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Toronto Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera heads down the first base line on his second two run, home run of the game against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, July 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Nine-run sixth the lowlight as Blue Jays crush Sox, 14-1

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Red Sox are looking like a team that’ll be playing out the string a little early this season. The defending World Series champions, last in the AL East, lost for the sixth time in seven games, falling to the Toronto Blue Jays, 14-1, last night. And it wasn’t pretty. Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of … 0

With Brickyard win, Gordon has the look of a championship contender

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record place. He brought the southern sport to Madison Ave. and became such a household name that even rapper Nelly name-dropped Gordon in … 0

Judge permits Clippers’ sale from Sterling to Microsoft’s Ballmer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES – Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided yesterday with Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who negotiated the record sale … 0

Hall call: Thomas, Glavine and Maddux to enter shrine

Saturday, July 26, 2014

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Frank Thomas was always driven to excel, and that sure served him well. “I was never that blue-chip prospect,” he said. “I had to outwork my opponents.” Hard to imagine now that Thomas was ever … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, July 26, 2014

NFL Running back Lynch missing as Seahawks camp begins RENTON, Wash. – Marshawn Lynch was absent as expected when the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks began training camp. Seattle Coach Pete Carroll said yesterday he was disappointed Lynch was not present. Carroll reiterated the team wants Lynch there … 0

Lawrence leads Fisher Cats past Senators in front of hometown fans

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fisher Cats starting pitcher Casey Lawrence returned home last night and dazzled friends and family, working eight innings to earn his seventh win in the Fisher Cats’ 5-3 victory over the Harrisburg Senators. The 26-year-old from nearby McSherrystown, Pa., allowed two unearned runs on four hits while walking … 0

A’s acquire former Fisher Cats pitcher McGuire from Toronto

Saturday, July 26, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Toronto Blue Jays sent minor league right-hander Deck McGuire to the Oakland Athletics for cash yesterday. The A’s said that McGuire will be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. The 25-year-old McGuire is 6-9 with a 4.21 ERA in 20 starts for Triple-A Buffalo and Double-A … 0

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lady Cannons finish runner-up The New Hampshire 16U Lady Cannons took second place last weekend at the Bulldog Two tournament held in Waterville, Maine. The Cannons had bracket play wins over Brewer, Maine, 13-7 and Old Town, Maine, 8-0. The Cannons lost in the finals to the 18U … 0

Brady looking to improve in 15th training camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Three quarterbacks took turns throwing as the New England Patriots began training camp yesterday. It’s the 15th for Tom Brady, the fourth for Ryan Mallett and the first for Jimmy Garoppolo. All had plenty to … 0

UNH football team hungry to improve on momentous 2013 season

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The quarterback, the leading rusher, the leading receiver and four offensive lineman with starting experience all return this season for a University of New Hampshire offense that averaged 30.8 points per game last year. Nine of 11 starters, including the tackle, sack and interception leaders, return for a … 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

De La Rosa hit hard, Blue Jays blank Red Sox behind Stroman, 8-0

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO – Boston’s hopes of turning a dismal season around took a big hit against the Blue Jays. Marcus Stroman and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, Juan Francisco drove in four runs and came within a double … 0

In eyes of the NFL, marijuana use worse than assault

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Talk about a distraction. As flippant and meaningless as that word has become in the context of sports and locker rooms, it seems a fitting characterization of Ray Rice’s situation on the Baltimore Ravens – at least in … 0