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Elliot Lukaitis of Kearsarge competes in the 300 hurdles during a track and field meet at Belmont High School, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Kearsarge boys, Winnisquam girls claim victory in seven-team track meet

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

There was no doubt with the boys. Kearsarge claimed first place in 13 of 16 events to finish with 216.5 points and run away with the win in a seven-team track and field meet yesterday at Belmont. But it was a different story with the girls as Winnisquam used its depth and another great day from Jaila Remillard to finish …

Betts homers twice to lift Red Sox over Rays, 2-0

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

BOSTON – Mookie Betts didn’t need any body English to coax his two home runs fair and help the Boston Red Sox snap a four-game losing streak. On the night the Red Sox honored their 1975 AL championship team, Betts easily cleared the Green Monster twice to help the Red Sox beat Tampa …

Tim Dahlberg column: Pacquiao injury another hit for boxing

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

LAS VEGAS – The people who paid $99.95 to watch at home had no clue. Neither did those spending $40,000 or more for a ringside seat Saturday night in Las Vegas. And, surely, the bettor who wagered $500,000 at the MGM Grand sports book on Manny Pacquiao to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. wasn’t …

Ramirez hurt as Red Sox lose to Rays, 5-1

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BOSTON – Jake Odorizzi pitched seven strong innings, Joey Butler hit his first career homer and Tampa Bay’s offense perked up a bit in the Rays’ 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox last night. David DeJesus drove …

Bulls beat Cavaliers, 99-92, in Game 1 of East semis

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CLEVELAND – Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Pau Gasol added 21, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 99-92 victory over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals last night. Looking like the …

Warriors’ Curry beats out Harden, James for NBA MVP

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Some called him too small. Others too fragile. Now, Stephen Curry has a new label: NBA MVP. The Golden State Warriors’ point guard won the league’s top individual award yesterday, beating out Houston’s James Harden …

Beagle’s deflected goal puts Capitals up 2-1 over Rangers

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

WASHINGTON – Braden Holtby made 30 saves last night for his second career playoff shutout and Jay Beagle scored his first goal of this postseason, giving the Washington Capitals a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers. Washington …

Counsell replaces Roenicke with Brewers after 7-18 start

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Brewers fired Manager Ron Roenicke and replaced him with former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell. Milwaukee, a major league-worst 7-18, lost 40 of its final 56 games under Roenicke. The skid included a late-season collapse last year after …

Triple Crown hype builds following American Pharoah’s Derby win

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Trainer Bob Baffert barely had 14 hours to digest his Kentucky Derby victory with American Pharoah before hearing the inevitable question. Does his horse have what it takes to win the Triple Crown? “Well, we’ve …

Talladega win reveals a grateful, happy Dale Jr.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There was a nearly five-year period for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when being a famous race car driver wasn’t all glitz and glamour. He was a non-factor on the race track, barely even contended at Daytona …

Five-run fifth inning dooms Fisher Cats in 5-1 loss to Reading

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats were undone by one inning, as a five-run fifth lifted the Reading Fightin’ Phils to a 5-1 victory last night. Dwight Smith Jr. homered in the first for New Hampshire’s lone run, but Reading fought back with an outburst led by Aaron Altherr’s …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hockey U.S. beats defending champ Russia, 4-2, at ice hockey worlds PRAGUE – The United States beat defending champion Russia, 4-2, yesterday for its third straight win at the ice hockey world championship. Sweden also made it three …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

JV results The Bow JV baseball team picked up its third win of the season, beating Bishop Brady. Chase Graham and Chris Gallier combined for the win, throwing five innings of one-hit ball while striking out nine. Vincent Peterson paced the offense with six RBI and Mac Kimball …