Earth last year wasn’t quite as hot as 2016’s record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting.
Either way, scientists say it showed a clear signal of man-made global warming because it was the hottest year they’ve seen without an El Nino boosting temperatures naturally.
Tempted to stifle a loud or untimely sneeze? Let it out instead, doctors in England warned recently based on the very unusual case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when he tried to suppress a sneeze.
At Woodman’s Market, grocery shoppers can grab a cart, fill it with food, and have a cashier ring them up — business as usual.
TOPSHAM — A strong third quarter propelled the Mt. Ararat High School freshman boys basketball team to a 45-40 victory over Camden Hills on Tuesday.
The Eagles improved to 6-7 after leading 15-9, 24-20 and 39- 27 at the quarter breaks.
Marcus Steinman led the way with 12 points, with Jace Hollenbach chipping in 10 and Trevor York seven.
BRUNSWICK — Emily Cloutier popped for 19 points as the Brunswick High School freshman girls basketball team cruised to a 72-28 victory over Camden Hills on Tuesday.
Chloe Coombs added 14 points, while Adria Doane had 13.
Hannah Friske paced the Windjammers with 10 points.
NEWTON, Mass. — The Saint Joseph’s College women’s basketball made it 17 straight victories on Tuesday with a 58-38 Great Northeast Athletic Conference win over Lasell College.
The Monks are 18-1 overall, 10-0 in the GNAC, while Lasell fell to 3-14 overall, 1-9 in the conference.
BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick High School jayvee Orange girls basketball team built a lead and held on in the fourth for a 47-37 victory over Lincoln Academy on Tuesday.
Brunswick gained a 15-7 first-quarter lead and led at halftime, 25-15.
Adria Doane scored 14 points to lead the Dragons, while Kendahl Dow added 11 points and Maggie Folsom chipped in with nine points.
Chris Amisi had 22 points, and Jared Tamalea’a added 19 as the Pine Tree Academy boys defeated Rangeley, 55- 33, in Class D South action.
The Breakers defeated the Lakers for the second straight day to improve to 9- 7, while Rangeley fell to 8-7.
Pine Tree led 10-5, 20-8 and 42-18 at the quarter breaks.
Chandler Stephenson, Andre Burakovsky and T.J. Oshie ended lengthy goal droughts to help the Washington Capitals rally past the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Wednesday night.
BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick High School boys freshman basketball team added a pair of wins over the past week, improving to 13-1 on the season.
The Dragons downed Leavitt, 64-27, and ran past Medomak Valley, 55-42.
LEWISTON — The Lewiston High School jayvee girls basketball team used a 15-6 third-quarter burst en route to a 50-42 victory over Mt. Ararat on Saturday.
The Eagles (8-4) trailed 11-10 and 21-19 at the first two quarter breaks before falling into a 36-25 hole heading to the fourth.
BATH — Brook Kulis led a balanced Morse attack with nine points as the jayvee girls high school basketball team downed Maranacook, 35-26, on Tuesday.
The Shipbuilders (4-9) led 7- 3, 15-9 and 24-17 at the quarter breaks.
Julia Goddard added eight points in the win, while Dory Kulis had seven and Abby Carpenter six.
Twenty-eight Russian athletes had their Olympic doping bans overturned Thursday, throwing the International Olympic Committee’s policy on the country into turmoil.
Josh McDaniels didn’t know what he didn’t know.
Kyle Guy scored 22 points and No. 2 Virginia held off hot-shooting Louisville to win its 13th straight, 74-64 on Wednesday night.