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 …

Sports briefs for Aug. 14, 2016

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 …
Justin Rose of Great Britian celebrates his birdie putt on the 18th hole Sunday to win the gold medal during the final round of Men's Golf at Olympic Golf Course in Rio De Janeiro.

Olympics roundup: Bolt speeds to third straight 100-meter gold

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 Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 11, 2016

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 . For information, contact 942-5766 or FOOTBALL BANGOR — The …

UMaine women’s basketball team lands shooting guard

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.

Sports briefs for Aug. 8, 2016

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 …

“If you live by the 3, you may die by the 3″ still exists even in the NBA

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 …
Len MacPhee

UMaine at Farmington to dedicate court to legendary coach

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.

Basketball shooting techniques I wish I knew when I played in HS & College

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 …

Sports briefs for Aug. 2, 2016

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 …

Sports briefs for Aug. 1, 2016

By Wire Service Reports on Aug. 01, 2016, at 8:53 p.m.
Report: Dodgers leave Puig at home ahead of trip Right fielder Yasiel Puig did not travel with the Los Angeles Dodgers to Colorado on Monday after he was told he would be traded or demoted, FOX Sports reported. Puig was not dealt prior to Monday’s trade deadline, but the Dodgers …

MPA’s 2 week hiatus policy a break for high school basketball’s 12 Monthers.

on Aug. 01, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
With the MPA’s required 2 week sports season hiatus policy currently in effect right now until August 15th in which high school coaches cannot be in contact with athletes from their high school, some of the higher skilled boys and girls basketball players may have been involved with basketball for …

TV Radio schedule for July 30-31, 2016

on July 29, 2016, at 7:40 p.m.
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University of Maine women’'s basketball assistant coach Jhasmin Player.

Former assistant coach returning to UMaine women’s basketball

on July 29, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
Former University of Maine women’s basketball assistant coach Jhasmin Player is returning to the staff, head coach Richard Barron announced Friday.

Answer to question 4 for basketball’s perfect shot

on July 29, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
Final question pertaining to basketball’s perfect shot is as follows: Question 4: Can a shooter analyze his/her trying to get basketball’s perfect shot during an actual game? Certainly for foul shots as the ball usually bounces once after the ball goes thru the basket before the ref steps in to …

Sports briefs for July 27, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 27, 2016, at 8:24 p.m.
Brewer’s Moore wins Speedway 95 feature race HERMON | Brewer’s Anthony Moore took the lead from Clifton’s Alvin McNevin on lap four of the 20-lap Road Runner feature at Speedway 95 Wednesday night and held it through three red-flag restarts to claim his first win of the season. Moore’s …

Answer to question 3 for basketball’s perfect shot

on July 27, 2016, at 2:59 p.m.
Question 3 is What is the best shot to be able to determine if you made a perfect basketball shot? Answer to Question 3. It is the foul shot because when you are practicing it you should be perfectly squared to the basket and when the ball hits the ground …

Sports briefs for July 26, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on July 26, 2016, at 8:16 p.m.
Tickets on sale for Maine Basketball Hall of Fame induction BANGOR | The Maine Basketball Hall of Fame invites the public to attend its third annual induction ceremony at noon Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Cross Insurance Center. Basketball greats Raymond Alley, Julie Bradstreet, Richard “Doc” Costello, Joey DeRoche, …
Maine Maritime Academy soccer player Christopher Gilman (right) has been named the North Atlantic Conference Man of the Year.

League names MMA soccer player man of the year

on July 26, 2016, at 5:45 p.m.
Maine Maritime Academy men’s soccer player Christopher Gilman of Old Town has been selected as the North Atlantic Conference Man of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. A two-year captain of the Mariner soccer team in Castine, Gilman will be presented the award at a to-be-determined date during the 2016-17 …

Answer to Question 2 on what is basketball’s perfect shot

on July 26, 2016, at 1:09 p.m.
Question 2: How can a shooter know if he/she has made the perfect shot that goes thru the rim with 4 and 1/2 inches from the men’s ball and 4 and 3/4 inches from the women’s ball from any point of the circumference of the ball and the rim. If …

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