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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) walks during an NFL football practice in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Gronkowski announces he’ll play in opener against Dolphins

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker yesterday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots’ opener at Miami this Sunday. Meanwhile, the news hardly caught the Dolphins by surprise. “I’m super excited,” said Gronkowski, who didn’t play in any of the four preseason games as he completed … 0

Red Sox lose to Rays in 10th inning on walk-off, 4-3

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It was not what Jemile Weeks had in mind for his Boston Red Sox debut – getting picked off as a pinch runner in the top of the 10th inning. Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the inning to give Tampa Bay a 4-3 win … 0

Concord field hockey team looks for upward trend to continue

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On the road to becoming a field hockey force, Concord High turned the corner last season. This year, the Crimson Tide is hoping to jump on the freeway. “We’re upping our motivation,” senior tri-captain Brittany Munnell said. “We’re all getting excited because we’re seeing ourselves turning the corner. Seeing that gets everybody excited. … 0

Pedroia injured in Sox one-hit loss to Rays, 7-0

Sunday, August 31, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Boston Red Sox lost another game and may have lost second baseman Dustin Pedroia for a while. Pedroia left last night’s 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the second inning after … 0

Outdoor Adventures: Lots of buzz by Unknown Pond

Sunday, August 31, 2014

They appeared along the shores of Unknown Pond reflecting the Kilkenny region mountain called The Horn as if popping from the glossy pages of an outdoor magazine. Dressed more for fly-fishing, complete with smart-looking vest, than hiking, they … 0

Boyce, Aiken among casualties of Patriots roster cuts

Sunday, August 31, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Second-year wide receiver Josh Boyce, who entered training camp favored to be New England’s No. 1 kick returner, and long snapper Danny Aiken were among those cut yesterday as the Patriots got to the 53-player limit. Boyce, who played in nine games, caught nine passes … 0

Bailey, Sam among NFL cuts

Sunday, August 31, 2014

For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn’t good enough. Jettisoned by the New Orleans Saints after a difficult training camp, the 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback was the most notable name when NFL … 0

MLB replay begins slow stroll toward postseason

Sunday, August 31, 2014

John Gibbons has a pretty standard rule for deciding when to discuss a bang-bang call with an umpire. “We try to go out there anytime it’s close,” the Toronto manager says. Same way across the majors: There have … 0

Winston, Florida State hold off Oklahoma State, 37-31, in opener

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jameis Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a 28-yard run, and No. 1 Florida State opened defense of its national title with a 37-31 victory last night over Oklahoma State on the same field where this … 0

Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in U.S. Open third round

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NEW YORK – Once again, John Isner’s trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage. And once again, there are zero American men … 0

High schools: John Stark boys’ soccer team opens with a win, 1-0 over Kennett

Sunday, August 31, 2014

BOYS’ SOCCER John Stark 1, Kennett 0 Key players: John Stark – Freshmen keeper Chase Patterson (six saves for first career victory and shutout), Jackson Easter (good game at both midfield and defense), Ryan Nelson and Jake Reynolds (played well); Kennett – Keepers Camden Clark and Camden Labrie … 0

Rock Cats’ Rogers outduels Fisher Cats’ Walters

Sunday, August 31, 2014

P.J. Walters and Taylor Rogers put up quite the pitchers’ duel last night, but it was Rogers who got the better of it as the New Britain Rock Cats beat the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 3-1. Neither pitcher allowed much over the first few innings. Andy Burns singled … 0

Revolution rolls over Toronto FC, 3-0

Sunday, August 31, 2014

TORONTO – Lee Nguyen, Kelyn Rowe and Teal Bunbury scored in the New England Revolution’s 3-0 victory over Toronto FC yesterday. New England (10-12-3) is 3-1-1 since ending an eight-game losing streak. The Revolution also ended its road … 0