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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz hits his second two-run home run of the game during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

Ortiz homers twice, passes Yastrzemski in rout of Blue Jays

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TORONTO – One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list, and the Red Sox won their fifth straight game last night, … 0

Concord’s Bonner returning to NBA champion Spurs

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Red Rocket is coming back to San Antonio. The Spurs announced yesterday that they re-signed Concord native and Concord High graduate Matt Bonner. Terms were not disclosed, but the veteran will return for a ninth season in San Antonio. That’s the longest tenure outside of the trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili … 0

McIlroy at the peak of his powers after enduring the lowest of lows

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HOYLAKE, England – The celebration began long before Rory McIlroy had a chance to drink out of the claret jug. McIlroy was upstairs in the clubhouse at Royal Liverpool for the traditional toast with the R&A, unable to ignore the chants below from club members waiting for a glimpse of the British Open … 2

High school Athlete of the Season for girls’ lacrosse

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Libby Brooks School: Kearsarge Regional Honors/stats: The senior put up huge numbers for the semifinalist Cougars, scoring 48 goals and dishing out 21 assists. She also had 12 interceptions, 24 draw controls and 29 groundballs. 3 favorites: Friends, … 0

Gomes’s pinch-hit home run lifts Red Sox over Royals, 5-4

Saturday, July 19, 2014

BOSTON – Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals, 5-4, last night. The Red … 0

From Mount Israel, such a view

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Such a view. Sure, we shlepped and shvitzed, and those low-elevation bugs made us mashugana enough to wear mosquito netting for a spell, but soon enough we felt overheated and claustrophobic so we took off the head nets … 0

Rory McIlroy builds a 4-shot lead at British Open

Saturday, July 19, 2014

HOYLAKE, England – Rory McIlroy only saw birdies at Royal Liverpool, mostly on his scorecard, and even one pheasant that trotted across the eighth green as he was lining up a putt. That was but a minor interruption … 0

In Alps, Nibali again dominates Tour de France

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CHAMROUSSE, France – If Vincenzo Nibali was looking happier yesterday after the Tour de France rode into the Alps, here’s why: His top rival fell out of contention, he gained nearly a minute on his next-biggest challenger and … 0

Many big names still on NFL’s unemployment line

Saturday, July 19, 2014

NEW YORK – MISSING: A handful of former NFL stars. REWARD: An opportunity to help a team and revive a once-flourishing career. With NFL training camps about to open, several big-name players are still unemployed, waiting anxiously, wondering … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, July 19, 2014

BASEBALL Braves part ways with struggling 2B Uggla ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves requested unconditional release waivers for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla, parting ways with a former starter still owed over $18 million over the remainder of this year and next. In his fourth season with the … 0

Fisher Cats hit three homers in 7-4 win over Sea Dogs

Saturday, July 19, 2014

K.C. Hobson, Dalton Pompey and Andy Burns homered to help the New Hampshire Fisher Cats beat the Portland Sea Dogs, 7-4, last night in Manchester. New Hampshire wasted no time jumping on Portland starter Jeremy Kehrt (1-1) in the first. With one out, Jon Berti (2-for-4) singled and … 0

LeBron James undecided on jersey No. 6 or 23

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CLEVELAND – LeBron James has to make another big decision. He turned to social media yesterday to help him choose which number he’ll wear next season. James wrote “6 or 23....” on his Twitter account and posted photos on Instagram of him wearing No. 6 and No. 23 … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Legion baseball Concord Post 21 Senior Legion team improved to 9-6 with a 9-5 victory over Bedford. Jon Lewis led the way on the mound, while numerous hitters contributed. Post 21 has three regular-season games remaining. Youth baseball Bow Sanel Auto Parts fell to Nashua, 9-1. Pete Apgar … 0