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Hudson, Nashua shift into NEIBL, NHCBL playoff mode

Playoffs? You bet. Just over six weeks ago, local youth baseball players and teams were out on fields – whatever fields were available – after nearly three months of inactivity. They were trying to get ready for what they hoped would be a summer season. Their hopes were fulfilled, and next ...

Keselowski uses fan support to help him win at Loudon

LOUDON (AP) — Brad Keselowski won at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday for his third victory of the NASCAR season and 33rd of his career. Keselowski and Denny Hamlin swapped stage wins and had the lead a combined 18 times before Keselowski, who is in a contract year for Team Penske, ...

Bruins can’t match Flyers’ Hart in 4-1 round-robin loss

TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart stopped 34 shots, and the Philadelphia Flyers opened the NHL expanded playoffs seeding round with a 4-1 win over the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Boston Bruins on Sunday. Hart is 11 days shy of his 22nd birthday in becoming the youngest goalie in Flyers history to ...

Tatum, Brown lead Celtics past Trail Blazers, 128-124

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics built a big early lead before holding on for a 128-124 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. “That was a playoff-level energy that we had to play with at the end of the ...

Judge powers Yankees to series sweep of Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge homered twice and drove in five runs, connecting for the fifth straight game and breaking an eighth-inning tie with a tape-measure shot that powered the New York Yankees past the Boston Red Sox 9-7 on Sunday night for their sixth consecutive victory. Luke Voit ...

Shaw dominates GSPSS at Monadnock

The Granite State Pro Stock Series invaded Monadnock Speedway for a mid summer affair and DJ Shaw finally conquered a track that had stymied him for several years. On a hot and sunny afternoon practice went smoothly for everyone except rookie Casey Call. At the end of the final practice ...

Silver Knights fall to Worcester to limp into mini break

The Nashua Silver Knights are limping into the Future Collegiate Baseball League's mini break. The locals are now 14-11 after suffering their second straight loss, 8-5 Saturday at the hands of the Worcester Bravehearts at Leominster's (Mass.) Doyle Field. Nashua is off until it takes on North ...

Hudson suffers sweep but set to host quarterfinal Monday

It appears Hudson will likely end up either as the third or fourth seed in the upcoming New England Independent Baseball League tournament after a 2-0, 6-0 doubleheader loss to Weare on Saturday at Alvirne High School. The locals, who finished at 12-3-2, still look like they'll host a ...

Red Sox starter Rodriguez to miss rest of the season

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez will miss the entire season because of heart inflammation caused by COVID-19. He has been on the injured list since mid-July and has not pitched this season. “In the course of monitoring Eduardo after his return, we discovered ...

Urshela’s grand slam helps Yankees slam Red Sox, 5-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Gio Urshela hit his first big league grand slam, Aaron Judge homered for a career-high fourth straight game and the New York Yankees extended their winning streak to five with a 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. Nick Nelson (1-0) pitched three hitless ...

Loss of a true legend: Fagula remembered as a champion

NASHUA – Stephanie Kane introduced her son, Nate, currently a basketball standout at Nashua High School North, to legendary girls basketball coach John Fagula. “All those plays we would run and things I would teach you over the years? This is the guy I learned them from, this is my ...

Plenty of uncertainty to go around

Here are some tids and bits to ponder as we saw July speed by, and all four pro sports ramp up with that COVID cloud of uncertainty hanging over all: • August will be a very, very interesting month, as we’ll likely know the full extent of fall high school sports, the summer baseball ...

In a way, Belichick’s new normal same as the old one

Cam Newton? Jarrett Stidham? Or how about Michigan State product Brian Lewerke, cut and just brought back? Pick your favorite QB and go with him in the post-Tom Brady era. This is a new normal for the New England Patriots and their way of team building, too. Usually, we'd be hearing from ...

Navigators walk off with a 7-6 win over Silver Knights

Hunter became the hunted, and he couldn't escape. Cam Climo managed a tiebreaking two-strike, two-out RBI single off Nashua Silver Knights reliever Hunter Owen in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday night at Lynn's Fraser Field as the North Shore Navigators enjoyed a walk-off 7-6 ...

Bucks spoil Celtics’ return to be win away from top seed

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left on an overturned call that kept him in the game and helped the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 119-112 on Friday night. Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven ...

Judge, Montgomery lead Yankees past Red Sox, 5-1

NEW YORK (AP) — His chambers left empty, Aaron Judge still rules right field at Yankee Stadium. Judge homered for the third straight night, Jordan Montgomery cut up one of the league’s hottest lineups in his 2020 debut and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 on Friday in their ...