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Concord's Stephen Moran swims in the 200-yard individual medley during Friday's swim meet at the Concord YMCA, Dec. 19, 2014.
 
(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

High schools: Fast times for Concord boys, Bow girls in the pool

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Concord High boys and Bow High girls made a splash last night in the first home swimming meet of the season, both going 7-0 at the Concord YMCA. Stephen Moran went home with first-place finishes in each of his four races to lead the Crimson Tide. Individually, Moran won the 200 IM (2:22.2) and the 100 butterfly (1:03.45) – …

UNH faces ‘complete team’ in FCS semifinals against Illinois State

Saturday, December 20, 2014

DURHAM – The Wildcats want to take the next step. Today they’ll get that chance. New Hampshire reached it’s first FCS semifinal last year, only to suffer a 52-14 loss to North Dakota State, a team that went on to win its third straight national title. No. 1 UNH (12-1) will get another …

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves last night. One day after trading their star point guard to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics had six players score in double …

Roy’s shootout goal lifts Predators to 3-2 win over Bruins

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Derek Roy scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins last night. Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro had goals in regulation for Nashville, which …

Patriots defense getting healthier, stingier

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Chandler Jones is tackling the quarterback again, Vince Wilfork is stuffing the middle and Darrelle Revis is smothering receivers. The New England Patriots defense is getting stingier and healthier as the playoffs approach. Tom Brady …

Knighton issues Super Bowl prediction for Broncos

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – John Fox has no problem with nose tackle Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton’s Super Bowl bravado. “I think that’s been the goal all season,” the Denver Broncos coach said when asked for his take on Knighton’s …

Yankees GM Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter – at most. …

Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Sprint informed NASCAR it won’t extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season. “Sprint has long benefited from the unprecedented level of brand integration …

UNH’s Harris, Coccia make Walter Camp All-America Team

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

University of New Hampshire wide receiver R.J. Harris made his second All-American team this week, and this time center Mike Coccia joined him. Harris and Coccia, both seniors, were named to the Walter Camp FCS All-America Team yesterday. Harris, who was honored as an American Football Coaches Association …

Sources: NFL employees turn over phone, email records

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nearly 500 employees at NFL headquarters in New York turned over phone and email records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell and his staff pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice case, two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press yesterday. The people …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

NFL Chargers’ Allen has broken right collarbone SAN DIEGO – Keenan Allen, the San Diego Chargers’ leading receiver, has a broken right collarbone, the team said yesterday. Allen, who has 77 catches for 783 yards and four touchdowns …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

JV results The Coe-Brown JV girls’ basketball team (2-0) defeated Souhegan on the road. Leading scorers included Catie Langdon and Shannon Riley with 10 points each, while Chelsea McCallion (nine points) and Drew Stevens (five points) chipped in. ∎ The Concord JV girls’ basketball team (1-1) won its first …

High schools: Young Pembroke-Campbell hangs tough but falls to Portsmouth-Newmarket

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

HOOKSETT – There are no moral victories for the Pembroke Academy-Campbell hockey team this winter, but last night’s season-opening setback felt like a win. The young PAC program, with 16 underclassmen on its roster, hung tough with fellow …