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Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Desisa wins second Boston Marathon title; Rotich wins women’s race

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BOSTON – Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013. He didn’t have much time to celebrate. A few hours after Desisa broke the tape on Boylston Street on Patriots’ Day, two bombs near the finish line turned what should be the pinnacle of any distance runner’s career into an afterthought. Desisa earned his second Boston Marathon title yesterday, finishing in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds to claim a golden olive wreath, the $150,000 first prize and a winner’s medal to replace the one he donated to the city two years ago in memory of the victims. And this one he plans to …

High schools: Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse edges John Stark, 8-7, in triple overtime

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

With rain making the lacrosse field at Kearsarge Regional High School unplayable, the John Stark Generals and the Cougars moved their matchup to the wind-riddled and rain-soaked turf fields at Colby-Sawyer College. Neither team conceded to the other, taking three overtimes before a goal from Anna Stowell, her second of the game, off …

Red Sox brave rain, beat sloppy Orioles, 7-1, in shortened contest

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BOSTON – The way Justin Masterson was pitching, he didn’t need much help. The Orioles gave it to him, anyway. On a rainy, chilly Patriots’ Day holiday, Baltimore made three errors that led to five unearned runs, Wei-Yin Chen struggled with his control and the Boston Red Sox won, 7-1, yesterday in a …

Butler scores 31, Bulls beat Bucks, 91-82, to go up 2-0

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CHICAGO – Jimmy Butler set a playoff career-high for the second straight game with 31 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 91-82, last night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series. After scoring …

Rangers top Penguins, 2-1, to regain control of playoff series

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots and the New York Rangers regained control of their first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 2-1 win in Game 3 last night. Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider scored for …

Sharks, McLellan part ways after disappointing 2014-15 season

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – After seven years of great regular-season success and playoff disappointments, Coach Todd McLellan and the San Jose Sharks decided it was time for a change. The Sharks announced yesterday that they had agreed to …

New Chase format means Cup drivers don’t have to put health on the line

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. – There was a time in NASCAR when skipping a race because of illness or injury was simply not considered. Rather than sit out with swollen eyes, Ricky Rudd used tape to keep them open. Richard …

Fisher Cats erupt with late rallies, crush Trenton, 10-0

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A tight pitchers’ duel between Trenton and New Hampshire unraveled at the end for the Thunder, as the Fisher Cats scored seven in the eighth and three in the ninth to come away with a 10-0 victory yesterday. Matt Newman hit a three-run shot, his second home run …

Franklin Pierce baseball team ranked No. 1 in the country

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

For the first time ever, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team is holding the No. 1 spot in the country, as the Ravens were moved up to the top place in the Division II polls by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, which oversees the American Baseball Coaches Association’s national rankings. …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NFL Eagles sign quarterback Tebow to 1-year contract PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles signed quarterback Tim Tebow to a one-year contract, giving the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner his first shot in the NFL since the Patriots cut him …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Youth lacrosse The Concord Crush U-9 Orange team won its home opener against Windham, 12-10. Scoring goals were Chilli Cabot, Henry Brochu, Teigan Mason and Tyler Fennely. Churchhill Slathe played well in goal. ∎ The Blue Storm U-11 team had two games over the weekend, beating Amherst, 7-3 and …

Pioneer Sportsmen emerges as archery authority in state and region

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Frank Schackart’s Pioneer Sportsmen archery club won five East regional medals at the National Indoor Championships this year. The way the coach described it, you’d think it happens every year. “I really hate to say this,” Schackart said, …

High school Player of the Season for ski jumping

Sunday, April 19, 2015

James McCluskey SCHOOL: Hopkinton High HONORS/STATS: The senior won the state jumping crown, putting together the three longest jumps (34.5, 32.5 and 35 meters) at the championship meet. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: The outdoors, yogurt, chips and salsa Describe …