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Kansas City Royals pitcher Yasuhiko Yabuta, of Japan, (27) and catcher Matt Tupman celebrate after the Royals defeated the Florida Marlins 9-3 Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Concord’s Tupman enjoying former team and teammates’ ride

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The highlights have provided October nights with a riveting backdrop, and Matt Tupman can provide a context along with them that no one else in these parts can. The scenes from the Kansas City Royals’ miracle romp to the World Series can include Alex Gordon hitting a game-winning home run, or diving into the gap to provide the Royals with …

Denkinger’s miss revisited as Series returns to KC

Sunday, October 19, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Of course, Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He’ll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days. Chances are he’ll see himself, too. “Nobody wants to have …

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Coming off a tumultuous week and backed into a must-win situation, Brad Keselowski pulled off one of his biggest victories. Keselowski drove a perfect final two laps in overtime yesterday at Talladega Superspeedway, where he had to win to advance into the third round of NASCAR’s championship playoff. Anything but …

Celtics beat Nets in experimental 44-minute game

Sunday, October 19, 2014

NEW YORK – Jared Sullinger took a glance at the game clock and thought something must be wrong. With fewer than six minutes left in the first quarter, he was still in the game. There was a good …

Pick play calls tough to call for officials

Monday, October 20, 2014

The pick play is one of most effective and difficult to defend in football, often freeing up receivers for big gains or creating an extra bit of space in the crowded red zone. How and when a penalty …

Manning breaks Favre’s mark with 509th TD pass

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DENVER – Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s record for touchdown passes with his 509th last night. The milestone touchdown pass was an 8-yarder to Demaryius Thomas with 3:09 left in the first half that gave Denver a 21-3 …

Jaguars avoid 0-7 start with victory over Browns

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Jacksonville Jaguars are winless no more. Denard Robinson ran for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown, Jacksonville’s defense came up big in the red zone, and the Jaguars snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 24-6 …

SEC is first conference to put 4 in top 5 of AP poll

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in the Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five – all from the western division. Mississippi State stayed No. 1 …

Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

Sunday, October 19, 2014

SINGAPORE – Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Cross country champs Deerfield (pictured) swept the Middle School State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, with the girls winning their first title and the boys taking their third in the last four years. The girls tallied 85 points …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Alpine skiing Downhill champ Svindal likely out for season VIENNA – Two-time overall World Cup champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway is likely out for the entire ski season after tearing his Achilles tendon while playing soccer. Svindal, the defending downhill world champion, sustained the injury in Innsbruck …

No stopping the insanity in Bow when it comes to defense

Sunday, October 19, 2014

BOW – Most call it a three-and-out when a defense forces a punt after just three plays. Bow Coach Paul Cohen likes to call it “18 seconds of craziness,” six seconds for each play. So far this season, …

High schools: Bow football puts it away early in 55-6 rout of Raymond

Sunday, October 19, 2014

RAYMOND – It would have been easy for Bow to lounge its way into Raymond. After all, the undefeated, defending champion Falcons were at the top of the Division III standings coming into yesterday’s football game and Raymond …