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Kevin Harvick, left, talks to a crew member during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Friday, May 1, 2015, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

NASCAR notebook: Harvick’s advice a wise idea for Sprint Cup

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Kevin Harvick’s been so good this year, even his ideas have stood out among his competitors. The defending Sprint Cup champion and current points leader had some sage advice when asked how he could improve NASCAR, with a focus specifically on drawing more fans to the sport. Harvick didn’t target the cars or the format for competition, areas that have …

Mayweather wins decision in richest fight ever

Sunday, May 3, 2015

LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab last night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights with a win that cemented …

UNH gets defensive in spring football game

Saturday, May 2, 2015

DURHAM – Determining a winner in an intrasquad football scrimmage can be tricky, especially with some players switching sides during the contest. But it seemed clear who came out on top in yesterday’s Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire’s Cowell Stadium. “I thought it was a defensive day,” said UNH Coach Sean McDonnell, whose team is coming off a 12-2 …

High schools: Coe-Brown girls’ lacrosse beats Belmont, 12-3, for program’s first win

Thursday, April 30, 2015

NORTHWOOD – The offense kept attacking, the scoring came in waves and the defense stifled chance after chance. It was just the fourth game of its first season, but the Coe-Brown girls’ lacrosse team looked like it’s been …

Look for Patriots to fill a need at cornerback in NFL draft

Thursday, April 30, 2015

There are two common misconceptions when it comes to the Patriots and the NFL draft, which begins tonight at 8 with the first round and continues tomorrow (rounds two and three) and Saturday (rounds four through seven). The first misconception is the Bill Belichick “always” trades down and …

Ramirez caps big April in Boston’s 4-1 win over Toronto

Thursday, April 30, 2015

BOSTON – Hanley Ramirez capped off a strong April. Better yet, Rick Porcello gave Boston’s beleaguered pitching staff a boost. Ramirez hit a two-run homer, Porcello held Toronto to one run over seven innings and the Red Sox …

Right call? Orioles take the field in riot-torn Baltimore

Thursday, April 30, 2015

BALTIMORE – With tempers still smoldering in riot-torn Baltimore and nearby neighborhoods clearing out rubble and debris, the Orioles played a baseball game yesterday. This wasn’t for the fans, because there weren’t any at Camden Yards. The game …

Lightning blank Red Wings, 2-0, in Game 7

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Braydon Coburn broke a scoreless tie early in the third period and Ben Bishop made 31 saves to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings, 2-0, last night in Game 7 of the first-round series. …

Ovechkin, Price, Tavares finalists for Hart Memorial Trophy

Thursday, April 30, 2015

NEW YORK – Washington forward Alex Ovechkin, Montreal goalie Carey Price and New York Islanders forward John Tavares are the finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s player most valuable player. Members of the Professional Hockey …

Horford, Teague help Hawks hold off Nets, 107-97, for 3-2 lead

Thursday, April 30, 2015

DeMarre Carroll scored 24 points and Al Horford and Jeff Teague added 20 apiece, helping the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks hold off the Brooklyn Nets, 107-97, last night in a series that’s closer than anyone envisioned. Shaking off a …

Tim Dahlberg column: Mayweather pretends domestic abuse never happened

Thursday, April 30, 2015

LAS VEGAS – The spokeswoman from FanDuel was having trouble answering the question. Not her fault, really, because others involved with Floyd Mayweather Jr. struggle with the same thing. In the fantasy gaming website’s case it was this: …

Fisher Cats complete sweep of Thunder with 4-1 victory

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Matt Newman ripped a two-run double in the top of the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats went on to complete a three-game sweep of the visiting Trenton Thunder with a 4-1 victory last night. Jake Fox led off the eighth …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, April 30, 2015

BASEBALL Arizona’s Bradley to DL after getting struck by line drive PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks placed pitcher Archie Bradley on the 15-day disabled list with a sinus fracture in the right side of his face after he …