Bobcats to play new slate

Boys hoops begin tonight

RICHMOND For several years, the Richmond High School boys basketball team traveled the long road in the East-West Conference, with two-to three-hour bus trips to faraway schools like Rangeley, Searsport, Vinalhaven, Greenville and Forest Hills the n More...

Polar Bears down Bates

BRUNSWICK   Sparked by 14 second-half points from Jack Simonds, the Bowdoin College men’s basketball team overcame a seven-point second-half deficit to defeat Bates on Thursday evening in Morrell Gymnasium, 70-63.  The Polar Bears sna More...

Backes scores 2 goals as Bruins beat Coyotes, 6-1

BOSTON   David Backes is on the board with the Boston Bruins — twice.  Backes scored his first two goals of the season, helping the Bruins beat the Arizona Coyotes 6-1 on Thursday night.  More...

Falcons top rival Saints, 20-17

Jones makes game-saving INT THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

ATLANTA   With the season potentially hanging in the balance, Deion Jones leaped high in the air, about as high as he could go.  He reached even higher, snatching the ball away before it could reach the intended target.  More...

No trash talking, Suh wants to make Brady mad

DAVIE, Fla.   Ndamukong Suh says he doesn’t know Tom Brady and doesn’t anticipate they’ll chat when the Miami Dolphins play New England on Monday night. More...

NFL’s Goodell signs extension through 2024

NEW YORK Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024. More...

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Bowdoin to host food drive skate

BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College men’s and women’s ice hockey teams will host their annual “Skate With the Polar Bears” food drive on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. More...

USM to host baseball skills

GORHAM — Join head coach Ed Flaherty of the University of Southern Maine and Ryan Flaherty of the Baltimore Orioles for a day of baseball instruction and skills on Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. More...

Pierce named a captain at USM

GORHAM— University of Southern Maine men’s track and field head coach Ryan Harkleroad announced this week that juniors Colin Jones, Jared Marshall and C.J. Moody, and senior and former Mt. More...

Bowdoin hockey to host fundraiser

BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College men’s ice hockey team will host a fundraiser for United Cerebral Palsy of Maine during its Saturday game against Connecticut College at Watson Arena.  More...

Bowdoin’s Finnerty an All-American

BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College sophomore Kara Finnerty has been named a Third Team All-American by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association in honors announced on Wednesday.  More...

Ingram trey lifts Lakers past 76ers

NBA GLANCE

PHILADELPHIA Brandon Ingram made the winning 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left and finished with 21 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 107-104 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night. More...

Stamkos leads Lightning past Avalanche

Hot Kings top Senators in OT

TAMPA, Fla. Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists, and the Tampa Bay Lightning became the first NHL team with 20 wins by defeating the Colorado Avalanche 5- 2 on Thursday night. More...

Dragons looking for final big step

Girls basketball begins Friday and Saturday for area teams GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW

BRUNSWICK Last season was the year that Sam Farrell’s Brunswick High School girls basketball team found that certain something. More...

Polar Bears overwhelm Beavers

BRUNSWICK   Bowdoin College owned the board, dominated the perimeter, enjoyed all the comforts of Morrell Gymnasium and hustled to a 112-24 victory over the University of Maine at Farmington’s women’s basketball team Wednesday night. More...

Shorthanded Celtics best Dallas Mavericks, 97-90

BOSTON   The Boston Celtics are no strangers to adjusting on the fly this season.  They recovered from Gordon Hayward’s injury on opening night and the early absence of Marcus Morris to reel of 16 straight victories following an 0-2 s More...

Patriots on top of latest poll

NEW YORK Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are back in a familiar spot at this point of the NFL season — playing their best football and preparing for another run at the Super Bowl. More...

Saints can take firm control of NFC South vs Falcons

One of the NFL’s better rivalries has plenty riding on its latest installment.  Saints-Falcons on Thursday night also is one of the better midweek matchups on this year’s schedule.  More...

Suspensions highlight NFL’s indispensable

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