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on Aug. 29, 2016, at 12 a.m.
Last week I wrote and stated in my August 22nd Blog that basketball for high school teams would start 12 weeks from the 22nd. My mistake, I was a week early. I HAD THAT WRONG. Basketball will start 12 weeks from today, August 29th, which will make the start on …
By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 23, 2016, at 8:36 p.m.
UMaine, which was 8-22, will play Duke on Dec. 3.
By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 22, 2016, at 7:52 p.m.
Two USM standouts headed to Little East hall GORHAM, Maine – Former University of Southern Maine standout student-athletes Renee (Heath) Towne and Tim Bonsant will be inducted into the fourth class of Little East Conference Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Providence (R.I.) Marriott Hotel. The LEC …
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on Aug. 22, 2016, at 4:34 p.m.
For all of us Maine high school basketball fans, it will be exactly 12 weeks from today, Monday, August 22nd, until the Maine high school basketball season can start tryouts/practicing on Monday, November 14th. The only organized basketball games in Maine for high school players and Maine high school B-ball …
By Steve Keating, Reuters on Aug. 21, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — A ruthless United States pounded Serbia 96-66 to claim a third straight Olympic men’s basketball title on Sunday, giving coach Mike Krzyzewski a golden send-off. After scrapping to a tense three-point win over Serbia in the group round, the United States quickly removed any suspense from …
By Ernie Clark on Aug. 21, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
BANGOR | The metamorphosis of a basketball Hall of Fame involves multiple factors, among them recognizing greats of the past before it’s too late for them to appreciate the honor and acknowledging achievements in different phases of the game and various levels of the sport. The third annual induction …
By Steve Keating, Reuters on Aug. 20, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.
The U.S. extended its Olympic winning streak to a staggering 49-0.
on Aug. 19, 2016, at 1:02 p.m.
Six new names will be entered into the Old Town High School Athletic Hall of Fame this fall, according to an announcement by the school and the RSU 34 Educational Foundation.
By Ernie Clark on Aug. 19, 2016, at 7:26 a.m.
“We just felt like nobody could beat us,” said former Patten Academy player Thurston Townsend.
By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 15, 2016, at 9:28 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO – A valiant effort by Allyson Felix to overcome an ankle injury that threatened to derail her Olympic dreams months before she reached Rio wasn’t quite enough for her to win gold in the women’s 400-meter dash on Monday night, when Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dived …
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Collins says DeAndre Jordan is a poor foul shooter because he is inconsistent with his release point
on Aug. 15, 2016, at 12:17 a.m.
To help my summer basketball withdrawal symptoms since the NBA championship series ended in mid June I have turned to watching the USA Men’s and Women’s Olympic Basketball Games to get my basketball fix.. Basketball games at any level are many times won or lost at the foul line. Watching …
By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 14, 2016, at 9:50 p.m.
Kaepernick sits out preseason opener San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not participate in the 49ers’ preseason game against the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday night. The 49ers announced in the hours leading up to the contest that Kaepernick would sit out with a sore right shoulder. Blaine Gabbert, who …
By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 14, 2016, at 9:16 p.m.
RIO DE JANEIRO — For 9.81 glorious seconds on Sunday, all the ills that have dogged athletics recently were forgotten as Usain Bolt stormed to victory in the 100-meter final to become the first man to win three successive Olympic titles on the track. The Jamaican superstar trailed archrival Justin …
on Aug. 11, 2016, at 8:49 p.m.
BASKETBALL BANGOR — Maine Basketball Hall of Fame 2016 induction ceremony, noon Sunday, Aug. 21, at Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St. Doors open 11:30 a.m., ceremony begins after lunch. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at firstname.lastname@example.org . For information, contact 942-5766 or MaineBasketballInduction2016@gmail.com. FOOTBALL BANGOR — The …
By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 11, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Shooting guard Kelly Fogarty from Walpole, Massachusetts, has verbally committed to attend the University of Maine beginning in the fall of 2017.
By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 08, 2016, at 8:10 p.m.
Rio police arrest Namibian boxer for attempted sexual assault RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police have arrested a 22-year-old boxer who was the flag bearer for the Namibian national team on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a room maid in the Olympic village, the second boxer detained on such …
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on Aug. 07, 2016, at 9:12 p.m.
Ever since the 3 point shot came in first in the NBA, then in college and finally in High School in 1987-88 we have the saying listed in the title of this Blog, “IF YOU LIVE BY THE 3, YOU MAY DIE BY THE 3″. A great example of that …
on Aug. 05, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
The basketball court at the University of Maine at Farmington’s Dearborn Gymnasium will be named Len MacPhee Court.
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on Aug. 04, 2016, at 3:33 p.m.
Trying to help any basketball player at any level to improve their shooting skills and shooting percentages here comes another shooting BLOG to do just that. Remember, the first 2 weeks of August is the best time for basketball players who are going to play a fall sport to work …
By Staff and Wire Reports on Aug. 02, 2016, at 8:51 p.m.
UMaine women’s basketball gains academic honor For the second-straight season, the University of Maine women’s basketball team made it to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Top-25 Academic Honor Roll. The Black Bears checked in at No. 18 on the national list with a team grade point average of 3.48, as …