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Merrimack Legion stuns Concord in Final 8 opener

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MANCHESTER – Good pitching beats good hitting, but good pitching can’t beat bad weather. Only patience can. Merrimack Post 98 closed out a long Day 1 as the State Final 8, defeating Concord 3-0, after a significant rain and thunder delay in the fourth. Merrimack’s Patrick ...

City, Silver Knights lose ‘No. 1 Sports Fan’ Bill Neverett

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NASHUA – The Nashua Silver Knights returned to Holman Stadium Friday night, but clearly something was missing. The loss wasn’t on the field, it was in their hearts as the team joined many in the city in mourning the loss of Bill Neverett, father of the team’s manager, BJ Neverett. Bill, ...

Nashua Silver Knights take down Martha’s Vineyard Sharks

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NASHUA – There have been few bright spots this season for the Nashua Silver Knights, but Thursday night at Holman definitely qualifies as one of them. Nashua expanded their win streak to three games, earning a 7-6 walk-off victory against first-place Martha’s Vineyard Sharks. Five ...

Patriots doing a defensive make-over

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The Patriots are sporting a new look on defense and an attitude of leaving behind their lack of defense in the Super Bowl. Former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is now head coach in Detroit. Longtime assistant Brian Flores is running the defense in New England ...

Fisher Cats cruise over Yard Goats

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HARTFORD, Conn. – Top Minor League prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and new trade acquisition Forrest Wall both homered as part of a 13-hit attack in the New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ 7-3 win over the Hartford Yard Goats in the opener of a four-game series Thursday night at Dunkin’ Donuts ...

Twins hold down Red Sox

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BOSTON (AP) – Mitch Garver hit a tiebreaking RBI double with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday night. Kyle Gibson (5-7) held Boston to four hits and one run in eight innings. Fernando Rodney surrendered a single and ...

This time Belichick needs to actually say something

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No one in the history of any universe has spoken so many words and said almost nothing. In Bill We Trust to never take the easy way out by muttering, “No comment.” Bill Belichick prefers muttering time-honored prattle. His eyes narrow quickly when asked about something he refused to ...

Red Sox trade for Rays pitcher Nathan Eovaldi

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BALTIMORE (AP) – The Boston Red Sox enhanced their thin starting rotation for a playoff run, obtaining right-hander Nathan Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade for minor league lefty Jalen Beeks. Eovaldi had been scheduled to start the Rays’ game against the New York Yankees on ...

Fisher Cats take down Fightin’ Phils

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Powered by Cavan Biggio’s two-run homer and a three-run eighth inning, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats won the series finale over the Reading Fightin’ Phils 5-2 Wednesday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium. Reading took a 1-0 lead in the first inning with Damek Tomscha’s third homer in as ...

Red Sox-Orioles rained out; three homers negated

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The game between the Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles was postponed by rain following a long delay that began immediately after Boston took a 5-0 lead in the second inning Wednesday night. All statistics will be wiped out, including three home runs the Red Sox hit off Dylan ...

UNH quarterback Trevor Knight gets preseason praise

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The award, albeit in July, is a pretty nice accolade. “It’s my goal this year,” said University of New Hampshire quarterback Trevor Knight of Amherst, who was named the Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Offensive Player of the Year on Tuesday. “I mean it’s nice. But I’ll ...

Price has hit another low for Red Sox

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There are a million different theories on baseball and why it has ground to a halt in the era where games of 3:30 or longer are the norm, not the exception and 2:30 is nearly unheard of. The Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers Friday night in a classic pitcher’s duel, 1-0. Thanks to ...

Struggling Orioles slow down Red Sox

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BALTIMORE (AP) – Tim Beckham and Jonathan Schoop homered and drove in three run each, and the Baltimore Orioles withstood four long balls by the Boston Red Sox in a 7-6 victory Tuesday night. It was only the third loss in 18 games for the Red Sox, who have the best record in the major ...

Nashua Silver Knights blank Pittsfield Suns

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Nashua Silver Knights starter Justin Snyder worked six shutout innings and Dan Shaw backed him up with three more to give them a 4-0 win over the Pittsfield Suns at Waconah Park. Pittsfield managed just three hits off Snyder, who struck out three. Shaw allowed two hits and fanned a pair in ...

Red Sox dodge raindrops and Orioles

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BALTIMORE (AP) – Rick Porcello scattered six hits over six scoreless innings, Mitch Moreland homered and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Monday night in a matchup between the best and worst teams in the major leagues. Andrew Benintendi drove in two runs for the AL East ...

Nashua Silver Knights top North Shore Navigators

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Building and maintaining a lead for most of the game, the Nashua Silver Knights posted a 5-3 win Monday night over the North Shore Navigators at Fraser Field in Lynn, Mass. Andrew Gorham led the way for the Silver Knights at the plate going 1 for 3 with a two-run double which ultimately made ...

Harvick uses bump-and-run to thwart Busch at Loudon

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LOUDON (AP) – Kevin Harvick used a bump-and-run on Kyle Busch with seven laps left to win a thrilling battle of two of NASCAR’s dominant drivers Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Harvick aimed his Ford bumper at the right side of Busch’s Toyota and nudged the leader out of the way ...

Fisher Cats out to finish July on a high note

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Early July wasn’t the best stretch for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, but since their recent return from Maine, things seem to be looking up once again. Without a doubt, the biggest story this week has been the return of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the current No. 1 minor league prospect ...