Sea Dogs to host baseball/softball equipment drive

PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Sea Dogs, in conjunction with Baseball Miracles, will host the third annual Baseball/Softball Equipment Drive at Hadlock Field on July 23-24.

Fans are encouraged to bring new or old baseball equipment to the ballpark to be donated to children who are faced with economical or environmental disadvantages.

The Sea Dogs will accept all types of baseball and softball equipment including gloves, bats, catcher’s gear, bases, baseballs, softballs, and wiffle balls and bats.

A non-profit organization, Baseball Miracles is a team of baseball and softball instructors, founded by Hall of Fame scout John Tumminia, who have joined together to teach boys and girls with economic and environmental disadvantages throughout the world. Sea Dogs’ pitcher Mike McCarthy is the driving force behind bringing this initiative to Hadlock Field.

Any equipment fans bring for the drive should be brought to the ballpark and dropped off at the Baseball Miracles table in front of the stadium on either Saturday, July 23 when the Sea Dogs host the Binghamton Mets at 6 p.m. or Sunday, July 24 when they host the Mets at 1 p.m.

Atlantic girls ice hockey showcase set Labor Day weekend

The Atlantic Canada Premiere Female Hockey Showcase will be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick on Sept. 3-5 at the Grant-Harvey Centre.

There will be two age groups: players born between 1999-2002 and 2003-07.

There will be coaches who are involved at all different age groups.

Players will receive 8 ½ hours of on-ice instruction, they will get to play three regular games and a four versus four game, five yoga sessions, lectures and a pizza party. There will be a specialized goalie session on Saturday.

For additional information, contact Dave Peterson at 506-444-0929 or by email at

Rangers add Jooris, re-sign McIlrath

The New York Rangers agreed to terms with free agent forward Josh Jooris and re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Dylan McIlrath on Friday.

Jooris, 26, skated in 59 games with the Calgary Flames this past season, registering four goals, nine assists and 39 penalty minutes.

McIlrath, 24, played in 34 games with the Rangers last season, with two goals, two assists and 64 penalty minutes.

The Rangers also agreed to terms with restricted free agent defenseman Tommy Hughes.

Eagles’ Agholor not expected to face charges

No charges are expected to be filed against Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor for sexual assault, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Thursday.

A formal announcement could come from the district attorney’s office on Friday morning.

Police began an investigation three weeks ago into an alleged sexual assault involving Agholor and a a dancer last month at Cheerleaders Gentlemen’s Club, a strip club in South Philadelphia. Agholor and teammates Fletcher Cox and Connor Barwin went there after the Eagles’ final practice of their offseason minicamp.

The Eagles have not commented on the case. Barwin and Cox said they left the club before the alleged incident took place.

The 23-year-old Agholor was drafted in the first round by the Eagles in 2015 and finished last season with 23 receptions for 283 yards and one touchdown as a rookie.

Ex-Michigan RB Green transfers to TCU

Former Michigan running back Derrick Green is transferring to TCU, according reports Friday.

Green was granted his release from Michigan in January. As a graduate transfer, Green will be eligible to play immediately for the Horned Frogs.

In three seasons with the Wolverines, Green played in 23 games with seven starts, rushing for 898 yards and seven touchdowns on 212 carries. A promising 2014 season ended prematurely with a broken collarbone.

The 5-foot-11, 234-pound Green struggled in 2015, with 47 carries for 157 yards. He sat out the season’s final four games.

Green did not travel with his teammates to Orlando, Fla., for the Jan. 1 Citrus Bowl because of what head coach Jim Harbaugh described as “an internal matter.”