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Bow High graduate Lindsey Nerbonne was among the 144 best field hockey players in the nation who attended a recent tournament in Pennsylvania. This past fall she helped lead UNH to the conference title game. (UNH Sports Information photo)

Bow’s Nerbonne finds comfort zone at national field hockey tournament

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bow’s Lindsey Nerbonne has been to national field hockey events in the past. But she never had as much fun, or success, as she did at the USA Field Hockey Young Women’s National Championship that was held from June 23-26 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. “I think this year I had a lot more fun because I was used to that environment, so I was a little more confident,” said Nerbonne, who will be a junior at the University of New Hampshire this fall. “I knew what we were going to be doing and the format of it, so I wasn’t as nervous.” …

Napoli error leads to four-run 10th as Astros beat Red Sox, 12-8

Saturday, July 4, 2015

BOSTON – First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker’s hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night for their fifth straight win. Jose Altuve had three …

Wambach says she just wants to win her last World Cup

Saturday, July 4, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia. – With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn’t mincing words. “All I care about is winning this World Cup,” she said. The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women’s World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory Sunday in the final against Japan would be the perfect ending to her World Cup career. …

Ortiz and Bradley homer as Red Sox top Toronto for third win in row

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TORONTO – Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six …

Celtics’ Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero Hunter

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler …

USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston’s troubled bid

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee are sticking with Boston as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics, knowing full well that getting the city to the starting line in this contest could be as …

Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Bruins

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sharks found their starting goaltender for next season, acquiring Martin Jones in a trade from the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. The Sharks sent a 2016 first-round pick and unsigned forward prospect Sean Kuraly to the Bruins for Jones, four days after …

UNH hockey team releases 2015-16 schedule

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team opens its regular season Oct. 10 against American International, starting a three-game homestand against non-conference teams before the Wildcats’ Hockey East slate begins with a road date against Massachusetts on Oct. 23. The Wildcats, who came on strong to finish …

Wimbledon champions advance with ease; Bouchard, Halep out

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

LONDON – It looked all too easy for the champions at the All England Club. It was another story, though, for one of last year’s finalists and for one of the highest seeded women in the draw. Defending …

Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on the auction block

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NEW YORK – For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album. Now the pre-Civil War …

Daytona offers American flags in exchange program

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said …

Hobson hits grand slam as Fisher Cats beat Sea Dogs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

K.C. Hobson hit a grand slam and Joel Pineiro won his fourth consecutive decision as the Fisher Cats opened a series in Portland with a 7-4 win over the Sea Dogs on Tuesday night at Hadlock Field. The Fisher Cats hit a grand slam for the first time …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NHL Flames sign ex-Bruins defenseman Hamilton to 6-year, $34.5M contract CALGARY, Alberta – The Calgary Flames signed Dougie Hamilton to a six-year contract. Hamilton’s deal is reportedly worth $34.5 million. That means the 22-year-old defenseman will count $5.75 million per season against the salary cap through 2020-21. The …