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

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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.
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.
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.