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Giannis, Bucks beat Celtics 97-86 to force Game 7

MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away late to beat the Boston Celtics 97-86 on Thursday night to force a Game 7 in the first-round series.

Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon each added 16 points, with Brogdon hitting a momentum-swinging 3 from the left corner to give the Bucks a two-possession lead with 5:22 left. The Bucks held the Celtics at bay from there to force the winner-take-all game Saturday night in Boston.

The up-and-coming Bucks haven’t played a seventh game in the playoffs since losing to the Atlanta Hawks in the first …read more

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Martinez’s 3-run homer lifts Red Sox over Blue Jays 5-4

TORONTO — J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer, Chris Sale won for the first time in three starts and the Boston Red Sox rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 on Thursday night.

Andrew Benintendi had two hits and an RBI for the Red Sox, who returned home after a 6-3 trip. The Red Sox are a major league-best 19-5, including 7-1 in one-run games.

Justin Smoak and Devon Travis hit solo home runs for the Blue Jays, who have lost five of seven.

Red Sox infielder Brock Holt was replaced after injuring his left hamstring while running during a third-inning double. …read more

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Top gun: Browns select QB Baker Mayfield No. 1 in NFL draft

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns believe all Baker Mayfield has in common with Johnny Manziel are height and a Heisman.

After months of dissection and debate, the Browns selected Mayfield, Oklahoma’s cocky and charismatic quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday, a somewhat surprising selection by a team that figured to play it safe with such an important decision.

But coming off a 0-16 season, the Browns are betting that Mayfield is a better player than USC’s Sam Darnold, Wyoming’s Josh Allen or UCLA’s Josh Rosen, a talented group regarded as the top QB class …read more

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Woman who found body of slain deputy helped raise his suspected killer

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine — The woman who found the body of slain Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Eugene Cole in her yard early Wednesday morning said she practically raised the man accused of killing him.

Kimberly Sirois, an ed tech at Mill Stream Elementary School, said she discovered Cole’s body laying in the side yard near her driveway around 7:15 a.m. — around 5 hours after police say the officer was shot and killed in the line of duty. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland confirmed Cole’s body was found at her address.

Sirois doesn’t know the details of the alleged …read more

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City denies Bangor Mall’s request for $32M property tax break

The Bangor Mall took another hit Thursday as the city assessor denied the mall owner’s request for a tax break for last fiscal year.

“I have denied their appeal [for the abatement],” Bangor City Assessor Phil Drew said. “They will have 60 days to appeal my decision to the Board of Assessment Review.”

Drew denied 10 appeals for tax breaks on the 10 properties comprising the mall, owned by Simon Property of Indianapolis. Simon asked the Bangor assessor’s office on Jan. 8 for a tax break of close to $32 million for the fiscal year from July 11, 2017, through …read more

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‘He was going to kill me’: Stabbing trial suspect takes stand to argue self-defense

BELFAST, Maine — When prosecutors pressed Victoria Scott on the details of what led up to her stabbing a Belmont man repeatedly in the leg, her face reddened, her answers reached a frantic pace and her frustration grew. She broke into tears repeatedly while trying to recall that night’s events.

Scott says Edwin Littlefield attacked her in the driveway of a mutual friend’s home in Waldo, and that she feared for her life when she took out her knife and stabbed him in the leg. Prosecutors and police have said holes and inconsistencies in her story led them to believe that …read more

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Man plunges 40 feet from cliff into surf at Acadia

An Ellsworth man escaped serious injury after a 40-foot fall into the pounding surf of Acadia National Park earlier this week.

A U.S. Coast Guard boat pulled the 20-something man from a beach closest to the Gorham Mountain parking lot, under the cliffs between Sand Beach and Thunder Hole, park spokeswoman Christie Anastasia said.

“It sounded like he was stepping down from one cliff to another and he misjudged the distance,” Anastasia said Thursday.

The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The man was fortunate to avoid the high tide, which came in about an hour later, Anastasia said.

The man …read more

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Man plunges 40 feet from cliff into surf at Acadia

An Ellsworth man escaped serious injury after a 40-foot fall into the pounding surf of Acadia National Park earlier this week.

A U.S. Coast Guard boat pulled the 20-something man from a beach closest to the Gorham Mountain parking lot, under the cliffs between Sand Beach and Thunder Hole, park spokeswoman Christie Anastasia said.

“It sounded like he was stepping down from one cliff to another and he misjudged the distance,” Anastasia said Thursday.

The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The man was fortunate to avoid the high tide, which came in about an hour later, Anastasia said.

The man …read more

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Boston pitcher Kelly starts 6-game suspension after appeal denied

TORONTO — Joe Kelly’s appeal of a six-game suspension was denied by John McHale Jr., a special assistant to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, and the Boston pitcher started serving the penalty on Thursday night against Toronto.

Kelly was disciplined for twice throwing at the New York Yankees’ Tyler Austin on April 11. Austin charged the mound and was suspended five games, but MLB reduced his penalty to four games, according to a yankees.com report.

Kelly has a 3.09 ERA in 11 games this season. After allowing four runs in one-third of an inning in an opening-day loss to Tampa Bay, Kelly …read more

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Boston pitcher Kelly starts 6-game suspension after appeal denied

TORONTO — Joe Kelly’s appeal of a six-game suspension was denied by John McHale Jr., a special assistant to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, and the Boston pitcher started serving the penalty on Thursday night against Toronto.

Kelly was disciplined for twice throwing at the New York Yankees’ Tyler Austin on April 11. Austin charged the mound and was suspended five games, but MLB reduced his penalty to four games, according to a yankees.com report.

Kelly has a 3.09 ERA in 11 games this season. After allowing four runs in one-third of an inning in an opening-day loss to Tampa Bay, Kelly …read more

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