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Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, right, brushes himself off as teammates Alex Smith, left, and Eric Fisher watch after scoring on an 8-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Patriots completely melt down in blowout loss to Chiefs

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for the New England Patriots. Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns last night, Brady was picked off twice by the opportunistic Chiefs and Kansas City routed New England, 41-14, to hand Bill … 0

High schools: Coe-Brown volleyball finishes sweep with a flourish

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Coe-Brown girls’ volleyball team needed a tremendous comeback in the third game in order to preserve a sweep over Gilford. They pulled it off, wrapping up a 3-0 victory over the Golden Eagles in Northwood last night. The win pulls the Bears (6-2) into a tie for fourth place in the conference … 0

Rondo makes intention to stay with Celtics clear at media day

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BOSTON – Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand. His relationship with the Boston Celtics appears healthy. Entering the final season of his contract, the only star on the rebuilding team had a simple answer yesterday when asked if he … 0

Chiarelli inks Krug, Smith to deals to round out Bruins roster

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BOSTON – It took Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli 10 days into training camp, but he finally has all his players signed and ready to go for the 2014-15 season. Chiarelli completed his roster yesterday, when he re-signed … 0

Stewart begins healing process in media availability

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Slowly and somberly, Tony Stewart is trying his best to find his new normal. He may never again be the “Smoke” the racing world knew before Aug. 9, the night a sprint car he was … 0

Different year, same questions on the table in baseball MVP races

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NEW YORK – When it comes to baseball’s MVP debate, sometimes the names change from year to year more than the arguments do. For instance, take a look at the top contenders in the National League this season. … 0

Aces square off as Lester, Shields meet in wild card game

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago. The results of both … 0

Twins fire Manager Gardenhire after 13 years at helm

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – He was the third base coach who gave Kirby Puckett a high-five to punctuate his winning homer in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series. He was the trusting candidate who took Minnesota’s managing job when … 0

Celtics sign former second overall pick Turner

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Boston Celtics have signed swingman Evan Turner. The second pick in the 2010 draft averaged 17.4 points for Philadelphia in 54 games last season before being traded to Indiana on Feb. 20. He started two of his … 0

Raiders fire Coach Allen four games into season

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders fired Coach Dennis Allen four games into his third season. The decision was announced last night, soon after the Raiders (0-4) returned from London where they lost their 10th straight game dating … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Concord Crew result The Concord crew team had first-place showings from the men’s first varsity eight, men’s second varsity four, men’s novice eight, women’s second varsity eight and women’s novice four Saturday at the Waterworks Challenge Regatta. The … 0

Jeter’s illustrious career ends with single in final at-bat, win over Red Sox

Monday, September 29, 2014

BOSTON – The ball, marked and numbered for the occasion, bounced high off the dirt and down the third-base line, where a rookie who was 4 years-old when Derek Jeter made his major league debut leaped into the … 1

Gordon wins at Dover while four eliminated from Chase for the Sprint Cup

Monday, September 29, 2014

DOVER, Del. – Jeff Gordon won the third race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for an automatic spot in the 12-driver field that advanced to the next round. Gordon was in control in the closing … 0