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39 minutes ago
Concord field hockey team looks for upward trend to continue

On the road to becoming a field hockey force, Concord High turned the corner last season. This year, the Crimson Tide is hoping to jump on the freeway. "We're upping our motivation," senior tri-captain…

46 minutes ago
Capsule outlook of the area's high school field hockey teams

High school field hockey outlook Merrimack Valley Division: II Coach: Kim Kenney (20th year) Last year: 12-5-1, D-II runner-up Returning starters: Cassidy Huckins, sr.; Emily Masse, sr.; Izzy Hoyt,…

53 minutes ago
A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

College standout Concord's Joe Graffy, a senior keeper for the Brandeis men's soccer team, was named Defensive Player of the Tournament as the Judges won the Keene State College Soccer Classic over the…

54 minutes ago
Kirk wins Deutsche Bank, improves standing for Ryder Cup consideration

NORTON, Mass. - Chris Kirk picked up the biggest victory of his career yesterday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Still to be determined is just how big. Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 in another wild…

54 minutes ago
Gronkowski announces he'll play in opener against Dolphins

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker yesterday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami this Sunday. Meanwhile,…

54 minutes ago
Upsets the theme again as Bouchard loses in U.S. Open

NEW YORK - Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry. She got her blood pressure checked. Plastic bags filled with ice were rubbed on her shoulders,…

54 minutes ago
Red Sox lose to Rays in 10th inning on walk-off, 4-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It was not what Jemile Weeks had in mind for his Boston Red Sox debut - getting picked off as a pinch runner in the top of the 10th inning. Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom…

54 minutes ago
Fisher Cats lose in 13 innings to Rock Cats, 4-3

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats' season ended on a long and sour note, with a 4-3 loss to the New Britain Rock Cats that took 13 innings. Jorge Polanco brought home the winning run with a double, giving…

54 minutes ago
Phillies pitchers combine to no-hit Braves in 7-0 win

ATLANTA - On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter. Hamels and three Phillies relievers combined on the season's fourth no-hitter, blanking the Atlanta…

54 minutes ago
Headlines from around the world in sports

Baseball Astros fire Manager Porter HOUSTON - The Houston Astros fired Manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General Manager Jeff Luhnow said the decision wasn't based on Houston's record…

Today at 12:13AM
At Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center in Hopkinton, students of all levels find strength and fun

Last week was a big one for Max Morrisette. He had just turned 4, for starters, and was all smiles when he arrived at Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center in Hopkinton for his weekly Thursday lesson. …

Today at 12:13AM
Editorial: Candidates' tax-cut plans wrongheaded

George H.W. Bush called the notion that cutting taxes would increase economic activity, thus creating jobs and increasing federal revenue, "vodoo economics." So-called supply-side economics didn't pan…

Today at 12:12AM
Pappas waiting in wings in Executive Council District 4 race

The winner of the Republican primary for the Executive Council District 4 seat will likely face incumbent Manchester Democrat Chris Pappas in the general election. His opponent, Manchester resident Maria…

Today at 12:11AM
Bob Burns, Jim Adams tout personal backgrounds in Executive Council Republican primary

Jim Adams and Bob Burns, Republican contenders in the Executive Council District 4 Republican primary, don't seem to have much in the way of common ground. But it's there. They were both born and raised…

Today at 12:07AM
Russia calls for cease-fire with rebels, but Ukraine vows to keep up the fight

Russian officials pressed Ukraine yesterday to declare a cease-fire with separatists, but Ukrainians say they are locked in a war not just against the rebels but also against Russia - on behalf of Europe. "A…

Today at 12:07AM
Americans detained in North Korea call for U.S. help

North Korea gave foreign media access yesterday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send…

Today at 12:03AM
U.S. Senate hopefuls differ slightly on minimum wage

None of the top Republicans running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire wants to increase the federal minimum wage, and one of them wants to get rid of it altogether. President Obama has made increasing…

Today at 12:03AM
N.Y. West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying

Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets yesterday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting…

Today at 12:03AM
Los Angeles mayor proposes minimum wage increase to $13.25

Los Angeles, the second-most populous U.S. city, would boost its minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017, almost twice the current federal minimum, under a proposal by Mayor Eric Garcetti. Garcetti, a 43-year-old…

Sep 1
5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit Guardians of the Galaxy, the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid Transformers:…

Sep 1
Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the…

Sep 1
Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Boosted by recent economic gains, President Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation's recovery from the Great Recession and the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as…

Sep 1
Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting…

Sep 1
Nation & world briefs, Sept. 2

Pakistan Protesters battle security forces Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings yesterday over violent anti-government protests that…

Sep 1
Event focuses on 'positive art experiences' for students with learning differences

Even minor adjustments can help students with learning differences have a positive experience with the arts, and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire and VSA New Hampshire want to share ideas to…