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THE DRIVE

Jackson 5: What the Celtics do now

on June 27, 2017, at 4:18 a.m.
Brewer High School catcher Alex Maxsimic throws the ball back to the pitcher during the Class A-B senior all-star game at Colby College in Waterville on Friday night.

Brewer’s star catcher weighing baseball, education options

By Ernie Clark on June 27, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“It’s just all about whether I want to play baseball but get a business degree or go straight toward my career as an electrician.”
FOOD AND FITNESS FOR THE REST OF US

How to set up a home gym without spending a small fortune

on June 26, 2017, at 5:23 p.m.
Paul Kariya , flanked by University of Maine President Peter Hoff,  waves to hockey fans after his No. 9 jersey was retired by the school during a ceremony at Alfond Arena in March 2009.

Paul Kariya to become UMaine’s first Hockey Hall of Famer

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 26, 2017, at 5:17 p.m.
Paul Kariya played a significant role in leading the 1992-1993 Black Bears to the program’s first national championship.
EXTRA POINTS

Derba has the right stuff to make UMaine baseball a consistent contender

on June 26, 2017, at 3:47 p.m.
Isaiah Harris of Penn State places second in 800m heat in 1:46.62 to advance during the NCAA Track and Field Championships on June 7 in Oregon.

Lewiston runner qualifies for world track and field championships

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 26, 2017, at 1:56 p.m.
Tim Boetsch (right) fights Johny Hendricks on Saturday during UFC Fight Night at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Boetsch won with a second-round TKO.
Sean Pokorny | USA TODAY Sports

Maine fighter earns $50K bonus with TKO of former UFC champ

By Ernie Clark on June 26, 2017, at 11:45 a.m.
THE DRIVE

New Maine Baseball Coach Nick Derba talks about the future of Black Bears Baseball

on June 26, 2017, at 9:12 a.m.
Jordan Spieth chips out of the sand for a birdie during the first playoff hole of the final round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands.

Spieth holes out bunker shot to win Travelers

By The Sports Xchange on June 26, 2017, at 6:21 a.m.
Jordan Spieth holed a miraculous 60-foot shot from the bunker for the winning playoff birdie on Sunday to win the Travelers Championship at Cromwell, Connecticut.
NASCAR Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick (4) before the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

Harvick wins for first time this season at Sonoma

By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange on June 26, 2017, at 6:20 a.m.
California driver Kevin Harvick claimed his first win of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season in his home state Sunday by winning the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.
Wanderlei Silva (red gloves) fights Chael Sonnen (blue gloves) during Bellator NYC at Madison Square Garden.

Sonnen defeats Silva in Bellator NYC

By Dave Doyle, The Sports Xchange on June 26, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
Chael Sonnen finally got Wanderlei Silva in the cage after a three-year wait. And he wasn’t going to let him off the hook.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) shoots the ball over Portland Trail Blazers center Mason Plumlee (24) during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center.

Mavericks plan to have Nowitzki for 20th season

By The Sports Xchange on June 26, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
Dirk Nowitzki’s $25 million contract option for next season will not be renewed, but ESPN reported Sunday that the Dallas Mavericks plan to re-sign him to a restructured deal in July.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Doug Fister (38) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Fenway Park.

Angels overcome strong start from Fister to beat Red Sox

By Maureen Mullen, The Sports Xchange on June 26, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.
Who could blame right-hander Doug Fister if he was pitching with a bit of a chip on his shoulder Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park?
Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a shot.

Federer dominates to win ninth Halle title

By The Sports Xchange on June 26, 2017, at 6:13 a.m.
Top seed Roger Federer dominated Alexander Zverev in straight sets to win the Gerry Weber Open for the ninth time on Sunday in Halle, Germany.
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Fans swarm Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park in Boston in anticipation of last Friday's David Ortiz jersey retirement during the Red Sox's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

Big Papi’s final farewell hits home hard with ‘family’ of fans

By Kassadi Moore on June 26, 2017, at 1 a.m.
UP NORTH MOTORSPORTS

Win Three For Maine Racer Theriault

on June 26, 2017, at 12:33 a.m.
Two stories this week about hard working racers from Maine competing on the national stage, Austin Theriault from Fort Kent in ARCA and John Cassidy from Bangor in Rally America.
Patrick Kelly of Rockport (right) sizes up Rafael Velado during their New England Fights amateur lightweight title fight on June 17 in Lewiston. The 52-year-old Kelly beat Velado to claim the belt.

Rockport fighter, a ‘man who knows no limits,’ wins MMA title at 52

By Ernie Clark on June 25, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
“Pat Kelly is as fierce a competitor as they come,” NEF co-owner and matchmaker Matt Peterson said. “His dedication to health and fitness and his endless quest to challenge himself is inspiring.”
Los Angeles Angels second baseman Danny Espinosa (3) steals second bass past Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) during the fourth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Angels’ Ramirez quiets Red Sox

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on June 24, 2017, at 11:24 p.m.
ARCA Series driver Austin Theriault (52) leads during the Lucas Oil Complete Engine Treatment 200 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Fort Kent driver registers third ARCA victory

By Larry Mahoney on June 24, 2017, at 10:26 p.m.

Incoming UMaine goaltender selected in 4th round by Boston Bruins in NHL draft

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 24, 2017, at 4:39 p.m.
Jeremy Swayman, who will be a freshman for coach Red Gendron’s club this fall, was selected in the fourth round by the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League draft on Saturday.