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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, left, and quarterback Tom Brady, right, pause on the field during an NFL football training camp practice at Gillette Stadium, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo)

Brady looking to improve in 15th training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Three quarterbacks took turns throwing as the New England Patriots began training camp yesterday. It’s the 15th for Tom Brady, the fourth for Ryan Mallett and the first for Jimmy Garoppolo. All had plenty to learn. “It’s about making improvements and I think it goes from the guy who’s the newest on the team to the guy who’s the oldest on the team,” Brady said. “I don’t think you ever have it all figured out.” Less than two weeks before his 37th birthday on Aug. 3, the two-time Super Bowl MVP participated in the first practice of camp. When the session, lasting … 0

UNH football team hungry to improve on momentous 2013 season

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The quarterback, the leading rusher, the leading receiver and four offensive lineman with starting experience all return this season for a University of New Hampshire offense that averaged 30.8 points per game last year. Nine of 11 starters, including the tackle, sack and interception leaders, return for a UNH defense that helped the Wildcats turn a 1-3 start into a 10-5 finish, the … 0

Active Outdoors: Three short summer outings

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It was a beautiful summer Saturday morning, with sunny blue skies, low humidity, temperatures in the 50s and headed for the high 70s. If July were always this nice, I’d be a big fan. Over breakfast, my sweetheart Marilyn and I decided we had to get out and enjoy it. We rarely plan … 0

Bow’s Cole quickly feels at home on the golf course

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Two years ago, Tyler Cole was cut from the Bow High School golf team. This year he qualified for the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship. And the turning point on that accelerated learning curve was a dodgeball … 0

Gronkowski cleared to play at Patriots training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first … 0

Red Sox let early three-run lead get away in 6-4 loss to Jays

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO – Jose Bautista provided the power and R.A Dickey earned the win, but two perfect innings from promising rookie Aaron Sanchez was all anyone in the Toronto Blue Jays’ clubhouse wanted to talk about. Bautista homered and … 0

Active Outdoors: Three short summer outings

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It was a beautiful summer Saturday morning, with sunny blue skies, low humidity, temperatures in the 50s and headed for the high 70s. If July were always this nice, I’d be a big fan. Over breakfast, my sweetheart … 0

UNH football team ranked No. 1 in CAA preseason poll

Thursday, July 24, 2014

’Cats No. 1 in CAA The Colonial Athletic Association released its preseason football poll yesterday and the University of New Hampshire was perched on top. The Wildcats, who reached the FCS semifinals for the first time in school history last year, received 15 of a possible 24 first-place … 0

Broncos owner Bowlen giving up control due to Alzheimer’s

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s … 0

Makeover complete, Steelers ready for resurgence

Thursday, July 24, 2014

PITTSBURGH – The faces Ike Taylor grew so accustomed to seeing line up alongside him over the past decade have disappeared. Ryan Clark? Gone. Ditto Brett Keisel. And LaMarr Woodley. Larry Foote too. All Pittsburgh Steelers veterans with Super Bowl rings. All now are a part of the … 0

Roma beats Liverpool, 1-0, at Fenway Park

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BOSTON – Marco Borrilleo scored in the 90th minute to give Roma a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in an exhibition game last night at Fenway Park. There were limited chances until Borriello volleyed in a corner kick from … 0

Playful Pole wins Tour stage as Nibali marches on

Thursday, July 24, 2014

PLA D’ADET, France – On the last of four Pyrenees ascents, Rafal Majka winked at a French TV camera and tugged playfully at a motorcycle’s antenna. Even this late in the Tour de France, the Polish rider made … 0

Mavericks’ Felton pleads guilty in NYC gun case

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NEW YORK – Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty yesterday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession … 0