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Professional Sports

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

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Baseball Yankees’ Sabathia expects to pitch in 2015 NEW YORK – CC Sabathia is disappointed and relieved all at the same time. Sidelined with a right knee injury, the New York Yankees’ pitcher spoke to reporters yesterday morning … 0

Baseball landscape ready to heat up in second half

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sure, it was great for a couple days. The cheers for Derek Jeter. The power of Giancarlo Stanton. The excellence of Mike Trout in the American League’s 5-3 victory. Baseball’s All-Star party in the Twin Cities was a … 0

IndyCar Series in Toronto rained out

Sunday, July 20, 2014

TORONTO — Let’s race two. IndyCar’s weekend doubleheader will be crammed into one day because yesterday’s race was called because of rain. IndyCar was scheduled to run a second race today in Toronto. The open wheel series will … 0

Swihart has big hit as Sea Dogs rout Fisher Cats

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Blake Swihart hit a three-run homer to cap off the first of Portland’s consecutive four-run innings and the visiting Sea Dogs went on to a 10-3 victory over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats last night. Swihart, a top Red Sox catching prospect, went deep against Fisher Cats starter … 0

Rory McIlroy builds six-shot lead at British Open

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England – Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. When he rolled in a 10-foot eagle putt on the final hole for a … 0

Woods keeps going wrong direction at British Open

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England – Tiger Woods was the last to tee off yesterday in the British Open. He had the biggest gallery. It might have seemed like old times for Woods in the major championships except for one tiny … 0

Tim O’Sullivan column: Pieces in place for Pats to win another championship

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ever since Darrelle Revis signed with the Patriots in March, anticipation for the 2014 season took on a new feel. Being eager for the NFL season to start is nothing new in New England, but this is different. … 0

Red Sox slip past Royals again, 2-1

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rubby De La Rosa pitched seven solid innings and Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking homer to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals last night. It was the sixth … 0

Elliott holds off Bayne for Nationwide win

Sunday, July 20, 2014

JOLIET, Ill. – Chase Elliott held off Trevor Bayne to win the Nationwide Series stop at Chicagoland Speedway last night. Elliott had a strong car all day long for JR Motorsports, qualifying third and leading a race-high 85 … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, July 19, 2014

BASEBALL Braves part ways with struggling 2B Uggla ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves requested unconditional release waivers for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla, parting ways with a former starter still owed over $18 million over the remainder of this year and next. In his fourth season with the … 0