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Monarchs topple Lehigh Valley, 3-1

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Paul Bissonnette and Ryan Horvat each had multiple points in the Monarchs’ 3-1 win over Lehigh Valley yesterday. Manchester finished its three-game weekend with four points after splitting two games in Hershey. Bissonnette recorded a “Gordie Howe hat trick” with a goal, assist and a fighting major. Lehigh Valley (30-29-6-1) scored on its second shot of the game, but Bissonnette …

Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, 5th at Martinsville

Sunday, March 29, 2015

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track. Now, with his spot in …

Castillo throws out runner, scores as Red Sox top Rays in extra innings, 3-2

Sunday, March 29, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tie-breaking run at the plate, then …

Leading off: Leading off

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Motorsports NASCAR racer Larson taken to hospital after fainting MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Chip Ganassi Racing officials said Kyle Larson was taken to a hospital as a precaution after fainting during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway yesterday. Chip Ganassi said Larson fainted at Chevy Stage in the fan …

Revolution earn first victory over the season with 2-1 win over San Jose

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Kelyn Rowe scored twice and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, yesterday in steady snow and hail for their first victory of the season. New England (1-2-1) got its first goal of the season in the 21st minute. A turnover created a chance for …

NHL: Habs clinch postseason berth

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Max Pacioretty scored in overtime as the Montreal Canadiens clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers last night. Lars Eller and Alex Galchenyuk scored in regulation for the Canadiens, and Carey Price stopped …

Bulls hand Knicks franchise-record 60th loss in 111-80 romp

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Nikola Mirotic scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls handed the Knicks their franchise-record 60th loss, beating New York, 111-80, last night. A night after tying the team’s previous single-season …

Monarchs suffer road woes in 6-2 loss to Hershey

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Manchester Monarchs dropped their contest with the Hershey Bears, 6-2, last night at Hershey’s Giant Center. Hershey took a 3-0 lead before Michael Mersch put the Monarchs on the board with 1:39 to go in the first. Things didn’t get better for Manchester; the Bears tacked on …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NBA Durant to have another surgery, will miss rest of season OKLAHOMA CITY – Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder …

Teheran labors into the sixth, but Braves beat Buchholz, Boston

Saturday, March 28, 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Julio Teheran labored through 5.2 innings but allowed only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox yesterday …

David Ortiz defends his reputation in column

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in …

Logano wins Martinsville pole

Saturday, March 28, 2015

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole for tomorrow’s Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, and Chase Elliott earned the right to make his debut in the series by qualifying 27th. Logano turned …

Mersch ties franchise record for points as Monarchs win, 6-3

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Michael Mersch notched the first hat trick of his pro career and tied a franchise record with five points as the Manchester Monarchs beat the Hershey Bears, 6-3, on the road last night. Mersch became the fifth Manchester player ever to record five points. The Monarchs (42-15-6-2), who …