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Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz watches his three-run home run off Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer during the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 27, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Red Sox's Daniel Nava and Dustin Pedroia also scored. Catching for the Rays is Curt Casali. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Ortiz home run lifts Sox over Rays – and gets bad blood going again

Monday, July 28, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and now it’s back on between the teams at the bottom of the AL East. Ortiz’s shot off Chris Archer lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory yesterday that ended their five-game losing streak … 0

Arizona training sessions a bonding experience for Patriots secondary

Monday, July 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play football in whatever the weather is,” cornerback Logan Ryan said after he and his teammates … 0

Jeff Gordon turns back the clock to win Brickyard 400

Monday, July 28, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line yesterday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race – no given because restarts have been Gordon’s Achilles heel – to pass Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne with 17 laps remaining … 0

Fisher Cats win opener of series in Harrisburg

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Daniel Norris pitched five scoreless innings and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats used two home runs to drop the Harrisburg Senators, 5-3, in the opener of a four-game series last night. Andy Burns hit his 11th home run to give the Fisher Cats a 2-0 lead in the … 0

Bizarre Clippers court case nears close

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES – The bizarre battle over the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers goes to a judge Monday and he may not have the final word on the dispute. The story has taken one strange turn after … 0

Tigers bolster shaky bullpen with addition of Joakim Soria

Thursday, July 24, 2014

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers had seen enough from their shaky bullpen to know something had to be done. The AL Central-leading Tigers acquired right-hander Joakim Soria, giving them an option to pitch in the seventh, eighth or … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, July 24, 2014

BASEBALL Twins trade 1B/DH Morales back to Mariners MINNEAPOLIS – Kendrys Morales is on his way back to Seattle to try and give the Mariners’ struggling offense a boost as they chase a playoff spot. The Minnesota Twins … 0

Lynch expected to hold out from Seahawks camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

RENTON, Wash. – Marshawn Lynch is not expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks’ training camp, according to close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson. Appearing on NFL Network last night, Robinson said he spoke with Lynch and Seattle’s star running back plans … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NEIBL result The Weare Nationals baseball team defeated AB Athletics of Nashua, 5-3, in the first of the New England Independent Baseball League playoffs. Andrew Clay got the win on the mound, going five innings and allowing one earned run on four hits while walking one and striking … 0

Bow’s Cole quickly feels at home on the golf course

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Two years ago, Tyler Cole was cut from the Bow High School golf team. This year he qualified for the New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship. And the turning point on that accelerated learning curve was a dodgeball … 0

Gronkowski cleared to play at Patriots training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star tight end is expected to be on the field for the first … 0

Red Sox let early three-run lead get away in 6-4 loss to Jays

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO – Jose Bautista provided the power and R.A Dickey earned the win, but two perfect innings from promising rookie Aaron Sanchez was all anyone in the Toronto Blue Jays’ clubhouse wanted to talk about. Bautista homered and … 0

Active Outdoors: Three short summer outings

Thursday, July 24, 2014

It was a beautiful summer Saturday morning, with sunny blue skies, low humidity, temperatures in the 50s and headed for the high 70s. If July were always this nice, I’d be a big fan. Over breakfast, my sweetheart … 0