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Concord’s Bonner returning to NBA champion Spurs

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Red Rocket is coming back to San Antonio. The Spurs announced yesterday that they re-signed Concord native and Concord High graduate Matt Bonner. Terms were not disclosed, but the veteran will return for a ninth season in San Antonio. That’s the longest tenure outside of the trio of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. Bonner only played sparingly … 0

Cleveland’s Manziel has NFL’s top-selling jersey

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Second on Cleveland’s depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list. The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp this week … 0

RTA could help NASCAR and teams communicate better on key issues

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There is no clearer example of the disconnect between NASCAR and its teams then the fight earlier this year over the procedures … 0

McIlroy crushes the field to roll to first British Open title

Monday, July 21, 2014

HOYLAKE, England – Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy. On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson. … 0

Lester excellent again as Red Sox shut out Royals

Monday, July 21, 2014

BOSTON – Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud applause … 0

Patriots’ defensive overhaul a top development to watch this season

Monday, July 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won, 26-16, and piled up … 0

Bourdais, Conway grab wins at IndyCar doubleheader in Toronto

Monday, July 21, 2014

TORONTO – IndyCar ran two races in Toronto yesterday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy. The series had planned to run one race Saturday and one yesterday until rain washed out the first … 0

Bills GM concerned about defensive tackle Dareus’s condition

Monday, July 21, 2014

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Bills General Manager Doug Whaley’s patience is growing thin after starting defensive tackle Marcell Dareus experienced his latest offseason setback by failing a pre-training camp conditioning test. “It’s cause for concern,” Whaley told the Associated … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, July 21, 2014

Motorsports Formula One points leader Rosberg wins German GP HOCKENHEIM, Germany – Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on yesterday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. “It’s an amazing feeling to win … 0

Pressure on, but Jets staying confident entering camp

Monday, July 21, 2014

NEW YORK – New playmakers, fresh-faced rookies and a rejuvenated Rex Ryan. They all have the New York Jets feeling pretty optimistic heading into training camp, with their sights set on ending a three-year playoff drought – the … 0

Woods says he would pick himself for Ryder Cup team

Monday, July 21, 2014

Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods said he would pick himself for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. In his second tournament since March 31 back surgery, Woods closed with a 3-over 75 in … 0

Berti drives in game-winning run for Fisher Cats in 3-2 victory over Portland

Monday, July 21, 2014

Saving the best for last Jon Berti’s RBI single in the ninth finished off a two-run inning and lifted the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to a 3-2 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs yesterday. The Fisher Cats trailed 2-1 going into the final frame, but Andy Fermin and … 0

Exciting rookies, new rules key points to watch as NFL kicks off

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW YORK – It’s time to climb out of the pool, put down that frosty drink, discard the shades and fire up the high-definition TV. The NFL is back. Some training camps open this weekend, and the first … 0