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Pembroke senior Dominic Timbas (21) goes up for a dunk during Pembroke Academy's 67-32 win against Concord at home, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Pembroke too much for Concord in first D-I matchup between schools since 2004

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PEMBROKE – The Concord High and Pembroke Academy boys’ basketball teams have squared off in the Capital Area Holiday Tournament on several occasions in the last 10 years, but last night marked the first time since 2004 the neighboring schools have met in the regular season. This border game was back on the schedule because Pembroke moved back up to Division I, but it didn’t feel like a rivalry inside the PA gym. Maybe that’s because Pembroke had back-to-back snow days and the school had a hibernating vibe. Or maybe it was because Concord came into the game 0-6 and the Spartans were 4-4. Or …

Patriots not dwelling on last Super Bowl loss in Arizona

Thursday, January 29, 2015

CHANDLER, Ariz. – The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship – and an unbeaten record – barely eluded them seven years ago. Not that they dwell on their return to the place where the best season …

Martin’s return sparks Timberwolves over Celtics, 110-98

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. Zach LaVine added 17 points and six assists and Martin scored nine straight …

Report: NFL targets locker room Patriots locker room attendant in deflation investigation

Monday, January 26, 2015

The New England Patriots’ ordeal involving the use of deflated footballs in their AFC championship game victory has seen another development. According to Fox Sports’s Jay Glazer, the NFL is targeting a Patriots attendant who took the footballs from the officials’ locker room and brought them to another …

Former Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette dies at 78

Monday, January 26, 2015

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Bill Monbouquette died Sunday after a battle with leukemia, the team announced yesterday. Monbouquette, 78, pitched for the Red Sox from 1958-65, winning 96 games with a high of 20 in 1963. He threw a no-hitter in 1962 for Boston and made three …

Kobe Bryant to have shoulder surgery, likely out for season

Monday, January 26, 2015

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Kobe Bryant will have surgery tomorrow on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his 19th season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team announced Bryant’s surgery yesterday. He injured his shoulder last week in New Orleans. The Lakers said they’ll announce a timetable …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, January 26, 2015

NHL Source: Los Angeles Kings release Richards A person familiar with the move told the Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings released center Mike Richards. The person spoke yesterday on condition of anonymity because the Kings had …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Monday, January 26, 2015

Freshman basketball The Pembroke boys’ freshman reserve basketball team fell at home to Merrimack Valley, 42-31. The Spartans were led by Christan Hanna, who scored nine points, and Alex Pratt and Brandon Despres, who played well defensively, combining for 10 rebounds. Middle school results The Hopkinton Middle School …

Finals scores from the Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship

Monday, January 26, 2015

18+ Women Renegades 13, Barley House 9 18+ Open Moose Knucklers 8, Jack Edwards Teeth/Cheers 4 18+ Rec Fubar 8, Kearsarge Krew 7 35+ A Men’s Hard Chargers 8, Capital City Hockey Club 4 35+ B Men’s Grass …

Curry leads Warriors to 19th straight home win, 114-111 over Celtics

Monday, January 26, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Coach Steve Kerr figured his team was due for an off night after four consecutive blowout wins. Fortunately for the Warriors, it happened at Oracle Arena, where they haven’t lost in more than …

High schools: Belmont makes its mark in D-III meet

Monday, January 26, 2015

There is no Division III indoor track state meet, but yesterday’s results indicate that the Belmont boys’ track team could be a contender for a title in the spring. Paced by scoring efforts in eight of 12 events and two victories, one by Michael Burbank in the 55 …

High school schedule changes ahead of the storm

Monday, January 26, 2015

With the potential for a blizzard hitting the state late today and through the day tomorrow, Concord High has changed a couple of its basketball games. The girls’ game at Winnacunnet was moved from tomorrow to this evening, with varsity starting at 5:30. Tonight’s boys’ home game has …

Patriots’ Browner gets a second chance at a Super Bowl ring

Monday, January 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Brandon Browner received a Super Bowl ring last year even though he was watching from home 3,000 miles from the Seattle Seahawks when they won the title. Now the hard-hitting cornerback has a shot at …