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Knight will continue his playing career in France in 2020

Local Sports

NASHUA – If you see Trevor Knight watching one of those self-taught language videos to learn French in the next few months, don't be shocked. That's because the former Nashua High School South and University of New Hampshire quarterback, who doesn't speak a word of French, has signed to play ...

Brady gets his feet wet in Patriots win over Panthers

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --- The cheers from the smaller than usual crowd at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night meant one thing: Tom Brady was back. Brady made his first appearance of the preseason in the New England Patriots' 10-3 win over the Carolina Panthers. Starting the game, he completed 8 ...

Patriots safety Chung indicted in Laconia for cocaine possession

Boston sports

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung was indicted earlier this month by a Belknap County Superior Court grand jury in Laconia on cocaine possession charges, according to the Belknap County attorney's office. There is a report via Boston 98.5 FM radio that says the ...

North’s Laurendi set to take on an added role

High Schools

NASHUA – The upcoming school year will be a very different one for Nashua High School North football coach Dante Laurendi. You see, in addition to his football coaching, Laurendi has now taken on the role of North athletics coordinator, replacing longtime coordinator Scott Mays, who left for ...

Phillies power takes down sagging Red Sox

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Bryce Harper homered to give Philadelphia a fifth-inning lead, and Corey Dickerson drove in two runs with a triple and a single on Wednesday night to help the Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 and sweep the two-game series. Boston started the first inning with back-to-back ...

Red Sox’ sloppiness has bottomed out

Local Sports Columnists

Admit it – despite August’s pratfall, you still harbored a fainter-than-faint notion, deep in the back of your noggin, that the Red Sox could go on a six-week tear and roll through the playoffs. It’s OK; your mind works in mysterious ways. And you weren’t alone. Well, the mystery is ...

Team USA experience could benefit Celtics

Boston sports

Red, white and blue. The colors of USA Basketball. Except this summer, green – Celtics green, to be precise – would work on that palette as well. The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA Basketball will take to China next ...

Phillies leave Red Sox exasperated with 3-2 win

Boston sports

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, ...

Local Sports Columnists

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?

Local Sports Columnists

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

Boston sports

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

Boston sports

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

Boston sports

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

Boston sports

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

Boston sports

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 ...