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Driver Joey Logano holds the prize lobster as he celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H., Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014  (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Crazy afternoon at Loudon scrambles the Chase field

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The moment the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format was unveiled, it came with a certainty: With eliminations looming, the September race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway would get crazy. As expected, the Sylvania 300 was living up to those expectations. And then things really got nuts. By the time the last of the 303 laps was completed, … 0

Logano warms to NHMS after Chase race victory

Monday, September 22, 2014

LOUDON – Joey Logano is the first to admit New Hampshire is far from his favorite place to race. The New England native won his first-ever Sprint Cup race at the Magic Mile in 2009 – albeit a rain-shortened event – but has struggled on New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 1.058-mile circuit since, averaging … 0

Patriots’ sluggish offense beats Raiders, 16-9

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots had trouble getting into the end zone. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork made sure the Oakland Raiders stayed out of the end zone in the final minute. An interception by the 325-pound Wilfork near his goal line gave the heavily favored Patriots the ball with 51 seconds … 0

Kelly sharp on mound as Red Sox beat Orioles, 3-2

Sunday, September 21, 2014

BALTIMORE – As this horrid season draws to a merciful conclusion for the last-place Boston Red Sox, every once in a while there is cause for optimism. Boston’s performance yesterday in a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Thousands of pheasants stocked throughout the state

Monday, September 22, 2014

Yesterday started the countdown until the Oct. 1 small game season opener. Stocked pheasants always generate the most hunter activity at the release sites. This year, 12,260 pheasants will be released in all 10 counties with an average … 0

Seahawks rally to win Super Bowl rematch with Broncos in OT

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Marshawn Lynch scored on a 6-yard run on the first possession of overtime and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos, 26-20, yesterday in a Super Bowl rematch that lived up to expectations. Seattle (2-1) blew a 17-3 … 0

Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36. The former Tennessee Titans … 0

Winston returns, Florida State believes it’s No. 1

Monday, September 22, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is back. Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher announced his quarterback was once again the starter shortly after the top-ranked Seminoles survived their biggest regular-season scare since Winston earned the job … 0

East Carolina, Mississippi St. move into AP top 25

Monday, September 22, 2014

East Carolina is ranked in the Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2008 and Mississippi State moved into the top 25 for the first time in two seasons after breaking a long losing streak … 0

Andover’s Fairall jumps to second place in Poland

Monday, September 22, 2014

Andover’s Nick Fairall, who competed in the Sochi Olympics this past winter, turned in a podium finish in an FIS Cup ski jumping event yesterday in Szczyrk, Poland. Fairall (pictured, right) jumped to second place, finishing just behind … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, September 22, 2014

College standouts The Pembroke connection combined for four goals in the NHTI men’s soccer team’s 6-0 victory over Hampshire College. Austin Sartwell scored twice, while Brendan Pettigrew and Aaron Locke added single goals. Bow’s Chris Ketchum and Laconia’s Will Salta also scored. ∎ Barnstead’s Sahara Brown notched three goals … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Golf Hur pulls away for LPGA win in Alabama PRATTVILLE, Ala. – Mi Jung Hur held off top-ranked Stacy Lewis yesterday to win the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, finishing with a 6-under 66 for a tournament-record 21-under 267 … 0

Johnson chasing down his own high standards

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LOUDON – It’s Jimmie Johnson’s favorite time of the year. But with the second race of the Chase set to begin, Six-Time has the tone of the kid whose birthday party isn’t quite up to his expectations. “It’s … 0