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Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Monday, June 29, 2015. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Buchholz spins a beauty as Red Sox beat Blue Jays, 3-1

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

TORONTO – Nothing about pitching north of the border feels foreign to Boston’s Clay Buchholz. Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-1, on Monday night. Buchholz (6-6) improved to 10-3 with a 2.21 ERA in 15 career starts in Toronto as the Red Sox won back-to-back games for the first time since June 19. “I like pitching here,” Buchholz said. “I like the mound here. I’ve said it before, I’m just comfortable on it. “I feel good pitching here and I have my whole career,” …

Goaltenders in focus as United States and Germany meet in Women’s World Cup

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MONTREAL – The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last line of defense Tuesday night for their teams, with is each seeking a spot in …

Serena survives normal rocky start with normal dominant finish at Wimbledon

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

LONDON – As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start. In her first-round match at Wimbledon on Monday, Williams dropped three of the first four games. She slipped and nearly did the splits, tumbling to the turf. She was warned for using foul language. And, …

East turns it around at halftime to win CHaD All-Star Game, 29-15

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MANCHESTER – They found the end zone early. They were up by two scores in the middle of the first quarter. They came up with five turnovers in the first half. It was a great way for Team …

Andriese and Elmore lead Rays past Red Sox, 4-1

Saturday, June 27, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Wade Miley missed with a slider and Matt Barnes missed with a couple of fastballs. The Tampa Bay Rays hit all three of them for home runs Saturday and beat the Boston Red Sox, …

Hunter’s Corner: Getting picky about moose permits

Saturday, June 27, 2015

June is moose drawing month. Maine started off the festivities with a drawing on June 13. I had just gotten back from a week’s vacation when I logged on to Maine’s website to learn the outcome. As expected, …

U.S. women’s soccer team brims with confidence ahead of semifinals

Sunday, June 28, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario – Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators’ seats at the Women’s World Cup. Bring on Germany, said the U.S. midfielder, who had to sit out the 1-0 victory over China in …

For Roy, the wait at draft was both long and short

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. – This much is certain: Jeremy Roy waited long enough to hear his name called at the NHL draft. The actual length of that wait depends on perspective. Was it 12 years, the amount of time he’s been playing hockey? Was it 17 hours, the time …

Future UNH players Vela, Robinson drafted by Sharks

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A pair of future University of New Hampshire men’s hockey players were chosen in Saturday’s NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks. Incoming freshman Marcus Vela was selected in the seventh round as the 190th overall pick. This past season with the Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia …

Players at Women’s World Cup frustrated by artificial turf playing surfaces

Sunday, June 28, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario – The fields are heating up, there are little black rubber pellets everywhere, and feet are covered with blisters. The artificial turf at the Women’s World Cup is taking a toll. Australian forward Michelle Heyman told …

England eliminates host Canada, 2-1; Japan edges Australia, 1-0

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze scored in the shocking first 14 minutes, and England eliminated Canada from its home World Cup with a 2-1 victory in the quarterfinals Saturday. The Lionesses overcame a frenzied Canadian crowd at BC …

Cardinals ride Wacha’s strong outing to 50th win of the season

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs, 8-1, Saturday to become the first major league team with 50 wins. Jason Heyward reached four times in St. Louis’s fifth straight victory. …

Star Marlins slugger Stanton out 4-6 weeks with broken bone in hand

Saturday, June 27, 2015

MIAMI – For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton’s chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury. The Miami Marlins slugger has a broken left hand, which is expected …