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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz hits his second two-run home run of the game during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

Ortiz homers twice, passes Yastrzemski in rout of Blue Jays

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TORONTO – One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game last night, … 0

Concord’s Bonner returning to NBA champion Spurs

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Red Rocket is coming back to San Antonio. The Spurs announced yesterday that they re-signed Concord native and Concord High graduate Matt Bonner. Terms were not disclosed, but the veteran will return for a ninth season in San Antonio. That’s the longest tenure outside of the trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili … 0

McIlroy at the peak of his powers after enduring the lowest of lows

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HOYLAKE, England – The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug. McIlroy was upstairs in the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool for the traditional toast with the R&A, unable to ignore the chants below from club members waiting for a glimpse of the British Open … 2

Woods says he would pick himself for Ryder Cup team

Monday, July 21, 2014

Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods said he would pick himself for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. In his second tournament since March 31 back surgery, Woods closed with a 3-over 75 in … 0

Berti drives in game-winning run for Fisher Cats in 3-2 victory over Portland

Monday, July 21, 2014

Saving the best for last Jon Berti’s RBI single in the ninth finished off a two-run inning and lifted the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 3-2 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs yesterday. The Fisher Cats trailed 2-1 going into the final frame, but Andy Fermin and … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, July 21, 2014

Motorsports Formula One points leader Rosberg wins German GP HOCKENHEIM, Germany – Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on yesterday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. “It’s an amazing feeling to win … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, July 21, 2014

Delfausse wins double gold Lee Delfausse of Concord dominated the USTA Senior 70s National Tennis Championships at Forest Hills, N.Y., winning two gold balls. Delfausse won the singles by beating Ann Hunt of Charlotte, N.C., 3-6, 6-2 and … 0

Tim O’Sullivan column: Pieces in place for Pats to win another championship

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ever since Darrelle Revis signed with the Patriots in March, anticipation for the 2014 season took on a new feel. Being eager for the NFL season to start is nothing new in New England, but this is different. … 0

Concord’s Smith wins Bill Luti 5-miler

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Concord’s B.J. Smith edged Nashua’s Joshua Grant by a couple of steps to win yesterday’s 47th annual Bill Luti 5-Miler in Concord. It was the closest finish in race history. Both runners registered a time of 26:00. The … 0

Red Sox slip past Royals again, 2-1

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rubby De La Rosa pitched seven solid innings and Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking homer to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals last night. It was the sixth … 0

Rory McIlroy builds six-shot lead at British Open

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England – Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a … 0

Majka wins 14th stage, but Nibali stretches Tour de France lead

Sunday, July 20, 2014

RISOUL, France – Panting hard with his jersey unzipped and wide open in the heat, Polish rider Rafal Majka sped to a solo breakaway victory on Stage 14 as the Tour de France wrapped up its foray in … 0

From Mount Israel, such a view

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Such a view. Sure, we shlepped and shvitzed, and those low-elevation bugs made us mashugana enough to wear mosquito netting for a spell, but soon enough we felt overheated and claustrophobic so we took off the head nets … 0