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Pembroke senior Dominic Timbas (21) goes up for a dunk during Pembroke Academy's 67-32 win against Concord at home, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Pembroke too much for Concord in first D-I matchup between schools since 2004

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PEMBROKE – The Concord High and Pembroke Academy boys’ basketball teams have squared off in the Capital Area Holiday Tournament on several occasions in the last 10 years, but last night marked the first time since 2004 the neighboring schools have met in the regular season. This border game was back on the schedule because Pembroke moved back up to Division I, but it didn’t feel like a rivalry inside the PA gym. Maybe that’s because Pembroke had back-to-back snow days and the school had a hibernating vibe. Or maybe it was because Concord came into the game 0-6 and the Spartans were 4-4. Or …

Patriots not dwelling on last Super Bowl loss in Arizona

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship – and an unbeaten record – barely eluded them seven years ago. Not that they dwell on their return to the place where the best season …

Martin’s return sparks Timberwolves over Celtics, 110-98

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. Zach LaVine added 17 points and six assists and Martin scored nine straight …

Djokovic, Keys both loving being in Australian Open semis

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia – It was difficult to tell who was more pleased with reaching the Australian Open semifinals: No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic, advancing to his 25th at a Grand Slam tournament, or 19-year-old Madison Keys, who beat Venus …

Surprise players often star in Super Bowls

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PHOENIX – Almost all football fans know Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Marshawn Lynch and Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks wouldn’t be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday if it weren’t for …

Lynch’s next scripted answer: ‘You know why I’m here’

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PHOENIX – Marshawn Lynch found a new way to say nothing. A day after giving the same one-sentence response at Super Bowl Media Day, the Seattle Seahawks’ running back had another scripted answer to any questions. “You know …

Sore back and all, Bode Miller makes U.S. roster for worlds

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The U.S. Ski Team announced its roster for world championships next week in Beaver Creek, Colo., and all the big names were on the squad, including Bode Miller as he tries to return from back surgery. Lindsey Vonn made the team, of course. So did Mikaela Shiffrin, Julia …

Source: Boston Bruins place Simon Gagne on waivers

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A person familiar with the decision told the Associated Press that the Boston Bruins placed veteran forward Simon Gagne on waivers for the purpose of releasing him. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move made yesterday. The decision is …

Roush Fenway looks to rebuild after rough 2014 season

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing enters a season of rebuilding following a self-described “brutal” 2014 that included just two Sprint Cup wins and top driver Carl Edwards defection to Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the …

Grizzlies busy experimenting to find best fit for Jeff Green

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Jeff Green has helped Memphis win seven of eight games since joining the team two weeks ago. The team got Green in a three-team trade from Boston on Jan. 12 in the hope the forward …

Leissner sparks 11-0 run as UNH men’s basketball team beats Maine

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BANGOR, Maine – Tanner Leissner had 11 points and 12 rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to a 63-58 victory over Maine last night. Leissner scored seven points during an 11-0 run to give UNH a 44-34 lead with 8:04 left. Maine pulled …

NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson recovering from stroke

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BASEBALL White Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham, cut Viciedo CHICAGO – Infielder Gordon Beckham agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, who cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. Beckham has spent almost all of his six …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Indoor soccer champs Fieldhouse Sports in Bow announced its champions in the following fall indoor soccer divisions: Blue Storm (U12 Girls Division A), Shaker Road School (U12 Girls Division B), Hopkinton SC (U12 Boys), Preti Flaherty (U14 Girls), …