Ray Rice
12:33 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Collins Among Senators Pushing NFL for 'Zero-Tolerance' Policy on Domestic Violence

Collins at an event in Maine in June.
Credit Patty Wight / MPBN

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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8:19 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Sea Dogs on Verge of History as Season Draws to a Close

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With this year’s Sea Dogs on the verge of breaking the 1995 record for wins in a season, Manager Billy McMillon reflected on the season at hand.
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A lot has changed in the 19 years since Billy McMillon helped lead the Portland Sea Dogs to a franchise record 86 wins in the club's second season in existence.
3:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Former John Bapst Quarterback Tells Slate He Was The Worst Ever

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"A quarterback who never wins a game is an inversion of everything the position represents. He is an illiterate valedictorian, a superhero who lets the bad guys destroy the universe."
I've spent more than a decade stewing over it, rolling the memories around in my head, wondering if it could've really been that bad. Now, I'm ready to accept my place in history. Of the thousands of American boys who have played quarterback for their high school football teams, I...
11:22 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Boston Celtics to Play Preseason Game in Portland

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Boston Celtics are coming to Portland, Maine, for the first time in 19 years.

Boston's National Basketball Association franchise will play the Toronto Raptors in an exhibition game at Cross Insurance Arena in Maine's largest city on Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Sun Journal reports the Celtics were last here 19 years ago. That was also a pre-season game, against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Celtics' NBA Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, also play in Portland.

Baseball memorabilia
12:16 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

PBS' Antiques Show Finds $1 Million Baseball Trove

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The PBS series "Antiques Roadshow" says it hit a home run with a collection of 1870s Boston baseball memorabilia.

A trove of signatures and rare baseball cards from Boston Red Stockings players was appraised at $1 million for insurance purposes, series producer Marsha Bemko said.

She said it's the largest sports memorabilia find in the history of the 19-year-old public TV show, which travels America looking for varied heirlooms and treasures.

6:56 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Trophies from 3 Red Sox World Series Wins on Display

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — The National Baseball Hall of Fame will take on a Beantown flavor this weekend when the World Series trophies from Boston's three championships over the past decade are put on display.

The Hall of Fame is hosting Red Sox Weekend, featuring the championship trophies the Red Sox earned by winning the World Series in 2004, 2007 and 2013.

The trophies will be on display Saturday and Sunday as the Cooperstown shrine honors Boston's 2013 World Series-winning team. Visitors to the museum's Red Sox exhibit will be permitted to take pictures with the trophies.

5:06 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Kidney Recipient, Donor Among More Than 6,000 Beach to Beacon Runners

Daavid Swift (left) of Freeport and Patty Blankenship of South Portland

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — More than 6,000 runners are expected to take part in the annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race in Cape Elizabeth tomorrow. The 6.2-mile course runs from Crescent Beach to Portland Headlight. Thousands of spectators are also expected to line the coastal route.

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2:13 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

UMaine Players Cited for Alcohol in National Park

ORONO, Maine (AP) _ Four University of Maine football players including projected starting quarterback Daniel Collins are facing alcohol violations - and anticipated discipline by the university.

Acadia National Park rangers charged three players with underage drinking at Sand Beach over the weekend. A fourth, who's 21, was cited for drinking in area where alcohol is prohibited.

Coach Jack Cosgrove said the players face discipline for violating the student-athlete code of conduct.

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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