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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens watches from the bench in the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, in Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BOSTON – LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game that left two players with potentially serious injuries and Cleveland wondering if Kevin Love would be ready for the next round. One thing is …

Red Sox pitchers can’t control Orioles offense in 18-7 loss

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BALTIMORE – The game was still in the third inning, and Wade Miley was already done pitching after another ineffective start. On this day, Miley was merely one of several Boston Red Sox hurlers victimized by a seemingly endless barrage of hits by the Orioles. Delmon Young drove in five runs, Chris Davis …

Busch leads 291 laps in dominating Richmond victory

Sunday, April 26, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. – Kurt Busch has spent time this year in a Delaware courtroom, then on NASCAR’s sidelines as he served a three-race suspension for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend. Now he has made a trip to Victory Lane, where Busch hoped his victory yesterday at Richmond International Raceway will …

Downing named UNH MVP; MacDonald picked as 2015-16 captain

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team acknowledged its best player from last year while getting itself ready for the next one. Grayson Downing was named team MVP at the Wildcats’ awards banquet yesterday, while rising senior Collin MacDonald was tabbed as the team’s captain for next …

First round of NBA playoffs seems way too easy for LeBron

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The first round of the NBA playoffs seems too easy for LeBron James. He’s never lost a first-round series. His teams are 39-7 in first-round games. And when Cleveland visits Boston in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference …

Bayless’s layup at buzzer gives Bucks 92-90 win over Bulls

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Jerryd Bayless made a layup at the buzzer off an inbounds pass, lifting Milwaukee to a 92-90 victory over Chicago yesterday, drawing the Bucks within 3-1 in their Eastern Conference playoff series. With 1.3 seconds left, Jared Dudley …

Outdoor Adventures: Odds and ends over the frost heaves

Saturday, April 25, 2015

With snow melting, rivers rising and mud making the rounds, it’s a good time to look ahead to another season of sun, wildflowers, peaks, trails, camping, rivers and travel. The North Country is getting some love from New …

Islanders beat Capitals, 3-1, to force Game 7

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals, 3-1, yesterday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series. Islanders captain John Tavares had a goal and assist, …

Harvey lead Mets past Yankees and struggling Sabathia

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Matt Harvey finished one out shy of a complete game, earning his first win against the team he rooted for growing up and leading the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory yesterday over the crosstown Yankees. Kevin …

Seven players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

Saturday, April 25, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost yesterday without playing a game. Four members of the Royals and three from the White Sox were punished for their roles in a series-opening …

Monarchs strike early, late to take 2-0 lead over Portland

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Manchester Monarchs extended their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series lead with a 6-2 victory over the Portland Pirates yesterday. Manchester now leads the best-of-five series 2-0. The Monarchs set the tone early, with Michael Mersch and Jordan Weal scoring within the first 30 seconds. Portland cut the gap …

Fisher Cats go batty in 10-5 victory over Binghamton

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Ryan Schimpf hit a three-run home run, K.C. Hobson went 5-for-5 and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats rapped 20 hits in a 10-5 victory yesterday over the Binghamton Mets. The teams traded single runs in the first inning before the Fisher Cats broke it open with three in …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 25, 2015

JV result The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball team defeated Kearsarge, 11-1. The Hillcats went to bat 32 times, scattering 15 hits. Jake Dyer was strong on the mound, giving up only three hits while striking out 11. Ryan Hayes was solid behind the plate, while Justin Learn, Garrett Miller, …