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1:30 AM

Red Sox win 5-1 after Yankees pitcher ejected for pine tar Several photos included in this story

Boston’s John Lackey dominates with 11 strikeouts, while Michael Pineda faces his second controversy in two weeks.

Yesterday at 9:44 PM

HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Skowhegan softball cruises

The Indians pounded 25 hits in a 21-2 romp past Oxford Hills Wednesday.

Yesterday at 11:41 PM

Yankees pitcher Pineda ejected after Red Sox complain of foreign substance

It appeared Michael Pineda had illegal pine tar on his skin for the second time in 13 days.

Yesterday at 9:58 PM

SPRING PREVIEW: Girls and boys tennis Video clip included

Staff writer Evan Crawley previews the upcoming girls and boys tennis seasons. Who are the top teams? Who are the key players to watch?

Yesterday at 8:22 PM

MLB: Chicago’s Wrigley Field turns 100 years old

Former Cubs and Bears came back to celebrate the ballpark’s centenary.

Yesterday at 8:16 PM

NHL: Bruins holding Red Wings to historic lows

Boston has restricted Detroit to its worst three-game start in any playoff series with just two goals from three games.

Yesterday at 8:12 PM

BASEBALL: Winslow too much for Waterville

The Black Wolves drew first blood in their rivalry against the Purple Panthers, winning 6-1.

Yesterday at 8:10 PM

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Smith strikes out 8, smacks home run in Gardiner win

The Tigers crushed the Eagles 16-0 thanks to Gardiner junior Kristal Smith’s all-round efforts.

Yesterday at 7:58 PM

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Abbott, Mt. Blue shuts down Rams Several photos included in this story

The Cougars senior struck out five batters to lead his team past Cony.

Yesterday at 2:26 PM

Red Sox get thumped in Jacoby Ellsbury’s return to Boston, 9-3

Jon Lester has his worst outing of the season, and Elssbury doubles and triples against his former team.

April 22

Bruins dominate Red Wings 3-0 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead Several photos included in this story

Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron score in the first period, and Boston never looks back.

April 22

BOYS LACROSSE: Messalonskee opens season with a bang

The Eagles got it going with a 10-3 win over Edward Little Tuesday.

April 22

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: Poulin completes a comeback for Husson softball

The Lawrence alumni is finally getting a chance to play a bigger role for the 19-7 Eagles.

April 22

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: UMF baseball on cusp of playoffs

The Beavers are 7-9 with eight games remaining and are a good shot at securing a postseason berth.

April 22

SPRING PREVIEW: Softball Video clip included

Staff writers Gary Hawkins and Matt DiFilippo discuss the upcoming softball season, including the top teams and top players to watch this spring.

April 22

Former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay – or lack thereof

They say they were often required to work for free and also allege demeaning and degrading behavior toward them, including inappropriate touching.

April 22

Boston comes running back

With a record field, a million spectators and an American winner, the nation’s quintessential road race, and its host city, rebound from the terror of a year ago.

April 21

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Eugley hits for cycle in Thomas win

The Messalonskee grad had six hits on the day as the Terriers swept a double-header from UMaine-Presque Isle 12-1 and 12-1.

April 21

SPRING PREVIEW: Boys and girls lacrosse Video clip included


April 21

BOSTON MARATHON: Locals find success in Boston

Central Mainers David Currier and Seth Hasty were among those who broke the three-hour barrier mark at Monday’s marathon.

April 21

BOSTON MARATHON: Jeptoo wins women’s title

The Kenyan runner defended the 2013 title she said she couldn’t enjoy a year ago.

April 21

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Big inning gives Hall-Dale victory over Oak Hill

The Bulldogs plated three runs in the fourth inning to grab victory over the Raiders.

April 21

NCAA: SEC commissioner says league, athletes have common ground

But Mike Slive doesn’t believe college athletes should have employee status.

April 21

NHL: Red Wings hope speed beats Bruins’ strength

With the series tied at 1-1, Detroit wants to neutralize Boston’s physicality Tuesday night.

April 22

Comeback falls short in Red Sox 7-6 loss Several photos included in this story

Boston falls into a 6-0 hole after three innings, claws back, then strands the tying run in three innings.

April 21

First American in decades, Meb Keflezighi, wins Boston Marathon Several photos included in this story

In the women's division, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defends the title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings.

April 21

Bruins top Red Wings 4-1, even series at 1-1

On Sunday, Boston didn’t take its first shot until 7:28 into the opening period. And it went in.

April 20

SPRING PREVIEW: Girls and boys track and field Video clip included

Staff writer Evan Crawley previews the top teams, the top athletes and what to look for in track and field this spring.

April 20

Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs

Boston Athletic Association sets aside 500 bibs in essay contest.

April 19

BOSTON MARATHON: Hometown favorite Flanagan wants win

Marblehead, Mass., resident Flanagan wants to be first U.S. winner since 1985.

April 20

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

The boxer, who spent 19 years in prison on a wrongful murder conviction, had prostate cancer.

April 20

UMaine QB derby starts with no favorite

Three prospects have yet to win Coach Cosgrove’s support.

April 19

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Locke leads Thomas in sweep of New England College

Colby women’s lacrosse team beats Middlebury 14-11.

