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Tim Boetsch (right) fights against Josh Samman during UFC Fight Night at Denny Sanford Premier Center, July 13, 2016.

Boetsch to fight on UFC card that features McGregor

When the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion invades the world’s most famous arena for the first time on Nov. 12, Tim Boetsch will be there.
Johanna Riley

Former UMaine star spins track success into lifelong pursuits

Track and field is a sport that can prove beneficial in all aspects of life when an athlete’s career comes to a close. In the case of former University of Maine standout Johanna Riley Evans, her time on the track in Orono proved rewarding in a variety of ways.
University of Maine's Darrius Hart (left) tackles James Madison's Khalid Abdullah during their football game at Alfond Stadium in Orono Saturday.

Opponents’ big plays haunt UMaine football team

One of the problem areas in the University of Maine football team’s 0-3 start has been the big plays allowed by the defense.
Derek Shorey of Dover-Foxcroft celebrates after beating Pete Rogers Jr. in a Sept. 23 featherweight fight at the CES MMA 38 show in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Dover-Foxcroft native scores first-round CES victory

“The reason I still fight now is honestly because it’s something I’m good at, and I’m starting to realize I could make a future for myself with it.”
Maine fans celebrate the Black Bears' fourth goal against St. Cloud State in 2007.

Top-five opponents headline 2016-17 UMaine hockey TV schedule

Three teams picked among the top five in the country in Monday’s United States College Hockey Online preseason poll are included on the University of Maine’s television schedule this season.
Golf legend Arnold Palmer (left) looks at a statue of himself commemorating the 50th anniversary of his first PGA tour win in 1955 at the Weston Golf and Country Club in Toronto Sept. 13, 2005.

Palmer made handful of Maine appearances during legendary career

In 1986, Palmer was victorious at the Union Mutual Seniors Golf Classic, which was held at the Purpoodock Club in Cape Elizabeth.
University of Maine's Jesse Orach runs during their cross-country meet in Orono on Friday. Orach won the men's race.

UMaine senior star is running down a dream

“Knowing that it’s my last year I just want to finish with no regrets,” Jesse Orach said. “I think I’m well on my way to doing that. I’m not finished yet.”
Carl Parker of Bangor is a veteran AAU and high school basketball coach.

Bangor coach enshrined in New England AAU Hall of Fame

“When you talk of the success of Maine AAU, the conversation has to start with Carl Parker.”
UMFK soccer coach Bill Ashby

UMFK men’s soccer coach earns 400th career victory

With his club’s 3-1 victory over the visiting Clippers, UMFK head coach Bill Ashby became the 42nd college soccer coach to achieve 400 career victories.
The Boston Bruins signed forward Brad Marchand to an eight-year, $49 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

Bruins sign Marchand to 8-year, $49M extension

The Boston Bruins signed forward Brad Marchand to an eight-year, $49 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season.
University of Maine's Darian Davis-Ray runs up field past James Madison during their football game at Alfond Stadium in Orono Saturday.

James Madison wears down mistake-prone UMaine football team

ORONO, Maine —- In a close game, the team more used to winning is the one that finds ways to make pivotal plays down the …
The Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park in Miami, Sept. 9, 2016.

Marlins’ ace pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in Miami boating accident

Pitcher Jose Fernandez was one of three people killed in the crash near Miami Beach, according to media reports.

Why Me? (No I’m Not Throwing a Pity Party)

In the nearly three years since I’ve been writing this weekly column, ideas for future topics have flowed through my brain at peculiar times and …

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