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This time Texans are happy to see Patriots

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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – After missing 13 games last season after back surgery, J.J. Watt relishes any chance to compete. So Houston’s star defensive end was positively giddy on Tuesday after he and the Texans had the first of two joint practices with Tom Brady and the New England ...

UNH offense, led by Trevor Knight, looks good in scrimmage

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DURHAM – One down, one to go. The University of New Hampshire football team went through drills and scrimmaged in Wildcat Stadium on Monday night. The Wildcats have one scrimmage remaining – the fall Blue-White game on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at noon – before they open the 2017 season. UNH opens ...

Nashua’s maligned pitching rose to occasion at perfect time

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NASHUA – How did they do it? How did a Silver Knights team that won just 26 regular season games, seeded fifth, steamroll through the Futures League playoffs to successfully defend their 2016 FCBL title and win their fourth as a franchise in seven years? Worcester manager J.P. Pyne had the ...

Electric Holman atmosphere for Silver Knights

Local Sports Columnists

Electric. Once again, on a summer night, Holman Stadium was the place to be. There have been some great moments in this place; we’ve gone over a few of them here in this space many times. Even this summer, the Team USA-Japan game was something anyone who attended will never forget. Tough to ...

Anatomy of a fourth Silver Knights FCBL title

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It was a memorable week for the Nashua Silver Knights from Sunday to Saturday, Aug. 6-12, beginning with win-or-go home nightcap of last Sunday’s doubleheader with Seacoast at Portsmouth’s Leary Field to this past Saturday night’s Futures League title clincher against Worcester. Here’s ...

Cleveland Indians cool down Red Sox at Fenway

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BOSTON – Edwin Encarnacion homered twice to help the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians earn their fourth straight victory, 7-3 over the East-leading Boston Red Sox on Monday night. In a rematch of last year’s ALDS, which Cleveland won in a three-game sweep, Trevor Bauer (11-8) struck out ...

Silver Knights win second straight FCBL crown, 2-0

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NASHUA – Champions again. Ryan Sullivan said before the season started that the only way to top last year’s Futures Collegiate League title for the Nashua Silver Knights would be to win it at Holman Stadium this summer. They did just that on Saturday night, 2-0 over the Worcester ...

N.Y. Mets call up Nashua’s Kevin McGowan

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Sitting restlessly at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport awaiting a connecting flight to Philadelphia wasn’t where Kevin McGowan wanted to be at 12:23 Sunday afternoon. However, that’s exactly where he found himself – his flight delayed to a destination of a lifetime. The Nashua ...

FCBL Finals fun end to a longer journey than you think

Local Sports Columnists

Nashua Silver Knights manager B.J. Neverett sat in his Holman office about 90 minutes prior to the start of Saturday’s Game 2 of the Futures Collegiate League Finals with Worcester. He had a big grin on his face. “No more bus rides,” he said. This was an FCBL title well-earned for the ...

Knights’ Bonicki enjoyed playing against his college coach

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NASHUA — Friends in the spring, foes in the summer. Often in summer college baseball, players from the same school go against each other. But in the case of Nashua Silver Knights shortstop Kyle Bonicki, he went into this FCBL Finals, including Saturday night’s deciding Game 2 at Holman ...

Silver Knights now just one win away from another FCBL title

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WORCESTER, Mass. – Ryan Sullivan is saving his best for last, and so are the rest of his Nashua Silver Knight teammates. Sullivan’s two-run homer in the sixth inning was the difference as the Knights topped Worcester, 4-1, on Friday night in Game 1 of the best-of-three Futures Collegiate ...

Advantage Neverett over good friend Pyne

Local Sports Columnists

They talk or text just about every day. So you know that Nashua Silver Knights manager B.J. Neverett and his Worcester Bravehearts counterpart J.P. Pyne were in touch coming back from their respective semifinal victories on Thursday night. In fact, the Braveheart and Holy Cross brass had the ...

Trevor Knight has settled into QB role for UNH

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DURHAM – Junior Trevor Knight, who picked up his game as the University of New Hampshire’s starting quarterback as last season went on, is picking up where he left off in this year’s preseason camp. “Trevor’s been really manufacturing some consistency,” said Wildcat offensive ...

Yankees’ five-run eighth sinks Red Sox’ winning streak

Boston sports

NEW YORK – Aaron Hicks awoke a dormant offense with a two-run homer that sparked a five-run eighth inning, then threw out a runner at third in the ninth inning to help Aroldis Chapman get out of trouble, and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Red Sox 5-4 Friday night and stop Boston’s ...

Benintendi’s two homers propel Red Sox over Yankees

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NEW YORK – For a rookie who began this month on the bench, Andrew Benintendi is putting up a monster August. Benintendi rocketed a pair of three-run homers off All-Star Luis Severino and the Boston Red Sox bounced back from a tough loss, roughing up the New York Yankees 10-5 Saturday. “Two ...

Elks ‘Soccer Shoot’ set for Aug. 26

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The Nashua Lodge of Elks will be holding its 17th Annual Greater Nashua “Soccer Shoot” contest on Saturday Aug. 26 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Main Dunstable Road Soccer Fields in Nashua. Prizes will be awarded to the top three in each of the eight groups (four boys and four ...

Greater Nashua Senior Softball results

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IMEC 19, M&N 11 Everyone in the IMEC lineup had at least two hits, with Dick Gillespie and Bob Beaver leading the charge with four each. M&N got perfect days from Don Kasper (4 for 4) and Rob Rich (3 for 3), with Frank Sommer, Charlie Howe and Kip Ferguson chipping in three hits ...

Silver Knights edge Bristol to return to FCBL Finals

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BRISTOL, Conn. – It’s an FCBL Finals rematch. They always make it interesting, but the Nashua Silver Knights survived a 4-3 win over the Bristol Blues at Muzzy Field Thursday night to return to the Futures Collegiate League title series to defend their championship. Nashua swept the ...

The FCBL’s best are at it again

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Nashua Silver Knights manager B.J. Neverett is never at a loss for words. It’s now his team and old friend J.P.Pyne’s Worcester Bravehearts in a rematch of last year’s Futures League Finals, the last two teams to get into the playoffs. “The league,” he said, “is going to hate all of ...

Silver Knights rally past Bristol to grab series lead

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NASHUA – You just keep expecting the unexpected from the 2017 Nashua Silver Knights. Wednesday night they blew an 8-2 lead in Game 1 of the Futures Collegiate League semifinals against the aggressive Bristol Blues, but rallied with two runs in the eighth for a dramatic 10-9 win before a ...