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Sanbornton’s Jordan Cote fires a pitch during a recent start for the Staten Island Yankees. After starting the season with Charleston (a Class A full-season team), the 21-year-old was sent down to Staten Island (a Class A short-season team), where he is trying to develop as a starting pitcher. Photo by Robert M. Pimpsner / Pinstripe Prospects

Sanbornton’s Cote rolls with the changes of life in the minor leagues

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOWELL, Mass. – Jordan Cote was hoping for rain. “There’s like a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, so you never know,” Cote said as he waited to pick up some food Tuesday afternoon at a Chili’s in Staten Island, N.Y. The thunderstorms never materialized, so Cote made his scheduled start for the Staten Island Yankees on Tuesday night. If the … 0

Sprint Cup driver Larson wants to show he’s no ordinary rookie

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOUDON – For years, Chip Ganassi Racing had name recognition. But the team needed a spark. It had Ganassi, one of open wheel racing’s most prominent owners, at the helm, and Daytona 500 champ Jamie McMurray and Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya in the cars. On paper, the team had the necessary … 0

Carp lifts Red Sox over White Sox, 4-3, in 10 innings

Friday, July 11, 2014

BOSTON – Mike Carp spent more than a month on the disabled list with a broken right foot. He watched the Boston Red Sox struggle, wishing he could contribute. Sometimes, he couldn’t bear to watch. “Some of the nights, I almost had to turn the TV off in those situations because you can’t … 0

Paddling cures for the common July

Friday, July 11, 2014

Are you are among the significant minority (personally, I think we’re a silent majority!) of New Englanders who, when faced with the relentless sun, heat and humidity of July strive to accept with good grace the things we … 0

Yankees’ Tanaka has partially torn elbow ligament

Friday, July 11, 2014

CLEVELAND – Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, and the New York Yankees hope their rookie sensation will be able to pitch again this season. General Manager Brian Cashman said last night that … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, July 11, 2014

TOUR DE FRANCE Greipel wins 6th stage in a sprint REIMS, France – Andre Greipel of Germany won the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as the pack entered Champagne country, and Vincenzo Nibali … 0

NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

Friday, July 11, 2014

Signing day arrived yesterday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn’t rush to grab their pens. Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh might be waiting on LeBron James – isn’t everybody? – before making their … 0

Bonner bringing NBA championship trophy to Portsmouth

Friday, July 11, 2014

If you want to support a local charity, hear some nationally known indie bands and see the NBA championship trophy, get to the Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. That’s where Matt and Luke Bonner will be hosting the Sneakers and Speakers Benefit Concert to … 0

Fisher Cats shut out by Rock Cats’ Vasquez

Friday, July 11, 2014

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats managed just five hits against New Britain’s Virgil Vasquez, who pitched a complete-game shutout as the Rock Cats won, 4-0, yesterday to take two of three in the series. Mike McDade and Andy Burns delivered doubles to lead the Fisher Cats’ offense. Dalton … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tournament champions The Concord Cannons Prospects 16U baseball team (pictured above) improved to 20-6 thanks to three consecutive tournament championships. The Cannons won the War at the Shore tournament in Lyme, Conn.; the Franklin Pierce Invitational in Rindge; … 0

Race for the Chase – A look at the contenders to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup field

Thursday, July 10, 2014

JIMMIE JOHNSON Team: Hendrick Motorsports Wins: 3 Points: 596 Top 5s: 6 Top 10s: 12 Best finish at NHMS: 1st (July 2003, Sept. ’03, June ’10) Average finish at NHMS: 9.6 Last year at NHMS: 6th in July, … 0

New twists to NASCAR weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The familiar events are due back at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – albeit with a few twists. The Sprint Cup arrives with a brand-new playoff format and criteria for qualifying, one that has given every driver a chance to seal his or her Chase for the Cup hopes … 0

Red Sox rally to snap skid, beat White Sox, 5-4

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BOSTON – Daniel Nava doubled in the tying run in the ninth inning and scored on Brock Holt’s single as the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-4, last night … 0