Brandon Vicens

UMaine baseball team drops weekend finale

on Feb. 26, 2017, at 2:42 p.m.
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) salutes the fans after the loss against the Cleveland Indians in game three of the 2016 ALDS playoff baseball series at Fenway Park.

Ortiz could land in Red Sox TV booth this season

By The Sports Xchange on Feb. 23, 2017, at 6:34 p.m.
Former slugger David Ortiz will not be suiting up for the Boston Red Sox this season, although he could be behind the microphone on occasion.

UMaine baseball team falls to Winthrop in season opener

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 17, 2017, at 8:04 p.m.
University of Maine interim baseball coach Nick Derba’s head coaching debut was spoiled by the Winthrop University Eagles on Friday.
Shortstop Jeremy Pena (left) of the University of Maine, pictured during a game in 2016, is among the key returnees this season for the Black Bears baseball team. UMaine opens its season on Friday at Winthrop.

Coach: UMaine baseball team should be noticeably improved

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 16, 2017, at 11:18 a.m.

Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy battling cancer for fourth time

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 7:06 p.m.
Tyler Schwanz (left), pictured during a March 2016 game in Orono, is among several returning veterans for the University of Maine baseball team. The Black Bears were picked to finish fourth in the America East preseason coaches poll.

UMaine baseball team picked to finish fourth in America East

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 09, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
“I don’t care what the preseason poll looks like, I just care what [the standings] look like in the postseason.”
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez walks onto the field as part of pre game ceremonies for designated hitter David Ortiz (34) prior to a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park in October 2016.

Red Sox to retire Ortiz’s No. 34 jersey

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 27, 2017, at 11:26 a.m.
The Boston Red Sox announced on Thursday that they will retire 10-time All-Star slugger David Ortiz’s No. 34 jersey.
A passenger watches airplanes from Terminal 3 at Heathrow Airport in London, July 3, 2014.

Study finds jet lag for MLB players enough to ‘erase the home field advantage’

By Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post on Jan. 24, 2017, at 10:33 a.m.
Even before this study, the MLB has been working to alleviate player fatigue by changing several scheduling rules for 2018.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura throws a pitch against the New York Mets in the first inning in game three of the World Series at Citi Field in New York City, Oct. 30, 2015.

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura dies in car crash

By The Cindy Boren and Dave Sheinin, Washington Post on Jan. 22, 2017, at 1:06 p.m.
Yordano Ventura, a starting pitcher for the Kansas City Royals, died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic. He was 25.
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.