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Bishop Brady's Emily Santis is upset in a battle with Hopkinton's Lillias Whitehead for control of the ball during their season opener at NHTI on Friday, August 29, 2014.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

High schools: Whitehead’s two goals carry Hopkinton past Bishop Brady, 2-0, in girls’ soccer opener

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Bishop Brady cornered Hopkinton in its own end for much of the first 12 minutes of yesterday’s season-opening girls’ soccer game. The Giants delivered corner kick after corner kick, blasting six in the first half – most of them in those first 12 minutes –but the Hawks weathered the storm. And in the 18th minute, Lillias Whitehead broke through for … 0

UNH looking forward to challenge of playing up a level in season opener against Toledo

Saturday, August 30, 2014

PERRYSBURG, Ohio – Humidity hung over the Perrysburg High football field and the monotonous hum of traffic from I-75 droned in the background. But that did little to dent the enthusiasm of the University of New Hampshire football team as it went through a light practice yesterday in this Toledo, Ohio, suburb. “You saw it out here today, we’re ready to get after … 0

Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

Saturday, August 30, 2014

HAMPTON, Ga. – Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium – unshaven, his eyes glassy – and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as “one of the toughest tragedies I’ve ever had … 0

Concord girls’ soccer team confident with injection of youth

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gone is the entire front line from a season ago. Gone are all but one of the starting midfielders. Gone is the starting goalkeeper. Yes, there are plenty of holes to fill in the starting lineup for the Concord High girls’ soccer team, but one area that’s airtight … 0

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school girls’ soccer teams

Thursday, August 28, 2014

High school girls’ soccer outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Josh Hils (10th year) Last year: 12-5-2, reached semifinals Returning starters: Molly DeTrude, jr., D; Christen Gallant, jr., MF; Kaitlyn Ross, jr., D; Ariel Clachar, sr., MF/F; Sarah Curtin, sr., D; Kianna Daudelin, sr., MF/F; Ingrid Kinevich, sr., D; … 0

Valencia homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox, 5-2

Thursday, August 28, 2014

TORONTO – Junichi Tazawa thought he’d solved his struggles against the Toronto Blue Jays. Turns out he was wrong. Danny Valencia had a pinch-hit, three-run homer off Tazawa that put Toronto ahead in the seventh inning, and the … 0

Patriots wrap up preseason with annual meeting with Giants

Thursday, August 28, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – In any other year, Tom Coughlin wouldn’t be happy playing an extended preseason schedule. A four-game schedule might be considered too long, and playing in the Hall of Fame contest at the start of … 0

Maria Sharapova comes through in three sets at U.S. Open

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NEW YORK – A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on. Yesterday, … 0

USC’s Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

Thursday, August 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. Shaw has been … 0

Royals’ Yost implores fans to show up to games

Thursday, August 28, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Royals Manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans yesterday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon’s walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847 at Kauffman Stadium. Yost briefly mentioned the … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, August 28, 2014

NFL League upholds season-long suspension for Browns WR Gordon CLEVELAND – Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended for the entire NFL season for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. The league announced yesterday that … 0

Fisher Cats lose to Senators, 9-6

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Brad Glenn drove in three runs with a single, double and homer, but the Harrisburg Senators held off the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 9-6, last night. Harrisburg (51-86) scored four unearned runs in the top of the first inning, but New Hampshire (65-72) came back to tie with … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Golf results Lucille Gage and Madeleine Minard placed first in the latest Mojalaki Ladies Fun League event. Barbara Wiggin and Nancy Guimond came in second place, with Mary Williams and Kathy Kuhn placing third. In the Men’s Fun League, Joe Marceau and Gil Lambert placed first. Craig Smith … 0