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Drew Bonifant: In NASCAR this year, winning isn’t everything – but it helps

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Brad Keselowski was leaving the rest of the field in his impressive wake, but one of the people calling his victory had some reassurance for the drivers behind him. “You don’t always have to get to Victory Lane to make it a successful day,” TNT commentator Wally Dallenbach said during the broadcast. Several of those drivers will be counting on … 0

No catching Keselowski this weekend

Sunday, July 13, 2014

LOUDON – Brad Keselowski sat down for the post-race interviews, started answering the first question and couldn’t hide a hint of sadness in his voice. … 0

Martin breaks away to win 9th stage; Gallopin takes overall lead

Sunday, July 13, 2014

MULHOUSE, France – German rider Tony Martin showed he has climbing skills to go with his speed by easily winning the hilly ninth stage of … 0

Kyle Busch sets record in winning pole for NHMS Sprint Cup race

Saturday, July 12, 2014

LOUDON – Another week, another re-written record. Kyle Busch grabbed the pole for tomorrow’s Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 301 with a track-record average speed of 138.130 mph, beating out Jimmie Johnson (137.790) and Denny Hamlin (137.081), … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, July 12, 2014

BASEBALL Yankees RHP Tanaka apologizes for being injured BALTIMORE – New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka accepts his elbow injury as “a challenge” and vows to return soon to help the team win. Tanaka was placed on the … 0

Italy’s Trentin wins seventh Tour leg in photo finish

Saturday, July 12, 2014

NANCY, France – Matteo Trentin of Italy won yesterday’s seventh stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish, after two top American hopefuls went down in the latest spills of a crash-marred edition this year. Fellow … 0

AP Sources: Bosh agrees to max deal with Heat

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Chris Bosh said countless times in recent weeks that he did not want to leave Miami. Not even LeBron James’s departure changed his mind. And shortly after the Heat took a King-sized hit, their future started coming together. Bosh is staying in Miami, agreeing yesterday to a five-year … 0

LeBron James returns to Cavs: ‘I’m coming home’

Saturday, July 12, 2014

CLEVELAND – If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for … 0

Sea Dogs hit three homers in 6-3 victory over Fisher Cats

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fishers fall in Portland Matt Newman hit three doubles and the Fisher Cats tallied seven as a team, but they stranded 10 runners in a 6-3 series-opening road loss to the Portland Sea Dogs last night. Portland (60-33) made New Hampshire (43-49) pay after the Fisher Cats left … 0

Vazquez has three hits to help Red Sox over Astros, 8-3

Saturday, July 12, 2014

HOUSTON – Rookie Christian Vazquez got his first three major league hits and drove in three runs, while David Ortiz had three RBI to break open the game in the sixth inning and lead the Boston Red Sox … 0

Matt Bonner brings the NBA Championship Trophy to Concord

Saturday, July 12, 2014

It came from Argentina. It will fly to Australia next week. But for now, the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy resides in Concord. The trophy arrived at Rundlett Middle School yesterday courtesy of Matt Bonner, the 6-foot-10 Concord … 1

Jordan Cote, by the numbers

Friday, July 11, 2014

Jordan Cote’s stats with Single-A Staten Island: 0-1 record 7.71 ERA 5 appearances (4 starts) 18.2 innings pitched 29 hits allowed 20 runs (16 earned) 14 strikeouts 4 walks … 0

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 … 0