BOSTON (AP) — Brent Seabrook's goal 9:51 into overtime lifted the Chicago Blackhawks to a wild 6-5 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night and tied the Stanley Cup finals through four games.
The game has changed since Amy Vachon led the Cony High School girls basketball team to a pair of Class A state championships and went on to star for the University of Maine. But it's hardly passed her by.
Ryan Dempster allowed three runs over six innings, but lost for the fourth time in six starts as the Red Sox mustered just seven hits in a 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
AUGUSTA -- Wednesday evening's Zone 2 American Legion Baseball game between Gardiner and The Red Barn was a chess match. It had a few chances for redemption. It was a marathon. A slugfest that was finally clinched by a stellar relief performance.
BOSTON (AP) -- They have come to wave flags or meet the players or just appear on the video screen, invariably to a standing ovation, during the Boston Bruins' run to the Stanley Cup finals.
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- State police returned to the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Wednesday, two days after a body was found about a mile away.
MIAMI (AP) -- Game 7s do more than settle championships. They define legacies.
BOSTON (AP) -- His teammates always knew Daniel Paille was more than a speedy penalty killer who specialized in defense for the Boston Bruins.
WATERVILLE -- Both Post 51 and The Red Barn aren't sure exactly what they have yet. That still won't stop people from speculating, and in fact, they might be the two best teams in American Legion Baseball Zone 2.
GARDINER -- Gardiner overcame six errors to defeat Lincoln, 10-5, in American Legion Zone 2 baseball action Tuesday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Jonny Gomes hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, completing a doubleheader sweep.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent back surgery on Tuesday, his fifth operation this year.
No matter what happens with the impending change in ownership or location of the NHL parent Phoenix Coyotes, it will be business as usual for the Portland Pirates.The NHL, which has operated the Coyotes since buying the team out of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in 2009, has approved the sale of the team to Renaissance Sports and Entertainment, but the deal hinges on whether the prospective buyers can reach a lease agreement with the financially-strapped city of Glendale for Jobing.Com Arena, home of the Coyotes.
NHL parent Phoenix Coyotes have agreed to contract extensions with Portland Pirates head coach Ray Edwards and assistant coaches John Slaney and Mike Minard.
Bill Swift had a pretty good thing as a high school baseball coach in Phoenix, Ariz. His team was a perennial playoff contender and played in a beautiful facility. But the last couple of years, Swift began wondering what life at the next level would be like.
Dana Wilson of Brewer was arrested a month after his induction.
Noteworthy themes from Boston Bruins' win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Monday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask shut out the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals on Monday night and got enough help from the Bruins' offense to do it without another exhausting overtime.
The longest season of their baseball careers continues for several central Maine collegians who have hooked on with teams this summer.
FARMINGTON -- Three pitchers held Franklin County to four hits as Madison earned a 6-1 American Legion baseball victory Monday.
Growing up in Westbrook in the 1970s and 1980s, Joe DeRoche gravitated toward basketball. It was easy to do. The city was a basketball hotbed.
ARDMORE, Pa. -- The most recent golden era of golf in England had everything but the one prize that brings credibility.
The Boston Red Sox and Portland Sea Dogs were not the only teams taking the day off Monday.
Johnson, a flamboyant wide receiver formerly known as Chad Ochocinco, said in court that he'd had time to think about why his flippant attitude was wrong – especially in a domestic violence case.
Manu Ginobili broke out of a slump in a big way with 24 points and 10 assists in his first start of the season, and the Spurs beat the Heat 114-104 on Sunday night to take a 3-2 lead.
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — A steady hand gave Justin Rose the shiny U.S. Open Trophy. A wild ride gave Phil Mickelson yet another silver medal.
After the Chicago Blackhawks badly outplayed the Boston Bruins in the first period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday night, Seguin ditched the microphone he had been wearing as part of the TV broadcast. Then he headed back into the dressing room so the team could hash out its problems in peace.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Jon Lester insisted he was victimized by bad luck, even though the box score suggested otherwise.
Jamie Plummer threw a perfect game against Greenville in the Western D regional final, then shut out Penobscot Valley High School on Saturday, striking out 13 batters along the way.
WISCASSET -- Hometown racer Kevin Sherman won two races Saturday night at Wiscasset Speedway, taking the checkered flag in both the 25-lap New England 4-Cylinder Pro Stocks feature and the 100-lap Enduro.
Martha Veroneau of Waynflete and Silas Eastman of Fryeburg Academy dominated multiple sports.
Daniel Paille scored at 13:48 in overtime and the Bruins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Saturday night to even the Stanley Cup finals at a game apiece.
In Greenville, more than 4,000 hunters win a chance to try to bag Maine's signature beast.
Jamie Plummer, who struck out 13, escaped jams in each of the final four innings to lead Richmond to a 3-0 victory. Even Richmond coach Rick Coughlin didn’t expect this type of performance from his lanky senior, and he watched her pitch a perfect game Thursday against Greenville.
AUGUSTA — Westbrook starting pitcher Zack Bean pitched a complete game shutout and beat out a potential double play to allow the winning run to score in the sixth inning as the Blue Blazes beat Messalonskee 2-0 in the Class A state championship game at Morton Field on Saturday.
