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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Red Sox's Daniel Nava and Dustin Pedroia also scored. Catching for the Rays is Curt Casali. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Ortiz home run lifts Sox over Rays – and gets bad blood going again

Monday, July 28, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it’s back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL East. Ortiz’s shot off Chris Archer lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory yesterday that ended their five-game losing streak … 0

Arizona training sessions a bonding experience for Patriots secondary

Monday, July 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play football in whatever the weather is,” cornerback Logan Ryan said after he and his teammates … 0

Jeff Gordon turns back the clock to win Brickyard 400

Monday, July 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line yesterday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race – no given because restarts have been Gordon’s Achilles heel – to pass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne with 17 laps remaining … 0

A new generation of Concord Little League state champions

Saturday, July 26, 2014

For those in the know, there’s a clear family resemblance. “Everyone says that my little guy looks just like me out there,” Nate Craigue said. His “little guy” is Brooks Craigue, who is on the Concord Little League … 0

No wins, but no worry for these Sprint Cup drivers

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Sprint Cup drivers all left Loudon following the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and headed their separate ways. With a weekend off before returning to racing at the Brickyard in Indianapolis, drivers were free to do whatever they pleased, be it returning … 0

Rays beat Red Sox, 3-0, for ninth straight win; Boston skid at five

Saturday, July 26, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Ben Zobrist homered, Matt Joyce and Kevin Kiermaier each had an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the skidding Boston Red Sox, 3-0, last night for their ninth consecutive victory. The stretch … 0

Veteran defensive end Will Smith eager for fresh start with Patriots

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After missing last season with a knee injury, Will Smith is thrilled to be back on the field. Now, the 33-year-old defensive end has a job to win. “It feels good,” Smith said yesterday, after … 0

Nibali set to win Tour, with two Frenchmen on podium

Saturday, July 26, 2014

PERIGUEUX, France – Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage yesterday. Nibali all but ensured he will … 0

Managers Torre, Cox, La Russa lead banner class into Hall of Fame

Saturday, July 26, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure. “It’s still sort of unbelievable,” he said. “Cooperstown was always something way out there. Okay, I know where it is. Doesn’t mean I’m … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Upcoming workshop a draw for grouse hunting enthusiasts

Saturday, July 26, 2014

You might think that we are in the lazy hazy days of summer. Temperature-wise we are right up there, but there are a lot of things happening that will have an impact on our fall activities. By mid-week last week there were 400 WMU M extra antler-less deer … 0

Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at Indy

Saturday, July 26, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400. Harvick turned a lap at 188.470 mph yesterday to claim his … 0

Fisher Cats shut out by Senators, 3-0

Saturday, July 26, 2014

John Anderson struck out seven over six innings and Andy Burns had two hits, but the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lost to Harrisburg, 3-0, last night, snapping the Senators’ losing streak at three. Anderson (3-3) allowed six hits and three runs (two earned) while walking one. Blake McFarland … 0

Crew hands Revolution its eighth straight loss, 2-1

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Ethan Finlay scored in the 84th minute and the Columbus Crew beat New England, 2-1, last night to extend the Revolution’s losing streak to eight games. Finlay ran down a long ball from Justin Meram, shrugged off a defender, and hammered a shot into the … 0