKETBALL, MEN TEMPLE at VILLANOVA, 9 p.m., ESPN2-TV PENN STATE at La SALLE, 9:30 p.m., NBCSN-TV BASKETBALL, NBA MINNESOTA at BOSTON, 7:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet New England-TV DENVER at ATLANTA, 8 p.m., ESPN-TVStory continues below advertisement. DALLAS at L.A. CLIPPERS, 10:30 p.m., ESPN-TV BASKETBALL, WOMEN MAINE at SIENA, 6 p.m., …

Boston College hires Addazio away from Temple to coach football team

The Associated Press on Dec. 04, 2012, at 6:10 p.m.
BOSTON — Boston College has hired Steve Addazio away from Temple to be the Eagles’ next coach. Addazio, a Connecticut native, went 13-11 in two seasons with the Owls since taking over for Al Golden in Philadelphia. Temple is coming off a 4-7 season. In his first season with the …

Three youths to be charged after fatal soccer attack

By Mike Corder, The Associated Press on Dec. 04, 2012, at 6:10 p.m.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Richard Nieuwenhuizen was doing what he loved: watching his son play soccer and volunteering as a linesman. On Monday, the 41-year-old father’s passion for the sport cost him his life. Prosecutors announced Tuesday they are charging three players, two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old, in the attack …

Ruppert, White, O’Day elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

By John Perrotto, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 04, 2012, at 5:59 p.m.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nearly a century after turning the New York Yankees into the game’s most dominant franchise, former owner Jacob Ruppert was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday along with 19th century player Deacon White and umpire Hank O’Day. O’Day, Ruppert and White each got the …

Patriots re-sign Stallworth after losing Edelman to injury

By Reuters, staff on Dec. 04, 2012, at 5:58 p.m.
The New England Patriots juggled their receiving corps on Tuesday by re-signing veteran receiver Donte’ Stallworth after losing Julian Edelman to injury, the American Football Conference East division champions said on Tuesday. Stallworth, who entered training camp with the Patriots but was cut before the start of the season, was …

Sports briefs for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2012

BDN staff and wire reports on Dec. 04, 2012, at 5:49 p.m.
MFHA Hall inducts UMaine 1975 team ORONO — The 1975 University of Maine field hockey team was inducted into the Maine Field Hockey Association’s Hall of Fame in a ceremony held on Sunday. Under the guidance of head coach Jeanne Walsh, the 1975 Black Bears finished their season at 14-5-1, …
Class C girls basketball preview
Bucksport High School girls basketball is coming off a 15-3 season where four starters graduated. Bucksport's season ended with a quaterfinal loss to Central High School.

Calais girls ready to contend with Central for title; Bucks, Houlton, Fort Kent seek tourney berths

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 04, 2012, at 5:33 p.m.
Editor’s note: The second of two stories previewing Eastern Maine Class C girls basketball teams. CALAIS | The Calais High School girls basketball team has been a model of consistency in recent years. The Blue Devils earned the top seed for the Eastern Maine Class C Tournament in 2009 …
Bangor’s Grace MacLean pushes the ball ahead of Scarborough’s Katie Wahrer during the Class A state final on Nov. 3 in Hampden. MacLean has been named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Bangor’s MacLean, Falmouth’s White gain All-America soccer honors

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 04, 2012, at 5:29 p.m.
Bangor High School had never fielded an All-America girls soccer player until last year. Now the Rams have two in a row. Grace MacLean, a senior forward for the reigning Eastern Maine Class A champions, has earned All-America status from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, …

Eastern Maine Class C girls basketball capsules

on Dec. 04, 2012, at 5:05 p.m.
BUCKSPORT GOLDEN BUCKS Last year’s record/finish: 16-4/6th, lost to Central in quarterfinals Coach: Bill Tracy Roster: Jr. Brianna Bires, Jr. Sam Boothby, Jr. Anna Boyle, Jr. Alanna Davis, Sr. Bryce Farnham, Sr. Kacie Hurd, So. Kimberly Nason, Jr. Jen Pye, Jr. Taylor Staples, Jr. Debbie Wight CALAIS BLUE DEVILS Last …
The Cross Insurance Center gets constructed in July 2012 in Bangor.

No NCAA tournament floor for Cross Insurance Center, new one instead

By Dave Barber on Dec. 04, 2012, at 12:25 p.m.
BANGOR | The “new” basketball floor for the Cross Insurance Center was expected to be one with some NCAA Division I tournament history behind it, but that will not be the case now, according to Bass Park director Mike Dyer. The floors for the NCAA tournament sites are constructed …
Foxcroft Academy’s Don Boyer stretches the ball across the goal line in Foxcroft’s Eastern Maine Class C championship win over John Bapst on Nov. 10. Boyer has been named the LTC’s player of the year.

Foxcroft Academy football player Don Boyer earns LTC’s top honor

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 04, 2012, at 11:57 a.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT | Don Boyer was a lightly used running back early during the high school football season as Foxcroft Academy overwhelmed its first few opponents. Not that the 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior was saving himself, but he certainly displayed plenty of energy at the end of his team’s three-month campaign …
Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher (59) stands on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., in September.  Police say Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend early Saturday in Kansas City, Mo., then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.

Chiefs officials knew of Belcher’s problems, were ‘bending over backward’ to help

By Christine Vendel, The Kansas City Star on Dec. 04, 2012, at 11:22 a.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Seconds after fatally shooting his longtime girlfriend, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher leaned over her in their master bathroom, said he was sorry and kissed her on the forehead. His mother, who heard gunfire as she stood in the kitchen, rushed to her son’s bedroom …