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United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates Ali Krieger (11) and Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany during the second half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

U.S. heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

MONTREAL – Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans. Then she blasted that ball into the back of the net. Lloyd’s penalty kick got the United States on the board, and the Americans went on to a 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany in the semifinals of the …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Battling opponents, nerves on the tennis court

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

All I really wanted after the match was a cold shower and a colder beverage. The last thing I wanted was to write about losing. But after the shower, the beverage(s), some wise words of consolation from a good friend and a good night’s sleep, I got over it. So here it is, the short and half-salty, half-sweet story of my 2015 Concord …

Ortiz and Bradley homer as Red Sox top Toronto for third win in row

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TORONTO – Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six solid innings and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3, Tuesday night for …

Lawrence, Hobson carry Fisher Cats to fourth straight victory

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Casey Lawrence allowed one run in seven strong innings and K.C. Hobson went 3-for-3 with a two-run double as the New Hampshire Fisher Cats won their fourth straight game, 5-2 over Trenton on Sunday. Lawrence (6-8) held the Thunder scoreless on only one hit through the first six …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Track & field Gatlin runs fastest 200 at U.S. championships EUGENE, Ore. – Justin Gatlin breezed to the 200-meter title in the U.S. championship in a meet-record 19.57 seconds Sunday. Gatlin pointed at the clock after finishing, just …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Softball champs The NH Comets U16 White softball team captured the Paul Wilcox Memorial U16 Tournament in Keene. Members of the championship team are: (front row, l-r) Brooke Palmer, Katelyn Hill, Molly Tinker, Katlyn Coulter, Hanne Nichols; (back …

East turns it around at halftime to win CHaD All-Star Game, 29-15

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MANCHESTER – They found the end zone early. They were up by two scores in the middle of the first quarter. They came up with five turnovers in the first half. It was a great way for Team …

Andriese and Elmore lead Rays past Red Sox, 4-1

Saturday, June 27, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Wade Miley missed with a slider and Matt Barnes missed with a couple of fastballs. The Tampa Bay Rays hit all three of them for home runs Saturday and beat the Boston Red Sox, …

Hunter’s Corner: Getting picky about moose permits

Saturday, June 27, 2015

June is moose drawing month. Maine started off the festivities with a drawing on June 13. I had just gotten back from a week’s vacation when I logged on to Maine’s website to learn the outcome. As expected, …

U.S. women’s soccer team brims with confidence ahead of semifinals

Sunday, June 28, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario – Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators’ seats at the Women’s World Cup. Bring on Germany, said the U.S. midfielder, who had to sit out the 1-0 victory over China in …

For Roy, the wait at draft was both long and short

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SUNRISE, Fla. – This much is certain: Jeremy Roy waited long enough to hear his name called at the NHL draft. The actual length of that wait depends on perspective. Was it 12 years, the amount of time he’s been playing hockey? Was it 17 hours, the time …

Future UNH players Vela, Robinson drafted by Sharks

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A pair of future University of New Hampshire men’s hockey players were chosen in Saturday’s NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks. Incoming freshman Marcus Vela was selected in the seventh round as the 190th overall pick. This past season with the Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia …

Players at Women’s World Cup frustrated by artificial turf playing surfaces

Sunday, June 28, 2015

OTTAWA, Ontario – The fields are heating up, there are little black rubber pellets everywhere, and feet are covered with blisters. The artificial turf at the Women’s World Cup is taking a toll. Australian forward Michelle Heyman told …