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UMaine women’s basketball team puts six-game win streak on line against No. 6 North Carolina

Women’s Basketball MAINE vs. No. 6 NORTH CAROLINA Time, site: Friday, 7 p.m., Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Records: Maine 7-3, North Carolina 9-1 Series, last meeting: UNC leads 2-0, UNC 62-57 on 3/18/00 Key players: Maine — 5-8 G Sigi Koizar (15.8 points per game, 3.8 …

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Device workshops AREA — U.S. Cellular will host device workshops 9-1o a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at 403 Wilson St. in Brewer, and 8-9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at 33 Mid Mall Blvd. in Bangor. The workshop is open to everyone, and they don’t have to be a U.S. Cellular customer …

University Volunteer Ambulance Corps wins competition

ORONO — Three student members of the University Volunteer Ambulance Corps at the University of Maine recently won a competition that involved caring for a simulated pediatric patient at the annual Midcoast Atlantic Partners EMS Seminar in Rockport. Melissa Dufault, Alana Silverman and Ryan Buckley competed against several medical response …

Eriksson goal lifts Bruins past Wild in overtime

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Left winger Loui Eriksson scored in overtime as the Boston Bruins snapped a three-game losing streak, beating the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Wednesday. Centers Carl Soderberg and Patrice Bergeron also scored for Boston (16-13-3), which lost six of its previous seven games. Goalie Niklas Svedberg, starting …

Holdsworth propels Caribou boys past Fort Kent

FORT KENT — Colby Holdsworth scored 16 points, including 10 in the first quarter, and Donovan Savage tossed in 15 more to power the Caribou Vikings to a 61-47 boys basketball victory over Fort Kent on Wednesday night. Dayne Savage and Timothy Dassow added eight points each for the 1-1 …

Bass, Rondo propel Boston Celtics past Magic

BOSTON, Massachusetts — BOSTON — This Boston Celtics rebuilding project would go much quicker if they could play more home games against the Orlando Magic. Wednesday night, the Celtics cranked up their defense and beat the Magic for the eighth straight time at TD Garden, blowing open a close game …

Oregon’s Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK — As expected Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy Saturday night. Mariota became the first Duck to win the award as college football’s best player and won it by a landslide margin of 1,284 points over Wisconsin junior running back Melvin Gordon. Mariota accumulated 2,534 …

Oregon’s Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

NEW YORK — As expected Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy Saturday night. Mariota became the first Duck to win the award as college football’s best player and won it by a landslide margin of 1,284 points over Wisconsin junior running back Melvin Gordon. Mariota accumulated 2,534 …

UMaine women’s basketball team eyes 6th straight win Saturday against Northeastern

Women’s Basketball MAINE vs. NORTHEASTERN Time, site: Saturday, 1 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor Records: Maine 6-3, Northeastern 2-3 Series, last meeting: Maine leads 32-21, NU 81-55 on 12/15/13 Key players: Maine — 5-8 G Sigi Koizar (15.9 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 2.7 assists per game, 2.1 …

Blackhawks hold off Bruins for 8th straight win

BOSTON — The Chicago Blackhawks lost Jonathan Toews, their captain, to an injury in the second period on Thursday night. But, once again, they didn’t lose the game. With Toews, knocked from the game on a hard boarding hit by defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, in the locker room, the Hawks held …