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Chicago White Sox's J.B. Shuck scores on a single by teammate Tyler Flowers, as Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan, left, looks for the ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

White Sox outlast Red Sox in slugfest, 10-8

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON – Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the White Sox, coming off a four-game sweep at home over Cleveland. Eaton had a triple, double and single to key Chicago’s 15-hit …

After Olympic dreams fizzle, Bostonians wonder: Now what?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON – Opponents are cheering the unceremonious demise of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but some are wistfully wondering what might have been. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston on Monday, saying it was exploring other options amid lackluster public support and concerns from elected leaders and organized …

Celtics finalize trade with Warriors for Lee, also land Dragic

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Golden State Warriors completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday. They agreed to the trade July 7, but Boston needed time to sort out other moves in free agency before acquiring Lee. “We …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, July 27, 2015

Javelin champion Concord’s Buzz Gagne won the gold medal Sunday in the javelin at the 2015 USATF Masters National Championship held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Fla. Gagne threw 166-11 in the 65-69 age group for his 10th National Masters Championship. Duston CC golf Duston …

Pedro Martinez’s glory years worth reliving in honor of Hall enshrinement

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Hall of Fame inductions don’t usually capture my attention. I’m more interested in what’s happening now, or trying to predict what’s coming down the road, than I am in reliving the past. Sunday’s ceremonies in Cooperstown, however, are …

Ortiz, Red Sox hear boos in lackluster 5-1 loss to Tigers

Sunday, July 26, 2015

BOSTON – Not even David Ortiz was immune to Boston’s growing dissatisfaction with the bumbling Red Sox. Ortiz was one of several players to be the target of boos in the Detroit Tigers’ 5-1 victory Saturday that sent …

Surviving ‘1,000 deaths,’ Froome all but locks up Tour

Sunday, July 26, 2015

ALPE D’HUEZ, France – Feeling like he was “dying a thousand deaths,” Chris Froome started to think that a second Tour de France victory might be melting away like the patches of snow on surrounding Alpine peaks. Up …

Carl Edwards takes Brickyard 400 pole, with Tony Stewart fourth

Sunday, July 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Carl Edwards will be on the pole for the Brickyard 400, where passing could be at a premium Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Edwards turned a lap at 183.484 mph Saturday to move to the top …

In potentially his final Phillies start, Hamels tosses no-hitter against Cubs

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Phillies ace Cole Hamels enhanced his trade value even more, becoming the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years while leading Philadelphia to a 5-0 win Saturday. There was drama down to …

Panama beats U.S., 3-2, on penalty kicks for Gold Cup third place

Sunday, July 26, 2015

CHESTER, Pa. – Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, and an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal, beating the United States in the CONCACAF Gold Cup third-place game Saturday. …

Fisher Cats suffer fourth straight defeat, falling to Sea Dogs, 2-1

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Fisher Cats stranded 12 baserunners, including the tying run in both the eighth and ninth innings, and lost to the Portland Sea Dogs, 2-1, yesterday, New Hampshire’s fourth straight loss. Starting pitcher Austin Bibens-Dirkx took a tough-luck loss, allowing just five hits and two runs (one earned) …

Revolution and Fire play to 2-2 draw

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Revs earn tie New England’s Kelyn Rowe scored the tying goal moments after the Chicago Fire took a late 2-1 lead, and the Revolution escaped Chicago with a 2-2 draw Saturday night. Razvan Cocis put away the rebound off a shot by Matt Watson to give the Fire …

Hunter’s Corner: Disease and weather take a toll on antelope population in Montana

Sunday, July 26, 2015

My brother Ted and his wife Claudia were in the Albany, N.Y. area last week for a family reunion for Claudia. Ranee and I hopped over Hogback Mountain for a mini reunion of our own. After taking a cruise on Lake George we ended up having dinner at …