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Concord's Buzz Gagne gets set to unleash the winning javelin throw in the 65-69 age group at the National Senior Games. (SENIORGAMESPHOTOS.com, courtesy of Buzz Gagne)

Concord’s Buzz Gagne has few peers in the javelin world

Saturday, August 29, 2015

For many, sports are seen as an outlet for their adolescence when they don’t have to worry about being bed-ridden a day or two after going to the gym. A lucky few are able to extend their careers into their college years, and even fewer are lucky enough to play past that at a higher level. Buzz Gagne is one …

Fantasy plays: Time to figure out who’s No. 1 in your draft

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you’re stoked because you’ve got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player and watching him carry you to a title has you giddy. Then you take a closer look at the candidates, and reality sets in: There just isn’t a clear-cut No. …

Outdoor Adventures: Sampling slices of Pondicherry pie

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Giddy? Not this gaggle of geese. Standing tall and silent in the tall grass of Cedar Marsh under the stoic gazes of Cherry Mountain, the Presidentials, Owl’s Head and the Pliny and Pilot ranges, they didn’t move as the pair of mountain bikers moved slowly along the wide, wet path. But there must …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, August 28, 2015

NFL Texans QB Mallett misses practice for personal issue HOUSTON – Houston Texans backup quarterback Ryan Mallett missed practice on Thursday for what Coach Bill O’Brien called a personal issue. Brian Hoyer was named the team’s starter on Monday after competing with Mallett for the job. On Tuesday, …

Mets’ six-run inning buries Fisher Cats

Friday, August 28, 2015

Binghamton turned a one-run deficit into a five-run lead in one inning and cruised past the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 9-5, on Thursday night. The Mets (71-59) knocked Fisher Cats (63-65) starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx from the game with a six-run fifth inning, making the score 8-3. Bibens-Dirkx allowed …

Oriol Servia to drive Justin Wilson’s No. 25 Honda in finale

Friday, August 28, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. – Justin Wilson’s race car will return to the track for the IndyCar season finale. Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that series veteran Oriol Servia will drive Wilson’s No. 25 Honda at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. Wilson …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, August 28, 2015

Golf result Jon Ruggles and Jon Lang won the two-ball best ball event on Thursday at Concord Country Club with a 58. Second place, with a score of 60, went to Charlie Blake and Jon Lang, while Kevin Hobbs and Joe Drinon took third place with a score …

Confidence aplenty as Concord boys’ soccer team gets ready for season opener

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It was an off year for the Concord High boys’ soccer team in 2014. Sure, the Crimson Tide went 11-4-1 in the regular season, earned the fourth seed in the Division I tournament and claimed a 4-0 first-round …

Capsule outlook of the area’s high school boys’ soccer teams

Thursday, August 27, 2015

High school boys’ soccer outlook Coe-Brown Division: II Coach: Christian Gompert (4th year) Last year: 15-2-0, reached quarterfinals Returning starters: Jayson Cleveland, sr., F; Liam Clinch, sr., MF; Jake Dunkerley, sr., F; Ethan Barbeau, jr., D; Corbin LeBlanc, …

Porcello pitches Red Sox past Sale, White Sox 3-0

Thursday, August 27, 2015

CHICAGO – For one night at least, it was all there for Rick Porcello. He kept his fastball down, and stepped up in every big spot. It was one happy return to the majors. Porcello pitched seven sharp …

Tackling goes high-tech at Dartmouth with new dummies

Thursday, August 27, 2015

HANOVER – On the Ivy League campus of Dartmouth College, even the football tackling dummies are smart. The team introduced a new MVP as the first practice of the season got under way Wednesday. Not a most valuable …

Patriots place extra importance on third preseason game

Thursday, August 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or …

Verlander loses no-hit bid in ninth inning against Angels

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Justin Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta lined a leadoff double in the ninth inning that landed on the left-field line, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-0, Wednesday night. Trying to become the sixth major leaguer to throw three …