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Gerrit Josephs of Concord serves the ball to his opponent Andrew Wu of Manchester Central High School at Memorial Field in Concord on Friday, April 24, 2015.

(CAMERON JOHNSON / Monitor staff)

High schools: Hopkinton baseball team does all the little things in 5-0 win

Saturday, April 25, 2015

With one pitcher itching to prove himself to his teammates and the other set to pitch for the top-ranked Division II college next season, yesterday’s matchup between Hopkinton and Monadnock certainly had all the makings of a pitchers’ duel. Tied 0-0 heading into the bottom of the third inning, it was just that – until the Hawks decided to play …

Holt’s eighth-inning homer lifts Red Sox past skidding Orioles, 7-5

Saturday, April 25, 2015

BALTIMORE – Batting in the eighth inning of a tie game, Brock Holt wasn’t trying to emulate teammate David Ortiz. It just turned out that way. Holt hit a tiebreaking three-run homer off Darren O’Day, and the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore, 7-5, last night to extend the Orioles’ losing streak to five …

Running backs not facing demise, but still devalued in draft

Saturday, April 25, 2015

There’s an unquestionably rich draft pool for running backs this year. Guess which position is widely expected to go with the first two picks? There’s hardly an argument that quarterbacks hold the most important, and glamorous, on-field role in the world of organized team sports. That’s why Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Oregon’s …

Rangers put Penguins in 3-1 hole with OT victory

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins last night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series. The Rangers lead the series, 3-1, heading back to New York for Game 5 tomorrow night. In …

Bruins’ Bergeron a Selke finalist along with Kopitar, Toews

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was named a finalist yesterday for the NHL’s Selke Award, which is given to the league’s best defensive forward. He was joined by Los Angeles’s Anze Kopitar and Chicago’s Jonathan Toews. Bergeron is …

Judge okays 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1 billion

Thursday, April 23, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A federal judge approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits. NFL actuaries project about 6,000 of the league’s nearly 20,000 retired …

Floyd Mayweather Jr.: I’m better than Muhammad Ali

Thursday, April 23, 2015

LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused yesterday to back off earlier comments declaring himself a better fighter than Muhammad Ali. Mayweather said he respects Ali’s great career and the things he did outside the ring. But he …

For ballpark design, it could be different game in future

Thursday, April 23, 2015

CHICAGO – Picture this. It’s Opening Day 2050 and you are at Tomorrow Park cheering on your favorite team against the dreaded Cubs as they begin yet another championship defense. You peer out toward the giant video board …

Fisher Cats end road trip with 2-1 loss in Trenton

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats suffered their third one-run defeat of their seven-game road trip yesterday, falling to the Trenton Thunder, 2-1. Trenton took a 1-0 lead against New Hampshire starter Casey Lawrence in the bottom of the first on two hits and a sacrifice fly. The Fisher …

Sabres sign Eichel’s BU teammate Rodrigues to 2-year deal

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Should the Buffalo Sabres draft Jack Eichel in June, he won’t be the only Boston University product on their roster. The Sabres signed BU forward and assistant captain Evan Rodrigues to a two-year contract yesterday. Rodrigues was an undrafted free agent who completed his senior …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, April 23, 2015

NBA Thunder fires Brooks after seven seasons as coach OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Thunder fired Scott Brooks yesterday, parting ways with a former NBA coach of the year who led the team to three conference finals …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, April 23, 2015

JV results The Concord JV baseball team lost to Exeter, 9-7. Chris Fields ripped a bases-clearing double, while Griff Gilbert hit a two-run double. Eli Boyle contributed two hits. ∎ The Hillsboro-Deering JV baseball team lost to Somersworth, 8-7, on a walk-off base hit in the bottom of the …

High schools: Concord girls’ lacrosse team rolls to first victory

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

During its first three games, the Concord High girls’ lacrosse team scored 10 goals. Yesterday against Manchester Memorial, the Crimson Tide got goals from 11 different players. Senior Gabi Stewart led the balanced attack with three goals as …