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New England Patriots' Logan Ryan, left, breaks up a pass intended for New York Giants' Preston Parker during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Preseason finale goes to Giants in 16-13 win over Patriots

Friday, August 29, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – No one wanted overtime in the preseason finale, and Bill Belichick made sure neither the New York Giants or New England Patriots had to endure it. Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play after Belichick went for a first down in his territory late, and the Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a 16-13 victory last night. The Patriots coach went for it on 4th-and-1 from his 39 with less than three minutes to play and the score tied. Patriots rookie Jimmy Garoppolo threw his pass between two receivers and the Giants (5-0) … 0

Concord boys’ soccer eyes continued success with revamped defense

Friday, August 29, 2014

An imposing and effective back line was the obvious strength for the Concord boys’ soccer team last year. The Crimson Tide allowed just 0.53 goals per game, posted 11 shutouts, went 14-3-2 and reached the Division I semifinals before losing to eventual champion Hanover, 1-0. But three quarters of that back four is gone, and the fourth member, senior captain Gaston Arocena, is … 0

Stewart to make return to racing Sunday, speak today

Friday, August 29, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint … 0

Patriots wrap up preseason with annual meeting with Giants

Thursday, August 28, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – In any other year, Tom Coughlin wouldn’t be happy playing an extended preseason schedule. A four-game schedule might be considered too long, and playing in the Hall of Fame contest at the start of … 0

Maria Sharapova comes through in three sets at U.S. Open

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEW YORK – A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on. Yesterday, … 0

USC’s Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

Thursday, August 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. Shaw has been … 0

Royals’ Yost implores fans to show up to games

Thursday, August 28, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Royals Manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans yesterday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon’s walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847 at Kauffman Stadium. Yost briefly mentioned the … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NFL League upholds season-long suspension for Browns WR Gordon CLEVELAND – Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended for the entire NFL season for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. The league announced yesterday that … 0

Fisher Cats lose to Senators, 9-6

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Brad Glenn drove in three runs with a single, double and homer, but the Harrisburg Senators held off the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 9-6, last night. Harrisburg (51-86) scored four unearned runs in the top of the first inning, but New Hampshire (65-72) came back to tie with … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Golf results Lucille Gage and Madeleine Minard placed first in the latest Mojalaki Ladies Fun League event. Barbara Wiggin and Nancy Guimond came in second place, with Mary Williams and Kathy Kuhn placing third. In the Men’s Fun League, Joe Marceau and Gil Lambert placed first. Craig Smith … 0

Tim O’Sullivan column: Hard to make sense of Pats trade of Mankins

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The initial reaction after hearing the Patriots traded guard Logan Mankins yesterday: When things seem too good to be true, they usually are. Before the swap, which sent Mankins to Tampa Bay and brought tight end Tim Wright … 0

Concord High golf hopes for tourney return in rebuilding year

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

There’s an extra incentive to the Division I tournament for the Concord High golf team this year. It’s being played at Concord Country Club, the Crimson Tide’s home venue before this season, and a course where some of the team’s top players still hone their game. Playing the … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school golf teams

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

High school golf outlook Bishop Brady Division: II Coach: Ken Gauthier (8th year) Last year: 14-6, 7th place Returning starters: Jack Bryck, sr.; Jackson Bouley, jr.; Danny Bryck, so. Top newcomer : Mary Anne Wiley, fr. Outlook: Coming off last year’s strong season, the Green Giants go into … 0