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Toronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera heads down the first base line on his second two run, home run of the game against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Nine-run sixth the lowlight as Blue Jays crush Sox, 14-1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox are looking like a team that’ll be playing out the string a little early this season. The defending World Series champions, last in the AL East, lost for the sixth time in seven games, falling to the Toronto Blue Jays, 14-1, last night. And it wasn’t pretty. Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of … 0

With Brickyard win, Gordon has the look of a championship contender

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern sport to Madison Ave. and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in … 0

Judge permits Clippers’ sale from Sterling to Microsoft’s Ballmer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided yesterday with Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who negotiated the record sale … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, July 28, 2014

NBA Scott says he will be Lakers’ new coach LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, July 28, 2014

Local golf In Beaver Meadow match play, Chris Jacques defeated Eric Saucier, 4 and 3, in the championship flight. Pete Topolosky defeated Da Young Ko in the first flight, Drake Lessard and Travis Martin tied in the second, Bill Cyr defeated Frank Hodgkins in the third, Diane Cote … 0

A new generation of Concord Little League state champions

Saturday, July 26, 2014

For those in the know, there’s a clear family resemblance. “Everyone says that my little guy looks just like me out there,” Nate Craigue said. His “little guy” is Brooks Craigue, who is on the Concord Little League … 0

No wins, but no worry for these Sprint Cup drivers

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Sprint Cup drivers all left Loudon following the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and headed their separate ways. With a weekend off before returning to racing at the Brickyard in Indianapolis, drivers were free to do whatever they pleased, be it returning … 0

Rays beat Red Sox, 3-0, for ninth straight win; Boston skid at five

Saturday, July 26, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Ben Zobrist homered, Matt Joyce and Kevin Kiermaier each had an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the skidding Boston Red Sox, 3-0, last night for their ninth consecutive victory. The stretch … 0

Veteran defensive end Will Smith eager for fresh start with Patriots

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After missing last season with a knee injury, Will Smith is thrilled to be back on the field. Now, the 33-year-old defensive end has a job to win. “It feels good,” Smith said yesterday, after … 0

Nibali set to win Tour, with two Frenchmen on podium

Saturday, July 26, 2014

PERIGUEUX, France – Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France after another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage yesterday. Nibali all but ensured he will … 0

Managers Torre, Cox, La Russa lead banner class into Hall of Fame

Saturday, July 26, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Joe Torre still needs a pinch or two, just to make sure. “It’s still sort of unbelievable,” he said. “Cooperstown was always something way out there. Okay, I know where it is. Doesn’t mean I’m … 0

Hunter’s Corner: Upcoming workshop a draw for grouse hunting enthusiasts

Saturday, July 26, 2014

You might think that we are in the lazy hazy days of summer. Temperature-wise we are right up there, but there are a lot of things happening that will have an impact on our fall activities. By mid-week last week there were 400 WMU M extra antler-less deer … 0

Harvick grabs yet another pole with big run at Indy

Saturday, July 26, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Harvick once again dominated a NASCAR qualifying session, setting a new Indianapolis Motor Speedway track record to win the pole for the Brickyard 400. Harvick turned a lap at 188.470 mph yesterday to claim his … 0