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New England Patriots' Logan Ryan, left, breaks up a pass intended for New York Giants' Preston Parker during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Preseason finale goes to Giants in 16-13 win over Patriots

Friday, August 29, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – No one wanted overtime in the preseason finale, and Bill Belichick made sure neither the New York Giants or New England Patriots had to endure it. Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play after Belichick went for a first down in his territory late, and the Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a 16-13 victory last night. The Patriots coach went for it on 4th-and-1 from his 39 with less than three minutes to play and the score tied. Patriots rookie Jimmy Garoppolo threw his pass between two receivers and the Giants (5-0) … 0

Concord boys’ soccer eyes continued success with revamped defense

Friday, August 29, 2014

An imposing and effective back line was the obvious strength for the Concord boys’ soccer team last year. The Crimson Tide allowed just 0.53 goals per game, posted 11 shutouts, went 14-3-2 and reached the Division I semifinals before losing to eventual champion Hanover, 1-0. But three quarters of that back four is gone, and the fourth member, senior captain Gaston Arocena, is … 0

Stewart to make return to racing Sunday, speak today

Friday, August 29, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint … 0

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO – Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBI and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-7, last night. Boston broke away from a … 0

U.S. teen Bellis, 15, stuns Cibulkova at U.S. Open

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NEW YORK – While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal … 0

Hopkinton’s Nelson to play Division I baseball at Pennsylvania

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Former Hopkinton High pitcher Jake Nelson is heading to Division I after committing to pitch for the University of Pennsylvania Monday night. Nelson, a hard thrower whose fastball has been clocked in the low 90s, will join the … 0

Glenn homers twice to lead Fisher Cats over Senators

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Brad Glenn hit a pair of home runs and drove home a season-high four runs to power the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 6-4 victory over the Harrisburg Senators last night. Glenn’s second two-homer night of the season helped the Fisher Cats (65-71) break a five-game losing … 0

NHMS Sprint Cup dates announced as 2015 NASCAR slate revealed

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NASCAR’s announcement of its 2015 Sprint Cup schedule revealed when New Hampshire Motor Speedway will get to host stock car racing’s premier series. NHMS will host its two races July 19 and Sept. 27, with the September race again being the second race of the 10-race Chase for … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NFL Redskins’ Meriweather to appeal suspension ASHBURN, Va. – Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said safety Brandon Meriweather will appeal a two-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Torrey Smith. Gruden said yesterday he felt Meriweather’s hit on … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hole in one Heather Farrell recorded her first hole in one, acing the 13th hole at Pembroke Pines using a pitching wedge Concord Rec field hockey The Concord Rec Program will be having a fall field hockey league for grades 2-5. Stephanie Johnson, coach of the Concord High … 0

Women talk about sports on CBS Sports Network

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they’re set to make television history. The network announced yesterday that We Need to Talk will premiere Sept. 30 on CBS Sports Network. … 0

Cespedes lifts Red Sox to 4-3 win over Blue Jays

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TORONTO – Another late clutch hit from Yoenis Cespedes brought an end to Boston’s lengthy losing streak. Cespedes singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Red Sox survived a ninth-inning collapse to beat the … 0

Patriots rookie QB Garoppolo gets first start in preseason finale

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will get his first NFL start when the New England Patriots visit the New York Giants for Thursday night’s preseason finale. “It’s a good opportunity to get out there and get … 0