From the community

Informational Bikes & Brews for Tour de Cure biking event

Bangor Daily News on April 22, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — The American Diabetes Association ( will host an informational Bikes & Brews session for this year’s Kennebunks Tour de Cure bicycling event 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Paddy Murphy’s pub on Main Street. Representatives will discuss specifics of the Kennebunks Tour de Cure, and free appetizers and a …

Sports briefs for April 11, 2014

By Staff and Wire Reports on April 11, 2014, at 5:39 p.m.
Great Maine Bike Swap set Sunday ORONO — The Great Maine Bike Swap will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation and Fitness Center. Admission is $3, with free admission for students at UMaine, the University of Southern Maine, …

On Deck, a sports calendar for April 10, 2014

on April 10, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers Cyr Motor Coach Bus Trip to Fenway Park, Saturday, May 17. First pitch at 7:10 p.m. This event is a fundraiser to bring the 2014 American Legion Baseball State Tournament to the campus of Husson University in Bangor in July. One …

On Deck, a sports calendar for April 3, 2014

on April 03, 2014, at 7:04 p.m.
BASKETBALL BAILEYVILLE — Men’s basketball tourney at Woodland High School, Saturday, April 5, double elimination, $125 per team, contact Ryan Lincoln 904-7231. PORTLAND — Casco Bay Sports is hosting its annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Old Port Hoopla, May 3, at the Portland Expo. It will include three men’s divisions, a …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 27, 2014

on March 27, 2014, at 7:55 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — The UMaine baseball program will conduct a free coaches clinic on April 3 from 6-8 p.m. inside the Mahaney Dome. Coaches of baseball teams from the youth levels up through high school are invited to attend the session, which will focus on the dynamics of maximizing indoor …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 20, 2014

on March 20, 2014, at 7:38 p.m.
BASKETBALL CALAIS — Calais Recreation Department’s annual travel team basketball tournaments, $160 per team; seventh and eighth grade boys, March 22-23; fifth and sixth grade boys, March 29-30. For info or to register a team, contact Calais Recreation Department at 454-2761 or BAILEYVILLE — Men’s basketball tourney at Woodland …

On Deck, a sports calendar for March 13, 2014

on March 13, 2014, at 3:49 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Bangor East Little League Registration, March 19, 6-8 p.m., Fruit Street School, for players ages 4-12; application download available at, contact Dale Duff, BELL President, at 942-7759. BASKETBALL CALAIS — Calais Recreation Department’s annual travel team basketball tournaments, $160 per team; seventh and eighth grade girls, …

On deck, a sports calendar for Feb. 27, 2014

on Feb. 27, 2014, at 6:28 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Baseball Coaches Clinic, 5-8 p.m. March 2, at Sluggers, instructed by Husson baseball coaching staff. Cost is $75 per coach. Topics include team building and chemistry; philosophies of team, pitching, hitting and defense; pitching mechanics; managing pitching staff; hitting and bunting mechanics; hitting and bunting drills; infield …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 16, 2014

on Jan. 16, 2014, at 5:55 p.m.
BASEBALL BANGOR — Zoneradio, 100.3 FM WKIT, AM-620 WZON the Pulse and 103.1 FM WZLO will present their annual Red Sox Hot Stove Night Monday, Jan. 27, at Cross Insurance Center. Red Sox Radio announcers Joe Castiglione and Dave O’Brien will be featured. Comedian Bob Marley will warm up the …

On deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 9, 2014

on Jan. 09, 2014, at 5:39 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — Nick Derba and Jason Spaulding, assistant baseball coaches at University of Maine, are offering specialized instruction. Lessons are available for hitting, pitching and catching. Special holiday packages are available. Contact Nick or Jason at 581-1098 for more information. BANGOR — Zoneradio, 100.3 FM WKIT, AM-620 WZON the …
From the community

35th annual Pan-Mass Challenge cyclists to benefit Jimmy Fund

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 06, 2014, at 10:56 a.m.
NEEDHAM, Mass. — Registration for the 35th annual Pan-Mass Challenge, which benefits cancer research, opens Jan. 15. PMC weekend, set for Aug. 2 and 3, will raise money to support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through the Jimmy Fund. This year, more than …
Few things feel quite as good as arrival at a finish line. BDN columnist Julia Bayly took a moment to pose under the Dempsey Challenge arch after completing a 40-mile ride this past weekend.

