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Aug 30
Fresh start for optimistic Concord High field hockey team

Bonnie Proulx is living out one of her longtime goals. Now, it's her job to help her players realize some of theirs. Proulx, who takes over the Concord High field hockey helm this season, longed to coach…

Aug 30
Headlines from around the world in sports

Track & field U.S. finishes behind Kenya, Jamaica with 6 gold medals BEIJING - Even with its sixth straight title in the men's 4x400-meter relay, the United States still finished behind Jamaica and…

Aug 30
Dixon snatches IndyCar championship away from Montoya

SONOMA, Calif. - Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale Sunday to snatch away the title from Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya led the points from the season-opening…

Aug 30
Fisher Cats rally to cling to slim postseason chances

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats battled back from multiple deficits and got a bit of clutch hitting in the 10th inning when Jack Murphy doubled home the winning runs to down the Binghamton Mets, 5-3, Sunday. …

Aug 30
A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

JV results The Bow High girls' JV soccer team tied Fall Mountain, 1-1, through double overtime. Scoring the lone goal for Bow was Savannah Twombly. Amanda Marshall and Kayleigh Marshall were dynamic in…

Aug 30
Heisman hopefuls short on preseason hype

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke a Heisman Trophy trend last season by winning the award after being considered the preseason favorite. Heisman winners no longer need preseason hype. Just ask Johnny…

Aug 30
Tokyo wins Little League title, beating Lewisberry, 18-11

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the Little League championship game against Lewisberry,…

Aug 30
Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta…

Aug 29
Concord's Buzz Gagne has few peers in the javelin world

For many, sports are seen as an outlet for their adolescence when they don't have to worry about being bed-ridden a day or two after going to the gym. A lucky few are able to extend their careers into…

Aug 29
A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Basketball champions The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Concord recently held its men's summer league championship games. In the A Division championship game, East Concord Grass Roots (pictured, left)…

Aug 29
Outdoor Adventures: Sampling slices of Pondicherry pie

Giddy? Not this gaggle of geese. Standing tall and silent in the tall grass of Cedar Marsh under the stoic gazes of Cherry Mountain, the Presidentials, Owl's Head and the Pliny and Pilot ranges, they…

Aug 29
Fantasy plays: Time to figure out who's No. 1 in your draft

Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you're stoked because you've got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player and watching him carry you to a title has you giddy. Then…

Aug 29
Coach Jen Welter calls groundbreaking NFL work 'fantastic'

GLENDALE, Ariz. - Jen Welter's groundbreaking days as an interim NFL coach are nearing an end. "It's been fantastic," she said. "This is such a good group of guys who I think really embraced what could…

Aug 29
Headlines from around the world in sports

TRACK AND FIELD Eaton breaks world record as he wins decathlon gold BEIJING - With an all-out run in the final event, the 1,500 meters, American Ashton Eaton set a world record in the decathlon with…

Aug 29
Keen Ice upsets American Pharoah in Travers Stakes

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah came up short in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday, losing to Keen Ice by three-quarters of a length before a sold-out and stunned…

Aug 29
Packers' Randall Cobb leaves game with shoulder injury

Receiver Randall Cobb left the Packers' preseason game Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles with a shoulder injury. Cobb appeared to be favoring his right arm after landing on the arm as he…

Aug 29
Kelly wins 6th straight start, pitches Red Sox past Mets, 3-1

NEW YORK - In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation. Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and…

Aug 29
Encarnacion hits three homers, nine RBI as Blue Jays rout Tigers

Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and tied a Toronto record with nine RBI as the AL East-leading Blue Jays routed the Detroit Tigers, 15-1, Saturday. Encarnacion extended his hitting streak to 24…

Aug 29
Fagundez youngest to 25 goals, Revolution beat Union, 1-0

CHESTER, Pa. - Diego Fagundez became the youngest player to score 25 career MLS goals as the New England Revolution beat the Philadelphia Union, 1-0, on Saturday for their third straight victory. Fagundez,…

Aug 29
Fisher Cats falter after fast start, fall to Mets, 6-3

Dwight Smith Jr. doubled and Melky Mesa followed with a home run to give New Hampshire a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Binghamton responded with three runs of its own in the home half of…

Aug 29
Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

ATLANTA - A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton…

Aug 29
Ray Duckler: Rape trial forces boarding schools to look in the mirror

During the Watergate investigation 41 years ago, Sen. Howard Baker of Tennessee, wondering about Richard Nixon's role in the scandal, asked, "What did the president know and when did he know it?" Baker's…

Aug 29
Monitor Board of Contributors: It's not their own Francis that Muslims need

Eight centuries ago, Francis of Assisi traveled to Damietta hoping to negotiate a peaceful end to the Fifth Crusade. Francis crossed the Egyptian desert to meet Sultan Malik, commander of the Muslims.…