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Tuesday September 23, 2014

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  • In The Huddle - Sunday Sep 21, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    Patriots-Raiders first half thoughts

    The good news is that the New England Patriots are leading the Oakland Raiders 10-3 at the end of the first half. The bad news is that the Patriots are leading the Raiders 10-3 at the half. Much was expected of Tom Brady and the Patriots in this game. But they have yet to deliver. Oakland gives up an average of 200 rushing yards per game, yet the Patriots have […]

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  • Clearing the Bases - Sunday Sep 21, 2014 | 8:11 am

    De La Rosa sinking in the polls; Flaherty on the rise

    Last week we looked at the prospects for Boston’s pitching prospects for 2015. We put Rubby De La Rosa at the top of the list. On second thought … When we wrote that, De La Rosa was on a bit of a slide. And the slide continues. After yesterday’s 7-2 loss, in which De La Rosa allowed four runs in four innings, he is 4-8 with a 4.50 ERA. Consider […]

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    Sports - Friday Sep 19, 2014 | 2:35 pm

    Cosgrove dropping strong hints he may change quarterbacks

    Is Maine football Coach Jack Cosgrove just being coy, or might he actually switch his quarterbacks for Saturday’s game at Boston College? He said “anything’s possible” when asked about the subject on a Monday conference call. On Tuesday, I asked him if he was seriously contemplating a change from redshirt sophomore Dan Collins to true freshman Drew Belcher, or if he was just getting reporters like me to chase our […]

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  • In The Huddle - Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    Belichick relives glory days of youth football

    Yeah, Bill Belichick can be dry, can be less than forthcoming, can be dour. But every now and then, he gives you a nice glimpse into his life. Such was the case Wednesday morning in his press conference when he was asked about the evolution of offenses, from the option to the single-wing to the wing-T. He was asked if he ever wished he could have coached back then. His […]

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  • High School Extra - Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Cape Elizabeth loses star QB to knee injury

    If the Cape Elizabeth football team is going to make a run at the Western Class C title, it will have to do it without standout quarterback/defensive back Noah Wolfinger, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Friday’s 32-29 win over Poland. Wolfinger, a senior, will have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. He said an MRI also showed he suffered a torn meniscus. “I […]

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  • High School Extra - Monday Sep 15, 2014 | 9:04 am

    Gray-New Gloucester receiver Haskell stands out

    Gray-New Gloucester has a very good pass receiver in Zack Haskell, a junior. Haskell, who wears No. 5 and is 6-foot-2, made a couple of impressive catches against Freeport last Saturday. Often times, players on losing teams don’t get a lot of notice, but Haskell could help some of the better teams if he played for them. The Patriots can throw the ball, provided they can give QB Carson Hodsdon […]

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  • In The Huddle - Monday Sep 15, 2014 | 8:57 am

    Predicting success, striving for perfection

    So I took a lot of grief last week when the Patriots went down to Miami and opened their season with a bad loss. Heard from a lot of folks how bad my predictions were looking. But if you go back and look at my story here, you’ll see I was pretty spot on with my prediction for the Patriots 30-7 win at Minnesota on Sunday. Almost had the score […]

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    Sports - Saturday Sep 13, 2014 | 7:31 pm

    Black Bear offense can’t get traction as lead slips away

    Maine’s first drive Saturday was its longest, kickstarted by a beautiful pitch and catch from Dan Collins to Damarr Aultman for 41 yards on a third-and-13 play. It ended with a field goal. Sigh. This has been the theme for Maine’s offense through two games, in which it scored 10 points apiece. A few good plays, but too many that go nowhere, and not nearly enough to show for it. […]

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  • Clearing the Bases - Friday Sep 12, 2014 | 5:31 am

    Buchholz, Betts on; Owens off

    So Mookie Betts is not done with second base, after all. The Red Sox have been trying (successfully) to get Mookie Betts comfortable in the outfield, since they already have a second baseman. But with Dustin Pedroia done for the season after hand surgery, and with uber-utility player Brock Holt out with concussion-like symptoms, Boston manager John Farrell said that Betts will get playing time back at second base. Maybe […]

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