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Brunswick 8th girls victorious

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

LEWISTON — The Brunswick Junior High eighth-grade girls basketball team ran its record to 9-2 with a 42-13 win at Lewiston recently.

Leading the way for the Huskies was Logan Brown and Mia Desantis with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Brunswick jumped out to a 25-1 halftime lead en route to the victory.

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Mt. Ararat 8th girls finishes undefeated

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

TOPSHAM — Mt. Ararat Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team hosted Auburn in the final regular season game on Monday and came away with a 54-30 victory.

The Eagles had 10 different players score in the win to finish the regular season undefeated.

Using pressure defense, the Eagles ran out to a 8-0 lead to start the game and finished the quarter leading, 19-7.

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USM baseball to host clinics

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

GORHAM — The University of Southern Maine Huskies baseball team and coaching staff, led by veteran head coach Ed Flaherty, will host the Huskies’ 28th Annual Winter Clinics on Feb. 25 and Mar. 4, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The clinics will be held in the Costello Sports Complex Field House on the Gorham Campus of the University of Southern Maine.

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Bowdoin’s Blanchet nominated for award

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College senior Camil Blanchet has been named as one of 11 nominees for the 2018 Hockey Humanitarian Award.

The award is presented annually to college hockey’s finest citizen — a student athlete who makes significant contributions not only to his or her team but also to the community-at-large through leadership in volunteerism.

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Brunswick 7th girls victorious

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

LEWISTON — The Brunswick Junior High girls seventh-grade basketball closed out its season with a 43- 24 victory at Lewiston.

The girls played smothering defense, holding Lewiston to 13 points through three quarters before settling back into a zone approach.

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XFL to return in 2020

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
The Associated Press

STAMFORD, Conn.

The XFL is no longer an ex-football league.

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Thunder prevail

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY

Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 46 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Washington Wizards 121-112 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory.

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Ovechkin nets 30th for Capitals

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
The Associated Press

SUNRISE, Fla.

Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal of the season and got his 500th career assist to help the Washington Capitals snap a three-game skid with a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night.

Ovechkin is the sixth player in NHL history with at least 30 goals in 13 or more consecutive seasons at any point in his career.

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Shipbuilders navigate Eagles, 53-37

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
BY BOB CONN Times Record Staff

[img_assist|nid=1198503|title=|desc= MARIJA MEDENICA of Morse, above, drives to the basket during the first half of a girls high school basketball game against Mt. Ararat on Thursday evening. Eagles Lauren Sturgess (left) and Grace Liedman look on. Below, Mt. Ararat’s Erin Harty (21) looks to pass inside as Morse’s Maddy Mitchell (3) guards her.

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Harrison thriving in his new role with the Patriots

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
BY KYLE HIGHTOWER The Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.

James Harrison is headed back to the Super Bowl.

And he says the only thing he’s focused on is winning a third championship.

Everything else is secondary for the 39-year-old Patriots linebacker, who is thriving in his new role with the team that was once his rival.

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Woods brings back big crowds, big cheers with a 72

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
BY DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press

SAN DIEGO

Tiger Woods has been away from the PGA Tour too long to know for certain when a shot is as good as it looks.

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Washington infighting breeds new independent U.S. candidates

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
BY NICHOLAS RICCARDI The Associated Press

DENVER

In a Denver co-working space between a brewpub and a shop serving the Hawaiian raw fish salad called poke, independent candidates and possible contenders for U.S. Senate and governorships recently plotted how to pry loose Republicans' and Democrats' grip on U.S. politics.

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Dying teen to get 1 last wish

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
The Associated Press

PLANT CITY, Fla.

When doctors told a dying Florida teen there’s nothing else they can do for him, he started checking off his wish list. Now there’s one last item: marrying his high school sweetheart.

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NBC’s Holt says he approached North Korea with eyes open

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
BY DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer

NEW YORK

NBC News anchor Lester Holt learned while going through customs in North Korea that his request to visit the heavily-fortified border with South Korea had been denied, and he was headed to a ski resort instead.

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Trump’s infrastructure plan comes with a huge hole

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
BY JOAN LOWY and ZEKE MILLER The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

When President Donald Trump unveils his plan to beef up the nation’s infrastructure plan next month, it will include a crater-sized hole.

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Unease, excitement in Pyeongchang as it awaits the world

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Just weeks before the Olympics, an unusual culture clash is taking place in Pyeongchang, and it’s only partly about the anticipatory jitters in this remote, mountainous region before a swarm of foreigners arrives.

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Vigil honors Kentucky shooting victims

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
BY ROBERT RAY, BRUCE SCHREINER and CLAIRE GALOFARO The Associated Press

BENTON, Kentucky

The 15-year-old boy accused of gunning down classmates at a western Kentucky high school was ordered held on murder and assault charges as the shaken community where it happened strained to cope with the devastation.

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Trump praises African leader after dustup

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to mend relations today with a key African leader in the aftermath of his controversial comments about African nations.

He praised the U.S. partnership with Rwanda during a meeting with its president at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

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Honduras’ new top cop helped cartel with coke

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

MEXICO CITY (AP) — When Jose David Aguilar Moran took over as Honduras’ new national police chief last week, he promised to continue reforming a law enforcement agency stained by corruption and complicity with drug cartels.

But a confidential government security report says Aguilar himself helped a cartel leader pull off the delivery of nearly a ton of cocaine in 2013.

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Syria’s Aleppo still wrecked by war

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Aleppo’s largest square was packed with people of all ages: young men performing a folk dance, children playing, others buying ice cream, popcorn, peanuts and salted pumpkin seeds. A giant sign spells out in colorful English letters, “I love Aleppo.”

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