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Report: Tom Brady’s appeal hearing delayed

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension reportedly will not be heard by the Wednesday deadline. The appeal was supposed to be heard within 10 days of filing, according to terms of the collective-bargaining agreement, but sources told The Associated Press that a hearing has not …

TV radio sports schedule for May 23, 2015

Saturday, May 23 AUTO RACING NASCAR: Hisense 300, 2:30 p.m., WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio, FOX-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR LEAGUE LA ANGELS at BOSTON, 7 p.m., NESN-TV, FOX-TV, WZON Bangor 620 AM, WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM), WQDY Calais (92.7 FM), WYBA Rockland (105.5 FM), WSYY Millinocket (94.9 …

Sports briefs for May 19, 2015

NFL extra-point tries pushed back The NFL will move back extra-point kicks this season and also allow defenses to score on failed conversion attempts. The league owners, meeting Tuesday in San Francisco, approved the competition committee’s proposal to snap the ball on extra-point kicks from the 15-yard line. The ball …

Ortiz, Napoli lift Red Sox past Rangers

BOSTON — A slumping Red Sox offense received a jolt from its middle-of-the-order bats, as David Ortiz and Mike Napoli teamed up to drive in all of the team’s runs in Boston’s 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night at Fenway Park. The designated hitter and first baseman …

9 remarkable portraits of influential Maine people

Portrait painting and photography is a tradition stretching back centuries. Today we can all do it with an outstretched arm and a phone — the selfie. Sometimes we might even pay an artist to draw our caricature. Official portraiture is typically pursued by presidents and other politicians. In Maine, the …

How many Maine towns with the word “port” can you name?

Maine, being a coastal state, has a lot of towns with the word “port” in their name. We know you can name a few, but can you name them all?

Revenge attacks feared after deadly Texas biker gang shootout

WACO, Texas — Police worried about retaliation attacks after 170 people were charged on Monday in connection with Sunday’s shootout between motorcycle gangs that left nine dead and 18 wounded at a Waco, Texas, restaurant turned into a blood-soaked shambles. Bikers from at least five rival gangs attacked each other …

Don’t chase bears with dull hatchets if you’re drunk

In more than 20 years of writing for this newspaper, I’ve learned plenty. For instance, I now know that Election Day is a newsroom holiday, and the company will feed you scrumptious snacks, even if you write outdoors stories that have nothing to do with politics. Also, I’ve learned that …

Glenburn artist’s interactive book earns international award

by Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly Staff   In April, the work Josh Alves, 32, of Glenburn does at home as a children’s book writer and illustrator took him and his wife Amy to Bologna, Italy, where he received an award for his interactive, digital story, “Surprise.” In January, Alves …

Auto racing roundup: Buckfield driver rolls to Super Late Models win at Oxford Plains

OXFORD, Maine — Former track champion Timmy Brackett of Buckfield took a first step toward reclaiming the track crown won last season by his son TJ with a 50-lap triumph in the Budweiser Super Late Models Saturday night at Oxford Plains Speedway. Brackett started on the front row, outgunned New …