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On Deck, a sports calendar for July 7, 2016

on July 07, 2016, at 8:32 p.m.
BASEBALL OLD TOWN — Old Town Recreation Department’s Grand Slam Baseball Academy, 2 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 25-29, at Herbert Sargent Community Center, for boys and girls ages 6-12. Hitting, catching, throwing and baserunning. Appropriate for beginners and experienced players. Featuring former college coach Dean Husted and other coaches. Cost …
BMC Racing team rider Greg Van Avermaet of Belgium celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the fifth stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday.

Van Avermaet wins mountain stage

By The Sports Xchange on July 06, 2016, at 5:09 p.m.
Belgian rider Greg Van Avermaet won the first mountain stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday to claim the overall leader’s yellow jersey. The 31-year-old BMC rider was part of an early nine-man breakaway before accelerating past fellow Belgian Thomas De Gendt with 10 miles to go to win …
Quickstep rider Marcel Kittel of Germany (left) wins at the finish line ahead Direct Energie rider Bryan Coquard of France (right) during the fourth stage of the Tour de France Tuesday in Limoges, France.

Kittel wins Tour de France’s Stage 4 in photo finish

By The Sports Xchange on July 05, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
Marcel Kittel edged out Bryan Coquard in a photo finish to win Stage 4 of the Tour de France on Tuesday. Kittel and Coquard brushed shoulders during the frantic final stretch at Limoges, France but the German held off the Frenchman to record his ninth career stage win at the …
Team Dimension Data rider Mark Cavendish of Britain sprints to the finish line to win the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race Monday in Angers, France.

Cavendish edges Greipel to win Tour stage three

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 04, 2016, at 4:41 p.m.
ANGERS, France — Mark Cavendish joined France great Bernard Hinault in second place of the all-time list of Tour de France stage winners when he beat Andre Greipel on Monday for his second victory in this year’s race. The Briton, riding for the Dimension Data team, beat German Greipel by …

TV, radio schedule for July 2-3, 2016

on July 01, 2016, at 5:53 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING Formula One, Austrian Grand Prix, qualifying, 8 a.m., CNBC-TV FIA Formula E Championship, 10:30 a.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, The Coke Zero 400, 7:45 p.m., NBC-TVStory continues below advertisement. BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE LA ANGELS at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), …

TV, radio schedule for May 21-22, 2016

on May 20, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING FIA Formula E Championship, 9:30 a.m., FS1-TV IndyCar, Indianapolis 500, qualifying, 4 p.m., ABC-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Sprint All-Star Race, 9 p.m., FS1-TV; WOXO Norway (92.7 & 100.7 FM), WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radioStory continues below advertisement. BASEBALL, COLLEGE CREIGHTON at ST. JOHN’S, noon, FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR …

TV, radio schedule for May 20, 2016

on May 19, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Sprint Showdown, practice, 1:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Sprint All-Star Race, practice, 3 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck, The North Carolina Education Lottery 200, qualifying, 5:30 p.m., race, 8:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE CLEVELAND at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 …

TV, radio sports schedule for May 19, 2016

on May 18, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Truck Series, practice, 4:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASKETBALL, NBA PLAYOFFS TORONTO at CLEVELAND, 8:30 p.m., ESPN-TV CYCLING Tour of California, Stage 5, 5 p.m., NBCSP-TV GOLF Irish Open, 7:30 a.m., The Golf Channel-TVStory continues below advertisement. Champions Tour, The Tradition 1 p.m., The Golf Channel-TV PGA, AT&T Byron …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Jan. 29, 2016

on Jan. 29, 2016, at 7:19 p.m.
BASEBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of Approved Baseball Umpires will hold their annual umpires clinic beginning on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Library at Northern Maine Community College. Cost of the course is $40 which covers rule book, case book, printed materials and the exam. …