April 19

TRAVIS LAZARCZYK: Locals ready to run in Boston Marathon

Central Maine runners talk with Travis Lazarczyk about Monday’s marathon.

April 21

Slideshow: Dazzling day for the Boston Marathon

April 20

Holt’s triple helps Red Sox beat Orioles, 4-2 Several photos included in this story

David Ortiz also contributes to ending the Orioles’ three-game winning streak.

April 20

Opening playoff loss leaves Bruins with little room for error

The regular season success seems trivial.

April 19

Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

It’s not every day – or every year – an NFL franchise goes on the market.

April 19

Lackey struggles as Red Sox fall to Baltimore, 8-4

Every Orioles starter gets at least one hit except for Chris Davis.

April 19

Top-seeded Bruins fall 1-0 to Detroit in Game 1 of NHL playoffs Several photos included in this story

A late third-period goal lifts the Red Wings to victory in a hard-fought opening game.

April 18

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Thomas splits doubleheader with UMaine-Farmington

The Beavers took the opener 5-3, while the Terriers bounced back to grab the nightcap 6-2.

April 18

NBA: Motivated LeBron preps for playoff grind

The Miami Heat star uses his detractors to fuel the fire he needs to challenge for a three-peat of titles.

April 18

Ortiz wants to visit finish line

The Red Sox hitter wants to join in on the Boston Marathon fun.

April 18

Baseball: USM beats Bowdoin for eighth straight win Several photos included in this story

The Huskies get strong relief pitching in a 5-3 victory.

April 19

Boston prepares for biggest wave ever of marathon visitors

The field of runners has been expanded by 9,000 to nearly 36,000, and spectators could double – to 1 million.

April 18

NBA: Playoffs look more wide-open than expected

The Heat were preseason favorites to make it three titles in a row, but they have plenty of challengers on both sides of the playoff bracket.

April 18

Lester, Ross carry Red Sox to 3-1 victory over White Sox

Backup catcher David Ross hits a go-ahead double in the top of the ninth to lift Boston to its second straight win.

April 17

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Day, Curtis lead Tigers to win

The pair each scored three goals as the Gardiner girls lacrosse team beat Camden Hills 8-6.

April 17

NBA: Ainge, Celtics have work ahead in offseason

Boston’s GM said no person is more important than the organization as the club looks to rebuild after the third-worst season in franchise history.

April 17

NBA: Spurs have long road to revenge in NBA playoffs

San Antonio comes into the postseason as a favorite as it seeks to avenge last year’s Finals defeat.

April 17

NHL PLAYOFFS: Boston begins long road to Stanley Cup

The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Bruins host the Red Wings Friday night in their opening-round series.

April 17

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

He's one of several freshman superstars who could be wearing a Boston Celtics uniform next year.

April 16

Peyton Manning holding on to Super Bowl heartache

'I don't really have a word for it,' the quarterback says in his first public comments since the 43-8 loss to Seattle.

April 16

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Weather dampens season openers

Snow-covered and wet fields have hurt spring sports from starting on time in central Maine.

April 16

NHL: Bruins’ Bergeron credits Olympics for improvement

The Boston center says working with the Canadian national team helped boost his confidence.

April 16

NFL: New York Jets sign Chris Johnson

The former Titans running back has 50 touchdown runs in his seven-year career.

April 15

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Cougars waiting out the weather

Mt. Blue’s track and field teams are eager to test out their new track, which is still partially covered in ice.

April 15

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: Burgess improving at pole vault for UMaine

The Waterville graduate says he’s learning new things at every meet.

April 16

Pirates season finale moved from Lewiston to Saco

After a scheduling standoff with the Kora Shrine Circus, the team opts to play it out at the 400-seat MHG Ice Centre in Saco.

April 14

NHL PLAYOFFS: Bruins bring experience to postseason

Boston hosts Detroit in the first round starting Friday night.

April 14

Pro sports more open to paternity leave

Major League Baseball is the only one of the big four leagues in North America to have a standardized paternity leave policy.

April 14

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Colby slips past Thomas

The Mules edged the Terriers 3-2 in non-conference baseball action Monday at Coombs Field.

April 14

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Richmond pride runs deep in coaching staff

Ryan Gardner and Phil Houdlette are giving back to their alma mater.

April 14

After dismal season, UMaine ousts men’s basketball coach

Ted Woodward had only one winning season in 10 years, and player transfers were hurting the program.

April 14

Olympic legend Michael Phelps ends retirement two years before Rio

But his coach says the winningest athlete in Olympic history is ‘pretty far’ from being back in top form.

April 13

Bubba tames Augusta for 2nd Masters title Several photos included in this story

His easy win shows he’s even better-suited to wear the green jacket.

April 13

BOXING: Manny Pacquiao back on top after Bradley win

But although he tried mightily, Pacquiao didn’t stop or even really hurt Bradley during 12 mostly exciting rounds Saturday night.

April 13

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Thomas men win fourth straight

The Terriers’ tennis team recorded a commanding 9-0 victory over Lyndon State College.

April 13

NHL: Brodeur, Devils shut down Bruins

Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what was possibly his final game in New Jersey.

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