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Matt Bonner likes to tell stories and relate to the kids at his basketball camp at Abbot-Downing school on Friday. Here he talks about battling against much bigger power forwards in the NBA.



(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Rapping – and rocking – with Matt Bonner

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Major NBA news broke on Saturday when the San Antonio Spurs and a sweet-shooting power forward reportedly agreed to a lucrative, multi-year contract. You’re probably thinking the Spurs finally paid Concord’s Matt Bonner what he’s worth. Oddly enough, that’s not the case. LaMarcus Aldridge was the power forward who allegedly agreed to a maximum contract with San Antonio on Saturday. …

High school Player of the Season for girls’ tennis

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Gabby Killinger SCHOOL : Concord High HONORS/STATS : The senior was the No. 1 player for a Crimson Tide team that went 14-3 and reached the Division I finals. She advanced to the state doubles final with her sister, Alex, and reached the quarterfinals of the state singles tournament. 3 FAVORITE THINGS : …

Will history repeat itself? The U.S. women hope not

Saturday, July 4, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title match in Germany. The Americans get a rematch on Sunday when the teams meet again in the final, this time in Canada. The …

High school baseball Player of the Season

Thursday, July 2, 2015

EVAN VULGAMORE SCHOOL: Bow High HONORS/STATS: The junior catcher was named Division III Player of the Year. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Playing baseball, listening to music and hanging out with my friends Describe your season in one word. Fulfilling …

Porcello’s struggles continue as Blue Jays rout Red Sox, 11-2

Thursday, July 2, 2015

TORONTO – Even by the standards of his current wretched run, Rick Porcello hit a new low Wednesday. Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue …

Bruins busy on first day of free agency

Thursday, July 2, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Bruins rookie General Manager Don Sweeney went into the first day of NHL free agency intent on improving his team’s feeble offense, which ranked 22nd in the league last season. Sweeney added two wingers Wednesday he thinks will be a major part of the solution …

Love stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision yet from LaMarcus …

At scorching hot Wimbledon, Venus Williams nears Serena showdown

Thursday, July 2, 2015

LONDON – Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition. At age 35, 21 years removed from her first …

Kessel trade to Penguins highlights start of NHL free agency

Thursday, July 2, 2015

On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight. The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday in the biggest move of the day, while a handful of prominent …

Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semifinal

Thursday, July 2, 2015

EDMONTON, Alberta – Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women’s World Cup semifinal. The decisive goal Wednesday came when Japan’s Nahomi Kawasumi drove up …

Carrasco loses no-hitter with 1 strike to go in 9th vs Rays

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Cleveland Indians’ first no-hitter since 1981 on Wednesday night, giving up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’s glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. For the third straight night, the …

Fisher Cats shut out Sea Dogs, 2-0

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Three New Hampshire pitchers combined on a seven-hit shutout and the Fisher Cats topped the Portland Sea Dogs, 2-0, on Wednesday night. John Anderson (3-3) started and blanked the Sea Dogs for 6.2 innings. He allowed seven hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out four. Chad Girodo …

Ex-Patriot Spikes pleads guilty, gets probation in hit-and-run

Thursday, July 2, 2015

WRENTHAM, Mass. – Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes pleaded guilty and will serve a year of probation in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people. Spikes appeared Wednesday in Wrentham District Court, where he admitted to negligent operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of …