Sports briefs for May 3, 2016

By Joe McLaughlin on May 03, 2016, at 5:54 p.m.
Bruins’ Beleskey, Krejci, Krug recovering Boston Bruins forward Matt Beleskey, forward David Krejci and defenseman Torey Krug are recovering from offseason surgeries. The Bruins announced Tuesday that all three had their surgeries last month and are expected to make full recoveries. Beleskey had surgery on his left hand April 14 …

Sports briefs for May 2, 2016

on May 02, 2016, at 8:21 p.m.
Red Sox’s Sandoval set for shoulder surgery Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval will undergo left shoulder surgery in the coming days, the team announced Monday night. Sandoval’s operation will be performed by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. The team said it will provide additional information on the …
he 2016 inductees for the Maine Sports Hall of Fame gather for a group photo prior to Sunday's awards banquet at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Pictured are: (front row, from left): Kristin Barry, Sheri Piers, John "Jack" Kelley, Travis Roy, Ralph Payne, Pennie Page Cummings and Ed Phillips. In the back row are: Royce Cross, Woodrow Cross II, Jonathan Cross, Kirsten Clark-Rickenbach, Dan Hamblet, Doug Friedman and Amy Vachon.

Payne, Roy, Vachon headline Maine Sports Hall of Fame inductees

By Pete Warner on May 01, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
BANGOR | Ralph Payne is regarded as the best running back ever to play for Brewer High School and among the best in Maine history. On Sunday, at his enshrinement into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame, all he could talk about those with whom he shared success on …

NFL Draft: From Goff to final pick, eventful three days wind up in Chicago

By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange on April 30, 2016, at 7:36 p.m.
Fifteen quarterbacks were drafted in the seven rounds, the most since 2004, when 17 were chosen.
Trevor Bates of Westbrook, pictured during the University of Maine's "Pro Day" in Orono on March 21, has been drafted in the seventh round by the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.

UMaine standout from Westbrook drafted by Indianapolis Colts

By Pete Warner on April 30, 2016, at 6:34 p.m.
Trevor Bates was selected in the seventh round and was the 239th overall pick.
University of Maine first-year head football coach Joe Harasymiak takes care of some paperwork recently as he settles into his new duties at Memorial Gym in Orono.

New coach Harasymiak wants UMaine football players to be ‘hunters’

By Pete Warner on April 30, 2016, at 12:39 p.m.
“The three qualities for being hunters is we have to be hungry, skilled and determined. That’s Black Bear football,” Joe Harasymiak said.

Linebackers Smith, Jack drafted amidst knee concerns

By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange on April 29, 2016, at 9:34 p.m.
CHICAGO — Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys with the 34th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, a spot many felt was unattainable for Smith because of a major knee injury in the Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl. Two picks later, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack’s …

Sports briefs for April 29, 2016

on April 29, 2016, at 7:15 p.m.
Buckner set for Sea Dogs game PORTLAND | Former Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner is scheduled to make an appearance at Hadlock Field at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, when the Portland Sea Dogs host the Bowie Baysox Buckner’s appearance is part of the Sea Dogs’ Throwback Thursday …
Jared Goff (left) poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Los Angeles Rams as the number one overall pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft Thursday night at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago.

Rams select Cal QB Goff at No. 1 overall in NFL Draft

By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange on April 28, 2016, at 9:14 p.m.
CHICAGO — The Los Angeles Rams selected Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday night at Auditorium Theater. Goff, 21, will remain in his home state to play for the Rams, who moved up in the draft two weeks earlier by …

TV, radio schedule for April 29, 2016

on April 28, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
AUTO RACING Formula One, Russian Grand Prix, practice, 7 a.m., NBCSN-TV NASCAR, XFINITY, practice, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice, 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., FS1-TV ARCA, 6 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, COLLEGE TEXAS TECH at TCU, 9 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NY YANKEES at BOSTON, 7 p.m., …
University of Maine football offensive coordinator Liam Coen

New offensive coordinator wants UMaine to be physical, explosive

By Pete Warner on April 27, 2016, at 8:12 a.m.
You’ll excuse Liam Coen if he’s more than a little excited about becoming the offensive coordinator for the University of Maine football team.

Sports briefs for April 26, 2016

on April 26, 2016, at 6:08 p.m.
Clippers lose Paul, Griffin for rest of playoffs The Los Angeles Clippers were hit with a double whammy on Tuesday. Point guard Chris Paul underwent surgery on his broken hand in Los Angeles and will miss the rest of the NBA playoffs. The team also announced that forward Blake Griffin …
Rich Kimball

Rich Kimball, Bob Lucy agree to deal to continue broadcasting UMaine football games

By Larry Mahoney on April 26, 2016, at 12:03 p.m.
Rich Kimball and Bob Lucy will be back behind the microphones to broadcast University of Maine football games after recently reaching a verbal agreement with Learfield.
New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) makes a throw in the second half against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Aug. 22, 2015.

Deflategate’s lone winner: Backup QB Garoppolo

By The Sports Xchange on April 26, 2016, at 7:14 a.m.
Twenty months after the deflated football drama began in New England, we might finally have a winner: Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

Sports briefs for April 25

on April 25, 2016, at 8:58 p.m.
UM baseball to host ice cream truck The UMaine baseball program is hosting the Darling’s Ice Cream for a Cause truck during Tuesday’s nonconference doubleheader against Rhode Island at Mahaney Diamond in Orono. The twinbill starts at 2 p.m. The Darling’s ice cream truck visits local events and offers free …
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) scrambles during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on Jan. 3.

Maine fans ready for Patriots, Brady to move on after Deflategate

By Pete Warner on April 25, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
We’re on to life after “Deflategate.”
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs off the field after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 during the second half in the AFC Divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 16, 2016.

Tom Brady’s suspension reinstated by appeals court ruling

By The Sports Xchange on April 25, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.
The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Monday reinstated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate. The appeals court reversed a federal judge’s ruling from September, siding with the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell in a battle with the players union. …

Former Patriots player Brace dies at age 29

By The Sports Xchange on April 24, 2016, at 10:44 p.m.
Former New England Patriots defensive tackle Ron Brace died on Saturday night at the age of 29. The cause of death was not immediately revealed. Springfield (Mass.) police told that an investigation of the death is ongoing but that it isn’t suspicious. Brace was a second-round draft pick of …
NFL team helmets are displayed on Dec. 3, 2015, at the NFL Headquarters in New York. A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the NFL's estimated $1 billion concussion settlement with thousands of retired players, calling the agreement imperfect but fair.

$1 billion NFL concussion settlement upheld by appeals court

By The Sports Xchange on April 18, 2016, at 6:09 p.m.
“This settlement will provide significant and immediate relief to retired players living with the lasting scars of a NFL career.”

Sports briefs for April 14, 2016

on April 14, 2016, at 8:27 p.m.
Dexter Muni opening Saturday DEXTER — Dexter Municipal Golf Course will open at 9 a.m. Saturday. All regular tees and greens and the driving range will be in use. Carts will be available. An open house will also be underway from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, call …