The deluge from Scarborough started with a leadoff home run by Marisa O’Toole and just kept coming. Scarborough scored four times in the first two innings and went on to a 9-3 victory over Skowhegan in the Class A softball final Saturday afternoon at Cony Family Field.
In the Class B baseball state championship game Saturday afternoon at Larry Mahaney Diamond, Adam Bailey had Winslow hitters guessing for all seven innings. The 6-foot-6 righty was dominant at times, and always effective, and his effort on the mound led the Wildcats to a 4-1 win and their first state title since 1971.
Cassidy Adams turned in a spectacular performance Saturday to help Bucksport win its second consecutive Class C state title with a 7-0 defeat of Madison.
Dads, they all have opinions. Give my father, John Lazarczyk, an opening, and he'll go on for an hour about how the Baltimore Colts of the 1950s were an indestructible football machine.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Waterville graduate Bethanie Brown followed up her impressive showing Friday at the New Balance Nationals Outdoors with another one Saturday night at the University of North Carolina A&T University.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Held in check by Baltimore’s pitchers for 18 consecutive innings, the Boston Red Sox finally played like the highest-scoring team in the major leagues.
Cheverus has another close game with Massabesic, this time winning 8-7 for the state championship.
Boston Manager John Farrell says Mike Napoli is experiencing "some grogginess."
Nathan Horton left Game 1 with an unspecified upper body injury.
The Mariners score all their runs in the final two innings to beat Greely, 8-1, and earn the school's first state championship in any sport.
Scarborough takes control early and sends Cheverus to a second straight loss in the Class A state final, 15-4.
The Richmond softball team will face the same team with the same dominant pitcher they faced last year in the Class D final today at St. Joseph's College.
Messalonskee (13-6) upended the top three seeds — Bangor, Hampden and Oxford Hills — by a combined 13-6 score to reach the Class A state title game for a second straight year. The Eagles will play Westbrook (16-3) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Morton Field.
The Class A state final is exactly where Skowhegan will be Saturday. The Indians (14-5) face Western A champion Scarborough (18-1) at noon at Cony High School.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Milan Lucic remembers it as if it was yesterday.
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Phil Mickelson made his first birdie on his last putt. Billy Horschel never missed a green. It was all they could do to barely break par against Merion, which is turning out to be the real star of this U.S. Open.
The Red Sox wasted a solid start by Ryan Dempster, managing only three hits off Chris Tillman and three Baltimore relievers in a 2-0 loss Friday night.
Jamie Plummer pitched a perfect game — allowing only one ball out of the infield — as the Bobcats defeated No. 2 Greenville 12-0 in the Western D final in a game stopped in the bottom of the fifth inning by the mercy rule.
STANDISH -- Errors can make or break a baseball game.
BREWER -- When the Oceanside and Gardiner softball teams played in the regular season and Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championship game, the games were pitchers' duels. In the Eastern B final Thursday night at Coffin Field, it was a slugfest, with a big edge to Oceanside.
AUGUSTA — Messalonskee continued its playoff mastery Thursday night and is headed back to the Class A state championship.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis singled home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the 13th inning, giving the Baltimore Orioles an exhausting 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a four-game series between AL East contenders.
CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Shaw scored on a deflection in triple overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in a riveting Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Wednesday night.
Phil MIckelson traveled about 2,400 miles in the air and 7,000 yards on the ground. He took a short nap on his private jet from San Diego and another one during a rain delay when he found a secluded corner of the library room in the Merion clubhouse. He carried five wedges but no driver. Some 17 hours later, Mickelson had a 3-under 67 to match his best opening round in the U.S. Open.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Long after the celebration was over, Marian Hossa finally made it home and managed to fall asleep around 3 a.m. The Chicago star woke up a few hours later, roused by a noisy neighbor.
PORTLAND -- The Cony girls lacrosse team admittedly didn't know much about Cheverus, its opponent in the Eastern A title game Wednesday at Fitzpatrick Stadium.
Zach Emerson has been chasing a points championship at Oxford Plains Speedway for several years, coming close on a few occasions in his Street Stock car.
WATERVILLE -- The Gardiner boys lacrosse team can take small comfort in the fact it was only outscored by two goals in the second half of Wednesday's Eastern Maine Class B championship game against Yarmouth.
Alfredo Aceves threw six solid innings, Daniel Nava homered and the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Skowhegan’s Shelby Obert and Gardiner’s Taylor Banister are among five candidates for the Miss Maine Softball award, the Maine Softball Coaches Association announced Wednesday.
Next week, Waterville junior Brian Bellows will think about playing in the Maine Underclassmen Showcase baseball game, but right now, his attention is focused on today's Eastern B final against Winslow.
The Zone 2 American Legion Baseball season is supposed to start this evening. The start date has stayed the same for a while, which is something of an anomaly in Zone 2.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- One day of practice wasn't enough for Patriots coach Bill Belichick to share his thoughts on new backup quarterback Tim Tebow.
ARDMORE, Pa. — He was the smiling kid with his dad on the bag in his first U.S. Open, eager to be himself and not the guy he was following.