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Cards can’t solve Bedford’s Fletcher en route to 8-2 loss

NASHUA – Scott Painter has seen this show too often lately. His Bishop Guertin High School baseball team would fall behind early, maybe make a mistake or two, then fail to get the big hit at the right time en route to a tough loss. That was the case Monday at Holman Stadium when Bedford ...

Celtics’ Brown out for rest of season with torn wrist

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics All-Star forward Jaylen Brown will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left wrist. The team said in a statement Monday that Brown learned of the injury to his scapholunate ligament this past weekend and is expected to have surgery later this ...

Bruins clinch third, open playoffs Saturday night vs. Caps

BOSTON (AP) — Taylor Hall scored his second goal of the game 2:53 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders in their home finale on Monday night to clinch third place in the East Division. Brad Marchand also scored for Boston, which will face second-place Washington in ...

HS Roundup: Broncos on a roll; big win for South softball

It's becoming a pretty good spring for the Alvirne High School baseball team. The Broncos haven't lost in 10 days and are now 7-2 on the season under first year head coach Adam Perkins after beating Merrmack Monday to headline a busy day in local high school sports. Another big win on Monday ...

Mancini helps Orioles avoid being swept by Red Sox, 4-1

BALTIMORE (AP) — Cedric Mullins raced around the bases for a bizarre bloop triple, Trey Mancini hit a go-ahead solo homer and the Baltimore Orioles four-hit the Boston Red Sox for a 4-1 victory Monday night. The Orioles had dropped their first six games at Camden Yards this season against ...

Moore, Emeneau tied atop leader board in NHGA Mid-Am

WINDHAM -- The Mid-Amateur and Senior Match Play Championship officially got underway with the Stroke Play Qualifying round Monday being held at Windham Country Club as Phil Moore (Canterbury Woods CC) and Eric Emeneau (Souhegan Woods GC) tied at the top of the Mid-Amateur leaderboard, both ...

Baffert fights on as Medina Spirit heads to Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit is headed to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes while trainer Bob Baffert said Monday that he won’t attend the race to avoid being a distraction in the wake of scrutiny following the colt’s failed postrace drug test. Medina ...

It looks like Tebow is about to return to NFL as a Jaguar

Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer are apparently getting back together, this time in the NFL. The former Florida star and 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is expected to team up with his college coach by signing a one-year contract to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the NFL Network reported ...

Westbrook breaks Robertson’s triple-double record

ATLANTA (AP) — Russell Westbrook has set the NBA record with his 182nd triple-double, surpassing the mark set by Oscar Robertson in 1974. The 32-year-old Westbrook, in his 13th season overall and his first with the Washington Wizards, reached the milestone when he grabbed his 10th rebound ...

High School Notebook: Rivalry result upon further review

NASHUA – There's a nice little rivalry going between the Nashua High School North and South girls track teams. The kind you'd like to see between two close, competitive teams. How close? Well, not as close as the originally posted and reported half a point difference between the two at ...

Sox keep rolling, 4-3, now with best record in baseball

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rafael Devers and Hunter Renfroe homered, Nick Pivetta won his third consecutive start and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Sunday. Boston has won five of six, improved to 12-4 on the road and at 22-13 owns the best record in baseball. The Red Sox are ...

Fading Celtics can’t recover from slow start in loss to Heat

BOSTON (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 26 points and 11 assists to help the Miami Heat hold off the Boston Celtics 130-124 Sunday as the teams fight for position in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race. Duncan Robinson added 22 points and Bam Adebayo finished with 20 for Miami, which increased ...

Sea Dogs rally to top Fisher Cats, 12-6, in series finale

PORTLAND, Me. – Chavez Young ripped a three-run double in the top of the sixth inning to give the New Hampshire Fisher Cats the lead, but the Portland Sea Dogs rallied for a 12-6 win on Sunday at Hadlock Field. Johan Mieses hit his second home run of the game, and fourth of the series for ...

Medina Spirit’s Derby win in question due to failed test

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a positive postrace drug test, one that prompted Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert immediately on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport. Baffert ...

College Notes: Burns’ day for WVA; Ethier’s regional win

Souhegan High School Alum Alec Burns may have had his coming out party on Saturday, topping a look a what locals are doing in the college ranks with the return of spring season. Burns, a redshirt sophomore for West Virginia University, smashed two home runs, the second sending the first game ...

Red Sox continue winning ways as they trounce O’s 11-6

BALTIMORE (AP) — Michael Chavis homered in his first start of the season, Xander Bogaerts also connected and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 11-6 on Saturday night. Bogaerts and Alex Verdugo each had three hits for the Red Sox. Chavis was recalled Friday from Triple-A ...

HS Roundup: Change gives South girls win; BG nine falls

A rivalry brought out the best in both the Nashua High School North and South girls track teams. But there was a change in the scoring, and that meant a different winner, with the South girls now owning a 78.5-75 win, when originally it was posted North by a mere half point, 77-76.5 The two ...

Rangers’ four third-period goals carry them past Bruins

BOSTON (AP) — Mika Zibanejad scored two of New York’s four third-period goals, and the Rangers ended their season with a 5-4 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday to halt a five-game losing streak as they ended their regular season. Alexis Lafrenière and Vitali Kravtsov also scored ...

Fisher Cats can’t overcome early deficit in loss at Portland

PORTLAND, Me. - An early five-run deficit was too much for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats to overcome in a 5-1 loss to the Portland Sea Dogs on Saturday afternoon at Hadlock Field. Despite terrific showings from relievers Mike Ellenbest (2 IP, 0 H, 4 K), Brody Rodning (2 IP, 0 H, 4 K), and ...