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Perched at the highest point at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, spotters have a totally unobstructed view of the track and provide vital data, via radio, to their respective drivers.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

Eyes in the sky invaluable to drivers

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Eddie D’Hondt has heard the dismissals, and the spotter for Jeff Gordon’s famed No. 24 bristles each time. Spotters have one job, people say. “Clear” or “not clear.” That’s the gig. At one point, they were right. But D’Hondt says that now it couldn’t be further from the truth. “It’s slightly perturbing to the guys that have tenure … 0

Keselowski just getting started with Nationwide win

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Brad Keselowski didn’t just win yesterday’s Nationwide Sta-Green 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He owned it. The Sprint Cup regular and part-time driver of the No. 22 Hertz Ford Mustang led all but 48 laps of the day’s marquee event, and held off rival Kyle Busch for his second series … 0

Castro, Carter lead Astros over Red Sox, 3-2

Saturday, July 12, 2014

HOUSTON – Jake Peavy refuses to blame his career-high eight-game losing streak on lack of offensive support, despite Boston averaging just 1.5 runs a game in those starts. “It’s just finding a way to win on my day,” he said after Boston’s 3-2 loss to Houston yesterday. “I’ve pitched in tight games my … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, July 12, 2014

BASEBALL Yankees RHP Tanaka apologizes for being injured BALTIMORE – New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka accepts his elbow injury as “a challenge” and vows to return soon to help the team win. Tanaka was placed on the … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Golf results The team of Asa Stoykovich, Jordan Dustin, Tim Pitman and William Scrivens (pictured, l-r, with Coach and Counselor Samantha Reed) scrambled to a 3-under par 33 and defeated the team of Jeremiah Barry, Stenny Kula, Ben … 0

Sanbornton’s Cote rolls with the changes of life in the minor leagues

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOWELL, Mass. – Jordan Cote was hoping for rain. “There’s like a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, so you never know,” Cote said as he waited to pick up some food Tuesday afternoon at a Chili’s in Staten … 0

Sprint Cup driver Larson wants to show he’s no ordinary rookie

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOUDON – For years, Chip Ganassi Racing had name recognition. But the team needed a spark. It had Ganassi, one of open wheel racing’s most prominent owners, at the helm, and Daytona 500 champ Jamie McMurray and Indianapolis … 0

Carp lifts Red Sox over White Sox, 4-3, in 10 innings

Friday, July 11, 2014

BOSTON – Mike Carp spent more than a month on the disabled list with a broken right foot. He watched the Boston Red Sox struggle, wishing he could contribute. Sometimes, he couldn’t bear to watch. “Some of the … 0

Paddling cures for the common July

Friday, July 11, 2014

Are you are among the significant minority (personally, I think we’re a silent majority!) of New Englanders who, when faced with the relentless sun, heat and humidity of July strive to accept with good grace the things we … 0

Yankees’ Tanaka has partially torn elbow ligament

Friday, July 11, 2014

CLEVELAND – Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, and the New York Yankees hope their rookie sensation will be able to pitch again this season. General Manager Brian Cashman said last night that … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, July 11, 2014

TOUR DE FRANCE Greipel wins 6th stage in a sprint REIMS, France – Andre Greipel of Germany won the sixth stage of the Tour de France in a sprint as the pack entered Champagne country, and Vincenzo Nibali … 0

NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly

Friday, July 11, 2014

Signing day arrived yesterday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn’t rush to grab their pens. Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh might be waiting on LeBron James – isn’t everybody? – before making their … 0

Bonner bringing NBA championship trophy to Portsmouth

Friday, July 11, 2014

If you want to support a local charity, hear some nationally known indie bands and see the NBA championship trophy, get to the Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. That’s where Matt and Luke Bonner will be hosting the Sneakers and Speakers Benefit Concert to … 0