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Astros run down Red Sox to open weekend showdown

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BOSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning and the Houston Astros won their sixth straight game, rallying past the Boston Red Sox 6-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL division leaders. The Red Sox, with the best record in the majors, had won three in ...

Sale ready for return to Red Sox; Pedroia done for season

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BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox are ready to slowly ease ace Chris Sale back into action. Manager Alex Cora says the left-hander will be activated from the disabled list and pitch about two innings Tuesday night against Toronto at Fenway Park. Cora said Sale would throw a maximum of 40 ...

Raiders getting used to being GNAC underdog

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NASHUA – Suddenly, they aren't the envy of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference any longer. No, the Rivier University women's volleyball team hasn't been to the NCAA tournament in nearly three years. There's a new GNAC sherrif in town, Johnson & Wales, with two straight conference ...

Panthers’ late field hockey goal sinks Blue Hawks

High Schools

Here's a look at Wednesday's high school action: FIELD HOCKEY NASHUA SOUTH 2, EXETER 1 The Panthers captured their season opener thanks to freshman Kaitlyn West converting a pass from Katherine Tello off a penalty corner with 2:42 left in regulation. South, which trailed 1-0 thanks to a ...

Here’s a look at what to expect from the 2018 Patriots

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It's finally here. The long off-season, filled with the bitter taste of a Super Bowl defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles, plus tons of foolish drama, is over. The New England Patriots are ready to take on the 2018 regular season, their so-so scheduled which includes eight teams ...

Brandon Phillips’ homer gives Red Sox another improbable win

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ATLANTA (AP) – Already a three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award winner, Brandon Phillips learned this summer as a 37-year-old minor leaguer to relish playing baseball “until I wake up.” Added Phillips: “I’m still dreaming.” Phillips’ two-out, two-run homer in ...

Panthers can’t keep up with Little Green in 4-0 loss

High Schools

NASHUA – The Nashua High School South girls soccer team is learning a valuable lesson: If they want to be the best, they'll have to beat the best. And right now, defending Division I champion Manchester Central can be considered the best, and the Little Green strengthened that thought with ...

Fisher Cats romp in playoff opener

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MANCHESTER – Cavan Biggio, Bo Bichette and Jon Berti each knocked in two runs and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats topped the Trenton Thunder 8-0 to win the first game of the Eastern Division Championship Series on Wednesday night at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium. Four New Hampshire pitchers ...

Patriots have some lingering questions as season beckons

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It’s finally here. The long off-season, filled with the bitter taste of a Super Bowl defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles, plus tons of foolish drama, is over. The New England Patriots are ready to take on the 2018 regular season, their so-so scheduled which includes eight teams ...

Gronkowski now focusing on season opener

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For the second straight year, the Patriots have tried to show Rob Gronkowski how much he's valued. The All-Pro tight end says he's feeling the love and is looking forward to showing them his appreciation on the field. Last week the Patriots added $4.3 million in ...

Guertin football players rally around a tough loss

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John Trisciani had just finished speaking to his football team as a group on Saturday night at Stellos Stadium, and no doubt touched on a few topics, including one delicate one. The Cardinals had just finished losing to Manchester Central, 33-16, in his head coaching debut. Disappointing? ...

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Two head football coaches, Souhegan’s Robin Bowkett and Milford High’s Keith Jones, each quoted the same cliché when speaking about Division II South football. “Every week will be a dogfight,” they each said. There is a reason clichés are clichés. The truth often rings so darn ...

High School Highlights: Nashua North boys soccer wins in OT

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Boys soccer Nashua North 2, Timberlane 1 (OT) The Titans battled the Owls upping their record to 2-0 in the overtime win. North got on the board first with a goal from Ely Ostler on a beautiful pass from Colin Miller. Timberlane tied it on a penalty kick with two minutes left in regulation. ...

Pearce leads Red Sox past Braves

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ATLANTA (AP) — Steve Pearce had three hits and three RBIs, Rick Porcello allowed two hits in five innings, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Tuesday night for their second straight win in a matchup of division leaders. Porcello (16-7) gave up one run, struck out five and ...

Nashua area high school cross country teams ready to run

High Schools

The 2018 high school cross country season opens this week with plenty of promise locally, both on a team and individual basis. At Bishop Guertin, both state Division I runner-up Caroline Fischer and fourth-place finisher Caroline Towle are back and on the rise. Those two, along with dynamic ...

Ian Kinsler leads Red Sox over Braves

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ATLANTA (AP) – Ian Kinsler describes Boston’s lineup as “electric.” Now that he’s back on track following his return from a hamstring injury, Kinsler is showing he can add even more spark to the lineup. Kinsler drove in three runs and the Red Sox continued their interleague success, ...

Fisher Cats set for Eastern League playoffs

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The regular season is over and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats are ready for their first playoff appearance in six years. Here’s a quick recap of where things stand after Labor Day weekend at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium A season of potentv offense If Vladimir Guerrero Jr. stayed in New ...

Hawkom leads Central past BG, 33-16

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NASHUA – There was a huge difference between the Manchester Central and Bishop Guertin High School football teams on Saturday night. But the biggest was the fact the Little Green had huge QB Alex Hawkom, and the Cardinals didn’t. Hawkom threw for three TDs and ran for one more as ...