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Jon Lester, the first draft pick of the Red Sox current ownership group in 2002, is on his way to Oakland after he and the team were unable to come together on a contract. The lefty leaves Boston with a career record of 110-63, plus six postseason victories.

Wheeling-and-dealing Red Sox look to the future

Friday, August 1, 2014

BOSTON – The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the newcomers. Nine months after winning the World Series, the Red Sox unloaded five key members of that championship team yesterday, bringing to seven the number shipped out in a five-day span. Jon Lester, John Lackey, … 0

Hopkinton coach pedals for many in Pan-Mass Challenge

Friday, August 1, 2014

For 192 miles in the saddle of her bicycle this weekend, Lauri Izzi will have plenty of time to think. About the scenery, her fellow riders, the physical exhaustion. But mostly, she’ll think about cancer and the people the insidious disease has affected. “I’ll think about my grandmother, all the people I know … 0

Swarming defense a strength as New Hampshire readies for Shrine Game against Vermont

Friday, August 1, 2014

Consider David Jackson a convert. The New Hampshire coach for the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl is an offense guy. Has been throughout his career. But after seeing his team at practice, he had to admit it’s the other side of the ball that has him looking for superlatives going into tomorrow’s annual showdown. “I’ve always been offensively minded, I’ve coached defense in the … 0

Revolution beat Rapids to end 8-game losing streak

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Lee Nguyen had a goal and an assist and the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids, 3-0, last night to end an eight-game losing streak. New England had scored only four goals during the losing streak, which was one short of the club record. … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

NEIBL Eastern Conference finals Weare defeated the Londonderry Red Wings, 7-6, in 11 innings to claim the NEIBL Eastern Conference title. Garrett Kearney (2-for-3, two walks, steal) scored the game-winning run off a Ryan Thompson (2-for-6) base hit. Kearney reached base on a leadoff single in the 11th … 0

Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

Thursday, July 31, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, the police say. Officer Anthony Gioannetti responded to a call and found the pair near a … 0

Tennis: WTA: Lisicki hit record 131 mph serve

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

TENNIS WTA: Lisicki hit record 131 mph serve STANFORD, Calif. – The WTA said Sabine Lisicki hit the fastest record serve in the history of the women’s tennis tour, reaching 131 mph. Lisicki hit the serve at 5-5, … 0

Stroman again stifles Boston in Jays’ 4-2 win

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON – Marcus Stroman was so good against the Boston Red Sox last week that he went with the same plan last night. And the result was his second solid start in five days, leading the Toronto Blue … 0

Pats DT Siliga hopes to build on last year’s play

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the New England Patriots after being let go by three NFL teams. Now he’s … 0

Concord’s Amber Ferriera wins Ironman triathlon in Lake Placid

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Concord’s Amber Ferreira ran a career-best Ironman marathon to hold off the top competitors and win the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon in New York on Sunday. It was the first career Ironman title for Ferreira, who is attempting to qualify for the prestigious Ironman in Kona, Hawaii, which … 0

Tim Dahlberg column: NCAA may not be bumbling idiots after all

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement yesterday to create … 0

Source: Browns’ Gordon hires attorney, plans defense

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BEREA, Ohio – Josh Gordon has a new, high-profile teammate to help him fight the NFL. Facing an indefinite suspension for marijuana use, Cleveland’s talented wide receiver has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal … 0

Rex, Jets ‘not running’ from being confident

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CORTLAND, N.Y. – Welcome to Camp Confidence, where bold proclamations are among the annual rites of summer for the New York Jets. Yes, they’re talking again. And maybe even a little more than before. Oh, and guess what? … 0