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Kansas City Royals pitcher Yasuhiko Yabuta, of Japan, (27) and catcher Matt Tupman celebrate after the Royals defeated the Florida Marlins 9-3 Sunday, May 18, 2008 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Concord’s Tupman enjoying former team and teammates’ ride

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The highlights have provided October nights with a riveting backdrop, and Matt Tupman can provide a context along with them that no one else in these parts can. The scenes from the Kansas City Royals’ miracle romp to the World Series can include Alex Gordon hitting a game-winning home run, or diving into the gap to provide the Royals with …

Denkinger’s miss revisited as Series returns to KC

Sunday, October 19, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Of course, Don Denkinger plans to watch the World Series. He always does. He’ll tune in to root for the umpires, check out familiar faces on the Giants and Royals, and see how Kansas City is looking these days. Chances are he’ll see himself, too. “Nobody wants to have …

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

TALLADEGA, Ala. – Coming off a tumultuous week and backed into a must-win situation, Brad Keselowski pulled off one of his biggest victories. Keselowski drove a perfect final two laps in overtime yesterday at Talladega Superspeedway, where he had to win to advance into the third round of NASCAR’s championship playoff. Anything but …

Thomas making it look easy thanks to Gonzalez

Friday, October 17, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Julius Thomas says he was misquoted – by Julius Thomas. After scoring his second TD against the Jets last weekend, Denver’s star tight end screamed, “It’s so easy!” Although his nine TD receptions are tied …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Friday, October 17, 2014

BASEBALL Renovation begins on Wrigley Field bleachers CHICAGO – Construction equipment is starting to take big bites out of Wrigley Field’s exterior outfield walls. The demolition of the historic ballpark’s bleachers is part of a project to build …

Sullinger, Bradley lead Celtics past 76ers

Friday, October 17, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and Avery Bradley added 20 – all in the first half – to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 111-91, in an exhibition game last night. Jeff Green, playing …

Nguyen scores twice as New England beats Houston, 2-1

Friday, October 17, 2014

HOUSTON – Lee Nguyen scored twice in the second half to lead the New England Revolution to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Dynamo last night. New England (16-13-4) is three points behind Eastern Conference leader D.C. United …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Friday, October 17, 2014

JV results With one of their strongest team efforts of the season, the Hopkinton girls’ JV soccer team topped Sunapee, 4-0. Ellie Morrall and Hannah Wood each scored two goals. Hopkinton’s goalkeeping tandem of Maggie Carney and Amelia Bassett notched the team’s seventh shutout with the support of …

High schools: Coe-Brown boys’ soccer team holds off Pembroke to stay undefeated

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PEMBROKE – It wasn’t without its tense moments at the end, but the Coe-Brown boys’ soccer team remained undefeated yesterday, squeaking out a 2-1 victory against host Pembroke. The Bears (13-0) looked to be on their way to …

Krejci, Smith lead Bruins past Red Wings in shootout

Thursday, October 16, 2014

DETROIT – David Krejci and Reilly Smith both scored in regulation and again in the shootout as the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, last night. The Bruins outshot Detroit 35-18 in regulation, and Jimmy Howard …

Jets hope to turn season around with upset of Pats

Thursday, October 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots turned their season around in plenty of time. It’s probably too late for the New York Jets, especially if they drop their sixth straight game when they visit the heavily favored …

Active Outdoors: Snow’s coming! Are you ready?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Has anyone else gotten excited by the first hints of snow this season? It started back in mid-September, when it was still technically summer. We got a frosty night or two and Sunday River (sundayriver.com) up in Bethel, …

Royals hold off Orioles, 2-1, finish ALCS sweep

Thursday, October 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Crown these Royals the American League champions. After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride all the way to the World Series. With …