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O’Neil, Nason pitch Husson baseball to sweep of UMF

BANGOR, Maine — Dennis O’Neil fashioned a four-hit shutout in a 1-0 victory in the first game, then Tim Nason spaced five hits in the Eagles’ 2-1 win in the nightcap as Husson swept a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader from the University of Maine-Farmington. In the opener, O’Neill (2-2) struck …

Simon pitches Reds past Cubs

CHICAGO — Alfredo Simon tossed six strong frames and Billy Hamilton drove in a run as visiting Cincinnati continued its recent mastery of Chicago. Simon (2-1) yielded one unearned run on four hits before two relievers bridged the gap to Jonathan Broxton, who worked around a two-out walk in the …

Red Sox rally behind Lester in 9th, beat White Sox

CHICAGO — David Ross drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning, and Jon Lester allowed only one run in eight innings to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field. Ross’ double off …

Sports briefs for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Golf courses set to open The Northport Golf Club, the Lucerne Golf Club and Sonny’s Par 3 & Driving Range will be opening in the next two days. Northport opens for the season on Friday, April 18, once the frost is gone for walkers only. Lucerne is scheduled to open …

Sports briefs for Thursday, April 17, 2014

Golf courses set to open The Northport Golf Club, the Lucerne Golf Club and Sonny’s Par 3 & Driving Range will be opening in the next two days. Northport opens for the season on Friday, April 18, once the frost is gone for walkers only. Lucerne is scheduled to open …

Raven Nally has battled rare childhood cancer

DOVER-FOXCROFT — When 15-year old Raven Nally complained of bone pain several years ago, her family attributed it to “growing pains” or a sports injury. “I was playing soccer then,” said Raven. X-rays were taken because the pain got worse; then the doctor told the Nally family the results weren’t …

‘Big Bang Theory’ actors inspire young Brewer fan

The six degrees of separation is the mathematical notion that every person on the planet is no more than six people away from every other person, in terms of who knows who. So, you and I are no more than six people away from Harrison Ford, Queen Elizabeth, or a …

UMaine fires men’s basketball coach Ted Woodward

ORONO, Maine — There was another departure from the University of Maine men’s basketball program on Monday. This time, on the heels of a dismal 6-23 season and in the wake of three high-profile players requesting a transfer in the last three weeks, it was head coach Ted Woodward. UMaine …

Winners at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

The MTV Movie Awards are decided by fans in online voting. The following are the winners at Sunday’s ceremony: MOVIE OF THE YEAR “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” BEST MALE PERFORMANCE Josh Hutcherson for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE Jennifer Lawrence for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” …

UMaine baseball team edges UMass Lowell twice to earn doubleheader sweep

Shane Bussey posted a late-inning RBI single in each game Saturday afternoon, helping lift the University of Maine to a sweep of its America East doubleheader against UMass Lowell at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Mass. Bussey’s RBI single with one out in the sixth inning pushed across the eventual winning …