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Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Desisa wins second Boston Marathon title; Rotich wins women’s race

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BOSTON – Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013. He didn’t have much time to celebrate. A few hours after Desisa broke the tape on Boylston Street on Patriots’ Day, two bombs near the finish line turned what should be the pinnacle of any distance runner’s career into an afterthought. Desisa earned his second Boston Marathon title yesterday, finishing in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 17 seconds to claim a golden olive wreath, the $150,000 first prize and a winner’s medal to replace the one he donated to the city two years ago in memory of the victims. And this one he plans to …

High schools: Kearsarge girls’ lacrosse edges John Stark, 8-7, in triple overtime

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

With rain making the lacrosse field at Kearsarge Regional High School unplayable, the John Stark Generals and the Cougars moved their matchup to the wind-riddled and rain-soaked turf fields at Colby-Sawyer College. Neither team conceded to the other, taking three overtimes before a goal from Anna Stowell, her second of the game, off …

Red Sox brave rain, beat sloppy Orioles, 7-1, in shortened contest

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

BOSTON – The way Justin Masterson was pitching, he didn’t need much help. The Orioles gave it to him, anyway. On a rainy, chilly Patriots’ Day holiday, Baltimore made three errors that led to five unearned runs, Wei-Yin Chen struggled with his control and the Boston Red Sox won, 7-1, yesterday in a …

Oilers win NHL draft lottery and chance to select McDavid

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Edmonton Oilers won the NHL draft lottery and the right to select Erie Otters star center Connor McDavid with the top pick. The Oilers bucked the odds last night after finishing 28th in the NHL standings. They …

Hunter’s Corner: Above-average trout fishing this spring

Saturday, April 18, 2015

It is a weather anomaly – we are actually enjoying a real New Hampshire spring. Shocking. There are numerous beneficiaries to this situation. The first is the gradual melting of the accumulated snow cap and the deep frost resulting in minimal flooding, if any at all. This means …

Fisher Cats drop fourth straight, losing to Rock Cats, 5-1

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats got off to a quick start, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but eventually suffered their fourth straight loss, 5-1, yesterday to the New Britain Rock Cats. K.C. Hobson’s RBI single plated Dwight Smith Jr. for New Hampshire’s …

Monarchs win fifth straight in regular-season home finale

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Manchester Monarchs extended their winning streak to five games with yesterday’s 4-2 victory over Worcester in the regular-season home finale. Manchester (50-16-6-3) finished the season with a 7-3-0-1 record against Worcester (41-28-4-2). The Monarchs have earned at least one point in each of their last nine games …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, April 18, 2015

JV results The Hopkinton JV baseball team (3-0) scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Bow, 6-5. Zach Berliner (2-for-2, two RBI) hit a line drive to center with two outs in the seventh to score two runs to tie the game. Conall Cronin …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, April 18, 2015

BASEBALL Rose hired as Fox as special guest studio analyst NEW YORK – Pete Rose is getting back in baseball while he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement request – as a television analyst. The career hits leader, …

High schools: Coe-Brown baseball team opens season with efficient victory over MV

Saturday, April 18, 2015

PENACOOK – For its season opener, the Coe-Brown baseball team looked in midseason form already. Hot bats, sparkling defense and an efficient outing from starter Adam Edin proved a productive formula for the Bears, allowing them to start …

High school Player of the Season for boys’ Alpine skiing

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Bradshaw Underhill SCHOOL: Kearsarge Regional High HONORS/STATS: The freshman placed second in both the slalom and the giant slalom at the Division III championships to lead Kearsarge to a runner-up team finish. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Soccer, skiing and …

Hunter’s Corner: Above-average trout fishing this spring

Saturday, April 18, 2015

It is a weather anomaly – we are actually enjoying a real New Hampshire spring. Shocking. There are numerous beneficiaries to this situation. The first is the gradual melting of the accumulated snow cap and the deep frost resulting in minimal flooding, if any at all. This means …

Bogaerts’s single in ninth lifts Red Sox over Orioles, 3-2

Saturday, April 18, 2015

BOSTON – Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles, 3-2, last night. …