April 1, 2013 RSS feed / Sports

Bowdoin women’s lax in split

BRUNSWICK   Throughout the second half of Saturday’s women’s lacrosse game at Ryan Field, Bowdoin seemed on the verge of going on a run to make its New England Small College Athletic Conference matchup with Middlebury a nip-and-tuck More...

Play Ball! Astros strong in AL debut

Houston beats Rangers, 8-2

HOUSTON (AP) — Many predicted the Houston Astros would be the worst team in the majors this season.  On opening night, they certainly didn’t look like it.  Rick Ankiel and the Astros made an impressive debut in the American Leag More...

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Louisville upsets favored Baylor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — From the opening tip of the season, there was only one question in women’s college basketball: How do you stop Brittney Griner?  Louisville found the answer Sunday night, pulling off one of the biggest upsets in More...

Knicks rout Celtics 108-89 for eighth straight win

NEW YORK   Closing in on one goal of ending Boston’s division title reign, the New York Knicks added another.  While they were finishing off their second victory over the Celtics this week, injured forward Rasheed Wallace drew a large More...

Drivers, start your engines!

Under new ownership, Wiscasset Speedway set to open on April 6

WISCASSET   Racing is expected to return to “The Prettiest Little Village in Maine” come next Saturday, thanks to new owners Richard and Vanessa Jordan.  Wiscasset Speedway, the former Wiscasset Raceway, features a 3/8 mile hig More...

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Big East foes to meet in East final

WASHINGTON Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim knows full well that one of the secrets to success for his team’s 2-3 zone defense is the way it confounds opponents who aren’t used to playing against that suffocating system. The No. More...

Bruins GM thought he had made trade for Iginla

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins lost to Pittsburgh in the competition for Jarome Iginla. That should make it tougher for them to beat the already powerful Penguins in the playoffs.  It was a bitter battle to lose, of course. More...

Desjardins, USM fall to NE College

GORHAM — New England College senior attack Brian Gillis scored a game-high four goals, including three in the second half, as the visiting Pilgrims overcame a one-goal halftime deficit to defeat the University of Southern Maine, 11-8, in non-co More...

Exciting Bradley Jr. makes Sox roster

Boston opens today vs. Yankees

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Final Four set after blowouts and another surprise

ATLANTA   After a season of uncertainty, there’s a clear favorite heading to the Final Four.  The Louisville Cardinals.  While the other No. More...

Khudobin stops 26 in Bruins’ win over Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bruins goalie Anton Khudobin was both good and fortunate in stopping every shot he faced, giving Boston’s sputtering offense time to finally figure out a way to beat Ryan Miller.  More...

Maine HS football to have four classes

ROCKPORT   Maine high school football will be comprised of four classes for the first time since 1986 next fall after a four-year effort to expand the ranks from its current three-class structure gained final approval Thursday from the general m More...

Pens win streak to 14

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby isn’t concerned about making history. He’d also prefer not to have the Pittsburgh Penguins repeat it.  Sure, Crosby is enjoying Pittsburgh’s 14-game winning streak. More...

Ohio State, Wichita State advance in West

LOS ANGELES When LaQuinton Ross found out Ohio State was using the Los Angeles Lakers’ dressing room this weekend, he immediately called dibs on Kobe Bryant’s locker for the first NCAA tournament game ever played at Staples Center. More...

Buchholz sharp in Red Sox win over Twins

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Bowdoin baseball to hit the road

BRUNSWICK — Due to an unplayable field, the Bowdoin College home opening NESCAC East Division weekend will be played at Trinity College.  The Polar Bears and Bantams opentodaywitha3p.m. More...

Red Sox not running from problems of last 2 years

The Boston Red Sox knew they couldn’t ignore the awful results of the last two seasons, so they decided to address the issue directly.  In billboards around Boston and a full-page newspaper ad, the team presents its motto for 2013: “ More...