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Despite a slow start to the season for both the Roush Fenway Racing team and himself, Greg Biffle (left) has found reason to smile lately, as he has finished in the top 10 in the last three races and currently owns the final spot in the Chase for the Cup.

Biffle confident he’s hitting his stride as Chase approaches

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NEWINGTON – For Greg Biffle, being the anchor driver and veteran ushering in a new era at Roush Fenway Racing can wait. There’s a Chase for the Cup spot to secure first. And Biffle is confident that when 16 drivers line up in Chicago with hopes for a championship, he’ll be one of them. “We’re really excited about our last … 0

Hamilton drives in three runs as Angels beat Red Sox, 8-3

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON – Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBI, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox, 8-3, to increase their AL West lead last night. Hamilton was in a 5-for-41 slump with 18 strikeouts but hit two sacrifice … 0

Brady ready for increased action against Carolina

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady left the practice field yesterday and for the first time this season strode through the locker room to the media-room podium rather than making the short jaunt to the sideline to address reporters. The New England Patriots quarterback hardly minds the extra steps. It signals the end of … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New England PGA Juniors Nick Grimbilas (pictured above left) of Strafford and Colin McCaigue (above right) of Brookline tied for second place at the New England PGA Junior Tour Championships held at Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston, … 0

Bogaerts’s gaffe hurts Sox in 8-1 loss to Astros

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BOSTON – Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts could only hope that no one noticed. Jose Altuve hit his first grand slam after Bogaerts made a mental gaffe on a play that would have ended an inning yesterday, carrying … 0

Gordon races to first win at Michigan since 2001

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. – It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon’s last victory at Michigan – which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR’s top series. One of those droughts is finally over. … 0

Mike Bryant a hit with son Kris, Joey Gallo

Sunday, August 17, 2014

SAN DIEGO – Every time top Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant hits a home run, proud papa Mike Bryant beams back home in Las Vegas. When Texas Rangers top prospect Joey Gallo goes yard with his powerful swing, … 0

Concord’s Ferreira runner-up at Ironman Mont-Tremblant

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Just three weeks after winning the Ironman triathlon in Lake Placid, N.Y., Concord’s Amber Ferreira finished runner-up at Ironman Mont-Tremblant yesterday, unofficially stamping her ticket to the Ironman World Championships on the Kona Coast of Hawaii in October. Yesterday’s finish moved her into 11th place in the world … 0

Camps take cystic fibrosis patients surfing

Sunday, August 17, 2014

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – For three of Rob and Paulette Montelone’s five kids, spending the summer surfing is more than just a fun activity. It could also extend their lives. The Montelone siblings are part of a growing … 0

Park wins LPGA Championship in playoff, repeats as champ

Sunday, August 17, 2014

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Inbee Park successfully defended her title in the LPGA Championship, beating Brittany Lincicome with a par on the first hole of a playoff yesterday to end the United States’s major streak at three. On the … 0

Larson quickly exits car after it catches fire

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BROOKLYN, Mich. – Kyle Larson hesitated ever so slightly before getting out of his car after crashing into the wall. A new NASCAR rule announced Friday orders drivers to stay in their cars after accidents until they’re told to get out. But there are exceptions for emergency situations, … 0

Defending champion Florida State opens football season at No. 1

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason college football poll. The Seminoles will start the season No. 1 for the sixth time – the first since 1999 when they became the first team to hold the top spot for … 0

Fisher Cats walk across with 3-2 win over Akron RubberDucks

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cory Aldridge tied the game with a two-run single and Mike McDade followed with a bases-loaded walk that proved to be the difference in the Fisher Cats’ 3-2 victory over the Akron RubberDucks yesterday. Gregory Infante worked two innings of scoreless relief for his 19th save as New … 0