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High school Player of the season for boys’ tennis

Friday, July 3, 2015

JUSTIN TOLER School: Concord Honors/stats: The junior was the No. 1 player from a Crimson Tide team that went 15-2 and reached the Division I final. He won the state doubles tournament with Thomas Bengtson and advanced to the final of the singles tournament. 3 favorite things: My cat Dino, Chicken, Music What was the highlight of your season? The highlight of my season was definitely the semifinal win over Derryfield. We knew it was going to be an extremely tough match and when we pulled through we were extremely pumped. Describe the season in one word. Legacy, because that is the word we used …

Red Sox use eight-run first to beat Blue Jays, 12-6

Friday, July 3, 2015

TORONTO – Wade Miley warmed up in the bullpen, then he waited nearly half an hour to take the mound for the bottom of the first inning. In between, Boston staked their starter to an eight-run lead. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in the first, Xander Bogaerts had four hits …

Some of the saddest own goals in soccer

Friday, July 3, 2015

Laura Bassett bent over, pulled her soccer jersey over her face and sobbed. Her teammates gathered around her, but nothing they said could make it better. Minutes earlier, the England defender had stretched out her leg to intercept a through ball in the last seconds of a Women’s World Cup semifinal against Japan. …

Celtics’ Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero Hunter

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler …

USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston’s troubled bid

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee are sticking with Boston as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics, knowing full well that getting the city to the starting line in this contest could be as …

Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Bruins

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sharks found their starting goaltender for next season, acquiring Martin Jones in a trade from the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. The Sharks sent a 2016 first-round pick and unsigned forward prospect Sean Kuraly to the Bruins for Jones, four days after …

UNH hockey team releases 2015-16 schedule

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team opens its regular season Oct. 10 against American International, starting a three-game homestand against non-conference teams before the Wildcats’ Hockey East slate begins with a road date against Massachusetts on Oct. 23. The Wildcats, who came on strong to finish …

Wimbledon champions advance with ease; Bouchard, Halep out

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

LONDON – It looked all too easy for the champions at the All England Club. It was another story, though, for one of last year’s finalists and for one of the highest seeded women in the draw. Defending …

Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on the auction block

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NEW YORK – For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album. Now the pre-Civil War …

Daytona offers American flags in exchange program

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said …

Hobson hits grand slam as Fisher Cats beat Sea Dogs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

K.C. Hobson hit a grand slam and Joel Pineiro won his fourth consecutive decision as the Fisher Cats opened a series in Portland with a 7-4 win over the Sea Dogs on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field. The Fisher Cats hit a grand slam for the first time …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NHL Flames sign ex-Bruins defenseman Hamilton to 6-year, $34.5M contract CALGARY, Alberta – The Calgary Flames signed Dougie Hamilton to a six-year contract. Hamilton’s deal is reportedly worth $34.5 million. That means the 22-year-old defenseman will count $5.75 million per season against the salary cap through 2020-21. The …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Softball champions The New Hampshire Comets 10U team swept a two-game series against Northeast Heat to claim the 10U NH ASA Junior Olympic championship for the second straight year. The Comets were led by the pitching performance of …