As boisterous soccer fans converge on Brazil for the international frenzy that is the World Cup, fans of another ball game are - very sedately - cheering on some of their best players - in Ellsworth. The Woodlawn Invitational Croquet Tournament got under way today.
Gwynn, known as "Mr. Padre," flirted with a .400 batting average in 1994. By the end of the season, his batting average was .394. Gwynn earned eight National League batting titles and had 3,141 career hits, as well as an impressive .338 batting average overall.
LUBEC, Maine (AP) _ Two runners from central Maine have won the Bay of Fundy International Marathon.
Ron Peck of Waterville and Lydia Kouletsis of Oakland won the Sunday marathon in Lubec. Peck, a biology professor at Colby College, finished in 3:02:10. Kouletsis, a pharmacy student at University of New England, finished in 3:24:03. Organizers say the race attracted 220 starters.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield is receiving the key to the city in Portland, Maine.
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan will present Holyfield with the key during a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Portland Regency Hotel and Spa on Milk Street. Holyfield is in Portland as a guest of the All Star Boxing event scheduled to take place at Portland Expo on Saturday.
Holyfield was boxing's undisputed heavyweight champion from 1990 to 1992.
Portland Pirates Managing owner and CEO Brian Petrovek (l.) and Alternate Governor Ron Cain at a press conference in Lewiston announcing the team's plan to play all 38 home games at the city's Androscoggin Bank Colisée. (File photo)
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The minor league hockey team from Maine's largest city has announced the resignation of its President of Business Development.
The Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League announced Monday that it accepted the resignation of Brian Petrovek, former CEO who served in that role for 14 years before changing roles a few months ago to President, Business Development.