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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa delivers to the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Stroman again stifles Boston in Jays’ 4-2 win

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON – Marcus Stroman was so good against the Boston Red Sox last week that he went with the same plan last night. And the result was his second solid start in five days, leading the Toronto Blue Bays over the Red Sox, 4-2. “To be honest, no, just execute pitches,” he said when asked if he changed. “I didn’t … 0

Pats DT Siliga hopes to build on last year’s play

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the New England Patriots after being let go by three NFL teams. Now he’s part of a large group of defensive tackles trying to stay with the club. Siliga … 0

Concord’s Amber Ferriera wins Ironman triathlon in Lake Placid

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Concord’s Amber Ferreira ran a career-best Ironman marathon to hold off the top competitors and win the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon in New York on Sunday. It was the first career Ironman title for Ferreira, who is attempting to qualify for the prestigious Ironman in Kona, Hawaii, which is held annually in October. Ferreira was third after the 2.4-mile swim portion of the … 0

Tim Dahlberg column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement yesterday to create … 0

Source: Browns’ Gordon hires attorney, plans defense

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BEREA, Ohio – Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. Facing an indefinite suspension for marijuana use, Cleveland’s talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal … 0

Rex, Jets ‘not running’ from being confident

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Welcome to Camp Confidence, where bold proclamations are among the annual rites of summer for the New York Jets. Yes, they’re talking again. And maybe even a little more than before. Oh, and guess what? … 0

49ers WR Brandon Lloyd enjoying return to NFL

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Brandon Lloyd returned to the San Francisco 49ers to finish what he started. After taking a year off from football, Lloyd said he came back to the team that drafted him in the fourth … 0

Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BASEBALL Player gets nearly $1 million in Offerman bat attack case BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A lawyer said a Connecticut minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack has won … 0

NASCAR suspends Hamlin crew chief Grubb 6 races

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin’s crew chief and car chief yesterday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill were … 0

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEW YORK – ESPN suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don’t do anything to provoke an attack. Smith’s commentary occurred during … 0

Vin Scully to return for 66th season in LA in 2015

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015. The announcement was made on … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Youth baseball Hillsboro/Pembroke beat Weare, 6-1, in the first round of the Granite State Baseball Wood Bat League. H/P was led by pitcher Dominic Downs, who threw a two-hitter with nine strikeouts and no walks, striking out five of the first six batters of the game and retiring … 0