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Tyler Cole from Concord Country Club tees off on the 8th hole at the Stonebridge Country Club Monday for the opening round of the State Am Golf Championship.

(GEOFF FORESTER/Monitor staff)

Bow’s Cole quickly feels at home on the golf course

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Two years ago, Tyler Cole was cut from the Bow High School golf team. This year he qualified for the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship. And the turning point on that accelerated learning curve was a dodgeball injury. Yes, you read that correctly – a dodgeball injury. Cole was in gym class at Bow in December of 2012 when he jumped during a dodgeball game, landed the wrong way and seriously injured his knee, dislocating his kneecap and tearing ligaments and cartilage. “Blowing out my knee like that prevented me from playing baseball in the spring, but that spurred me on to play more … 0

Gronkowski cleared to play at Patriots training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice today. “He’s been cleared to play,” Coach Bill Belichick said yesterday. That’s welcome news … 0

Red Sox let early three-run lead get away in 6-4 loss to Jays

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO – Jose Bautista provided the power and R.A Dickey earned the win, but two perfect innings from promising rookie Aaron Sanchez was all anyone in the Toronto Blue Jays’ clubhouse wanted to talk about. Bautista homered and drove in two runs, Dickey won for the first time in three starts and Toronto … 0

Seahawks start atop AP Pro32 rankings

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEW YORK – The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings. In balloting by 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL, the top three teams in the AP Pro32 were the … 0

Copeland pitches a beauty as Fisher Cats shut out Thunder

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kevin Nolan’s single broke a scoreless tie in the sixth and Sean Ochinko provided insurance with a two-run double in the eight as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats beat the visiting Trenton Thunder, 3-0, last night. Fisher Cats starter Scott Copeland (6-7) matched a season high with eight … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mojalaki CC golf Kathy Kuhn and Lucille Gage placed first in the Mojalaki ladies’ fun league. Mary Reeves and Rosie Dennerly came in second place, with Barbara Wiggin and Cherie Leach placing third. Kathy Kuhn won closest to the pin. Sunset League playoffs The Sunset League is in … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 2

Nibali could carry torch as cycling tries to escape dark days of doping

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CARCASSONNE, France – Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France said he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping … 0

Things to keep in mind entering Tour de France’s final push

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CARCASSONNE, France – The Tour de France paused for a day in this medieval fortress town just north of the Pyrenees mountains to give the 170 remaining riders a chance to rest up for the race’s final 567 … 0

Through changes, Broncos remain a prime candidate for Super Bowl appearance

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Sacred cows were scarce when Broncos General Manager John Elway dug out from the wreckage of that Super Bowl blistering by the Seahawks. Cornerback Champ Bailey, a perennial Pro Bowler and potential Hall of Famer, … 0

Pro Bowl guard Snee retires from Giants

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The pain got to be too much for Chris Snee. So the veteran guard told the New York Giants yesterday that he is retiring. Snee met with Coach Tom Coughlin, who also is his … 0