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TV radio sports schedule for June 29, 2016

on June 28, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
BASEBALL, COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ARIZONA vs. COASTAL CAROLINA, Game 3 if necessary, 8 p.m., ESPN-TV; WEZQ-FM, Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet (929theticket.com) BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE BOSTON at TAMPA BAY, noon, NESN-TV; WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 …

Former UMaine track star flexes muscles in “American Ninja Warrior” qualifier

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 28, 2016, at 9:21 a.m.
When I’m not writing for this newspaper, I’m a fitness trainer. So naturally, I’ve become a fan of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” over the years. Part of me wants to try it once, just to cross it off the “bucket list.” Now, Jesse Labreck has given people throughout Maine even …

Chaffee 60th Anniversary

on June 27, 2016, at 8 a.m.
OAKLAND – Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Chaffee of Messalonskee Lake in Oakland celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on May 7, 2016, at the Village Inn in Belgrade Lakes with family and extended family. They were married on May 4, 1956, at the Methodist Church, Rutland, Vt. After owning and operating …

Ain’tymology

By John Branning on June 25, 2016, at 5:11 a.m.
Meaning one thing and yet saying another.
Boston's Dustin Pedroia (left) slides home for the game-winning run on a wild pitch thrown by Texas Rangers relief pitcher Matt Bush (right) during Friday's game at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The Red Sox scored four times in the ninth to win 8-7.

Red Sox two-out, ninth-inning rally stuns Rangers

By The Sports Xchange on June 25, 2016, at 12:26 a.m.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Boston rallied for four runs with two outs in the ninth inning to stun the Texas Rangers 8-7 at Globe Life Park. The Red Sox trailed 6-0 after starter David Price struggled and were down 7-4 heading to the ninth. But pinch-hitter Sandy Leon doubled with two …

Legion roundup: Penquis rallies past Motor City

on June 23, 2016, at 9:45 p.m.
Penquis rallies past Motor City DOVER-FOXCROFT — A squeeze bunt by Penquis’ Colin Beckett and an errant throw plated Cameron Doak and Chandler Rockwell as Rowell’s Penquis Navigators eked out a 6-5 Zone 1 Senior American Legion baseball victory over Motor City of Bangor on Thursday. Doak led off in …

Sports briefs for June 21, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on June 22, 2016, at 6:10 a.m.
Shawn Walsh golf classic set July 18 AUBURN | The 14th Shawn Walsh Memorial Golf Classic will be held on Monday, July 18, at the Martindale Country Club. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:30. A banquet and auction begin at 3. The goal is …

Summer solstice, with an eye toward the basketball future

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
GUILFORD, Maine – The gymnasium was warm Monday night, but not because it was packed with fans as it might be during the heart of winter. The gathering of parents and friends was surprisingly large for this time of year, but the heat of the night was merely the warmth …

Who was R.B. Hall? Bangor Band hosts statewide celebration of march composer

By Emily Burnham on June 21, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
Though he may not be a household name in this day and age, 19th century march composer and bandleader R.B. (Robert Browne) Hall has an international reputation, and an important place in the history of Bangor and in Maine in general. So much so, that the last Saturday of June …

Sports briefs for June 20, 2016

By Staff and Wire Reports on June 21, 2016, at 6:07 a.m.
Top Red Sox prospect joins Sea Dogs The Boston Red Sox have promoted infielder Yoan Moncada and right-handed pitcher Ben Taylor to the Portland Sea Dogs from High-A Salem. Left-handed pitcher Jalen Beeks is also expected to be promoted to Portland from Salem following the Carolina League All-Star Break (June …

A different way to rock: Artist helps you take Maine beaches home

By Micky Bedell on June 21, 2016, at 6 a.m.
Everything in life is a balancing act — relationships, work, hobbies, pets, kids. No matter what it is, keeping it all together is like a man on a tightrope. Or a rock on…. well, another rock. This is the philosophy of Mark Guido, a stoneworker who’s spent over 30 years as a mason, …

Legion roundup: Bangor wins Zone 1 opener

on June 20, 2016, at 9:51 p.m.
Peter Kemble, Brian Pierce and Jesse Colford combined to limit Skowhegan to one run on Monday to lead Bangor’s Coffee News to a 4-1 Zone 1 Senior American Legion victory at Mansfield Stadium. Kemble earned the win as he went the first five innings and struck out …

Searsport pitcher showed incredible heart, poise in state championship win

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 19, 2016, at 7:26 p.m.
Sometimes, all it takes is one piece of adversity to test the championship mettle of an athlete. Saturday’s Class D state high school baseball championship game between Searsport and Penobscot Valley provided a fantastic glimpse of that. Vikings senior righthander Kyle Moore had been cruising through three innings of work, …
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Take this famous dads trivia quiz, enter to win a round of golf for 2 at Jato Highlands!

on June 16, 2016, at 7:12 a.m.
Everyone who takes this quiz has a chance to win a golf game for two — including cart rental — at Jato Highlands Golf Course!

Rate the top 10 entries for a new Portland flag, enter to win a $50 gift card

on June 15, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
Round 1 of the Portland Flag Design contest ends at midnight Wednesday. It’s your last chance to have a say in which flag designs are best and to enter to win a $50 Buoy Local gift card, good for dozens of Portland shops and eateries. Click here for the designers’ …

Sea Dogs edge Baysox in 10th

on June 14, 2016, at 11:04 p.m.
BOWIE, Maryland — The Portland Sea Dogs scored two unearned runs in the 10th inning and held on for a 5-4 Eastern League baseball win over the Bowie Baysox on Tuesday night in the series opener at Prince George’s Stadium. The Sea Dogs earned their first win of the season …

Apple opens Siri to outside developers

By Julia Love and Noel Randewich, Reuters on June 14, 2016, at 8:03 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc <AAPL.O> is opening its popular Siri digital assistant to outside developers, which means iPhone users could soon be able to hail rides with Uber, publish photos on Shutterfly or make a call on Skype with voice commands. The move, announced at its Worldwide Developers Conference …

FAA proposes fining Amazon $350,000 for hazardous package

By David Shepardson, Reuters on June 14, 2016, at 8:02 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Monday it is proposing a $350,000 civil fine against Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O> for shipping a product that allegedly violated hazardous materials regulations and injured several UPS workers who handled the package. The penalty is the largest fine the FAA has proposed …

Wall St slides for third straight session; big tech drags

By Lewis Krauskopf, Reuters on June 14, 2016, at 8:01 a.m.
Wall Street stumbled for a third straight session on Monday as tech stalwarts Microsoft and Apple dragged on indexes and investors braced for major economic and political events in the United States and Europe. Microsoft fell 2.6 percent after announcing it would buy online networking company LinkedIn for $26.2 billion …

McDonald’s moving headquarters to Chicago

By Reuters on June 14, 2016, at 8 a.m.
McDonald’s Corp, working to remake itself as a “modern, progressive burger company,” will move its corporate headquarters from an Illinois suburb to the former home of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios in downtown Chicago by the spring of 2018. The move marks a homecoming for the world’s biggest restaurant chain, which …