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14 July 2013 -   Joey Logano during the Camping World RV Sales 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (HHP/Christa L Thomas)

Race for the Chase – A look at the contenders to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup field

Thursday, July 10, 2014

JIMMIE JOHNSON Team: Hendrick Motorsports Wins: 3 Points: 596 Top 5s: 6 Top 10s: 12 Best finish at NHMS: 1st (July 2003, Sept. ’03, June ’10) Average finish at NHMS: 9.6 Last year at NHMS: 6th in July, 4th in Sept. Did you know? Last year he became the third driver with six Cup Series titles. DALE EARNHARDT JR. Team: … 0

New twists to NASCAR weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The familiar events are due back at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – albeit with a few twists. The Sprint Cup arrives with a brand-new playoff format and criteria for qualifying, one that has given every driver a chance to seal his or her Chase for the Cup hopes with one race. Wins now take precedence over points, so a berth in the postseason … 0

Red Sox rally to snap skid, beat White Sox, 5-4

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BOSTON – Daniel Nava doubled in the tying run in the ninth inning and scored on Brock Holt’s single as the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-4, last night and snap a four-game losing streak. Chris Sale pitched 7.2 innings of four-hit ball and … 0

Argentina reaches World Cup final after penalties

Thursday, July 10, 2014

SAO PAULO – The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show. Argentina goalie Sergio Romero … 0

NBA: Celtics in deal that helps Cavs

Thursday, July 10, 2014

CLEVELAND – The Cavaliers have cleared a path for LeBron James to return to Cleveland. They’ve made their moves. They’re just waiting for him to make his. The Cavs created enough salary-cap space to offer the superstar free … 0

Au revoir, Froome: Tour champ drops out in Stage 5

Thursday, July 10, 2014

ARENBERG, France – An injured wrist was just too much for Tour de France champion Chris Froome in one of the most memorable and crash-marred stages in recent race history. The Kenyan-born Briton ended his repeat bid yesterday, … 0

Sterling says he won’t sell team, calls wife a pig

Thursday, July 10, 2014

LOS ANGELES – A raging Donald Sterling denounced his wife, her lawyers and the NBA from the witness stand yesterday, saying he will never sell the Los Angeles Clippers and vowing a lifetime of lawsuits against the league. … 0

Sources: Parsons agrees to Mavs’ offer sheet

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Dallas Mavericks made a move at small forward, agreeing with restricted free agent Chandler Parsons on a three-year offer sheet worth more than $45 million. Houston will now have to decide whether to match the offer. Two people with knowledge of the situation said last night that … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BASEBALL Tanaka on DL due to elbow inflammation CLEVELAND – New York Yankees rookie sensation Masahiro Tanaka, who leads the majors with 12 wins, was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to right elbow inflammation. He had … 0

Lawrence cruises as Fisher Cats beat Rock Cats, 7-1

Thursday, July 10, 2014

After nearly throwing a perfect game against New Britain on June 27, Casey Lawrence was once again baffling to Rock Cats hitters yesterday afternoon. The righty worked 7.2 innings and was backed by the first Double-A home run of Dalton Pompey in a 7-1 victory. Lawrence entered the … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 10, 2014

District tourney baseball Concord defeated Merrimack, 14-4, in pool-play action of the Concord Babe Ruth League 14-year-old district tournament. The Concord offense was led by Ryan Tessier (two hits, double), Sal Rinaldi (three RBI), Noah Giffard (two hits) and Gavin Moody (two hits). John Taranovich and Steven Drewes … 0

Germany routs Brazil, 7-1, reaches World Cup final

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil – With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany. Nobody ever expected this. The Germans tore apart Brazil’s porous defense time and time again yesterday, routing the … 0

John Leicester column: Disaster’s branding iron burns Brazil anew

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil – Even for an 84-year-old tournament drenched in history, Germany 7, Brazil 1 – you read that right – will be remembered as one of the craziest World Cup matches ever. Because of the humiliation … 0