Some cyclists ride for their health. Others do it for a glimpse of Dr. McDreamy

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 17, 2013, at 12:10 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — Ask a group of cyclists why we ride and you will likely get a broad spectrum of answers. Some ride to get in shape or stay in shape. Others ride to train for athletic events or to look at the countryside from atop two wheels. Heck, …

Sports briefs for Sept. 26, 2013

By Wire Service Reports on Sept. 26, 2013, at 5:32 p.m.
McQuaid denies telling team member not to cooperate FLORENCE, Italy — International Cycling Union president Pat McQuaid denied on Thursday an allegation that he told an employee of a professional team not to cooperate with an investigation into disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong. “Never did anything like that,” McQuaid told Reuters …

Sports briefs for Sept. 22, 2013

By Wire Service Reports on Sept. 22, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.
Phillies announce Sandberg as manager PHILADELPHIA — As a player, Ryne Sandberg even admits he probably wouldn’t have made a good manager. But he’s come a long way since then. The Philadelphia Phillies officially removed the interim tag from Ryne Sandberg’s title Sunday morning, making him the 52nd manager in …

Sports briefs for Sept. 12, 2013

By Wire Service Reports on Sept. 12, 2013, at 6:58 p.m.
Armstrong returns Sydney Olympic medal to officials Disgraced retired cyclist Lance Armstrong has returned his 2000 Olympic medal to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) nine months after he was stripped of it, USOC officials said on Thursday. “I can confirm that the United States Olympic Committee has received the bronze …
The pack of riders cycles past the Louvre Museum during the final stage of the centenary Tour de France cycling race from Versailles to Paris Champs Elysees, July 21, 2013.

Tour de France cyclists live 6 years longer than average

By Ben Hirschler, Reuters on Sept. 03, 2013, at 7:30 a.m.
AMSTERDAM — French riders in the Tour de France live an average of six years longer than the general population and die less often of cardiovascular problems, researchers said, which may help ease worries about the effect of extreme exercise on the heart. The research also offered limited assurance that …

Sports briefs for Sept. 2, 2013

By Wire Service Reports on Sept. 02, 2013, at 8 p.m.
Griffin to start Redskins’ opener Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Robert Griffin III will start the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Griffin, who has been held out of preseason action, was cleared to play last week by Dr. James Andrews. However, Shanahan said Andrews still had …

TV radio sports schedule for Aug. 24-25, 2013

By Jim Goodness on Aug. 23, 2013, at 6:53 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, Irwin Tools Night Race, 7:30 p.m., ABC-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM), WBAE Portland (1490 AM) radio BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES Teams TBA, 12:30 p.m., ABC-TV Teams TBA, 3:30 p.m., ABC-TV; WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at L.A. DODGERS, 4 …

TV, radio sports schedule for Aug. 23, 2013

on Aug. 22, 2013, at 7:18 p.m.
AUTO RACING F-1, Belgian Grand Prix, practice, 8 a.m., NBCSP-TV NASCAR Nationwide, Food City 250, practice, 9 a.m., qualifying, 3:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1-TV NASCAR Irwin Tools Night Race, practice, noon & 2:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1-TV; qualifying, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2-TV NASCAR Nationwide, Food City 250, 7:30 p.m., ESPN-TV; WWNZ …

TV radio sports schedule for Aug. 22, 2013

on Aug. 21, 2013, at 6:54 p.m.
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