Sports

Peaks-to-Portland Swim
3:41 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Swimmers Gear up for Annual Peaks Island-to-Portland Race

Mitchell Williams, 1927. Mitchell Williams was the winner of the 1927 race. Standing behind him is his wife, Florence Eastman Williams.
Credit Courtesy: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

The YMCA of Southern Maine will stage its 32nd annual Peaks Island-to-Portland swim Saturday morning. But the swim has a much longer history.

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Redneck Blank
10:53 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Maine's Redneck Games Begin Later This Month

HEBRON, Maine (AP) _ The fourth annual Redneck games are scheduled to start in Hebron later this month.
 
    The event featuring the mud run, bobbing for pigs' feet, toilet seat horseshoes and greased watermelon race, is set to start July 31 and end Aug. 3 at organizer Harold Brooks' property.
 

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Cindy Blodgett
1:56 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

BU Hires Former UMaine B-Ball Star Blodgett

Cindy Blodgett
Credit Boston University

Former University of Maine basketball star Cindy Blodgett has been hired as assistant coach of the Boston University women's basketball team.

Blodgett's appointment was announced today by newly-hired head coach Katy Steding, who was Blodgett's teammate with the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs team during the 2000 season.

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Red Claws
1:18 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Portland Red Claws Has New President

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Maine Red Claws have a new president.
 
    The team announced Tuesday that Dajuan (DOO'-wahn) Eubanks will succeed Bill Ryan Jr., who was president for the past two seasons. Ryan retains his roles as chairman and principal owner.
 
    Ryan said Eubanks, who takes over day-to-day operations, ``has been with us since the very beginning of this franchise and has been an integral part of our success.''
 

Croquet tournament
5:47 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Croquet Fans in Maine Cheer On World's Best Players - Sedately

Some top croquet players converge in Ellsworth for the Woodlawn International Croquet Tournament.
Credit Jennifer Mitchell

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.

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Sports
11:44 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres Hall Of Famer, Dies

Tony Gwynn in 1998.
Jeff Haynes AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 16, 2014 2:51 pm

Hall of famer Tony Gwynn, who spent 20 years playing for the San Diego Padres, has died.

The team announced his death on Twitter, saying it was "terribly sad to say goodbye to our teammate, our friend and a legend."

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.

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Lubec marathon
10:30 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Maine Residents Win Maine-to-Canada Marathon

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.
 

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Trek Across Maine
11:39 am
Fri June 13, 2014

3-Day Bike Across Maine Fundraiser Begins

NEWRY, Maine (AP) _ More than 2,000 cyclists are setting out on a three-day ride across Maine to raise money.
 
    The 30th annual fundraiser for the American Lung Association kicks off Friday at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry.
 
    The 180-mile ride will finish on Sunday at Steamboat Landing Park in Belfast. Cyclists will stop at the University of Maine Farmington on Friday and at Colby College in Waterville on Saturday.
 
    The association has raised $22 million through the event over the last 29 years. It hopes to raise $2 million this year.

Holyfield honored
10:48 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Evander Holyfield in Portland to Get Key to City

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
6:00 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

CEO of Portland Pirates Hockey Team Resigns

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)
Credit Patty Wight/MPBN

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.

 

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