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United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammates Ali Krieger (11) and Morgan Brian after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany during the second half of a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

U.S. heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

MONTREAL – Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans. Then she blasted that ball into the back of the net. Lloyd’s penalty kick got the United States on the board, and the Americans went on to a 2-0 victory over top-ranked Germany in the semifinals of the …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Battling opponents, nerves on the tennis court

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

All I really wanted after the match was a cold shower and a colder beverage. The last thing I wanted was to write about losing. But after the shower, the beverage(s), some wise words of consolation from a good friend and a good night’s sleep, I got over it. So here it is, the short and half-salty, half-sweet story of my 2015 Concord …

Ortiz and Bradley homer as Red Sox top Toronto for third win in row

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

TORONTO – Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six solid innings and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-3, Tuesday night for …

England eliminates host Canada, 2-1; Japan edges Australia, 1-0

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze scored in the shocking first 14 minutes, and England eliminated Canada from its home World Cup with a 2-1 victory in the quarterfinals Saturday. The Lionesses overcame a frenzied Canadian crowd at BC …

Cardinals ride Wacha’s strong outing to 50th win of the season

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Michael Wacha pitched six solid innings, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs, 8-1, Saturday to become the first major league team with 50 wins. Jason Heyward reached four times in St. Louis’s fifth straight victory. …

Star Marlins slugger Stanton out 4-6 weeks with broken bone in hand

Saturday, June 27, 2015

MIAMI – For the second year in a row, Giancarlo Stanton’s chances of winning the major league home run title have been hurt by an injury. The Miami Marlins slugger has a broken left hand, which is expected …

Allmendinger wins pole for road course race at Sonoma

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. – AJ Allmendinger, developing as the top driver on road courses, won the pole for Sunday’s race at winding Sonoma Raceway. Allmendinger earned the top starting spot during Saturday’s knockout qualifying with a lap of 96.310 …

Felix wins 400 at nationals, unsure if she’ll run it at worlds

Saturday, June 27, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. – Allyson Felix’s dalliance with the 400 meters has led to a dilemma of whether she will run the event at worlds or hand off the spot to a teammate. That decision could take days, maybe …

Pierce opts out of contract with Wizards

Saturday, June 27, 2015

WASHINGTON – Paul Pierce is opting out of the final year of his contract with the Wizards and will become a free agent Wednesday. The veteran small forward signed a two-year deal with Washington last summer that included …

Whitecaps snap New England’s 17-game home streak, 2-1

Saturday, June 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Octavio Rivero scored on a penalty kick in the 31st minute and the Vancouver Whitecaps snapped the New England Revolution’s 17-game home unbeaten streak with a 2-1 victory Saturday night. The West-leading Whitecaps have won an MLS-best six road games through the first half of …

Fisher Cats game at Trenton rained out

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Due to rain in New Jersey, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ game on Saturday against the Trenton Thunder was postponed. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on a date yet to be determined. The teams will try to play Sunday’s scheduled game with a …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Twin State field hockey New Hampshire defeated Vermont in the annual Twin State Field Hockey Classic, 4-3, on an overtime goal from Lebanon’s Emily Perryman. Perryman led New Hampshire with two goals and an assist. The annual game is contested between the top senior field hockey players from …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Baseball Source: Stanton out 4-6 weeks with broken hand MIAMI – A person familiar with the situation said Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has a broken left hand and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks. …