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Red Sox manager John Farrell answers questions during an event at Gracie Theater at Husson University in Bangor Wednesday.

Red Sox manager excited about upcoming season thanks to trades

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 18, 2017, at 9:51 p.m.
“You may debate trading away young players for Sale, but I think it’s a pretty good get,” said John Farrell. “We wouldn’t have made the trade if we didn’t have a core group of young players like we have.”

Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy agrees to multi-year deal

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 8:36 p.m.
“I’m very excited and pleased to be able to continue doing the job that I love, now heading into my 30th year and beyond with NESN.”
A crowd of 7,368 people watch the Portland Sea Dogs play their final home game of the season at Hadlock Field in this August 2016 file photo.

Red Sox, Sea Dogs extend affiliation through 2020 season

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 13, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
The Portland Sea Dogs’ relationship with the Boston Red Sox will continue for at least four more seasons, the Red Sox announced Friday.
Washington Academy pitcher Gage Feeney winds up at St. Joseph's College in Standish as his team defeats Sacopee Valley High School for the State Class C Baseball Championship on June 21, 2014.

Former Washington Academy star looking forward to USM baseball career

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 06, 2017, at 5:09 p.m.
“My chances of getting mound time weren’t very high, so I felt the best chance of having a long and fun playing career was by going to USM.”
Air-supported indoor practice facility Mahaney Dome, which collapsed under the pressure of heavy snow that fell Thursday night into Friday, can be seen on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono.

UMaine plans to assess Mahaney Dome damage, repair roof

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 03, 2017, at 3:04 p.m.
Will Biberstein said there a couple of tears in the dome, including a vertical tear that spanned “approximately 90-100 feet” and a horizontal tear about 8-10 feet.
Royals infielder-designated hitter Matt Stairs warms up in the on-deck circle at Fenway Park in Boston in this July 2006 file photo.

Former Bangor resident on Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

By Staff and Wire Reports on Dec. 30, 2016, at 9:39 p.m.
Former Bangor resident Matt Stairs is included on this year’s ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

On Deck, a sports calendar for Dec. 29, 2016

on Dec. 29, 2016, at 3:53 p.m.

Red Sox and Yankees could be heading for London series

By Reuters on Dec. 24, 2016, at 7:46 a.m.
Major League Baseball is studying the feasibility of playing in London in 2018, two media organisations reported on Friday.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (11) pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park.

Phillies trade for Red Sox pitcher Buchholz

By Matt Gelb, The Philadelphia Inquirer on Dec. 20, 2016, at 12:18 p.m.
The Boston Red Sox no longer will have to deal with the inconsistent pitching of right-hander Clay Buchholz.
Coach Nick Derba (left) of the University of Maine gives instructions to a baserunner during a 2016 baseball game in Orono. Derba on Saturday was named the Black Bears' interim head coach after Steve Trimper accepted the job at Stetson University in Florida.

Interim UMaine baseball coach to stress discipline, aggressiveness

By Pete Warner on Dec. 19, 2016, at 4:11 p.m.
The 31-year-old Nick Derba on Saturday was announced as the Black Bears’ interim head coach after 11-year coach Steve Trimper accepted the head coaching position at Stetson University in Deland, Florida.
University of Maine interim head baseball coach Nick Derba

Derba named interim UMaine baseball coach

on Dec. 17, 2016, at 8:16 p.m.
Steve Trimper

Reports: UMaine baseball coach to take Stetson job

By Pete Warner on Dec. 16, 2016, at 7:41 p.m.
It appears as though Steve Trimper’s days of donning Under Armour and a winter jacket during baseball games is over.

On Deck, a sports calendar for Dec. 15, 2016

on Dec. 15, 2016, at 3:53 p.m.
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell (53) restrains designated hitter David Ortiz (34) as Ortiz yells at home plate umpire Ron Kulpa (46) after both were ejected as against the New York Yankees during a May 6 game. Farrell is making an appearance in Bangor in January.

Red Sox manager coming to Bangor next month

on Dec. 14, 2016, at 10:31 a.m.
Boston Red Sox broadcasters Joe Castiglione (left) and Dave O'Brien take part in WZON's Hot Stove session Monday evening at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Can you believe it? Red Sox broadcasters excited about 2017 season

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 12, 2016, at 8:39 p.m.

Brewers trade Thornburg to Red Sox for Shaw, prospects

By The Sports Xchange on Dec. 07, 2016, at 6:39 a.m.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale throws a pitch in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 1.

Red Sox land Chris Sale from White Sox for four prospects

By The Sports Xchange on Dec. 06, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.
Chris Sale is headed to Boston in a winter blockbuster deal.

Red Sox pick up Farrell’s 2018 contract option

By The Sports Xchange on Dec. 06, 2016, at 6:09 a.m.
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The Chicago Cubs celebrate winning the World Series at the end of Game 7 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians Nov. 3 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.

MLB, players reach tentative labor agreement

By Dave Sheinin, Washington Post on Dec. 01, 2016, at 12:45 p.m.
For the first time since 2002, the All-Star Game will not determine home field advantage in the World Series.
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Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek gets ready for batting practice on March 9, 2007, at City of Palms Park in Florida.

Former Red Sox captain to appear at Sea Dogs Hot Stove Dinner

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 30, 2016, at 3:43 p.m.
The Red Sox’s Double-A affiliate announced Wednesday that former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek will appear on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in Portland.