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NASCAR Nationwide driver Chase Elliott looks over his ride after practice rounds at NHMS on Friday, July 11, 2014.  (Alan MacRae/for the Monitor)

Younger Elliott has a future to believe in

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The words leaked from his lips with little notice, likely because they were exactly what someone in his racing boots would be expected to say. Chase Elliott, after all, was 18 years old, never having raced a full season in a NASCAR national tour, making the sixth Nationwide Series start of his career, and yet there he was in Victory … 0

Salem’s Frahm looks for a second chance in Nationwide Series

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Matt Frahm has seen what it’s like when racing works out. And he’s all too familiar with what it’s like when it doesn’t. It was only two years ago that the Salem native and Hampstead resident had a growing presence in the Nationwide Series, NASCAR’s top developmental series. He raced three … 0

Kyle Busch sets record in winning pole for NHMS Sprint Cup race

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Another week, another re-written record. Kyle Busch grabbed the pole for tomorrow’s Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 301 with a track-record average speed of 138.130 mph, beating out Jimmie Johnson (137.790) and Denny Hamlin (137.081), while Tony Stewart and Jamie McMurray took fourth and fifth, respectively. Busch snagged his second … 0

Germany’s Kittel wins sprint to take Tour de France’s third stage

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

LONDON – At this point, the top Tour de France sprint star might be called Sir Marcel. Marcel Kittel, the German with a French first name, led a bunch sprint to win yesterday’s Stage 3 with a finish … 0

LeBron return to Cleveland sounds good, but relationship with Gilbert an obstacle

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CLEVELAND – There was no eye contact, nothing to indicate any reconciliation. The breakup of LeBron James and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was beyond bitter. But now, as James considers a return to the team he abandoned four … 0

Judge approves NFL concussion settlement

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A federal judge yesterday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia came about two weeks after the … 0

Trial over Sterling’s Clippers sale gets started in Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

LOS ANGELES – A neurologist testified yesterday that Donald Sterling likely has Alzheimer’s disease as a trial over the $2 billion Los Angeles Clippers sale finally got underway. Dr. Meril Sue Platzer testified that she was hired by … 0

NASCAR’s decision to cut Daytona race short a wise one

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona, and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 … 0

9 top NASCAR team owners form Race Team Alliance

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The top nine teams in NASCAR have for the first time formed a single entity to collaborate on initiatives and issues facing their sport. The Race Team Alliance was announced yesterday, and Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman was elected chairman. The goals of the … 0

Hernandez permitted to change jails for easier meetings with lawyers

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

FALL RIVER, Mass. – Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can transfer to a jail closer to Boston for easier access to his lawyers while he awaits trial on a murder charge, a judge ruled yesterday. Hernandez … 0

Fisher Cats take 2-0 win before second game suspended due to rain

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

One win, one waiting The New Hampshire Fisher Cats won the first game of a doubleheader against the New Britain Rock Cats yesterday, 2-0, before rain forced the suspension of the second game with the Fisher Cats trailing 2-0 entering the third. In the victory, Radhames Liz pitched … 0

Fisher Cats Berti, Antolin and Boone picked for All-Star Game

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats will be sending three players to the Eastern League All-Star Game on July 16 in Altoona, Pa. Second baseman Jon Berti, who led the Fisher Cats with a .262 average and 26 stolen bases heading into last night’s doubleheader, will join relief pitchers … 0

Patriots’ Edelman to drive pace car at NHMS

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Julian Edelman does it all for the New England Patriots. A highly-productive receiver and return man since joining the team as a seventh-round pick in 2009, Edelman even saw action on defense in 2011. On Sunday, he’ll take … 0