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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Shoemaker, bullpen combine to one-hit Red Sox as Angels complete sweep

Friday, August 22, 2014

BOSTON – Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker threw 6.2 inning of no-hit ball and the Angels held on for a 2-0 victory against the Boston Red Sox on last night, completing a four-game sweep and taking a two-game lead in the AL West. … 0

Offense makes up ground in UNH’s Blue-White Game

Friday, August 22, 2014

DURHAM – In the first scrimmage of camp, the defense dominated. But when the University of New Hampshire football team held its second, and final, scrimmage yesterday at Cowell Stadium, the offense showed its progress. “We’ve been kind of waiting for that. Obviously the last scrimmage wasn’t really who we are as an offense,” quarterback Sean Goldrich said. “So today we showed up. … 0

Active Outdoors: Paddling the Housatonic in Connecticut

Friday, August 22, 2014

People from Connecticut come north to play all the time, but people from New Hampshire rarely travel to Connecticut for outdoor fun. But it’s my contention that there’s always something worthwhile to do outdoors wherever you are, and with my spare time on a recent business trip to Torrington, Conn., I decided to … 0

Trio of area swimmers conquers English Channel

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The plan was hatched in early 2013. After a few adjustments, months of training and some anxious moments at the very end, it all came together when Concord’s Joe Bledsoe hit the beach in Cape Gris Nez, France. … 0

lannetta’s double in ninth lifts Angels over Red Sox

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BOSTON – Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston, 4-3, last night. Brennan Boesch had … 0

LaFell getting accustomed to new home with Patriots

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Brandon LaFell had played with a successful quarterback when he decided to leave the Carolina Panthers in free agency. Now his quarterback is Tom Brady. “I’m blessed, man. I’m real blessed,” LaFell said yesterday, as … 0

Browns not ready to name starting quarterback

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CLEVELAND – This summer saga, packed with drama, celebrity and clumsiness, isn’t quite over for the Browns. Hoyer vs. Manziel marches on. Cleveland first-year Coach Mike Pettine still hasn’t chosen his Week 1 starting quarterback, and that’s not … 0

Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis knows hoops, too

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Fans have lined the grassy hills beyond the playing field at the Little World Series to see Mo’ne Davis. The concession stands have sold out of the powder-blue T-shirts of her Mid-Atlantic team. With … 0

Ohio State: Injured QB Miller done for the season

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. Ohio State confirmed late yesterday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and … 0

Lee, Pompey lead Fisher Cats over Thunder

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Michael Lee allowed one run in seven innings and Dalton Pompey homered as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats opened a three-game series in Trenton with a 2-1 win over the Thunder last night. Lee (2-1) won for the second time in three starts with New Hampshire (62-66). He … 0

Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw says he has ALS

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw announced that he has ALS. In a video posted yesterday on the Tennessee Titans’ website, the 30-year-old Shaw revealed he was recently diagnosed and said “I’m here today to stand … 0

Scoring change alters history for Jeter, Wagner

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

History altered NEW YORK – Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought. Major League Baseball made an official scoring change yesterday that took away an infield single … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Local golfer in contention Concord Country Club’s Matt Arvanitis is tied for 10th place after 36 holes at the New England PGA Championship, seven strokes behind the leader. Arvanitis is at plus-3. Bow alumni soccer Bow High School will hold a girls’ soccer alumni game tomorrow at 6 … 0