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The University of Maine has fallen short in its quest to break the world record for having the most people in one place wearing flannel apparel.

The university had called on football fans to don plaid or tartan-patterned clothing for Saturday's game against the University of New Hampshire. It even gave out 1,500 plaid bandanas to attendees.

The school needed more than 1,090 people wearing two plaid-patterned items to attend the game to break the Guinness world record. Instead, only about 1,000 turned out.

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Sporting history was made earlier this year at the Sochi games in Russia, when team USA took to the ice to beat Russia in a hard-fought, bruising game of hockey, winning their second consecutive gold. But this wasn't hockey as most people know it. This was "sled hockey" - a variation on the sport designed for disabled athletes. The U.S. sled hockey team and its journey to paralympic glory, is the subject of a documentary called "Ice Warriors" airing on MPBN Television Monday evening.

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PORTLAND, Maine - After a one-year exile in Lewiston, team officials, Mayor Michael Brennan and various members of the city's business community today formally welcomed the Portland Pirates back to city for this hockey season. At a press conference this morning at Portland City Hall, the team's Chief Operating Officer -- and Pirates Hall-of-Famer -- Brad Church, talked about what the city means to him.

PORTLAND, Maine - Officials in the city of Portland say they are opening the first footgolf course in Maine.

Portland Mayor Michael Brennan is unveiling the course at Riverside Golf Course on Monday morning. Footgolf is a sport that combines soccer and golf. The sport will be playable at the golf course's South Course from Friday until Nov. 30. City officials say the golf course is the first to offer the sport in the state.

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Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins is among 15 women senators urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to institute a "zero-tolerance" policy for domestic violence.

In a letter to Goodell today, the senators said the league needs to send a strong message that domestic violence won't be tolerated.

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