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Benintendi leads Red Sox past Rangers

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BOSTON (AP) – Andrew Benintendi bolstered his All-Star credentials with a pair of doubles and two RBIs in his final game before fan votes are tallied, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to eight games. Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a ...

Eight Greater Nashua players still in State Am field

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The match-play field at the 115th New Hampshire State Amateur Golf Championship was sliced in half on Tuesday. Of the 32 players still alive and fighting for a title as play resumes on Wednesday morning at Hanover Country Club, eight of them represent clubs from the area. With the state’s ...

Nashua’s Mike Fontanez chasing Olympic boxing dreams

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With social media, there are no secrets in sports, and as we saw with multiple videos emanating from an AAU basket-brawl in Atlanta this past weekend, the “bad” and the “ugly” are readily available. So why not some “good” this morning in the tale of Nashua’s Mike Fontanez. By ...

Silver Knights suffer another case of the Blues, 6-4

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NASHUA – Nashua Silver Knights manager B.J. Neverett had seen enough. Tossed from Sunday’s FCBL game with Bristol at Holman Stadium after a controversial call at second in the ninth inning, he went over and gently covered home plate with dirt and left to a standing ovation from the ...

Pat Pelletier earns medalist honors at State Am

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Nashua native James Pleat isn’t the only golfer who has some inside information on Hanover Country Club. While the former Dartmouth College standout’s knowledge of the course helped secure the sixth seed, Lebanon’s Pat Pelletier (Carter Country Club) utilized his previous outings on the ...

Red Sox overpower Texas

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BOSTON (AP) – J.D. Martinez hit his major league-leading 28th home run, Steve Pearce added a two-run shot and Eduardo Rodriguez pitched 5-2/3 innings on Monday night to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-0 victory over the Texas Rangers and their seventh straight win. The Red Sox won for the ...

FCBL should tweak the incoming freshman rule

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We're into the meat and heat of July so it's only fitting that we examine a key Silver Knight topic with just under a month to go, believe it or not, in the regular season: First, what are your feelings on the number of recent high school grads playing in the Futures Collegiate League, ...

Fisher Cats stubbornly maintain top spot in EL East

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The Eastern League All-Star break is here and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats cling to a tenuous lead atop the EL East. Emphasis on tenuous. Here’s a look back at the past few days from Manchester and beyond. Erratic offense So far this season, the Fisher Cats’ fate has rested largely on ...

Nashua’s Pleat ready for New Hampshire Amateur golf

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The incentive has never been greater. Opportunity knocks, perhaps like it never might again for Nashua’s James Pleat. The 115th New Hampshire Amateur kicks off Sunday at Hanover Country Club, and Pleat, a former Dartmouth College standout gets another shot at history, just like everyone else ...

The Machine was firing on all cylinders to land Eagles, 4-2

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NASHUA – Mechanical failure. The co-owner of the International Soccer Club of Nashua Eagles knew his team was in trouble, despite being up 1-0 at halftime on Saturday, when he saw Ella Njike suddenly arrive at Rivier University's Raider field to suit up for Lynn United. “I said 'Damn',” ...

Cora, Red So relying heavily on Reonicke

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Experience is a big deal in baseball and the man standing next to rookie Red Sox manager Alex Cora in the dugout is a guy with a lot of it. The game moves fast and being ahead of the game is a must in Major League Baseball. Red Sox Bench Coach Ron Roenicke has been there ...

FCBL should further limit number of high schoolers

Local Sports Columnists

We’re into the meat and heat of July so it’s only fitting that we examine a key Silver Knight topic with just under a month to go, believe it or not, in the regular season: First, what are your feelings on the number of recent high school grads playing in the Futures Collegiate League, ...

Red Sox finish off sweep of Royals

Boston sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – If the Boston Red Sox keep getting this kind of pitching and hitting, their first 100-win season in more than seven decades seems a lock. Rick Porcello matched his victory total from last year, pitching seven effective innings, Andrew Benintendi had four hits and ...

State Am opens; full field playing Monday

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Day 1 of the 115th New Hampshire State Amateur is in the books, and the battle for positioning is absolutely on. The full field tees it up Monday morning in Round 2 of stroke play at Hanover Country Club with one of 64 match-play spots on each player’s mind. Those top qualifiers will ...

Silver Knights enjoy a 13-4 pasting of Pittsfield

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NASHUA – You never know what’s going to happen at a Nashua Silver Knights game. You want actual knights jousting? The announced Holman Stadium crowd of 1,780 got that on Friday, thanks to a local group, the Knightmares of Knights Hall. You want fireworks at the end of the seventh? Yes, ...

Some post July 4 sparklers to view and ponder

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Here's a few local and regional tids and bits as we are now in the post -July 4 block of summer: Yours truly was very surprised at the lackof Boston fanfare surrounding the free agent departure from the Bruins of Merrimack's Tim Schaller. Now, Schaller would've loved to have stayed a Bruin but ...

Former foe Lebel a welcome addition to Silver Knights

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NASHUA – Nashua Silver Knights manager B.J. Neverett remembers the glare from Jake Lebel a couple of years ago. The Knights were at the banbox Leary Field in Portsmouth, locked in Futures League mortal combat in the best-of three semifinals with their then in-state rivals, the Seacoast ...

Talking Eduardo, Edelman and more

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What a rally by Eduardo Rodriguez, his July 4 matinee dazzler restoring a normal pulse to a panicked Red Sox Nation. Six shutout innings over the mighty Bryce Harper and the Nationals (4-17 in the last 21 games)were just the thing to wipe away the memory of successive beatings at the hands of ...

Nashua prepares to host Cal Ripken 12U Regionals

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NASHUA – Local Cal Ripken All-Star baseball season has been in overdrive the last couple of weeks, but the biggest stop will be in just over a week. That’s when the Nashua Cal Ripken League will host the New England 12U Regional tournament, with the winner advancing to the Cal Ripken ...