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14 July 2013 -   Joey Logano during the Camping World RV Sales 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (HHP/Christa L Thomas)

Race for the Chase – A look at the contenders to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup field

Thursday, July 10, 2014

JIMMIE JOHNSON Team: Hendrick Motorsports Wins: 3 Points: 596 Top 5s: 6 Top 10s: 12 Best finish at NHMS: 1st (July 2003, Sept. ’03, June ’10) Average finish at NHMS: 9.6 Last year at NHMS: 6th in July, 4th in Sept. Did you know? Last year he became the third driver with six Cup Series titles. DALE EARNHARDT JR. Team: … 0

New twists to NASCAR weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The familiar events are due back at New Hampshire Motor Speedway – albeit with a few twists. The Sprint Cup arrives with a brand-new playoff format and criteria for qualifying, one that has given every driver a chance to seal his or her Chase for the Cup hopes with one race. Wins now take precedence over points, so a berth in the postseason … 0

Red Sox rally to snap skid, beat White Sox, 5-4

Thursday, July 10, 2014

BOSTON – Daniel Nava doubled in the tying run in the ninth inning and scored on Brock Holt’s single as the Boston Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Chicago White Sox, 5-4, last night and snap a four-game losing streak. Chris Sale pitched 7.2 innings of four-hit ball and … 0

LeBron return to Cleveland sounds good, but relationship with Gilbert an obstacle

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CLEVELAND – There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter. But now, as James considers a return to the team he abandoned four … 0

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A federal judge yesterday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia came about two weeks after the … 0

Trial over Sterling’s Clippers sale gets started in Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES – A neurologist testified yesterday that Donald Sterling likely has Alzheimer’s disease as a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale finally got underway. Dr. Meril Sue Platzer testified that she was hired by … 0

NASCAR’s decision to cut Daytona race short a wise one

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona, and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 … 0

9 top NASCAR team owners form Race Team Alliance

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The top nine teams in NASCAR have for the first time formed a single entity to collaborate on initiatives and issues facing their sport. The Race Team Alliance was announced yesterday, and Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman was elected chairman. The goals of the … 0

Hernandez permitted to change jails for easier meetings with lawyers

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

FALL RIVER, Mass. – Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can transfer to a jail closer to Boston for easier access to his lawyers while he awaits trial on a murder charge, a judge ruled yesterday. Hernandez … 0

Fisher Cats take 2-0 win before second game suspended due to rain

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

One win, one waiting The New Hampshire Fisher Cats won the first game of a doubleheader against the New Britain Rock Cats yesterday, 2-0, before rain forced the suspension of the second game with the Fisher Cats trailing 2-0 entering the third. In the victory, Radhames Liz pitched … 0

Fisher Cats Berti, Antolin and Boone picked for All-Star Game

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats will be sending three players to the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 16 in Altoona, Pa. Second baseman Jon Berti, who led the Fisher Cats with a .262 average and 26 stolen bases heading into last night’s doubleheader, will join relief pitchers … 0

Patriots’ Edelman to drive pace car at NHMS

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Julian Edelman does it all for the New England Patriots. A highly-productive receiver and return man since joining the team as a seventh-round pick in 2009, Edelman even saw action on defense in 2011. On Sunday, he’ll take … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Baseball Seager replaces Encarnacion on All-Star roster NEW YORK – Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager was selected to replace injured Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion on the American League’s roster for next week’s All-Star game. The 26-year-old Seager, a first-time All-Star, entered yesterday with a .274 average, … 0