Sports briefs for Sept. 28, 2015

By Staff and Wire Reports on Sept. 28, 2015, at 7:41 p.m.
Junior bowlers qualify for national tourney BRUNSWICK — Brandon Plummer of Scarborough and Jennifer Lemay of Lebanon, New Hampshire, qualified for the 2016 Junior Gold Championships during the Maine State Junior Gold Bowlers’ first tourney of the season Saturday. Plummer, who bowls out of Spare Time in Portland, recorded a …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 17, 2015

on Sept. 17, 2015, at 6:55 p.m.
BASKETBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials will hold classes for prospective officials beginning Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m., at Presque Isle High School’s adult-education wing. There is a $40 fee for the 11-week course. For info, contact Harry Orser at 207-227-2122 …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 10, 2015

on Sept. 10, 2015, at 7:02 p.m.
BASKETBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials will hold classes for prospective officials beginning Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m., at Presque Isle High School’s adult-education wing. There is a $40 fee for the 11-week course. For info, contact Harry Orser at 207-227-2122 …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 3, 2015

on Sept. 03, 2015, at 7:55 p.m.
BASKETBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials will hold classes for prospective officials beginning Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m., at Presque Isle High School’s adult-education wing. There is a $40 fee for the 11-week course. For info, contact Harry Orser at 207-227-2122 …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 27, 2015

on Aug. 27, 2015, at 7:26 p.m.
BASKETBALL PRESQUE ISLE — The Northern Maine Board of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials will hold classes for prospective officials beginning Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m., at Presque Isle High School’s adult-education wing. There is a $40 fee for the 11-week course. For info, contact Harry Orser at 207-227-2122 …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 13, 2015

on Aug. 13, 2015, at 9:07 p.m.
BASEBALL Registrations for the upcoming 2015 Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League close Aug. 17. This developmental baseball league is designed for children ages 8-12 (cannot turn 13 before September 6, to be eligible). The EMFBL does not allow all-star teams to enter the league. Some travel is required to surrounding …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Aug. 6, 2015

on Aug. 06, 2015, at 7:24 p.m.
BASEBALL Registrations for the upcoming 2015 Eastern Maine Fall Baseball League close Aug. 17. This developmental baseball league is designed for children ages 8-12 (cannot turn 13 before September 6, to be eligible). The EMFBL does not allow all-star teams to enter the league. Some travel is required to surrounding …

TV Radio schedule for August 7, 2015

on Aug. 05, 2015, at 4:40 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: practice, 11:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., NBC SPORTS-TV NASCAR XFINITY Series: practice in Watkins Glen, New York, 1 p.m., NBC SPORTS-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at DETROIT, 7 p.m., NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 …

Sports briefs for Aug. 3, 2015

By Joe McLaughlin on Aug. 03, 2015, at 8:57 p.m.
American cyclist suspended after positive test PARIS — American rider Tom Danielson has been suspended by his Cannondale-Garmin team after testing positive for synthetic testosterone but he denies taking a banned substance. The team issued a statement on Monday saying Danielson had returned an “adverse analytical A sample using carbon …

On Deck, a sports calendar for July 30, 2015

on July 29, 2015, at 11:32 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO — University of Maine Baseball will hold its annual summer camp Sunday-Thursday, Aug. 2-6, at UMaine. It is open to overnight and commuter participants. All information is on GoBlackBears.com or can be obtained through Assistant Coach Nick Derba at Nicholas.Derba@maine.edu or 207-581-1097. Spots are limited. BICYCLING BOSTON — …
Team Sky rider Chris Froome of Britain (right) celebrates his overall victory on the podium with second place Movistar rider Nairo Quintana of Colombia after the 109.5-kilometer final 21st stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race Sunday from Sevres to Paris Champs-Elysees, France.

Froome’s rivals not good enough as Tour de France competition disappoints

By Julien Pretot, Reuters on July 27, 2015, at 3:54 p.m.
PARIS — This year’s Tour de France had been advertised as an exciting battle royale between four great riders yet it panned out as an underwhelming contest as Chris Froome’s rivals failed to live up to expectations. Team Sky’s Froome beat Nairo Quintana, who won the white jersey for the …