Daniel Paille scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:31 left in the third period — after defenseman Johnny Boychuk got the Bruins even earlier in the frame — and Boston put the Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Quintana took a no-hitter into the seventh before David Ortiz broke it up with a one-out broken-bat single, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Tuesday night.
BRUNSWICK -- The Erskine softball team held off a late rally to beat Brunswick 12-11 in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A game Tuesday afternoon.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tom Brady dropped back and threw a pass. Danny Amendola ran to where he expected it to be.
Tommy Stilphen didn’t expect to win a Late Model race so early in the year at Oxford Plains Speedway, and he certainly didn’t expect to make history at the track, but that’s exactly what the teenager did last Friday night.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski’s agent says the tight end’s latest surgery is expected to be the last on his forearm.
BRUNSWICK — The Erskine softball team held off a late rally to beat Brunswick 12-11 in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A game Tuesday afternoon.
Leandra Martin had her doubters, starting with her father and grandfather. They remember telling Martin she could try a race car out, but figured it was likely just a phase that would pass in short time.
The Messalonskee boys lacrosse team has been learning a lot this season.
Golf's two governing bodies outlawed the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, approving a new rule that starts in 2016 and urging the PGA Tour to follow along so the 600-year-old sport is still played under one set of rules.
An allure to the annual Community Cup is the opportunity for standout athletes in different classes to compete against each other.
BANGOR — The Lawrence softball team rallied for six runs in the top of the seventh to stun Bangor 7-4 in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A game Monday afternoon.
GORHAM -- University of Southern Maine freshman shortstop Sam Dexter is the son of a coach so it stands to reason he has an edge on many players his age when it comes to understanding the nuances of baseball.
SANFORD -- After players from Maine and Holy Cross pulled the tarp over the Goodall Park infield during a rain delay last week, Tommy Lawrence figured everyone could use a chuckle.
CHICAGO (AP) — Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Chicago White Sox handed Jon Lester his first loss of the season with a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Don't judge the New York Rangers by the scores of their two losses to the Boston Bruins.
BOSTON (AP) — Where the Super Bowl will celebrate a half-century of existence will be decided this week by NFL owners.
BOSTON (AP) -- Claude Julien wanted his Bruins to play more aggressively in the third period. The Boston coach got his wish with the help of some shaky defense by the New York Rangers.
The state championship Round of 48 boys and girls singles tennis tournament begins Saturday at Lewiston High School. Bates College, the normal site for the Round of 48, is not available Saturday, but Monday’s Round of 16 and quarterfinals and Wednesday’s semifinals and finals will be at Bates.
HARWICH, Mass. -- Logan Carman pitched his second shutout in five days and the University of Southern Maine beat Endicott College 9-0 Sunday to win the NCAA Division III New England baseball tournament and advance to next weekend's national tournament.
WISCASSET -- Toby Wells of Dublin, N.H., pulled away over the final 20 laps to the win the 50-lap Northeast Mini Stock Tour feature Saturday night at Wiscasset Speedway.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At least John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox had something to keep themselves entertained during a long rain delay on Sunday.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Another year, another Triple Crown hopeful unable to come through.
But they don’t need a reminder that the Rangers overcame a 2-0 deficit against Washington.
The Huskies shut out Endicott 9-0 to win the New England Regional championship.
Rafael Nadal wins this tourney for the seventh time, and Serena Williams wins her fourth straight title this year.
WINSLOW -- The location was new, Winslow High School's refurbished Donald Matheson track, but the result of the Community Cup track and field meet was the same. For the ninth consecutive year, the Waterville girls and boys each won the title.
Nick Perry remembers the fireworks. He was 8 or 9 years old, and Perry recalls the crowds and the food. Most of all, Perry's earliest memories of the annual Winslow Fourth of July celebration center around the fireworks.
AUGUSTA — Bayleigh Logan scored four goals and Emily Quirion added a pair to lead the Cony girls lacrosse team past Gardiner 9-5 on Saturday afternoon.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — David Ortiz homered twice and drove in six runs to torment his former team once again, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 12-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
BOSTON (AP) — In the corner of the Boston Bruins’ locker room, hanging from the hooks in Andrew Ference’s stall, is a yellow running singlet with the team’s “Spoked B” logo on the front.
Oxbow and jockey Gary Stevens lead all the way in the Preakness, ending Orb's five-race win streak.
HARWICH Mass. -- Sam Dexter's second home run of the day supported two remarkable pitching performances by Andrew Richards and pulled the University of Southern Maine back from the brink of elimination in the NCAA Division III New England baseball tournament.
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- When the New Hampshire Fisher Cats joined the Eastern League in 2004, there was talk of a state border rivalry between the Manchester team and the Portland Sea Dogs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Will Middlebrooks gave Boston a comeback victory the night before with a big swing. This time, he dropped down a bunt to advance the go-ahead run.
AUGUSTA -- Nervous and excited, Tyler Fitzgerald settled into the blocks for the 100-meter dash, one of the most anticipated events at the annual Cony Under the Lights meet Friday.
AUGUSTA — Nervous and excited, Tyler Fitzgerald settled into the blocks for the 100-meter dash, one of the most anticipated events at the annual Cony Under the Lights meet Friday.
