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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 12:58

The Sports Edge - Trading places

By the time you read this, the major league baseball trading deadline will have come and gone, the 'experts' will have weighed in on the winners and losers, and the Red Sox will likely find new ways to disappoint fans down the stretch. New Red Sox boss Dave Dombrowski has been proactive both in the offseason and in advance of the deadline but while he may have made some good deals, Double-D has a way to go to join the ranks of truly memorable trades that I've assembled in my unscientific list of the greatest moves in the history of the game.

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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 12:55

Some very big deals

Trade deadline thoughts

Things certainly heated up in a big way at the Major League Baseball trading deadline.

In one of the most active periods perhaps THE most active - in the history of the deadline, a whole lot of teams made some major changes to their squads; some were aiming for a championship today, while others were looking down the road and building for tomorrow.

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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 12:50

Red Sox Report Card - July 2016

And the rollercoaster ride continues.

The Red Sox have had an OK July in terms of their record; they remain solidly in the playoff hunt despite the unexpected competitiveness at the top of the AL East. They've won more than they've lost for the month, though they certainly missed opportunities to have a much better stretch.

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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 12:28

Bon Match! A CFL experience in Montreal

MONTREAL I'm not sure just when I decided that my first in-person professional football game experience was going to be a CFL matchup.

Published in Cover Story
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 11:37

Griffey, Piazza inducted into Hall of Fame

Two more greats to grace the gallery at Cooperstown

It would seem that the voters for baseball's Hall of Fame have finally eased up the tight-fisted take on enshrinement that had hobbled the process for so long, with two more inductees made the grade this year. Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza will see their plaques go on the wall in Cooperstown this summer. That makes nine that have been elected in the past three years.

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I've been part of several odd coincidences lately - one of which is directly related to the column I write in this space.

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:56

Say it ain't so, Tom

The Tom Brady saga appears to finally be over, ending not with a bang but with a whimper.

The future Hall of Famer opted to take his four game vacation and move on with his life, perhaps understanding that as time went on, this case became less about him and more about the ongoing power struggle between the commissioner's office and the NFL Players Association.

Published in The Sports Edge
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:50

WWE lands in Bangor

World Wrestling Entertainment hits the Cross Insurance Center

BANGOR The WWE was in town this past weekend, bringing their SummerSlam Heatwave Tour to the Cross Insurance Center on Saturday night.

Published in Sports
Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:29

When there's only time for nine

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Looking at some of the area's nine-hole golf courses

Maine golf enthusiasts are in their glory as we approach mid-summer; a nice mix of sunny and rainy days have left area courses in great condition. Since golf is a seasonal sport in this neck of the woods, it is imperative for golfers to get out on the links and swing those sticks!

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Looking at the awards races at the midseason mark

With the All-Star Game behind us, we have passed the unofficial halfway mark of the MLB season (Yes, it's technically more than halfway, but we're close enough).

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