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Concord's Nick Dupre heads the ball during Wednesday's boys' soccer game against Timberlane at Southern NH University. Oct. 22, 2014. Concord won, 3-0.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Concord boys show they belong among boys’ soccer elite

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MANCHESTER – One of the preseason goals for the Concord boys’ soccer team was to finish in the top four in the regular season. The Crimson Tide has been near the top of the standings most of the fall, and it was sitting in fourth place in Division I going into last night’s game against Timberlane, which was right above …

Concord field hockey falls in first round, 3-0, at rain-soaked Exeter

Thursday, October 23, 2014

EXETER – Rain pelted down sideways in sheets. Umbrellas flipped inside out. And the gusting wind at Exeter’s Bill Ball Stadium sent a soccer goal crashing over just behind the field hockey cage inhabited by the Concord High goalie. It was a day not fit for man nor beast … and certainly not …

Royals clobber Giants, 7-2, to even World Series

Thursday, October 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants’ brilliant bullpen and even the World Series. Perez broke Game 2 open with a two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, and the Royals’ own cast of clutch …

Another injury puts pressure on Patriots defense

Thursday, October 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The “next man up” approach will be tested again after another injury to a key defender for the New England Patriots. Maybe this time they’ll do better. With top tackler Jerod Mayo missing his first …

Injuries, missteps turn Bengals back into Bungles

Thursday, October 23, 2014

CINCINNATI – The Bengals won their first three games and, for a few hours, were the only unbeaten team left in the NFL. That’s when the free fall started. They’ve been pushed around in their last three games, …

Source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told the Associated Press last night. Former U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones, the neutral arbiter …

Celtics win preseason finale, 100-86, over Nets

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BOSTON – Rookie Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets last night in the final preseason game for both …

Attorney says former Manchester Monarch Voynov didn’t hit girlfriend

Thursday, October 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Slava Voynov’s attorney said the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov’s arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple’s limited English. Craig Renetzky is hopeful the NHL will …

Driving Mr. Bradlee: For one sportswriter, the ride of a lifetime

Thursday, October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON – He stood in the middle of L Street in Washington at about 4 p.m., his hand held high, searching for a taxi in vain. I was moving my car before it was ticketed. “Tough day to …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, October 23, 2014

NHL Leafs-Senators game postponed after shootings OTTAWA, Ontario – The NHL postponed last night’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Senators because of shootings in Ottawa. A gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country’s capital yesterday, then entered …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, October 23, 2014

JV result The Pembroke JV boys’ soccer team defeated Lebanon in overtime to improve to 14-1. A.J. Gagnon scored the winner, and Kobie Valdes also scored for the Spartans. Zach Hooker, Patrick Chase, Connor Locke and Justin Smith played well defensively. Proctor Academy results The Proctor Academy boys’ …

Third-period flurry lifts Flyers over rival Penguins

Thursday, October 23, 2014

PITTSBURGH – R.J. Umberger and Matt Read scored two minutes apart in the third period to lift the Philadelphia Flyers past the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-3, last night. Umberger, a Pittsburgh native, beat Marc-Andre Fleury 6:50 into the third …

World Series rating for opener drops to all-time low

Thursday, October 23, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three seasons. San Francisco’s 7-1 win over Kansas City drew a 7.3 rating and …