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Bishop Brady graduate Brendan Johnson fires a pass out of a clean pocket during New Hampshire’s victory over Vermont in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl in Castleton, Vt., on Saturday. Johnson tossed three TD passes, helping the Granite State win its 15th straight game in the series. 

(Valley News - Kristen Zeis)

Gutsy trick play helps New Hampshire overcome Vermont for 15th straight Shrine Game victory

Sunday, August 2, 2015

CASTLETON, Vt. – The New Hampshire team was about to run the play that would change the course of the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, and as he lined up at his wide receiver position, Kyle Gaudet had one thought: Catch the ball. He had already gone through what happened when he didn’t. “I was thinking ‘I’ve got to catch this,’ …

Shaw’s big day carries Red Sox past Rays, 11-7

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON – Travis Shaw’s teammates teased him about going for the cycle in his last at-bat. He finished with an even better hit by belting his second homer of the day. Shaw hit his first two major league homers and went 4-for-4 with five runs scored and four RBI to lead the Boston …

Mum Brady sharp in Patriots’ first padded practice

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Two things were certain Saturday when the New England Patriots put on pads for the first time at training camp: The home fans sure do love Tom Brady, and the quarterback’s suspension and court case haven’t affected his accuracy. In between raucous cheers that started when he ran onto the …

Struggling Sandoval insists weight not a problem

Friday, July 31, 2015

BOSTON – In the midst of a season-long slump during his first season with the Boston Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval insisted Thursday he weighs the same as he did last season with San Francisco. Sandoval was back in the starting lineup at third base against the Chicago White …

AP Investigation: Filthy Rio water a threat at 2016 Olympics

Friday, July 31, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO – The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America’s first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, an Associated Press …

Free checkups helping Special Olympics athletes stay healthy

Friday, July 31, 2015

LOS ANGELES – They arrived in Los Angeles by the thousands to run, jump and swim and to play such team sports as soccer and softball. This week, however, Special Olympics athletes from around the world also are …

Fisher Cats shut out Fightin Phils in series opener

Friday, July 31, 2015

Four pitchers combined for a shutout and New Hampshire’s top three hitters totaled seven hits as the Fisher Cats beat the Reading Fightin Phils, 4-0, on Thursday night. Austin Bibens-Dirkx (4-5) pitched six innings, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out eight to earn the victory. …

1860s baseball card fetches $179,000 at auction

Friday, July 31, 2015

NEW YORK – A circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card that’s been in the same family for over 150 years fetched over $179,000 at auction. The pre-Civil War baseball card was owned by Florence Sasso of Great …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, July 31, 2015

BASEBALL Blue Jays land lefty ace Price in Toronto’s second big trade of week DETROIT – Toronto acquired All-Star left-hander David Price from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, the second major move in less than a week by …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, July 31, 2015

Golf results Ray Steenbeke and Don Steenbeke Jr. won the two-ball best ball event at Concord Country Club on Thursday with a score of 59. Doug Duval and Larry Cooper shot 60 to tie for second place with Willy Boucher and Peter Mamos. Three teams tied for third …

Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to …

Porcello shelled as Red Sox lose third straight to red-hot White Sox, 9-2

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON – Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox continued their headfirst slide into the American League East cellar Wednesday night. Porcello, whose questionable headfirst dive into first base recorded the game’s first out, was booed off the …

Bach: Boston failed to deliver on ‘promises’ to USOC

Thursday, July 30, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics and that the city failed to deliver on “promises” made to U.S. Olympic leaders when they …