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Pittsfield goal keeper Colby Clark drops down for a save during Wednesday's game against Newmarket at Pittsfield.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Pittsfield boys’ soccer team barely comes away empty-handed

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Pittsfield High boys’ soccer team almost salvaged a tie against undefeated Newmarket yesterday, but came inches away from the equalizing goal and fell to the Mules, 1-0. With the Mules (7-0-2) ahead at halftime, the Panthers (4-5-1) spent much of the second half on the attack and pressing for the tying goal. They ended up getting more shots on … 0

UNH assistant Carty to cross paths with old acquaintance when ’Cats face Elon

Thursday, October 2, 2014

DURHAM – Elon University will be playing its first-ever Colonial Athletic Association game when No. 4/6 New Hampshire (3-1) visits this weekend. The Phoenix (1-3) may be new to the CAA, but there will be two coaches very familiar with each other on the opposing sidelines of Rhodes Stadium in Elon, N.C. Ever … 0

Brady tries to keep even keel during slow start

Thursday, October 2, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady tries not to get too high when things are going well or too low when they’re not. Good thing, considering how poorly the season has gone for him and the New England Patriots offense. The winner of two MVP awards in both the regular season and the Super … 0

Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates, 8-0, to advance

Thursday, October 2, 2014

PITTSBURGH – The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are still learning. Madison Bumgarner and Brandon Crawford provided a powerful lesson on the difference in the National League … 0

Tim Dahlberg column: Great game, but baseball in need of a fix

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Opening night of the baseball playoffs provided some great theater, assuming you could stay awake long enough to watch. That the 12th-inning win by Kansas City over Oakland took nearly five hours to play highlights a problem baseball … 0

Dramatic winner-take-all MLB games

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Baseball has had a history of one-game playoffs dating to Cleveland’s 8-3 victory over Boston at Fenway Park to win the 1948 American League pennant. A look back at five of the best. 1978 YANKEES 5, RED SOX … 0

Rookie managers Williams, Ausmus reach postseason

Thursday, October 2, 2014

WASHINGTON – Matt Williams was in his 18th game as a major league manager, still learning on the job, when he went with his gut. Williams saw Bryce Harper hit a comebacker in the sixth inning, jog out … 0

Police: Phelps’s eyes, speech affected at DUI stop

Thursday, October 2, 2014

BALTIMORE – Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released yesterday. The legal limit for intoxication in Maryland is .08. Phelps, 29, … 0

Jeter: Players can share their stories on my site

Thursday, October 2, 2014

NEW YORK – Derek Jeter is among the most media-savvy athletes on the planet, but he says it came through trial and error. “I think you learn through experience,” he told the Associated Press in an interview yesterday, … 0

Wambach, players file lawsuit over World Cup turf

Thursday, October 2, 2014

American soccer star Abby Wambach and a group of elite international players filed a lawsuit in Canada yesterday challenging plans to play the 2015 Women’s World Cup on artificial turf. Led by U.S. national team forward Wambach, the … 0

Midseason firings are a tricky choice for schools

Thursday, October 2, 2014

If recent history is any indication, Kansas won’t be the only school to fire its football coach before the end of the regular season. Kansas made the season’s first coaching change Sunday when it dumped Charlie Weis. Last … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, October 2, 2014

NFL Rams pick Davis as starting QB for season ST. LOUIS – Rams Coach Jeff Fisher said that Austin Davis will be the team’s starting quarterback for the rest of the season. Fisher had insisted that Shaun Hill … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, October 2, 2014

JV results The John Stark JV girls’ soccer team fell to Goffstown, 1-0. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering JV girls’ volleyball team fell to Raymond, 25-17, 25-15, 15-13, on Monday. ∎ The H-D/Hopkinton Redhawks JV football team defeated the Exeter sophomore team, 21-14. Henry Yianakoplos threw touchdown passes to Travis Stephansky and … 0