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Local fighters to highlight Bangor card

By Ernie Clark on July 21, 2017, at 2:39 p.m.
The next New England Fights mixed martial show not only will be held in Bangor, it will feature a distinctly Queen City-area flavor.

Libby promoted to Skowhegan football interim head coach

By Ernie Clark on July 21, 2017, at 11:26 a.m.
Americans on the whole are not running as fast as we used to, and we’re getting even slower every year. The only thing we’re quick at is coming up with excuses to rationalize the slower times we’re posting.This news comes from Jens Jakob Andersen, a statistician at the Copenhagen Business School. He’s a former competitive runner who uses his spare time to amass and analyze data about running. He crunched the times recorded by 34.7 million American runners in nearly 29,000 races — marathons, half-marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks — from 1996 to 2016.

Why the average American runner ‘has never been slower’

By Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune on July 21, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
If you’re planning to enter a race, allow a little extra time to reach the finish line. You’re not as fast as you used to be.

Former UMaine player, coach to guide John Bapst boys basketball team

By Ernie Clark on July 21, 2017, at 11:03 a.m.
Ed Jones, a key member of the 1994 University of Maine men’s basketball that came within a single game of earning the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth, has been hired as the new boys varsity basketball coach at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor.
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Book Review: Francona by Terry Francona with Dan Shaughnessy

on July 21, 2017, at 4:07 a.m.

Thursday’s golf results

on July 20, 2017, at 9:54 p.m.

Old Town, Brewer post Junior League wins

on July 20, 2017, at 9:11 p.m.
John Elliott of Bristol, Connecticut, relaxes in his cart after registering a four-under-par 65 in the first round of the Greater Bangor Open at Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Thursday.

Three tied for lead after first round of Greater Bangor Open

By Larry Mahoney on July 20, 2017, at 8:37 p.m.
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak (right) is congratulated after hitting a home run against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning at Fenway Park in Boston on Thursday.

Blue Jays use offense to outlast Red Sox

By Maureen Mullen, The Sports Xchange on July 20, 2017, at 7:18 p.m.
Jason Widener shares a few laughs after shooting a first-round one-under-par 68 at the Greater Bangor Open at Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Thursday. Widener won the GBO in 1994 and is playing in it for the first time since then.

Former GBO winner returns for first time in 23 years, shoots a 68

By Larry Mahoney on July 20, 2017, at 6:27 p.m.
The last time Jason Widener played in the Greater Bangor Open Golf Tournament, he won it. It was 1994.
North Yarmouth native Ben True crosses the finish line to win the 2016 Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race in Cape Elizabeth. True will return to defend his title on Aug. 5.

North Yarmouth native returning to defend Beach to Beacon 10K title

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 20, 2017, at 4:31 p.m.
Ben True made history last summer in becoming the first American man to win the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K road race.

Friday’s Bangor Raceway starters

on July 20, 2017, at 4:14 p.m.

‘Next generation’ leads Bangor on American Legion title quest

By Ernie Clark on July 20, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
“We’ve had some really good players come through the program, but this is the next generation,” said Bangor Coffee News head coach Dave Morris.

Bangor three-sport athlete Conner wins Red Barry Scholarship

By Larry Mahoney on July 20, 2017, at 11:31 a.m.

Iconic Izoard climb to stage decisive battle for yellow

By Martyn Herman, Reuters on July 20, 2017, at 6:41 a.m.
The Col de l’Izoard, where the decisive battle in this year’s Tour de France will be waged on Thursday could, in the words of race founder Henri Desgrange, “make a mule whimper.”
New York Yankees third basemen Todd Frazier (29) warms up during his first game as a Yankee.

Yankees acquire Frazier, Robertson from White Sox

By The Sports Xchange on July 20, 2017, at 6:38 a.m.
The New York Yankees obtained third baseman Todd Frazier and right-handed relievers David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.
Rory McIlroy tees off on the sixth hole during a practice round of The 146th Open Championship golf tournament at Royal Birkdale Golf Club.

Golf-McIlroy confident and keen as British Open approaches

By Ed Osmond, Reuters on July 20, 2017, at 6:34 a.m.
Rory McIlroy is confident he can put injury problems and a frustrating run of form behind him to mount a serious challenge for a fifth major title at this week’s British Open.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) smiles after the game against the Baltimore Ravens at AT&T Stadium.

Police suspend investigation involving Elliott

By The Sports Xchange on July 20, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
The Dallas Police Department has suspended its investigation of an alleged assault involving Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, citing a lack of witnesses and an inability to contact the victim.
Chicago Cubs third basemen Kris Bryant (17) reacts after he was tagged out at third base on a stolen base attempt in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park. Rizzo was injured on the play.

Cubs’ Bryant leaves game with finger injury

By The Sports Xchange on July 20, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning after spraining the little finger on his left hand in a head-first slide.
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Paul Perillo of Patriots Football Weekly previews the start of Training Camp

on July 20, 2017, at 4:01 a.m.