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Tyler Cole from Concord Country Club tees off on the 8th hole at the Stonebridge Country Club Monday for the opening round of the State Am Golf Championship.

(GEOFF FORESTER/Monitor staff)

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 injury. Yes, you read that correctly – a dodgeball injury. Cole was in gym class at Bow in December of 2012 when he jumped during a dodgeball game, landed the wrong way and seriously injured his knee, dislocating his kneecap and tearing ligaments and cartilage. “Blowing out my knee like that prevented me from playing baseball in the spring, but that spurred me on to play more … 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 practice today. “He’s been cleared to play,” Coach Bill Belichick said yesterday. That’s welcome news … 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 drove in two runs, Dickey won for the first time in three starts and Toronto … 0

U.S. movie theaters to show Premier League games

Thursday, July 24, 2014

At a theater near you Movie theaters around the United States will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings. The simulcasts will start with the opening of the Premier League season Aug. 16. Thirty-three theaters in 14 states, including Massachusetts, are currently scheduled … 0

Navarro, Reyes homer as Blue Jays beat Red Sox, 7-3

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TORONTO – Armed with his best curveball of the season, Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ shut down the surging Boston Red Sox. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and … 0

Concord Post 21 enters Legion baseball tourney on a roll

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Post 21 will be one of the eight baseball teams at Nashua’s Holman Stadium tomorrow for the start of the American Legion senior state tournament. But the Concord-based team needed some late-season magic to get there. Post 21’s finishing kick began last Thursday with a 9-5 win over … 0

CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified yesterday that Coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team. CEO Richard Parsons made the statement at … 0

Pyrenees please Nibali, Rogers in Tour Stage 16

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France – The Pyrenees yesterday lived up to their reputation for causing ups and downs at the Tour de France: A French rider climbed in the standings, an American went down, and an Australian rebounding from an … 0

Source: Cavs to sign Andrew Wiggins to contract

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CLEVELAND – Andrew Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers. It’s still not clear if he’ll play for them. A person familiar with the negotiations said the Cavs will sign the No. 1 overall pick to … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BASEBALL Yankees get Headley from Padres for Solarte, DePaula NEW YORK – Trying to add offense at third base, the New York Yankees acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula. The 30-year-old Headley can become a free agent … 0

Liverpool practices at Fenway for friendly vs. Roma

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BOSTON – Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers said the team is moving on after Luis Suarez was sent Barcelona for a $130 million transfer fee. “He gave everything for Liverpool,” Rodgers said when asked if Suarez had let the … 0

Turner pitches Marlins past Braves

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami’s rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves. Donovan Solano had a career-high four hits and reached on a walk as Miami … 0

Sam excited about next phase of career

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ST. LOUIS – Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice yesterday, he … 1