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Steve Pearce stays with Red Sox for 2019

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – World Series MVP Steve Pearce says it was a “no-brainer” to return to the Red Sox for another year. “This was the place that I wanted to be,” he said on a conference call Monday, three days after agreeing to a $6.5 million, one-year deal with the defending champions. ...

Cougars fall in final seconds in Division III title game

High Schools

DURHAM – Campbell High School football coach Glen Costello trusted his defense. The Monadnock Regional offensive unit trusted the process, as well as kicker Issac Jasinski. The Huskies' process and Jasinski won out, as the kicker's 27-yard field goal with one second left sent the Cougars ...

Alvirne falls to unbeaten Plymouth in Division II football finals

High Schools

DURHAM – Even on the ropes, trailing Alvirne 18-15 at halftime, Plymouth High School acted like the Division II state championship was its destiny, a foregone conclusion if you will, more than precariously hanging in the balance. The Bobcats lived up to the hype, completing the undefeated ...

Some better picks will cure the Bye Week Blues

Local Sports Columnists

The Bye Week Blues. Got 'em? New England Patriots fans must after last week's Torture in Tennessee. But the players probably couldn't get away from Foxborough and Gillette Stadium fast enough. They have today and Sunday off and then it's back to work. “I just think the morale changes,” ...

Mookie Betts a Red Sox lifer? Don’t bet on it

Local Sports Columnists

Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, seeking some sort of guidance on a few questions. … Will Mookie Betts play his entire career with the Red Sox? Weighing modern trends, the safe (if not wise) bet is to say no. Indeed, it’s absurd for anyone to predict that any ...

College Journal: Rivier hoop teams find in-state talent

Local Sports

NASHUA – Last winter was one to forget for the Rivier University men’s and women’s basketball programs. As both their seasons are underway, will things improve? It looks that way, but one thing is for certain – whatever both Raider teams end up doing this season, they’ll be ...

Irving leads Celtics to OT win over Raptors

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Kyrie Irving had a season-high 43 points, scoring 17 in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter to force overtime and then making or recording an assist on every basket in the extra period Friday night to lead the Boston Celtics to a 123-116 victory over the Toronto ...

Red Sox sign Pearce to one-year deal

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – World Series MVP Steve Pearce is staying with the Red Sox. The journeyman first baseman agreed to a $6.25 million, one-year contract with Boston on Friday. The 35-year-old Pearce was a free agent after completing a $12.5 million, two-year deal that he got from Toronto in ...

Dallas Stars slip past Bruins in overtime

Boston sports

DALLAS (AP) — Jason Dickinson buried a rebound 1:34 into overtime, Ben Bishop made 23 saves and the Dallas Stars beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 on Friday night. Dickinson and Mattias Janmark led a 2-on-1 against goalie Tuukka Rask. Janmark shot from the left side, and the rebound slid to ...

Cougars, Huskies ready for title game rematch at UNH

High Schools

LITCHFIELD – Let's flashback to a year ago on a chilly Saturday morning at the University of New Hampshire. You had two unbeaten teams getting ready to battle it out for the Division III football championship at Wildcat Stadium. One, Mondadnock Regional, you would have been amazed they made ...

Alvirne QB Gora wrestling with greatness

High Schools

HUDSON — The Alvirne High School football team heads into uncharted territory Saturday, its first-ever championship game. Don’t expect the Broncos sophomore quarterback to be swept up in the magnitude of the moment when Alvirne and Plymouth collide (2:30 p.m.) at UNH’s Wildcat ...

Red Sox’ Mookie Betts wins American League MVP Award

Boston sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts is ready to become an ambassador for baseball, now that he's won a batting title, World Series and Most Valuable Player award with Boston. "I enjoy being kind of a face around the game. I've kind of used this pedestal or whatever you want to say to spread ...

Campbell’s Costello made the right turn into coaching

High Schools

LITCHFIELD --- Glen Costello was feeling like something was missing during his senior year in college. He had played football at Alvirne High School, but there was no longer football at UMass-Lowell, where he was going to graduate from in a few months. The Hudson native was driving by Alvirne ...

Rubino sets the tone for Campbell football

High Schools

LITCHFIELD – Forgive Campbell High School senior Jason Rubino if he seems a bit distracted this week. You see he knows now for certain that Saturday's Division III title game between the Cougars and Monadnock at the University of New Hampshire will be the last high school football game he ...

Patriots have time off to ponder where they really stand

Boston sports

Imagine having the worst work day of the month right before you were supposed to take some time off. That's what happened to the New England Patriots this past Sunday. Any extra time off other than perhaps a weekend they may have been looking forward to is likely out the window, floating ...