December 29, 2011 RSS feed / Sports

Giants over Cowboys in NFC East showdown

Thank you, Drew Brees and the Saints. Because of their 45-16 rout of Atlanta, Pro Picks not only is guaranteed being over .500 for the season against the spread, but also snapped an ignominious streak of nine successive missed Best Bets. More...

Morse girls best Belfast

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BELFAST — Katie Henrikson drilled five 3-pointers and scored a team-high 17 points as the Morse High School girls basketball team ended a threegame losing skid with a 57-38 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B win against Belfast on Wedn More...

FOR THE RECORD

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Celtics comeback comes up short, 115-107

MIAMI — Norris Cole stepped to the foul line with 9.3 seconds left, set to clinch the game as cries of “M-V-P” rained down upon him from the sold-out stands. No, this wasn’t a scene from his days at Cleveland State. More...

N.C. State slips by Louisville

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mike Glennon threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns and David Amerson returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown as North Carolina State defeated Louisville 31-24 in the Belk Bowl. More...

Pats can clinch top seed on Sunday

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. The New England Patriots have one major goal remaining in the regular season: clinching home- field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. All they need to do is beat the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. More...

Three-goal rally lifts Red Wings; Tampa routs Flyers

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DETROIT ( AP) — Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall scored 56 seconds apart in the third period to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 comeback win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. More...

Patriots, 49ers lead Pro Bowl rosters

NEW YORK The usual names — Tom Brady, Ray Lewis, Troy Polamalu, Tony Gonzalez — are headed for Hawaii, barring a trip to the Super Bowl. More...

No. 11 Wisconsin, Notre Dame roll

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ryan Evans scored a career-high 22 points and No. 11 Wisconsin defeated injuryplagued Nebraska 64-40 in the Cornhuskers’ inaugural Big Ten game Tuesday night. More...

Dragons host hockey tourney

BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick High School girls hockey team hosted the inaugural Dragons Girls Ice Hockey Holiday Tournament at Sidney J. Watson Arena on Tuesday and Wednesday, with eight teams participating. More...

Hornets drop Celtics to 0-3 with 97-78 win

NEW ORLEANS Jarrett Jack gave NBA fans in New Orleans their first real taste of life without Chris Paul. The standing ovation as the clock wound down indicated they liked what they saw. More...

Red Sox trade Josh Reddick

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have traded All-Star closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Josh Reddick and prospects Miles Head and Raul Alcantara. More...

Seidenberg goal lifts Bruins in OT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins weren’t at their sharpest level following the Christmas break, but they had just enough to edge the host Phoenix Coyotes. More...

Freeport, Lisbon in holiday hoops action

THE FREEPORT AND LISBON boys and girls varsity basketball teams were in holiday action on Tuesday in Auburn. More...

A tough night for Dragons

Brunswick boys and girls fall to Bangor in hoops action

BRUNSWICK — Visiting Bangor held off a Brunswick rally as the Rams came away with a 45-42 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference girls high school basketball victory on Tuesday. More...

Atlanta routs Nets; Lakers win

NBA ROUNDUP

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Marvin Williams had 14 points and nine rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks opened a double digit lead early and cruised to a 106- 70 victory over the sluggish Nets in their final home opener in New Jersey. More...

Goings-on

TodayBasketball — Belfast boys at Morse, 7p.m.; Morse girls at Belfast, 6:30 p.m.;Telstar boys at Wiscasset, 2:30 p.m.Capital City Classic — Held at theAugusta Civic Center, with the Brunswickboys basketball team facing Gardiner at 9 More...

SPORTS ON TV

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON12:00(FSNE) Patriots Wednesday Live (Live)3:30(ESPN) NFL Live (Live) (CC)4:30(ESPN) College Football Military Bowl -- Air Force vs. Toledo. From Washington, D.C. More...

Like father, like son

Hall of Famer Colin Roy followed father’s footsteps in softball

TOPSHAM — Good friend and Mt. Ararat High School athletic director Colin Roy received an early, early Christmas present this year. More...