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Sandoval Needs Shoulder Surgery [VIDEO]

Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval finally got the full checkup from Dr. James Andrews and the word is that he needs shoulder surgery. That surgery is likely to put him out of action for the rest of the season.

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Reviewing The Pats’ 2016 Draft [VIDEO]

The New England Patriots added some new players into the fray after the weekend and it’s time to delve into the strengths and weaknesses of each new guy to see what we can expect in 2016 and beyond.  The Pats added some help in their secondary, offensive line, wide receiver core, and picked up a new quarterback too.  Listed below are all the selected Patriots and some of the good and bad points from them all as detailed in their draft profiles on NFL.com

Round 2: Selection 60 Overall – Cyrus Jones (CB – Alabama)

According to his profile, the cornerback is confident, strong and is able to play his position with good strength.  Jones was consistently beat by receivers in the early part of his career in Alabama, but worked at his craft with Head Coach Nick Saban to become one of the best defenders on the Crimson Tide.  The knocks on him are that he can get beat by receivers going over him and needs to get better awareness in coverage.

Round 3: Selection 78 Overall – Joe Thuney (G – NC State)

Thuney is a versatile offensive lineman who played right tackle, left tackle, right guard, and left guard while with the Wolf Pack during his career.  He is a 6’5” player that is credited for his strong run blocking and ability to create lanes for the rusher as a three year starter at NC State.  The critiques on the lineman are that he may be slightly undersized for the professional ranks at this time and may be better suited playing guard than tackle.

Round 3: Selection 91 Overall – Jacoby Brissett (QB – NC State)

Brissett is a very strong armed QB that is proficient at moving the chains when he’s on the field.  He transferred to the Wolfpack after originally committing to Florida and started every contest for the past two seasons.  The knocks on Brissett are that his thrown passes tend to sink more than his counterparts and that he may have picked up some bad habits scrambling from the pocket playing in the ACC.

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Smith To Return On Tuesday For Red Sox

Boston Red Sox reliever Carson Smith is set to be activated by the team for the upcoming six game road trip for the big league club.

Smith was one of the centerpieces of the trade that sent Wade Miley to Seattle this past off-season and the right-hander has yet to make his first appearance with Boston due to a forearm strain that occurred back in Spring Training...

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Game Six Removed From ESPN Program

Red Sox fans watching the ESPN Film documentary “Four Days In October” were left scratching their heads when the sixth game of the ALCS was omitted from the showing...

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Craven’s Talladega Essay: The Big One [VIDEO]

Maine's Ricky Craven could relate to the wreck-filled NASCAR Talladega race Sunday afternoon won by Brad Kesolowski. 20 years ago Craven got caught up in what drivers call 'the big one' and paid the price.

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Vazquez HR Helps Sox Sweep Yanks [VIDEO]

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez powered a 97 mph Dellin Betances pitch over everything in left field for a 2-run homer as the Sox won 8-7 Sunday night and finished a weekend sweep of the Yankees.

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Payne, Cross Family Among Hall of Fame Inductees

The Cross family of Bangor and Brewer's Ralph Payne were among the inductees into Maine's Sports Hall of Fame Sunday afternoon.

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2016 NFL Draft Winners, Losers, Surprises & Disappointments

It took three days, 253 picks, a selfie with the commissioner and a social media hacking, but the 2016 NFL Draft finally ended late Saturday night in Chicago. Which franchises and players fared best (and worst)? Find out:

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Speirs Finishes T-57th [SCORES]

Bangor pro Jesse Speirs shot a final round 4-over par 76 but had his best finish to date in a PGA Web.com Tour event. He finishes tied for 57th place.

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Husson Softball Goes For NAC Title #7

Husson University softball has won seven consecutive NAC championships. But, if the Eagles are going to win this year they are going to have to do it for the #4 seed.

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