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After a stellar career playing linebacker and offensive line at Concord High, Will Scharlotte (51) will move to tight end at Bentley University starting this fall. On Saturday he'll play linebacker for New Hampshire in the annual Shrine Game against Vermont. (CHS Quarterback Club photo)

Concord High’s Scharlotte practices making new friends in preparation for Shrine Game

Saturday, August 1, 2015

High school rivalries die hard. Just ask Will Scharlotte, a linebacker for the New Hampshire team in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, who took a while to get into the Shrine spirit. “I hated some of those kids going into the week,” the former Concord High standout said. “Just because they were on the opposite team.” Seeing those same players …

Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football

Saturday, August 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback’s lawsuit against the NFL and the team’s image around the league. The defending Super Bowl champions are trying to replace Vince Wilfork on the defensive line and Darrelle Revis …

Red Sox make only one minor move at trade deadline

Saturday, August 1, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox will have to wait a little longer to start rebuilding their team. Mired in last place for the second straight season, the Red Sox headed into the trade deadline hoping to get a head start on their offseason upgrades. But General Manager Ben Cherington made just one …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 31, 2015

Golf results Ray Steenbeke and Don Steenbeke Jr. won the two-ball best ball event at Concord Country Club on Thursday with a score of 59. Doug Duval and Larry Cooper shot 60 to tie for second place with Willy Boucher and Peter Mamos. Three teams tied for third …

Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to …

Porcello shelled as Red Sox lose third straight to red-hot White Sox, 9-2

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON – Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox continued their headfirst slide into the American League East cellar Wednesday night. Porcello, whose questionable headfirst dive into first base recorded the game’s first out, was booed off the …

Bach: Boston failed to deliver on ‘promises’ to USOC

Thursday, July 30, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics and that the city failed to deliver on “promises” made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they …

Players who could make breakthroughs in 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

If you’re not sure where Le’Veon Bell and Justin Forsett came from to reach the top of the NFL rushing charts, this will be helpful. If you couldn’t identify Jerry Hughes or Tashaun Gipson before they burst through …

Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight

Thursday, July 30, 2015

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and …

Luck still ranks atop QB class that entered NFL in 2012

Thursday, July 30, 2015

MIAMI – The pontificating and prognosticating that have always swirled around the quarterback class of 2012 can transform even a punter into a pundit. Take comparisons between Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill, two of the five current starting …

Tulowitzki homers, drives in three in Blue Jays’ debut

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Troy Tulowitzki homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 8-2, on Wednesday night. The five-time All-Star, who was acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rockies, went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI. He scored three times. R.A. …

Dodgers scratch Kershaw from start vs. A’s with soreness

Thursday, July 30, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw was scratched from his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday due to hip soreness. Kershaw is expected to start Friday in the Freeway Series opener against the Los Angeles Angels, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said during batting …

Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Pats

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would …