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Carl Edwards celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Edwards races to first victory for new JGR team

Monday, May 25, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. — Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn’t sure his team made the right call. The Super Bowl-winning coach, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, had followed driver Denny Hamlin who was on top down the stretch in the Coca-Cola 600. But when Hamlin went to the pits to fix a wheel vibration, Gibbs saw team newcomer Carl …

Napoli homers again, drives in 4 as Red Sox beat Angels, 6-1

Monday, May 25, 2015

BOSTON – Mike Napoli might want to find that child that autographed his bat a couple of days ago and have him sign a few more. Napoli hit his fourth homer of the series – all with a bat he had a child sign before the series opener – and drove in four …

Ali-Liston – 50 years later

Monday, May 25, 2015

On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports’ most iconic moments – photos of Ali hovering over Liston on the canvas, shouting at his opponent to get up. …

Tide boys’ sprinters dominate Capital Area Meet

Saturday, May 23, 2015

At the beginning of the season, Concord track Coach Hayden Daly was excited about his team’s mix of talented veterans and youth, especially in the boys’ sprints. And after yesterday’s non-scoring Concord Capital Area Meet, Daly has more …

High schools: Pembroke baseball’s playoff picture brightens with win over Sanborn

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Its season was on the line, and the Pembroke baseball team was flirting with seeing a four-run lead disappear in the final inning. It was a situation steeped in, as Joshua Coughlin put it, “adversity” – and the Pembroke coach also added that that wasn’t necessarily a bad …

Reeling Red Sox pounded by Angels, 12-5

Saturday, May 23, 2015

BOSTON – It only took one bad inning for the Boston Red Sox to lose control of the game. After twice taking the lead, the Red Sox gave up nine runs in the fifth inning and never recovered …

Outdoor Adventures: Competitors find fun, camaraderie and challenges in the mud

Sunday, May 24, 2015

They’re motivated by mud. Both physical and mental toughness are tested as contestants muck it up while going over wood walls, crawling on their stomachs under barbed wire and trying to negotiate other daunting obstacles. But, it’s also …

Sources: Goodell will not recuse self from Brady appeal

Saturday, May 23, 2015

NEW YORK – Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. Goodell will not withdraw from what the commissioner considers his responsibility of hearing the appeal, according …

Single duty: Kurt Busch brings double lessons to Charlotte

Saturday, May 23, 2015

CONCORD, N.C. – There’s no bank of TV cameras surrounding Kurt Busch’s hauler, no one monitoring his fluid intake to prevent dehydration, no golf cart waiting to whisk him away from NASCAR practice and off to Indianapolis. This year, Busch is glad to have his focus solely on …

Lundqvist stands tall as Rangers beat Lightning, 5-1, in Game 4

Saturday, May 23, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-1, last night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Rick …

James leads Cavs to 94-82 win over Hawks, 2-0 series lead

Saturday, May 23, 2015

ATLANTA – LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference finals even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks, 94-82, last night for a 2-0 lead with the …

Former Navy SEAL Blake Marston to be honored by Fisher Cats before Sunday’s game

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats will honor Bedford native and former Navy SEAL Blake Marston before tomorrow’s game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Marston, whose parents live in Concord, died in a military parachute training accident on Jan. 10. Marston graduated from the Derryfield School in 2001, and …

Torreyes makes first hit with Fisher Cats count in 6-3 victory

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ronald Torreyes snapped a 3-3 tie with his first hit in a Fisher Cats uniform, a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the seventh inning that lifted New Hampshire over the Altoona Curve, 6-3, last night. Torreyes’s two-bagger into the left-field corner plated Shane Opitz (1-for-4), Ian Parmley …