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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rubby De La Rosa delivers to the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Stroman again stifles Boston in Jays’ 4-2 win

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

BOSTON – Marcus Stroman was so good against the Boston Red Sox last week that he went with the same plan last night. And the result was his second solid start in five days, leading the Toronto Blue Bays over the Red Sox, 4-2. “To be honest, no, just execute pitches,” he said when asked if he changed. “I didn’t … 0

Pats DT Siliga hopes to build on last year’s play

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the New England Patriots after being let go by three NFL teams. Now he’s part of a large group of defensive tackles trying to stay with the club. Siliga … 0

Concord’s Amber Ferriera wins Ironman triathlon in Lake Placid

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Concord’s Amber Ferreira ran a career-best Ironman marathon to hold off the top competitors and win the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon in New York on Sunday. It was the first career Ironman title for Ferreira, who is attempting to qualify for the prestigious Ironman in Kona, Hawaii, which is held annually in October. Ferreira was third after the 2.4-mile swim portion of the … 0

Panthers’ Hardy regrets causing distraction with legal issues

Monday, July 28, 2014

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Convicted Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy said he wants to remain with the Carolina Panthers beyond this season. Hardy addressed the media before yesterday’s practice but refused to answer specific questions about his recent … 0

Playmaking tight end Rudolph lands five-year deal with Vikings

Monday, July 28, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – Kyle Rudolph hasn’t put up the biggest numbers over the first three years of his career, which is due as much to the Minnesota Vikings’ revolving door at quarterback as anything else. The Vikings have known … 0

Patriots cut WR Greg Orton, sign 2 other WRs

Monday, July 28, 2014

The New England Patriots released wide receiver Greg Orton two days after he suffered a leg injury. Orton was taken off the practice field on a cart Friday just two days after signing as a free agent. He was on the practice squads of Denver for part of … 0

LeBron makes a jersey change, goes back to No. 23 with Cavs

Monday, July 28, 2014

LeBron James will go back to wearing jersey No. 23 in his return to Cleveland. James tweeted “23 it is! It’s only right I go back. 2(times)3=6 We still family 6.” The tweet included an Instagram post with photos of James holding his No. 23 Cavaliers jersey on … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, July 28, 2014

NBA Scott says he will be Lakers’ new coach LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, July 28, 2014

Local golf In Beaver Meadow match play, Chris Jacques defeated Eric Saucier, 4 and 3, in the championship flight. Pete Topolosky defeated Da Young Ko in the first flight, Drake Lessard and Travis Martin tied in the second, Bill Cyr defeated Frank Hodgkins in the third, Diane Cote … 0

A new generation of Concord Little League state champions

Saturday, July 26, 2014

For those in the know, there’s a clear family resemblance. “Everyone says that my little guy looks just like me out there,” Nate Craigue said. His “little guy” is Brooks Craigue, who is on the Concord Little League … 0

No wins, but no worry for these Sprint Cup drivers

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Sprint Cup drivers all left Loudon following the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and headed their separate ways. With a weekend off before returning to racing at the Brickyard in Indianapolis, drivers were free to do whatever they pleased, be it returning … 0

Rays beat Red Sox, 3-0, for ninth straight win; Boston skid at five

Saturday, July 26, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Ben Zobrist homered, Matt Joyce and Kevin Kiermaier each had an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the skidding Boston Red Sox, 3-0, last night for their ninth consecutive victory. The stretch … 0

Veteran defensive end Will Smith eager for fresh start with Patriots

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After missing last season with a knee injury, Will Smith is thrilled to be back on the field. Now, the 33-year-old defensive end has a job to win. “It feels good,” Smith said yesterday, after … 0