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Sanbornton’s Jordan Cote fires a pitch during a recent start for the Staten Island Yankees. After starting the season with Charleston (a Class A full-season team), the 21-year-old was sent down to Staten Island (a Class A short-season team), where he is trying to develop as a starting pitcher. Photo by Robert M. Pimpsner / Pinstripe Prospects

Sanbornton’s Cote rolls with the changes of life in the minor leagues

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOWELL, Mass. – Jordan Cote was hoping for rain. “There’s like a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, so you never know,” Cote said as he waited to pick up some food Tuesday afternoon at a Chili’s in Staten Island, N.Y. The thunderstorms never materialized, so Cote made his scheduled start for the Staten Island Yankees on Tuesday night. If the … 0

Sprint Cup driver Larson wants to show he’s no ordinary rookie

Friday, July 11, 2014

LOUDON – For years, Chip Ganassi Racing had name recognition. But the team needed a spark. It had Ganassi, one of open wheel racing’s most prominent owners, at the helm, and Daytona 500 champ Jamie McMurray and Indianapolis 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya in the cars. On paper, the team had the necessary … 0

Carp lifts Red Sox over White Sox, 4-3, in 10 innings

Friday, July 11, 2014

BOSTON – Mike Carp spent more than a month on the disabled list with a broken right foot. He watched the Boston Red Sox struggle, wishing he could contribute. Sometimes, he couldn’t bear to watch. “Some of the nights, I almost had to turn the TV off in those situations because you can’t … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Baseball Seager replaces Encarnacion on All-Star roster NEW YORK – Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager was selected to replace injured Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion on the American League’s roster for next week’s All-Star game. The 26-year-old Seager, a first-time All-Star, entered yesterday with a .274 average, … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Youth baseball The Weare Nationals defeated the Nashua Chiefs, 9-5, in NEIBL action. Tyler Gamache went 3-for-3 with two doubles, four RBI, two runs and a stolen base. CJ Coughlin went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base. Ryan Thompson went 1-for-2 with an RBI, run … 0

Red Sox rally, only to lose to Orioles, 7-6, in 12

Sunday, July 6, 2014

BOSTON – An impressive seventh-inning rally only postponed defeat a couple of hours for the spiraling and pressing Red Sox. Boston’s comeback from a five-run deficit was thwarted when David Lough tripled to lead off the 12th inning … 0

Change it up: How 7 new NFL coaches are shaping tone

Sunday, July 6, 2014

From the smooth, almost laid-back approaches of Lovie Smith and Jim Caldwell to the fiery passion of Mike Zimmer, new NFL coaches are reshaping the environments of their teams. Some have much bigger chores than others. Bringing in … 0

Almirola puts No. 43 back in Victory Lane at Daytona

Sunday, July 6, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It had been more than 15 years since the iconic No. 43 drove to Victory Lane. So waiting through two days of thunderstorms and three red flags was relatively easy for Aric Almirola and … 0

France: NASCAR to discuss changes to 2015 schedule

Sunday, July 6, 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR Chairman Brian France said “robust” discussion will go into setting the 2015 schedule. A revamped format to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship this season coupled with NBC taking over the second … 0

Trade costs Samardzija chance for All-Star outing

Sunday, July 6, 2014

NEW YORK – The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game. A day after Samardzija was dealt from the Chicago Cubs to Oakland, a big … 0

What a final! Djokovic tops Federer at Wimbledon

Sunday, July 6, 2014

LONDON – Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer’s regal presence and resurgent play. No man has won tennis’s oldest major tournament more often than … 0

Italy’s Nibali wins Tour de France 2nd stage in England

Sunday, July 6, 2014

SHEFFIELD, England – Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali outfoxed other Tour de France title contenders to win a hilly second stage through Yorkshire countryside yesterday, wresting the overall race leader’s yellow jersey. The Astana team leader pointed a finger skyward … 0

Germany concerned about roughness of Brazil

Sunday, July 6, 2014

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil – Germany midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger thinks Brazil has crossed the line with some of its hard tackling ahead of the World Cup semifinals and is urging referees to keep a closer eye on the host … 0