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The New Hampshire Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl team warms up before practice in Spartan Stadium at Castleton University in Castleton, Vt. Tuesday, July 28, 2015. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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New Hampshire brings fast-paced spread attack to annual Shrine game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Even before he could worry about the Vermont defense, Greg Gush was concerning himself with his own state – its geography, to be more specific. The coach for the New Hampshire team in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl had a roster of all-stars, but all-stars coming from all corners of the state. He wanted to take a day to go …

Patriots open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ noise

Friday, July 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know how they felt. Brady took the field to a boisterous cheer from the more than 10,000 …

Will Tom Brady, NFLPA prevail in court? Legal experts say it’s a long shot

Friday, July 31, 2015

The NFL and the players’ union have become so accustomed to facing one another in court that a single lawsuit wasn’t enough for them in the Tom Brady case. Instead, the league and union filed dueling lawsuits in federal courts in New York and Minnesota over Brady’s four-game “Deflategate” suspension, which was upheld Tuesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he heard the …

Syndergaard pitches Mets past Padres

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie’s latest overpowering performance, and the New York Mets got two-run homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson to beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Tuesday night. Firing his fastball up to 98 mph, Syndergaard (5-5) struck out nine, …

Jays add ‘best’ shortstop in All-Star Troy Tulowitzki

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TORONTO – It appeared the Toronto Blue Jays needed to add starting pitching to help their playoff push. Instead, they traded for a star shortstop. Blue Jays General Manager Alex Anthopoulos said acquiring five-time All-Star Troy Tulowitzki from …

‘Dr. Jen’ embraces breakthrough role with Arizona Cardinals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz. – Jen Welter accepts the title of trailblazer, embraces the chance to be a role model for girls and, perhaps most of all, can’t wait to get beyond the hype and on to work when the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

BASEBALL A’s sending Zobrist to Royals OAKLAND, Calif. – The Kansas City Royals made another big addition for the season’s stretch run, acquiring utilityman Ben Zobrist and cash from the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday for right-hander Aaron Brooks …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Softball runner-up The 14U NH Comets Blue softball team finished runner-up in the Nor’Easter Classic tournament this past weekend. The Comets defeated the New England Vipers, 12-0, the Maine Thunder 15-4, the Lightning Gold, 6-5, and the Comets …

White Sox outlast Red Sox in slugfest, 10-8

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON – Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the …

After Olympic dreams fizzle, Bostonians wonder: Now what?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON – Opponents are cheering the unceremonious demise of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, but some are wistfully wondering what might have been. The U.S. Olympic Committee officially severed ties with Boston on Monday, saying it …

Celtics finalize trade with Warriors for Lee, also land Dragic

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Golden State Warriors completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday. They agreed to the trade July 7, but …

Athletics outfielder and Durham native Fuld still finds new challenges with diabetes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Sam Fuld jogs to the outfield each inning with enough gum in his back pocket to give him a quick boost of carbohydrates if his blood sugar dips. He might experience dizziness or feel weak. …

Hall of Famer Martinez to have number ‘45’ retired at Fenway

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BOSTON – Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame career took off in the late 1990s in a ballpark usually know for offensive numbers. From Ted Williams to Carl Yastrzemski to Jim Rice, the Boston Red Sox have retired numbers …