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Ferreira’s Boston Marathon run a show of solidarity

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Dan Ferreira thought he was finished with long-distance racing. He had been competing in marathons, Ironman competitions, ultramarathons, snowshoe races and any other grueling event he could fit into his schedule since 2007. But after fighting through injuries, struggling to reach personal goals, finding more joy in less punishing activities, and a painful experience in the Mont-Tremblant Ironman in August of 2012, he decided to call it quits. The “retirement” didn’t last long for the 31-year-old Ferreira, who grew up in New London and lives in Concord, not after the tragic events at last year’s Boston Marathon. “I hadn’t run any marathons the whole year … 0

High Schools: MV baseball team looks sharp in doubleheader sweep of Manchester West

Sunday, April 20, 2014

As far as Merrimack Valley baseball Coach Sean Wheeler was concerned, yesterday’s doubleheader against Manchester West couldn’t have gone much better. “We were great in all aspects,” Wheeler said after his team swept the Blue Knights by scores of 5-3 and 11-1. “We got the bats going, our pitching was great and it … 0

Holt’s RBI triple helps Boston beat Orioles, 4-2

Sunday, April 20, 2014

BOSTON – Two days into his second call-up of the season, Brock Holt was the center of attention in Boston’s clubhouse. Holt hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and scored on Jonathan Herrera’s safety squeeze, lifting the Red Sox over the Baltimore Orioles, 4-2, yesterday. After the game, Holt did interviews … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, April 18, 2014

BASEBALL Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig MIAMI – Court documents in Miami said the smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig. The boxer describes … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, April 18, 2014

JV results The Hopkinton JV baseball team (1-0) defeated Conant, 7-3. Tucker Windhurst (2-for-4, RBI), Ben McManus (1-for-4, two RBI) and Riley McNicholas (2-for-4, RBI) led the offensive attack. McManus (four innings, one run, 10 strikeouts) led the Hawks on the mound. ∎ The Bishop Brady and Merrimack Valley … 0

Rangers score three in third, top Flyers in opener, 4-1

Friday, April 18, 2014

Brad Richards and Derek Stepan scored power-play goals 47 seconds apart in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat Philadelphia, 4-1, in the playoff opener last night to stretch their home-winning streak over the rival Flyers … 0

High schools: Bird’s five-hit shutout leads Franklin over Belmont in softball, 6-0

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Franklin put a season-opening loss behind it in a hurry. Just two days after giving up nine runs, the Golden Tornadoes softball team (1-1) shored up the defense and received a five-hit shutout from pitcher Kelsey Bird in … 0

High school Player of the Season for boys’ basketball

Thursday, April 17, 2014

PAT WELCH School: Pembroke Academy Honors: The senior guard finished his career with more than 1,900 points, a 77-7 record and back-to-back Division II championships. 3 favorites: Basketball, food, sleep How does winning the D-II title this year … 0

Celtics close season with 11th loss in final 13 games

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOSTON – Bradley Beal stood at his locker near the middle of a noisy Washington locker room and expressed a thought that Wizards’ players haven’t felt for a few years. “I was sitting here after the game and … 0

Active Outdoors: Join the club for more fun

Friday, April 18, 2014

If I could give you just one piece of advice in hopes that you would get outdoors more often and have more fun this summer (and all year long, for that matter) it would be this: Join a … 0

Bruins’ Bergeron gets boost from Olympics

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WILMINGTON, Mass. – For Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, the 2014 Olympics were about more than winning a second gold medal with Canada. The Sochi Games were a confidence boost that he harnessed when he returned to perhaps … 0

Weise’s OT goal lifts Canadiens over Lightning, 5-4

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dale Weise scored 18:08 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series last night. Daniel Briere passed from behind the … 0

Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW YORK – Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson found a new job pretty quickly, too. The New York Jets signed the former Titans running back yesterday, a little over a week after he was officially released … 0