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Kansas City Royals pitcher Yasuhiko Yabuta, of Japan, (27) and catcher Matt Tupman celebrate after the Royals defeated the Florida Marlins 9-3 Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Concord’s Tupman enjoying former team and teammates’ ride

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The highlights have provided October nights with a riveting backdrop, and Matt Tupman can provide a context along with them that no one else in these parts can. The scenes from the Kansas City Royals’ miracle romp to the World Series can include Alex Gordon hitting a game-winning home run, or diving into the gap to provide the Royals with …

Denkinger’s miss revisited as Series returns to KC

Sunday, October 19, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Of course, Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He’ll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days. Chances are he’ll see himself, too. “Nobody wants to have …

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Coming off a tumultuous week and backed into a must-win situation, Brad Keselowski pulled off one of his biggest victories. Keselowski drove a perfect final two laps in overtime yesterday at Talladega Superspeedway, where he had to win to advance into the third round of NASCAR’s championship playoff. Anything but …

Drama at an extreme as Sprint Cup approaches cutdowns at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The crazy, white-knuckle race is coming – ahead of schedule, it seems. NASCAR promised chaos the moment it unveiled its new elimination-based Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. But that was supposed to occur during the all-or-nothing finale …

Svedberg earns shutout in Bruins’ 4-0 win over Sabres

Sunday, October 19, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Boston Bruins bounced back from their worst defensive performance of the season with their first shutout victory. Niklas Svedberg made 32 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres, …

Hunter’s Corner: Youth deer hunting weekend promises to form lasting bonds

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Hampshire Youth Deer Hunt Weekend is slated for next Saturday and Sunday. This special weekend gives kids age 15 or younger the opportunity to go deer hunting with an adult mentor, without the pressure of competing with thousands of adult hunters. The adult hunter must be licensed …

No. 2 Florida State rallies past No. 5 Irish, 31-27

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Jameis Winston prevailed after another week of controversy and threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 2 Florida State to 31-27 win over No. 5 Notre Dame last night. The Seminoles (7-0, 5-0 ACC) used …

Stewart overcomes childhood deafness

Sunday, October 19, 2014

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Before this year’s NHL draft, Mackenze Stewart was just hoping to get a tryout with a club, thinking it unlikely that his name would be called. But Stewart’s determination to overcome being born deaf convinced the Vancouver Canucks to take a chance on him …

Zetterberg lifts Red Wings past Maple Leafs in OT

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Henrik Zetterberg scored with 9.9 seconds left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night and a sweep of the teams’ home-and-home series. Zetterburg streaked down the right …

Bruins’ Lucic apologizes for obscene gesture

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Boston forward Milan Lucic apologized to the Bruins and Montreal Canadiens and their fans yesterday for making an obscene gesture Thursday night in Montreal. Lucic took a penalty late in the Bruins’ loss and made a gesture toward …

UNH men’s hockey splits series at Michigan, losing 2-1

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A night after beating Michigan, 5-1, the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team fell to the Wolverines, 2-1. Both teams are now 1-2-0. Michigan scored twice in the first two minutes of the second period to take control. The Wolverines got on the board 28 seconds into …

Two third-period goals lift Monarchs past Admirals, 4-2

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Manchester Monarchs broke a 2-2 tie with two goals in the third period last night, lifting them to a 4-2 victory over Norfolk Admirals and earning a split of a two-game weekend set. Brian O’Neill scored the tie-breaking goal at 10:03 of the third period, his second …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Soccer champions The Hopkinton Stormin’ Hawks (above) won the 5/6 Girls Division B soccer championship. Members of the championship team are Zelda Ackerman, Jordyn Barrett, Olivia Bradfield, Bea Burack, Brooke Carlson, Abby Condon, Emma Crawford, Kasey Czarnecki, Teagan …