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Harden scores 49 points, Rockets beat Timberwolves 125-105

Nov. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Undermanned and playing for the second consecutive night, the Houston Rockets still had plenty of reason to be confident. “I would think it would give you confidence,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “You’re playing with a bazooka out there.” A bazooka...

Maine rallies late to down Rhode Island 34-30

Nov. 16, 2019 3:53 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Joe Fagnano’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Earnest Edward’s with 34 seconds left capped Maine’s fourth-quarter comeback and the Black Bears beat Rhode Island 34-30 on Saturday. Fagnano led Maine (6-5, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association) on a five-play, 81-yard drive in...

Walmart alters disability reassignment policy to settle suit

Nov. 16, 2019 2:02 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Walmart has agreed to change its national policy for reassigning disabled workers to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Maine. The settlement requires Walmart to offer disabled workers a vacant position in up to five nearby stores instead...

EU rebuffs American pitch of quick deal for more lobsters

Nov. 15, 2019 6:13 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States trade representative is hoping to broker a deal with the European Union to send more lobsters to Europe, but has received a chilly reception so far. The American lobster industry is in the midst of a challenging time in part because of tariffs with China and the EU....

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

Nov. 13, 2019 5:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread to the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, with bitter weather breaking records from Mississippi to Maine. Cold temperatures that stretched to the Gulf Coast followed a snowstorm that the National Weather Service said contributed to...

Haskett scores 14 to lead Harvard over Maine 67-46

Nov. 10, 2019 5:17 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Rio Haskett and Robert Baker scored 14 points apiece as Harvard rolled past Maine 67-46 on Sunday. Chris Lewis added 10 points for the Crimson (2-1), who shot 53% from the floor (26 of 49). Justin Bassey had three of Harvard's 12 steals in the game. Sergio El Darwich led the Black Bears (1-1)...

Maine opens game with 4 straight TD drives, beats Elon 31-17

Nov. 9, 2019 5:35 PM EST

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Joe Fagnano passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns, Earnest Edwards caught five passes for 153 yards and a score, and Maine beat Elon 31-17 on Saturday for its third straight victory. Maine scored a touchdown on its first four possessions of the game, including Devin Young's 60-yarder on...

School appeals federal judge's decision over 'rapist' note

Nov. 8, 2019 1:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A school district Friday appealed a judge's decision to block a three-day suspension imposed on a 15-year-old student who posted comments about a "rapist" on a bathroom mirror. The Cape Elizabeth School Committee felt compelled to take the case to the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of...

Lobsterman rescues deer trapped in water off Maine coast

Nov. 7, 2019 2:59 PM EST

HARRINGTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine lobsterman hauled in an unusual catch 5 miles off the coast — a live deer. Ren Dorr says he was setting traps when he saw a young deer Monday morning. He says the deer had given up swimming and was being carried farther offshore. He and his crew hauled the 100-pound...

Tacko two-way: Fall is a headliner as G League season opens

Nov. 7, 2019 2:46 PM EST

The NBA has the one-name stars: LeBron, Kawhi, Giannis. When talking about them, adding the surnames James, Leonard and Antetokounmpo to the sentence is rarely necessary. The G League now has one as well: Tacko. A two-way contract has never been as hyped. Boston rookie Tacko Fall, at 7-foot-5, is unquestionably...