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Bishop Brady's Sam Marshall returns a hit during his No. 6 singles match against Lebanon at Memorial Field on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Brady boys’ tennis team loses finale but looks ahead to tourney

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Bishop Brady boys’ tennis team may not have gotten the result it wanted yesterday, but it still came away with plenty to be positive about. After all, the Green Giants wrapped up a week of three matches against playoff-bound teams in what Coach Rick Skarinka described as “the most competitive week of the season.” Although Brady fell in yesterday’s …

Pound-for-pound high school rankings

Friday, May 22, 2015

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team (Last week’s rank) 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS’ TRACK (1) will have one more meet, today at Exeter, before defending its D-II title next Saturday. 2. KEARSARGE BOYS’ TRACK (2) won eight events and finished first overall in a five-team home meet on Wednesday. 3. CONCORD BOYS’ TENNIS (4) is 12-1 and finishes its regular season today at home against …

Rangers’ Rodriguez keeps Red Sox bats quiet in 3-1 win

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON – Wandy Rodriguez’s plan worked very well. He simply kept Boston’s struggling hitters confused. Rodriguez pitched 6.2 solid innings, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox and their listless offense, 3-1, last night. “Really nice pitching by Wandy tonight,” Rangers …

Tony George’s push for softer walls likely saved Hinchcliffe

Friday, May 22, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – When James Hinchcliffe slammed into a wall at more than 220 mph, he hit an energy-absorbing barrier that likely saved his life. One of auto racing’s most important safety developments, its origins began at Indianapolis Motor …

Kenseth wins pole for Coca-Cola 600

Friday, May 22, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – Matt Kenseth is hoping history repeats itself Sunday night at the Coca-Cola 600. Kenseth won his second Sprint Cup pole of the season last night for NASCAR’s longest race. He turned in a dominating lap …

Monarchs take 1-0 series lead in East finals

Friday, May 22, 2015

Michael Mersch scored two goals – his seventh and eighth of the playoffs – to lead the Monarchs to a 3-2 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack in Game 1 of the AHL’s Eastern Conference finals last night in Manchester. Mersch started the scoring just 35 seconds into …

Ducks beat Blackhawks, 2-1, in Game 3 of Western finals

Friday, May 22, 2015

CHICAGO – Frederik Andersen made 27 saves, helping Anaheim kill off five power plays, and the Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1, last night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. Defenseman Simon Despres scored his …

Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets, 99-98, to take 2-0 lead

Friday, May 22, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Stephen Curry scored 33 points to turn back another spectacular performance by James Harden, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets, 99-98, last night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western …

From HRs to ejections, rarely a dull moment for Bryce Harper

Friday, May 22, 2015

WASHINGTON – There’s rarely a dull moment when it comes to Bryce Harper. Been that way pretty much ever since the Washington Nationals brought him to the majors at age 19. He’ll hit six home runs in a …

Isiah Thomas wants people to keep open mind about new job

Friday, May 22, 2015

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – Isiah Thomas knew there would be questions when it was announced two weeks ago that he would be the new president of the New York Liberty. Thomas hopes that people will just keep an open …

Celtics owner Pagliuca takes over Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON – The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management yesterday, making Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city’s chances of hosting …

Boston will host Labor Day IndyCar street race in 2016

Friday, May 22, 2015

BOSTON – IndyCar racing is coming to Boston. The Grand Prix of Boston is planned for Labor Day weekend in 2016. A route has been planned for the South Boston waterfront, where it would make a loop through public streets. The tentative route has 11 turns over 2.25 …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, May 22, 2015

NASCAR Gordon to join Fox as full-time analyst following retirement Jeff Gordon will join Fox as a full-time analyst in 2016, teaming with Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip in the three-man booth. Gordon is retiring at the end of this season, his 23rd full-time year in the Sprint …