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Bishop Brady graduate Brendan Johnson fires a pass out of a clean pocket during New Hampshire’s victory over Vermont in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in Castleton, Vt., on Saturday. Johnson tossed three TD passes, helping the Granite State win its 15th straight game in the series. 

(Valley News - Kristen Zeis)

Gutsy trick play helps New Hampshire overcome Vermont for 15th straight Shrine Game victory

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CASTLETON, Vt. – The New Hampshire team was about to run the play that would change the course of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, and as he lined up at his wide receiver position, Kyle Gaudet had one thought: Catch the ball. He had already gone through what happened when he didn’t. “I was thinking ‘I’ve got to catch this,’ …

Shaw’s big day carries Red Sox past Rays, 11-7

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – Travis Shaw’s teammates teased him about going for the cycle in his last at-bat. He finished with an even better hit by belting his second homer of the day. Shaw hit his first two major league homers and went 4-for-4 with five runs scored and four RBI to lead the Boston …

Mum Brady sharp in Patriots’ first padded practice

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Two things were certain Saturday when the New England Patriots put on pads for the first time at training camp: The home fans sure do love Tom Brady, and the quarterback’s suspension and court case haven’t affected his accuracy. In between raucous cheers that started when he ran onto the …

Sailing body to test for viruses in Rio Olympic venue

Sunday, August 2, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO – The governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent testing for viruses in Rio’s Olympic waters after an Associated Press investigation showed a serious health risk to athletes competing …

Concord Little League 9/10 All-Stars prepare for regionals

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Fresh off its second straight state championship, the Concord Little League 9-10-year-old All-Star baseball team is preparing for the Eastern Regionals in Cranston, R.I., which begin Friday. The team is having two fundraisers in Concord this week – …

Outdoor Adventures: On top of the domes

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sometimes the biggest isn’t the best. Take Sandwich Mountain. At 3,980 feet, it’s the highest peak on an all-day, nine-mile loop near Waterville Valley that also includes 2,940-foot Noon Peak and 3,440-foot Jennings Peak, all in the Sandwich …

Gordon to wave goodbye to winless races in final season

Sunday, August 2, 2015

By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer LONG POND, Pa. — Jeff Gordon’s request for a low-key farewell tour has mostly been respected, though the four-time NASCAR champion has been feted with a parade, bourbon, an 18-liter bottle of …

Ryan Blaney wins Xfinity race at Iowa Speedway

Sunday, August 2, 2015

NEWTON, Iowa – Ryan Blaney survived a flurry of late cautions to win the NASCAR Xfinity race Saturday night at Iowa Speedway for his first victory of the season. The 21-year-old Blaney erased the sting of a disappointing …

Zobrist hits 2 HRs, Royals beat Jays 7-6

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Ben Zobrist hit two home runs, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-6, on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. Zobrist, who …

Percy Harvin eager to establish fresh start with Bills

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Bills receiver Percy Harvin is at peace with his checkered past, and wants more than anything to put it behind him. Whatever divisive reputation the talented yet troubled player established during his first six NFL seasons, it’s not …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, August 2, 2015

football Favre inducted into Miss. Sports Hall of Fame JACKSON, Miss. – Brett Favre certainly seems to be enjoying his post-NFL life. The 45-year-old former quarterback spends most of his time around Hattiesburg hanging out with old friends …

Fisher Cats beat Fightin Phils, 9-7

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats used three big innings to take a six-run lead then hung on to defeat the Reading Fightin Phils, 9-7, on Saturday night. The Fisher Cats (55-49) scored two runs in the second inning and added three more in the third on a three-run …

Davies leads Revs over 10-man Toronto FC 3-1

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Charlie Davies scored twice, Lee Nguyen added a penalty kick and the New England Revolution beat 10-man Toronto FC, 3-1, on Saturday night. Davies opened the scoring for the Revolution (8-9-7) in the 35th minute with a point-blank finish off Kelyn Rowe’s cross. Jozy Altidore …