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Bow's Madison Constant (10) hits the ball during Bow's 2-0 win against Hopkinton at Bow High School, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Bow field hockey weathers early storm, blanks Hopkinton, 2-0

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Bow High field hockey team was able to withstand an early barrage against Hopkinton, as the Hawks came out on fire and outshot the Falcons 6-1 in the first half. Bow grabbed control of the game in the second half, however, to earn a 2-0 victory in the season opener on Tuesday. Bow goalie Lyndsey Wheeler stood tall and …

Resurgent Porcello strikes out 13 Yankees but takes the loss

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON – Rick Porcello wasn’t celebrating after striking out 13 in his strongest start of the season. The New York Yankees capitalized on the few mistakes Porcello did make and rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox, 3-1, on Tuesday night. “You go out there and you want to win. That’s the bottom …

Patriots ready for Brady or no Brady

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime in the next few days, but until then the Patriots are “going about our business as usual,” second-year quarterback …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school golf teams

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

High school golf outlook Bishop Brady Division: II Coach: Phil Davis (1st year) Last year: 6-15, did not make tournament Returning players: Jackson Bouley, sr.; Danny Bryck, jr.; Spencer Fleming, sr.; Justin Muise, sr.; Parker Guimond, jr.; Sarah …

Ortiz hits career homer No. 495; Red Sox beat Yankees, 4-3

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BOSTON – The big numbers are atop the Green Monster for everyone to see. It was only fitting that David Ortiz’s homer sliced toward a milestone that many are coming to see in a lost season for the …

No settlement: Goodell, Brady await ‘Deflategate’ ruling

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs …

Williams into U.S. Open second round when injured opponent stops

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK – Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top …

Fan’s death at Braves game raises stadium safety questions

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ATLANTA – The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the height of guard rails at the team’s new stadium that is to open in 2017. The Braves say they had safety in mind when …

Fisher Cats eliminated from postseason contention after blowing lead against Sea Dogs

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Portland Sea Dogs scored five runs – all unearned – with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to rally past New Hampshire on Monday night, eliminating the Fisher Cats (64-68) from postseason contention. Aided by an error, Portland (50-85) had runners on first and …

Taylor named Bills starting quarterback over Manuel, Cassel

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who goes by the nickname “T-Mobile,” got the call to be the Buffalo Bills’ season-opening starter. Though he’s never started an NFL game in four seasons, Taylor’s dynamic dual-threat potential trumped …

Kirk Cousins to start season as Redskins QB over Griffin III

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ASHBURN, Va. – The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III. “We feel like at this time, Kirk Cousins gives us the best chance to win,” …

Tebow getting biggest chance with Eagles in last exhibition

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Tim Tebow is getting his last chance this offseason to prove he should stay with the Eagles as their third-string quarterback. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner is expected to see a lot of playing time in …

AL Central-leading Royals make deal to get Gomes from Braves

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ATLANTA – Now that he’s officially on the move from Atlanta, Jonny Gomes is excited to be joining the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals. The Braves traded Gomes during a 4-0 loss to Miami on Monday night. He …