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Gerrit Josephs of Concord serves the ball to his opponent Andrew Wu of Manchester Central High School at Memorial Field in Concord on Friday, April 24, 2015.

(CAMERON JOHNSON / Monitor staff)

High schools: Hopkinton baseball team does all the little things in 5-0 win

Saturday, April 25, 2015

With one pitcher itching to prove himself to his teammates and the other set to pitch for the top-ranked Division II college next season, yesterday’s matchup between Hopkinton and Monadnock certainly had all the makings of a pitchers’ duel. Tied 0-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning, it was just that – until the Hawks decided to play …

Holt’s eighth-inning homer lifts Red Sox past skidding Orioles, 7-5

Saturday, April 25, 2015

BALTIMORE – Batting in the eighth inning of a tie game, Brock Holt wasn’t trying to emulate teammate David Ortiz. It just turned out that way. Holt hit a tiebreaking three-run homer off Darren O’Day, and the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore, 7-5, last night to extend the Orioles’ losing streak to five …

Running backs not facing demise, but still devalued in draft

Saturday, April 25, 2015

There’s an unquestionably rich draft pool for running backs this year. Guess which position is widely expected to go with the first two picks? There’s hardly an argument that quarterbacks hold the most important, and glamorous, on-field role in the world of organized team sports. That’s why Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Oregon’s …

Fisher Cats score two in bottom of 10th for 5-4 win

Friday, April 24, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats came back twice to beat the Binghamton Mets, 5-4, in 10 innings last night in Manchester. The Fisher Cats (7-8) tied the game at 3-3 with a run in the seventh, fell behind 4-3 in the top of the 10th, then scored twice …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 24, 2015

Soccer champs Capital Soccer Club (pictured) off to a great start for the spring soccer season by winning the Girls’ U12 President’s Cup for New Hampshire. The team got great contributions from all of the girls. JV results …

Clippers-Spurs series giving lopsided first round some drama

Friday, April 24, 2015

One of the most memorable opening rounds in NBA playoff history came last season. One of the least memorable is playing out this season. And if it wasn’t for the Clippers-Spurs series, fans might be begging for the …

Colts sticking to long-term plan while trying to win now

Friday, April 24, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson finds himself in a delicate situation. Indianapolis fans, Coach Chuck Pagano and Colts players all want to hoist the Lombardi Trophy this season. Owner Jim Irsay wants even more: a Super …

High schools: Bishop Brady strikes early, holds late to defeat Winnisquam, 6-2

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Bishop Brady softball team got the start it was looking for – allowing it to play the way it was hoping to. Aniecia Vargas had a bases-clearing triple to spark a four-run first inning, and Jess Santis …

High schools: Tide boys’ tennis team cruises to surprisingly easy victory over Exeter

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The season is young, but there was already history between Concord and Exeter before yesterday’s boys’ tennis match at Memorial Field. The Crimson Tide lost to Exeter in the regular season last year, but then beat the Blue Hawks in the Division I quarterfinals. Concord also beat Exeter …

Rays rally from four-run deficit, beat Red Sox, 7-5

Thursday, April 23, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Jake Elmore homered, Brandon Guyer had a two-run, pinch-hit single in a four-run sixth and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-5, last night. After …

Rondo finished with Mavs; knee bumps Parsons from playoffs

Thursday, April 23, 2015

DALLAS – Rajon Rondo has played his last game for the Dallas Mavericks, and Chandler Parsons is out for the rest of the playoffs with a right knee injury that will require surgery. After saying that Rondo was …

It might be now or never for Pelicans, Bucks and Celtics

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In theory, this is where the first batches of real postseason trouble are supposed to start presenting themselves to Golden State, Cleveland and Chicago. Don’t count on it happening. The first road games of this postseason for the …

Grizzlies beat Trail Blazers, 97-82, for 2-0 series lead

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mike Conley and Courtney Lee each scored 18 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 97-82, last night to grab the franchise’s first 2-0 lead in a playoff series. The Grizzlies took full advantage of …