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Bishop Brady's Lenny Brochu lets loose on a shot at goal as Coe-Brown Northwood players can pnly watch during the first half at Bishop Brady yesterday.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

High schools: Concord baseball makes the plays in 3-2 win over Merrimack

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Concord High baseball team has spent the first five games of the season looking for an identity and some consistency. Game six provided some clarification. The Crimson Tide traveled to Merrimack yesterday and came away with a 3-2 victory over the Tomahawks, one featuring the kind of steady pitching and timely hitting that coaches preach is the makeup of …

Concord’s Skinner taking his football talents north of the border

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The name on the front of his jersey will change only slightly, but the challenge in front of him will change drastically. Kris Skinner will being going from Concord to Concordia, signing his Letter of Intent yesterday to play football next year for the Stingers in Montreal. The 6-foot-2, 285-pound nose tackle has …

Red Sox rally against Blue Jays, walk off with 6-5 win

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BOSTON – Mookie Betts hit a game-ending RBI single to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last night. Pablo Sandoval homered for the second straight day for Boston, hitting a solo shot before leaving the game with a sore neck. He also had a two-run …

Celtics’ rebuilding project still strong despite opening round sweep

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BOSTON – The reconstruction of the Boston Celtics is ahead of schedule. Being swept in the first round can’t brush away that reality. The Celtics were a long shot to even reach the playoffs in a season with …

Capitals eliminate Islanders; Lightning forces Game 7 against Red Wings

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

WASHINGTON – The precocious Russian forward drafted in the first round by the Washington Capitals finally delivered a breathtaking, winning goal in a Game 7. No, not Alex Ovechkin – Evgeny Kuznetsov. Skating around every opponent on the …

Bucks avoid elimination with Game 5 win over Bulls; Nets clip Hawks in OT

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points and eight assists, Khris Middleton scored 21 points, and Milwaukee avoided elimination again with a 94-88 victory over Chicago last night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series. With a 3-2 lead, …

Fisher Cats quiet Thunder with 8-3 win

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dwight Smith Jr. and Ryan Schimpf each drove in three runs to back strong starting pitching by Casey Lawrence as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats topped the Trenton Thunder, 8-3, last night. Lawrence (1-3) earned his first win of the season, allowing three runs on eight hits, walking …

Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, Cavs guard J.R. Smith suspended

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The NBA suspended Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith two games without pay and Celtics center Kelly Olynyk one game for their roles in separate incidents during a playoff game. The NBA announced the suspensions last night following Cleveland’s win …

NEC rugby wins national championship in NSCRO 15s

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rugby champions The New England College rugby team won the national championship in the 15-man division of the National Small College Rugby Organization Sunday, defeating Mount St. Mary’s College, 32-15. It was NEC’s first national championship in the 15s, but its second straight appearance in the final game. …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NBA Cavs’ Love out next series with dislocated shoulder CLEVELAND – Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss at least the team’s next playoff series with a dislocated left shoulder, a damaging blow to Cleveland’s NBA title hopes. Love got hurt in the first quarter of Sunday’s win over …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Indoor soccer champs Hopkinton won the U19 girls’ division indoor soccer championship at Fieldhouse Sports. After a 2-1 win in the semifinals, Hopkinton went on to the final and defeated Pembroke, 3-2. Members of Hopkinton are: (front row) …

Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BOSTON – LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game that left …

Red Sox pitchers can’t control Orioles offense in 18-7 loss

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BALTIMORE – The game was still in the third inning, and Wade Miley was already done pitching after another ineffective start. On this day, Miley was merely one of several Boston Red Sox hurlers victimized by a seemingly …