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Tyler Cole from Concord Country Club tees off on the 8th hole at the Stonebridge Country Club Monday for the opening round of the State Am Golf Championship.

(GEOFF FORESTER/Monitor staff)

Bow’s Cole quickly feels at home on the golf course

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Two years ago, Tyler Cole was cut from the Bow High School golf team. This year he qualified for the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship. And the turning point on that accelerated learning curve was a dodgeball injury. Yes, you read that correctly – a dodgeball injury. Cole was in gym class at Bow in December of 2012 when he jumped during a dodgeball game, landed the wrong way and seriously injured his knee, dislocating his kneecap and tearing ligaments and cartilage. “Blowing out my knee like that prevented me from playing baseball in the spring, but that spurred me on to play more … 0

Gronkowski cleared to play at Patriots training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first practice today. “He’s been cleared to play,” Coach Bill Belichick said yesterday. That’s welcome news … 0

Red Sox let early three-run lead get away in 6-4 loss to Jays

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO – Jose Bautista provided the power and R.A Dickey earned the win, but two perfect innings from promising rookie Aaron Sanchez was all anyone in the Toronto Blue Jays’ clubhouse wanted to talk about. Bautista homered and drove in two runs, Dickey won for the first time in three starts and Toronto … 0

Cleveland’s Manziel has NFL’s top-selling jersey

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Second on Cleveland’s depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list. The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp this week as a backup, had the league’s top-selling jersey since April 1. The league … 0

RTA could help NASCAR and teams communicate better on key issues

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures to cool cars down during qualifying. NASCAR refused to allow the use of … 0

Witness: Sterling needs to sell team to pay debts from loans

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said yesterday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists … 0

Reports: Celtics add free agent guard/forward Evan Turner

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

According to multiple reports, and first reported by the Boston Herald, the Boston Celtics agreed to a deal with free agent swingman Evan Turner. The 25-year-old Turner was drafted second overall in 2010 by the Philadelphia 76ers, remaining with the team until a trade to Indiana at the … 0

Fisher Cats see early lead disappear in loss to Trenton

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats saw a quick three-run lead vanish en route to an 8-5 loss to the Trenton Thunder last night. The Fisher Cats went up 3-0 in the first inning on back-to-back doubles by Matt Newman and Kevin Nolan, the last of which brought in … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NFL Bills’ Dareus to enter substance abuse program PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Marcell Dareus’ attorney said the Buffalo Bills’ defensive tackle has agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed. Rod Giddens wrote in an email to the … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AAU basketball champions The Granite State Raiders seventh-grade boys’ basketball team won the Liberty Games championship in Schenectady, N.Y., last weekend, completing a 4-0 tournament sweep with a 37-28 victory over Albany Community Charter School. Pictured are: (front … 0

McIlroy’s British Open win puts him in position to take over golf

Monday, July 21, 2014

HOYLAKE, England – It is difficult to ask a 25-year-old in any profession, be he athlete or accountant, to accurately project a career path over the next two decades. There is so much to learn, so many decisions … 0

McIlroy crushes the field to roll to first British Open title

Monday, July 21, 2014

HOYLAKE, England – Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy. On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson. … 0

Lester excellent again as Red Sox shut out Royals

Monday, July 21, 2014

BOSTON – Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud applause … 0