OAKLAND -- Both the Messalonskee and Brunswick boys lacrosse teams knew a fast start would be a key to Friday's game. It was Brunswick that capitalized early, while Messalonskee was left to lament another slow start.
AUGUSTA -- The Messalonskee High School baseball team has spent this season seeking the magic that led it to the Class A state championship a year ago.
NEWPORT -- Over the past couple weeks, Nokomis has been winning softball games with its offense, and Medomak Valley has been winning them with its defense. When they met Friday afternoon, both of those strengths had an off day.
WATERVILLE -- Freshman Fotini Shanos hit a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh to lift Waterville to a dramatic 13-12 victory over Belfast in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B softball action Friday afternoon.
NEWPORT -- Nokomis Regional High School is looking for an athletic director again.
ROCKPORT -- Dylan Hapworth had a perfect game until the sixth inning and Logan Hewes drove in five runs to lead Winslow to a 9-0 win against Camden Hills in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B baseball game Friday.
HARWICH, MA -- JJ Branch and Tyler Hitchcock combined to allow six hits and shut down the University of Southern Maine as Endicott earned a 5-2 win in the 2013 NCAA New England Regional on Friday at Whitehouse Field.
WATERVILLE — Jon Hayes, a former assistant coach at the Thomas College and the University of Maine at Farmington, has been named the head men’s basketball coach at Thomas.
GARDINER -- For the Gardiner girls lacrosse team, Thursday's game against unbeaten Messalonskee was a measuring stick against one of the top teams in Class A.
THORNDIKE – As much as Haggie Pratt enjoyed his time coaching football at Nokomis Regional High School, the opportunity to return to the Little Ten Conference was too good to pass up.
Maine Central Institute came into this spring off tough seasons in field hockey, girls soccer and girls basketball, largely due to the school's small pool of available students. Softball has been different.
HARWICH, Mass. -- Resilience is a good quality for any winning team, but the University of Southern Maine baseball team wasn't expecting to have to prove it so intensely Thursday night in the winners' bracket game of the NCAA New England Baseball Regional at Whitehouse Field in Harwich.
BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored with 4:20 left in the first overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the first playoff game in 40 years between the Original Six teams.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Will Middlebrooks had a three-run double off closer Fernando Rodney with two outs in the ninth inning that lifted the Boston Red Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Thursday night.
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon runners who were stopped on the course when bombs went off at the finish line will have a chance to come back and run again next year, race organizers said on Thursday.
David Beckham, whose curling free kicks, rugged good looks and celebrity marriage made him one of the most famous athletes in the world, is retiring from soccer.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Growing up, Kentucky Derby winner Orb was just another horse who fit in with the crowd.
The Boston Athletic Association says that 5,633 people who were stopped when the race was shut down on April 15 will be allowed to register early for next year's race.
The 38-year-old superstar recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain. He has two games left this season with PSG.
Nokomis baseball coach Rob Dominick didn't hesitate when asked. His team's 12-11 come-from-behind win over previously undefeated Winslow on Monday was its biggest win of the season.
HARWICH, Mass. -- Junior lefty Logan Carmen pitched a three-hit shutout and Tucker White homered to lead the top-seeded University of Southern Maine baseball team to a 5-0 win over Daniel Webster College in the first round of the New England regional tournament Wednesday.
WATERVILLE — Dan Pooler hit a home run and Brian Bellows struck out eight to lead the Waterville baseball team past Nokomis 10-1 in a Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference game Wednesday afternoon.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jon Lester stayed unbeaten, Stephen Drew hit his second career grand slam and the Boston Red Sox roughed up AL Cy Young winner David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 on Wednesday night.
BOSTON (AP) -- Putting the puck past Henrik Lundqvist is a huge challenge for the Boston Bruins.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Guan Tianlang is one of five amateur players being honored this week for the Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Awards.
Brady Hoke was talking the way football coaches do, the way university presidents can’t. Imagine, if you will, the snickering in academia if Michigan president Mary Sue Coleman, a biochemist by trade, accused her counterparts at Notre Dame of chickening out on a science fair.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Preakness draw was over, and trainer Shug McGaughey listed a variety of reasons why he was OK with having Kentucky Derby winner Orb starting Saturday's race from the rail.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's Matt Moore pitched six strong innings and beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 Tuesday night to remain unbeaten and claim a share of the major league lead in victories.
AUGUSTA -- For much of the girls lacrosse season, the top team in Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A was a tad too difficult to identify.
AUGUSTA — Messalonskee senior Jai Aslam is back. So are Waterville juniors Colleen O’Donnell and Olivia Lopes. Hall-Dale senior Spencer Shagoury and Winthrop senior Amber Pritchard are also making a second consecutive trip to the Round of 48 at the state singles tennis tournament.
The University of Maine baseball team will visit Sanford tonight for a non-conference game with Holy Cross at Goodall Park.
BOSTON (AP) -- From his perch on the ninth floor, Peter Chiarelli looked down on the ice at what he feared were the last few minutes of the Bruins' season.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Tiger Woods has faced more scrutiny that any other golfer from his generation. Maybe ever.