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Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts (50) connects on a three-run home run, his third home run of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning at Fenway Park on Sunday.

Betts belts three homers for Sox as Porcello wins 16th

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 14, 2016, at 6:05 p.m.
BOSTON — It didn’t take long for Mookie Betts to have his name mentioned alongside Ted Williams. Betts arrived early at Fenway Park on Sunday to make some tweaks to his swing after going 1-for-8 to start the series, and the result was a three-homer day with a career-high eight …

RubberDucks pound Sea Dogs

on Aug. 12, 2016, at 10:56 p.m.
AKRON, Ohio — Akron second baseman Todd Hankins hit a grand slam and a two-run homer, and the RubberDucks rolled by the Portland Sea Dogs 18-2 in Eastern League baseball action on Friday night at Canal Park in front of a sellout crowd of 7,674 fans. Rob Kaminsky (7-7) beat …

SeaWolves rally past Sea Dogs

on Aug. 11, 2016, at 11:12 p.m.
ERIE, Pennsylvania — The Erie SeaWolves rallied back from a 2-1 deficit, scoring four runs in the final two innings, defeating the Portland Sea Dogs 5-2 Thursday night in an Eastern League baseball game at Jerry Uht Park. Portland dropped two of three in the series, and continues its six-game …
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez greets a fan during the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Yankees rally in eighth, top slumping Sox

By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 11, 2016, at 10:33 p.m.
BOSTON — Alex Rodriguez didn’t exactly go out with a bang, but he produced a key run in his final game at Fenway Park as a member of the New York Yankees on Thursday night. Rodriguez was 0-for-4 with a strikeout, but his dribbler to the mound in his final …

TV, radio schedule for August 12, 2016

on Aug. 11, 2016, at 5:26 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR, XFINITY, qualifying, 6 p.m., USA-TV BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE Midwest Regional semifinal, 11 a.m., ESPN-TV New England Regional semifinal, 1 p.m., ESPN-TV Northwest Regional semifinal, 3 p.m., ESPN-TVStory continues below advertisement. Great Lakes Regional semifinal, 5 p.m., ESPN2-TV Mid-Atlantic Regional semifinal, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV West Regional semifinal, 9 …
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is attended to after fouling a ball off of his shin during the ninth inning against the New York Yankees Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

Five-run 7th lifts Yanks by Red Sox

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 11, 2016, at 12:14 a.m.
BOSTON — Starlin Castro’s two-run double in the seventh inning capped a five-run frame for the New York Yankees in a 9-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Didi Gregorius and Gary Sanchez each slugged solo home runs while Austin Romine, Jacoby Ellsbury and …

TV, radio schedule for August 11, 2016

on Aug. 10, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
BASEBALL, LITTLE LEAGUE Midwest Regional semifinal, 11 a.m., ESPN-TV New England Regional semifinal, 1 p.m., ESPN-TV Northwest Regional semifinal, 3 p.m., ESPN-TV Great Lakes Regional semifinal, 5 p.m., ESPN2-TVStory continues below advertisement. Mid-Atlantic Regional semifinal, 7 p.m., ESPN-TV West Regional semifinal, 9 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE NY YANKEES at …

New owner thrilled to grow baseball in Lowell

By David Willis, The Eagle-Tribune on Aug. 10, 2016, at 4:24 p.m.
“Oh my gosh, yes, we plan to stay in Lowell long term,” said Dave Heller.
Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly (right) congratulates right fielder Ichiro Suzuki following Suzuki's career 3,000th base hit on a triple in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies Sunday at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.

Suzuki joins 3,000-hit club

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 07, 2016, at 7:32 p.m.
Miami Marlins center fielder Ichiro Suzuki became the 30th member of Major League Baseball’s exclusive 3,000-hit club on Sunday after ripping a triple in the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies in Denver. After legging out an infield single on Saturday, Suzuki deposited an offering from Rockies reliever Chris Rusin …

Hall of Fame game canceled due to field issues

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 07, 2016, at 7:29 p.m.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame game between the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts scheduled for Sunday night was cancelled due to poor field conditions, ESPN reported. According to ESPN, the wrong paint was applied to the Hall of Fame logo at midfield and in the end zones of …

