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Concord's Gopaul Timsina (14) makes a kick towards the goal during Friday's season opener against Winnacunnet at Memorial Field in Concord, Aug. 28, 2015. Concord won, 5-0.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

Concord boys’ soccer team off to strong start, beats Winnacunnet in opener, 5-0

Saturday, August 29, 2015

They had a near miss within seconds. They scored in the 10th minute. They had a comfortable two-goal lead at halftime. And by the end, the Concord boys had amassed 15 shots on goal without allowing any to Winnacunnet as they cruised to a 5-0 victory Friday at Memorial Field in the Division I soccer opener for both teams. “It …

High schools: Merrimack Valley girls’ soccer gets measure of revenge in win over Coe-Brown

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Revenge was on the line Friday in Penacook in the season opener between the Merrimack Valley and Coe-Brown girls’ soccer teams. Coe-Brown was a semifinalist in Division II last season, after it dispatched Merrimack Valley in the first round of the playoffs. Merrimack Valley got its revenge, however, besting the Bears by a score of 3-2. Coe-Brown struck early, scoring at the third …

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD as Patriots beat Panthers, 17-16

Saturday, August 29, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers, 17-16, on Friday night. New England’s first six possessions included four …

Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th, Bosox end Mets’ run

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night. The Red Sox, …

Boston RHP Buchholz done for year; health key to 2016 option

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK – Boston pitcher Clay Buchholz is done for the season because of a strained flexor muscle in his right elbow, and his health is the key to whether the Red Sox pick up the option on his 2016 contract. The 31-year-old Buchholz hasn’t pitched since the …

No way he’d quit: Kidney disease can’t stop U.S. hurdler

Saturday, August 29, 2015

BEIJING – When the doctors hooked Aries Merritt onto the dialysis machine two years ago, they told him his running days were over. The doctors were focused on his kidneys. They never looked at his heart. The American …

Arbour, who coached Isles to four Cup titles, dies at 82

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, died at the age of 82. …

Woman hit by foul ball behind home plate sues Red Sox owner

Saturday, August 29, 2015

BOSTON – A fan struck by a foul ball that went behind home plate last year during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park sued the team’s principal owner. Brookline, Mass., resident Stephanie Taubin said in her lawsuit filed Wednesday against John Henry that she was above …

Fisher Cats fall to Mets in extra innings, 1-0

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Taylor Cole and Gregory Infante combined for nine innings of shutout ball, scattering just four hits with six walks and eight strikeouts, but John Anderson gave up the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost to the Binghamton Mets, …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 29, 2015

JV results The John Stark girls’ JV soccer team defeated Sanborn, 5-0. John Stark maintained possession throughout the game and had a constant barrage of shots and crosses to give the Generals the advantage. Quianna Willard and Becca McLaughlin scored in the first half and Rachael Keon, Willard …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Golf Watson leads, Spieth misses cut at Barclays EDISON, N.J. – Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson overcame a rare warning …

Concord girls’ soccer looking for experience to pay off with deep run

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Concord High girls’ soccer team lost last year in the Division I quarterfinals. The Crimson Tide lost in the quarterfinals the year before, too. The year before that, another quarterfinals ouster. So why does Coach Bill Nardino …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school girls’ soccer teams

Friday, August 28, 2015

High school girls’ soccer outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Josh Hils (11th year) Last year: 15-4-0, reached semifinals Returning starters: Katie Clinch, jr., MF; Molly DeTrude, sr., B; Christen Gallant, sr., F; Kayla Patten, sr., B/MF; Kaitlyn Ross, …