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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Local golf In Beaver Meadow match play, Chris Jacques defeated Eric Saucier, 4 and 3, in the championship flight. Pete Topolosky defeated Da Young Ko in the first flight, Drake Lessard and Travis Martin…

Today at 01:07AM
Edwards announces departure from Roush Fenway Racing at season's end

INDIANAPOLIS - Carl Edwards's 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season. Roush confirmed the decision yesterday, a move that had been long expected but could not be substantiated…

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Jeff Gordon turns back the clock to win Brickyard 400

INDIANAPOLIS - With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line yesterday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race - no given because restarts…

Today at 01:07AM
Ortiz home run lifts Sox over Rays - and gets bad blood going again

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays didn't like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it's back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL East. Ortiz's…

Today at 01:07AM
Arizona training sessions a bonding experience for Patriots secondary

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training…

Today at 01:07AM
Nibali crowned Tour de France champion after dominant performance

PARIS - Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.…

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Star-studded cast of hitters, pitchers and managers makes its way into Hall

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those…

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Headlines from around the world in sports

NBA Scott says he will be Lakers' new coach LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott…

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Jets' Vick embraces mentor role behind Smith on depth chart

CORTLAND, N.Y. - Michael Vick dropped back, peered down the field and flicked his wrist. The football zipped through the air about 50 yards and dropped into the arms of a wide receiver running in stride.…

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LeBron makes a jersey change, goes back to No. 23 with Cavs

LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. James tweeted "23 it is! It's only right I go back. 2(times)3=6 We still family 6." The tweet included an Instagram post…

Jul 27
Editorial: The troubled journey to death row

New Hampshire's law sanctioning capital punishment got a stay of execution in April when the state Senate split 12-12 on a repeal bill Gov. Maggie Hassan said she would sign. New Hampshire is the only…

Jul 27
A wave of pressure

Sometimes debates come up that clarify the values and conflicts of our society. They needn't involve the grand questions of the day - which most often are endlessly partisan and complex - but they nonetheless…

Jul 27
At Canterbury disc golf course, game is 'good for the soul'

A round at Canterbury's Top O' the Hill Disc Golf Course really begins at basket three. Making par is realistic on the first two baskets, which feature open fairways and pins less than 200 feet from the…

Jul 26
No wins, but no worry for these Sprint Cup drivers

The Sprint Cup drivers all left Loudon following the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and headed their separate ways. With a weekend off before returning to racing at the Brickyard…

Jul 26
Managers Torre, Cox, La Russa lead banner class into Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure. "It's still sort of unbelievable," he said. "Cooperstown was always something way out there. Okay, I know where it is. Doesn't…

Jul 26
Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS - Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400. Harvick turned a lap at 188.470…

Jul 26
Veteran defensive end Will Smith eager for fresh start with Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - After missing last season with a knee injury, Will Smith is thrilled to be back on the field. Now, the 33-year-old defensive end has a job to win. "It feels good," Smith said yesterday,…

Jul 26
Red Sox trade righty Jake Peavy to Giants

SAN FRANCISCO - The Boston Red Sox traded right-hander Jack Peavy to San Francisco for a pair of minor league pitchers yesterday, helping the Giants bolster their rotation for the stretch run. The 2007…

Jul 26
Nibali set to win Tour, with two Frenchmen on podium

PERIGUEUX, France - Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage…

Jul 26
Headlines from around the world in sports

NFL Moeaki out indefinitely with hamstring injury PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Buffalo Bills tight end Tony Moeaki is out indefinitely with a hamstring injury. Bills Coach Doug Marrone provided an update before…

Jul 26
Fisher Cats shut out by Senators, 3-0

John Anderson struck out seven over six innings and Andy Burns had two hits, but the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost to Harrisburg, 3-0, last night, snapping the Senators' losing streak at three. Anderson…

Jul 26
Crew hands Revolution its eighth straight loss, 2-1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Ethan Finlay scored in the 84th minute and the Columbus Crew beat New England, 2-1, last night to extend the Revolution's losing streak to eight games. Finlay ran down a long ball…

Jul 26
Cardinals sign veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski

CHICAGO - For A.J. Pierzynski, the opportunity for a fresh start with a perennial contender was too good to pass up. Pierzynski yesterday signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, choosing them from among…

Jul 26
Rays beat Red Sox, 3-0, for ninth straight win; Boston skid at five

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Ben Zobrist homered, Matt Joyce and Kevin Kiermaier each had an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the skidding Boston Red Sox, 3-0, last night for their ninth consecutive…