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NE Independent Baseball League teams ready to go

Local Sports

The New England Independent Baseball League has been around several years, since it replaced New Hampshire Senior Babe Ruth’s Southern League. But each summer brings at least slight changes to the list of teams that compete in the wood bat league. And the 2019 campaign will feature some ...

Porcello, Red Sox ice Minnesota Twins

Boston sports

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings for Boston to outduel Minnesota ace Jose Berrios, and the Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six straight games with a 2-0 victory over the Twins on Monday night. Porcello (5-6) allowed only four hits and ...

Rain doesn’t slow athletes at State Decathlon-Heptathlon

High Schools

NASHUA – A rainy Sunday could stop the 63rd Annual New Hampshire State Decathlon and Heptathlon, which concluded a set of strong results from several Nashua-area student athletes. In the heptathlon, Bow’s Dominque Biron scored the most points for the third time in the last four years, ...

Durant issue adds new twists to Kyrie’s tale

Local Sports Columnists

Not to rain on Kyrie Irving’s parade – the one that dances through his mind while reflecting on his greatness – but it seems silly to think that a team is still willing to invest big-time bucks on uniting him and his pal, Kevin Durant. Maybe there is an owner out there who missed the ...

Red Sox finish off sweep of Orioles

Boston sports

BALTIMORE (AP) – A comeback victory in a game that appeared to be lost enabled the Boston Red Sox to stroll out of Camden Yards feeling quite satisfied about where they stand at this point in the season. Rafael Devers led off the 10th inning with a home run after Marco Hernandez tied it ...

Nashua, Merrimack Legion baseball squads set for busy summer

High Schools

Folks who gripe and grouse about today's teenagers having too many distractions and side-interests taking them away from the good old fun of "going outside to play" need to know that there are young men who take their baseball seriously enough to not in fact want a break from it when summer ...

Bruins left to ponder what could have been

Local Sports Columnists

The media crunch around his locker room stall was huge, although after several rounds of questions, it began to thin out. There really wasn't a lot for a glum Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to say late Wednesday night after the team's devastating 4-1 loss to St. Louis in Game 7 of the ...

Silver Knights continue to see former players drafted

Local Sports

By TOM KING Staff Writer NASHUA – The Major League Amateur Draft has come and gone, but once again, the Nashua Silver Knights were not ignored as three of their former players were selected. Pitchers Gavin Hollowell (sixth round, No. 189 overall, Colorado Rockies), Sean Mooney (12th round, ...

Blues completely ruin the Bruins’ Garden party

Local Sports Columnists

The drama was spectacular. The tension mounted with each skating stride. A seventh game for the Stanley Cup. For hockey fans, Wednesday night couldn't get any better. For Boston Bruins hockey fans, it couldn't get any worse after a 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues, the 2018-19 Stanley Cup ...

Batchelder is hoping to bounce back with Silver Knights

Local Sports

NASHUA – The road back from injury is always a bumpy one, as Amherst's Owen Batchelder is finding out. A summer with the Nashua Silver Knights might make that road a bit smoother. At least that's what the soon-to-be Northeastern University junior hopes. “I tried to get back into the swing ...

Silver Knights fall short at Brockton, 10-8

Local Sports

The bats came alive for the Nashua Silver Knights on Wednesday, but just a bit too late as a ninth inning rally fell short in a 10-8 morning game loss to the host Brockton Rox at Campanelli Stadium. The Knights (4-8) had 12 hits, but the problem was they gave up 13, including four in a ...

Opportunity knocking, can Bruins answer?

Local Sports Columnists

Tonight is a night for history, and it's hard to imagine the Boston Bruins won't keep up their end of the bargain. It'll be the first deciding championship Game 7 in Boston since the Celtics beat the Lakers in the 1984 NBA Finals. Before that, the Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds ended their epic ...

Hollis Brookline, Bow would love to repeat classic

High Schools

Can they play it again? Monday's Division II baseball title game between Hollis Brookline and Bow High School at Manchester's Northeast Delta Dental Stadium was a true classic, right down to one last pitch. But now all the signs will look to next season with perhaps the hopes the two teams ...

Ex-slugger David Ortiz had counted on fans to protect him

Boston sports

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – Beloved in his hometown, David Ortíz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him. Big Papi’s guard was down even at hotspots like the Dial Bar and Lounge, where the Dominican ...

Bruins veteran Zdeno Chara all action, little talk

Boston sports

BOSTON (AP) – Zdeno Chara didn’t say much to his teammates when he showed up, as usual, one game after a puck bloodied his face and knocked him out of the Stanley Cup Final. And it wasn’t just because it was difficult for him to talk. “He doesn’t need to say anything, really,” ...

Cavaliers can’t close it out in 5-4 title game loss

High Schools

MANCHESTER – One out away, one strike away, and instead the Hollis Brookline High School baseball team has to settle for perhaps being one year away. One year, that is, from the Division II championship that eluded the Cavaliers on Monday, 5-4, in walk-off fashion at the hands of the top ...

David Ortiz flown to Boston after being shot

Boston sports

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – David Ortiz left the Dominican Republic on Monday aboard an air ambulance bound for Boston after the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native country, authorities said. The 43-year-old ...