Tavarez powers Sea Dogs by RubberDucks

on Aug. 07, 2016, at 5:21 p.m.
PORTLAND | Portland’s Danny Bethea broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning with a sacrifice fly to score Tim Roberson and the Sea Dogs took the series against the Akron RubberDucks with a 5-3 win in an Eastern League baseball game Sunday in front of a sellout crowd …
Jim Furyk reacts after shooting a PGA tour record 58 after the final round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament Sunday at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Furyk sets PGA Tour record with historic 58

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 07, 2016, at 4:06 p.m.
CROMWELL, Connecticut — Fifty eight. It was a number that only existed in golf folklore until Sunday. Then Jim Furyk made it a reality. The 46-year-old Furyk turned an eagle, 10 birdies and seven pars into a PGA Tour-record 12-under-par 58 in Sunday’s final round of the Travelers Championship at …
Los Angeles' Scott Van Slyke is caught stealing second in the sixth inning by Boston second baseman Brock Holt Saturday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Dodgers bounce back to blank Red Sox

By Forrest Lee, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 06, 2016, at 11:18 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Rookie Ross Stripling set the tone and the Los Angeles Dodgers followed in concert by muting the Boston Red Sox. Stripling worked five shutout innings and the Dodgers’ bullpen did the rest in a 3-0 victory over the Red Sox on Saturday before 47,696 at Dodger Stadium. …
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright (left) is congratulated by Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz after throwing a complete game and defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 Friday night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

Wright stuff: Sox roll over Dodgers

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 06, 2016, at 1:49 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Knuckleballer Steven Wright threw a complete-game shutout, and the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 9-0 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers before an announced sellout crowd of 52,728 at Dodger Stadium on Friday night. Wright (13-5) retired 18 of 19 batters before giving up a single …

Errors plague Sea Dogs in loss to RubberDucks

on Aug. 05, 2016, at 9:51 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Portland Sea Dogs tied a season-high with five errors and the Akron RubberDucks took game one of their series 8-2 Friday night in an Eastern League baseball contest at Hadlock Field. Just three of Akron’s eight runs were earned. The game was scoreless until the fourth …
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks for a receiver during training camp on July 30 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Patriots’ Tom Brady: ‘Personal decision’ to move on from Deflategate

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 05, 2016, at 7:22 p.m.
“I’ll be excited to be back when I’m back, and I’ll be cheering our team, and hopefully we’ll go out and win every game.”
Green Bay Packers tight end Justin Perillo (80) blocks safety Marwin Evans (25) during the training camp at St. Norbert College in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on July 28.

UMaine product boosts stock as Packers tight end

By Pete Warner on Aug. 05, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
This summer, Justin Perillo, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound tight end from Wilmington, Delaware, has had more of a presence with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.
Seattle second baseman Robinson Cano (right) tags out Boston's Brock Holt during a rundown in the 11th inning of Thursday night's game at Safeco Field in Seattle. Boston won 3-2.

Holt’s 11th-inning hit pushes Red Sox past Mariners

By Scott Johnson, The Sports Xchange on Aug. 05, 2016, at 1 p.m.
SEATTLE — Still clinging to their place in the American League East race, the Boston Red Sox have been a big hit away from making a move in the standings. Brock Holt finally delivered with a one-out, RBI single in the 11th inning, lifting the Red Sox to a 3-2 …

SeaWolves slug way past Sea Dogs

on Aug. 04, 2016, at 9:30 p.m.
PORTLAND | The Erie SeaWolves hit four solo home runs and led wire-to-wire in a 9-3 Eastern League baseball victory over the Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday afternoon at Hadlock Field. Anthony Gose led off the ballgame with a solo homer to center field on the second pitch he …
Conor McGregor (left) is held back by UFC president Dana White during weigh-ins for UFC 196 fight against Nate Diaz (not pictured) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 4.

Mainer Dana White gets rich building UFC, but relishes ties to state

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 04, 2016, at 11:25 a.m.
“When I brought the UFC show there two years ago it didn’t make sense financially for us, but I wanted to do it for the city of Bangor to bring some tourism into town,” Dana White said. “It’s the same reason I’m doing this now.
 

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