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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.
Boston Red Sox broadcasters Joe Castiglione (left) and Dave O'Brien take part in the annual Hot Stove Night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in this January 2014 file photo.

Red Sox sportscasters to attend Hot Stove Night in Bangor

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 28, 2016, at 4:29 p.m.
The night will give Red Sox fans a chance to pick the brains of the team’s TV and radio broadcasters for insight about Boston’s 2016 entry and the team’s prospects for 2017.

On Deck, a sports calendar for Nov. 23, 2016

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 3:44 p.m.
Old Town's Kaleb Gifford pitches to Hermon during their Class B North championship baseball game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor in this June 2016 file photo.

Maine Principals’ Association approves high school baseball pitch limits

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 18, 2016, at 3:34 p.m.
Maine’s new pitch-count restrictions are in line with USA Baseball’s Pitch Smart recommendations and replace the former practice of limiting availability based on the number of innings pitched.

On Deck, a sports calendar for Nov. 17, 2016

on Nov. 17, 2016, at 6:19 p.m.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello  throws a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during a game on Sept. 30 at Fenway Park in Boston. Porcello was named the American League Cy Young winner Wednesday night.

Cy Young Awards go to Boston’s Porcello, Washington’s Scherzer

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 16, 2016, at 9:58 p.m.
Bangor's Peter Kemble, who is among six student-athletes who recently signed National Letters of Intent to play for the University of Maine, pitches to Brewer during their baseball game at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor in this June 2016 file photo.

UMaine baseball announces recruiting class

on Nov. 15, 2016, at 2:28 p.m.
The University of Maine baseball team has announced that it has signed six student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for next year.

Betts undergoes knee surgery

By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 11, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.

Sports briefs for Nov. 9

By Wire Service Reports on Nov. 09, 2016, at 7:17 p.m.
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Royals infielder-designated hitter Matt Stairs warms up in the on-deck circle while waiting to face Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, in this July 2006 file photo.

Former Bangor resident named Philadelphia Phillies hitting coach

By Pete Warner on Nov. 03, 2016, at 3:50 p.m.
“I was a hitting coach to the fans, now I’ve become a hitting coach to 25 players.”
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) celebrates after defeating the Cleveland Indians in game seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field.

No more ‘next year:’ Cubs win first World Series since 1908

By Jim Ingraham, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 03, 2016, at 1:01 a.m.
Chicago Cubs players from left Anthony Rizzo , Addison Russell and Kris Bryant celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 of the World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Tuesday night,.

Russell, Cubs slam Indians, force Game 7

By Jim Ingraham, The Sports Xchange on Nov. 02, 2016, at 1:12 a.m.
Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward (22) steals third base against Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (left) during the eighth inning in game four of the 2016 World Series at Wrigley Field.

Chapman, Cubs send World Series back to Cleveland

By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange on Oct. 30, 2016, at 11:53 p.m.
Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, New York, Aug. 29, 2016.

Miami Marlins pitcher Fernandez had alcohol, cocaine in system at fatal boat crash

By Reuters on Oct. 30, 2016, at 2:48 p.m.
A toxicology report showed Fernandez had a blood-alcohol content level of 0.147, nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08 for driving in Florida, and he also had cocaine in his blood.
Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (left) celebrates with left fielder Brandon Guyer (right) after Game 3 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Friday night. The Indians defeated the Cubs 1-0.

Crisp’s pinch-single carries Indians by Cubs in Game 3

By The Sports Xchange on Oct. 29, 2016, at 1:01 a.m.
The Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber hits an RBI single in the third inning against the Cleveland Indians during Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Cubs won, 5-1, to even the series.

Cubs deliver in Cleveland to level World Series

By Reuters on Oct. 27, 2016, at 8:08 a.m.
Chicago’s Jake Arrieta was almost unhittable and the middle of the Cubs lineup delivered at the plate in a 5-1 Game Two win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday which leveled the best-of-seven World Series.
Coffee News Manager David Morris (right) meets with his pitcher and infielders during a turbulent eighth inning of the American Legion baseball state championship game at Wainwright Recreation Complex in South Portland in this August 2015 file photo.

Veteran coach named to lead Bangor High baseball program

By Ernie Clark on Oct. 26, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
“It’s a position only two people have occupied in nearly 50 years, that in itself is quite humbling.”
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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) celebrates with center fielder Rajai Davis (20) after defeating the Chicago Cubs in game one of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field.

Baseball-Indians blank Cubs in World Series opener

By Reuters on Oct. 26, 2016, at 8:17 a.m.
The Cleveland Indians, lifted by the pitching of Corey Kluber and slugging of Roberto Perez, spoiled the long-awaited return to the World Series by the Chicago Cubs with a 6-0 spanking in Tuesday’s opening game.

TV, radio schedule for Oct. 26, 2016

on Oct. 25, 2016, at 7:11 p.m.
 

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