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Tyler Cole from Concord Country Club tees off on the 8th hole at the Stonebridge Country Club Monday for the opening round of the State Am Golf Championship.

(GEOFF FORESTER/Monitor staff)

Bow’s Cole quickly feels at home on the golf course

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Two years ago, Tyler Cole was cut from the Bow High School golf team. This year he qualified for the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship. And the turning point on that accelerated learning curve was a dodgeball injury. Yes, you read that correctly – a dodgeball injury. Cole was in gym class at Bow in December of 2012 when he jumped during a dodgeball game, landed the wrong way and seriously injured his knee, dislocating his kneecap and tearing ligaments and cartilage. “Blowing out my knee like that prevented me from playing baseball in the spring, but that spurred me on to play more … 0

Gronkowski cleared to play at Patriots training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice today. “He’s been cleared to play,” Coach Bill Belichick said yesterday. That’s welcome news … 0

Red Sox let early three-run lead get away in 6-4 loss to Jays

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO – Jose Bautista provided the power and R.A Dickey earned the win, but two perfect innings from promising rookie Aaron Sanchez was all anyone in the Toronto Blue Jays’ clubhouse wanted to talk about. Bautista homered and drove in two runs, Dickey won for the first time in three starts and Toronto … 0

UNH football team ranked No. 1 in CAA preseason poll

Thursday, July 24, 2014

’Cats No. 1 in CAA The Colonial Athletic Association released its preseason football poll yesterday and the University of New Hampshire was perched on top. The Wildcats, who reached the FCS semifinals for the first time in school history last year, received 15 of a possible 24 first-place … 0

Broncos owner Bowlen giving up control due to Alzheimer’s

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s … 0

Makeover complete, Steelers ready for resurgence

Thursday, July 24, 2014

PITTSBURGH – The faces Ike Taylor grew so accustomed to seeing line up alongside him over the past decade have disappeared. Ryan Clark? Gone. Ditto Brett Keisel. And LaMarr Woodley. Larry Foote too. All Pittsburgh Steelers veterans with Super Bowl rings. All now are a part of the … 0

Roma beats Liverpool, 1-0, at Fenway Park

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BOSTON – Marco Borrilleo scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in an exhibition game last night at Fenway Park. There were limited chances until Borriello volleyed in a corner kick from … 0

Playful Pole wins Tour stage as Nibali marches on

Thursday, July 24, 2014

PLA D’ADET, France – On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made … 0

Mavericks’ Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NEW YORK – Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty yesterday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BASEBALL Padres OF Maybin tests positive for amphetamine CHICAGO – San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games by Major League Baseball yesterday for testing positive for an amphetamine. Maybin said in a statement distributed through … 0

Darrell Wallace Jr. wins Mudsummer Classic

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ROSSBURG, Ohio – Darrell Wallace Jr. won the Mudsummer Classic last night on the dirt at Eldora Speedway for his second Camping World Truck Series victory of the year. Wallace took the lead from Kyle Larson on the final restart on the half-mile oval and held on for … 0

Colon takes perfect game to seventh as Mets beat Mariners

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets held off a late rally to beat the Seattle … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 24, 2014

State champions The Concord Little League 9-10-year-old all-stars (above) won the state championship in with a 3-2 victory over Monadnock on Tuesday. Concord will travel to Rhode Island beginning Aug. 1 to represent New Hampshire in the Eastern … 0