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Phillies leave Red Sox exasperated with 3-2 win

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BOSTON (AP) – Aaron Nola pitched seven innings of four-hit ball to win for the sixth time in his last seven decisions, getting three runs of support in the first inning and cruising to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. In the opener of a two-game interleague series, ...

Keating thrilled to begin head coaching career at South

High Schools

NASHUA – Welcome back, Lauren Keating. The former Nashua High School North goaltender is officially back home, although the one-time Titan is now a Panther. “It's fantastic,” the new Nashua South girls soccer coach said. “Super happy to be back in my home town. So happy to be here, ...

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Sometimes, sports really suck. And not for the obvious wrong reasons, like an over-boisterous fan, zealous parents or a coach who does not get it. After 30 years in this business, I get all those and simply move past them. I just can’t overcome Trey Johnson. A trip to Amherst and Saber ...

Patriots have the potential to get younger, but better?

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Here's a few takeaways from Saturday night's New England Patriots 22-17 preseason snoozer over the Tennessee Titans, while wondering what Bill Belichick ate before the game to put him in a less than cheerful mood: ------We can't remember a preseason when the Patriots played so many rookies who ...

Eichman all set to be a Wildcat contributor

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DURHAM – Former Merrimack High School football standout Joe Eichman had to deal with something last year: Not playing. Eichman walked on to the University of New Hampshire football team, but was of course redshirted. So for the first time in awhile, he wasn't in a competitive situation on ...

No surgery for Chris Sale, but his season is over

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BOSTON (AP) – Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale is receiving treatment for inflammation in his elbow that will shut him down for the rest of the regular season, another blow to the defending World Series champions whose postseason hopes appear all but dashed. Orthopedist Dr. James Andrews gave ...

Patriots will let Josh Gordon get in shape before activating him

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – Oft-suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon returned to the New England Patriots’ practice field on Monday without pads and without saying when he might be able to play again. Gordon was seen stretching on the field during the portion of the team’s workout that was ...

Football is back to being Reyes’ life at UNH

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DURHAM – Football is back to being Kendall Reyes' full time job. “Football is a game that changed my life,” the Nashua High School North alum said. “And I think there's a lot I can bring back to the game.” And he's doing just that. The former NFL defensive tackle who spent five ...

Bolden eager to fit in with Pats wherever he can

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – They've enjoyed hitting other people. The New England Patriots spent most of last week on the road in joint practices with the Tennessee Titans, leading up to Saturday night's preseason game in Nashville. “We went a week, week and a half hitting each other,” Bolden ...

Stidham poised in rallying Patriots

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Marcus Mariota jumped into the air and flipped over Patriots cornerback Duron Harmon into the end zone for a 2-point conversion. In a preseason game nearly eight months after the Titans quarterback couldn’t play in Tennessee’s regular-season finale because of ...

Red Sox overwhelm bumbling Baltimore Orioles

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BOSTON (AP) — Standing in the middle of Boston’s clubhouse answering questions, a baby-faced Rafael Devers found himself immersed in Red Sox history. Devers went 4 for 5 with a homer, two doubles and four RBIs to reach 101 this season, and Boston rallied from an early six-run deficit for ...

NFL reinstates Patriots receiver Josh Gordon

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The New England Patriots receiving corps got a huge boost late Friday when the NFL announced it has reinstated veteran wideout Josh Gordon. Gordon, who was suspended by the league for the fifth time for substance abuse last December, will be elgible to enter the Gillette Stadium facilites on ...

Former Cardinal Sanborn getting his kicks as UNH’s punter

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DURHAM – Drew Sanborn is alive and kickin'. The Amherst native may have fallen out of view a for a few years after shining as Bishop Guertin's punter during from 2012- 2014 as a three-time All Conference foot. A redshirt season at the University of New Hampshire, followed by a couple of ...

Red Sox’ Chris Sale on 10-day injured list

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BOSTON (AP) – Red Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left elbow inflammation, raising questions about whether he will pitch again this season. Team president Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI and the team’s doctors said the results showed ...

Excitement galore as high school football is back

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Curtis Harris couldn't wait. He had a sleepover Thursday night with Nashua High School North football teammate Colby Marshall and told his buddy when he woke up Friday morning, “It's time to play football, let's go.” Nashua South's Kyle O'Connor felt the same way. He set his alarm for 7 ...

Nashua left its mark on 14U World Series

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The Nashua 14U Babe Ruth All-Stars learned one important thing in their week at the Babe Ruth World Series in Demoplis, Ala. They belonged. “Absolutely,” Nashua coach Todd Holbrook said after his team competed in three of their four games, going 1-3. “Absolutely. It was the first ...

Greater Nashua Senior Softball League

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Dionnes 15, IMEC 2 It was Jeff Fuller Day (again) as he went 4 for 4 and scored four runs. Hitting stars also Jim Edwards with four hits. Honorable mention are Don Clark with three hits, and Dick Gillespie with three runs. Pine Street 13, Joks 8 Pine Street was on a three-game winning ...

Mo Facques: Farwell to a beloved local coaching legend

High Schools

In the summer between his sophomore and junior year, Dan Murray got up early and would always meet his Milford AREA High School basketball coach Mo Facques at Keyes Field. The reason was simple. Facques knew going into the 1972 season he had four or five good players, but he needed one ...

Milford’s Lorden hopes to shake the injury bug for Wildcats

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DURHAM – Nick Lorden remembers his first play as a University of New Hampshire wide receiver. It came two years ago in a game against the University of Maine. A 12-yard catch. But not just any 12-yard catch. “It was a touchdown,” the Milford native and Bishop Guertin alum said. “That ...