Phoenix Mercury win WNBA title
CHICAGO — The Phoenix Mercury were without star center Brittney Griner. However, they still had Diana Taurasi.
Taurasi scored 14 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Mercury beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship.
Batters always at risk despite protection
MILWAUKEE — Life can change in a second in the batter’s box.
That’s roughly the amount of time, sometimes less, that a major league hitter has to decide whether to swing at a pitch — or perhaps duck out of the way. The faster the pitch, the less time to react.
McDonald’s USA perks up Maine and New Hampshire with free coffee
MAINE and NEW HAMPSHIRE – McDonald’s is holding a second national Free Coffee Event, an opportunity for even more coffee lovers to enjoy a freshly brewed, rich and smooth tasting McCafé coffee.
From Sept. 16 to 29, guests can get a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at participating McDonald’s restaurants across Maine and eastern New Hampshire. This event builds on McDonald’s first-ever national Free Coffee Event launched in March, where the company gave away millions of cups of free coffee during the two-week period.
Sports Briefs - (09/17/14)
Tennis round robin to benefit At Home Downeast
BLUE HILL - On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Blue Hill Country Club will host a five-round tennis tournament to benefit At Home Downeast, a program that supports aging in place. The event, directed by Bob Christie, tennis pro at the Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Major sponsors include Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Healthy Peninsula, and Bar Harbor Bank and Trust. Pre-registration is required; call 374-5852.
Kibbles and Picks 2014 – Week 2
So that didn’t take long.
In what I’m sure seems like a shocking turn of events, Week 1 of the NFL season saw my dog’s first victory over me. While I had a decent start – I managed a 10-6 record despite a first week that saw some unexpected twists and turns – young Stella got a good start down the road of ensuring that the world knows that last year’s triumph was no fluke, going 11-5 and beating me out by a single game.
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