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Edelman should play another big Patriots role vs. Raiders

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Julian Edelman carved out a role as one of Tom Brady’s most trusted receivers during the star quarterback’s two decades with the Patriots. Two games into the post-Brady era in New England, Edelman has already developed a similar chemistry with the team’s newest ...

Celtics aim to stop Miami from heating up from 3-point line

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — There have been two undeniable truths about the Miami Heat this season. They must make 3’s to win. They aren’t invincible with sizable leads. The Boston Celtics have scouting and analytics teams that undoubtedly know these trends. But, really, so would ...

LeBron, Lakers back in NBA Finals after win over Nuggets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James is going to a 10th NBA Finals — and for the first time in a decade, so are the Los Angeles Lakers. James punctuated his 27th postseason triple-double with a big fourth quarter, powering the Lakers to a 117-107 victory over the Denver Nuggets on ...

Stars work double overtime to stay alive in Cup Finals

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Joe Pavelski and Corey Perry don’t want to leave the bubble just yet. Pavelski tied it 6:45 left in the regulation, laid out to block a shot in the first overtime before Perry scored the winner in double OT and the Dallas Stars avoided elimination Saturday night by ...

Kansas State upset of No. 3 OU heads a busy Saturday

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Kansas State squad that lost its opener to Arkansas State two weeks ago, had its roster depleted by COVID-19, and entered Saturday’s game against No. 3 Oklahoma as a four-touchdown underdog overcame it all to pull off one of the biggest stunners of the season. Skylar ...

Houck impressive again as Red Sox, Vazquez slam Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie right-hander Tanner Houck struck out 10 in another dominant performance, Christian Vazquez capped a big inning with a grand slam, and the Boston Red Sox routed the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Saturday night. Giving the Red Sox reason to be hopeful after a dismal season, Houck ...

Granite State fortunate to have prep football

It’s all a matter of perspective as the area high schools have prepared and begun for a season of the ultimate contact sport in what is now a non contact world. We are fortunate and should appreciate what has taken place so far. That’s how some see this 2020 high school football Season ...

Titans’ beef just too much for Panthers in 24-7 win

NASHUA – Where's the beef? It's on the offensive and defensive lines of the Nashua High School North football team, and that's a big reason why the Titans were able to push their way past rival Nashua South 24-7 Friday night at Stellos Stadium in the season opener for both teams. “I ...

Tatum, Brown keep Celtics’ season alive, 121-108

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Their season saved for at least two more days, Boston coach Brad Stevens offered the most succinct assessment of his Celtics. “We’re prideful,” Stevens said. Celtic Pride. It was on display Friday night — when Jayson Tatum and his teammates announced ...

Football Roundup: Sabers blank Cavs; Broncos fall at Salem

AMHERST – For a season opener with not much preparation time, it couldn't have gone any better for the Souhegan High school football team on Friday night. Or worse for the defending Division II champion Hollis Brookline Cavaliers. Austin Jain threw for a score to Jake Civiello and ran 6 ...

Cavs girls volleyball team opens with 3-0 win over South

The Hollis Brookline High School girls volleyball team, anxious to start another Division I title streak, started its season on a good note with a win over last year's Divison I champions, Nashua South, in Hollis. The Cavaliers (1-0) swept the Panthers (0-3) 25-22, 25-10, 25-10 as Angelina ...

What happened in Vegas likely won’t happen at Gillette

There's never a dull moment with the New England Patriots, is there? They lost a tough one last Sunday night in Seattle. Then we had the disheveled look from head coach Bill Belichick in Wednesday's press conference; it was one of those, “Oh, bleep, I have to do this presser on line, don't ...

Lightning top Stars in OT to be one win away from Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk scored in overtime on a controversial power play, Brayden Point had two goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 Friday night to take a 3-1 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final and move to the cusp of winning the title. With Game ...

Freeman’s homer in 11th gives Braves win over Sox

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homer to lead off the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Friday night to clinch the No. 2 seed in the National League playoffs. Freeman’s homer off Jeffrey Springs (0-2) drove in Ender Inciarte, who started the ...

Prep soccer underway in Greater Nashua

The games are few, so the expectations may be many. That’s the look of local high school boys soccer this fall. With a shorter preseason, fewer games and an open tournament, teams can use the time to work out the kinks with no pressure moving toward late October-early November. It’s a ...

Championship contenders abound in area girls soccer ranks

Contenders aplenty. If there’s one thing the area doesn’t lack, it’s talented high school girls soccer players, and that translates into several contending teams in all divisions. Last year the Bishop Guertin Cardinals and Hollis Brookline Cavaliers took things the furthest, to the ...

Kids Sports for Sept. 27

Here are recent Nashua Cal Ripken Baseball results: AAA ROCKIES 10, TIGERS 7 Cole Brandt and Aaron Ackerman pitched outstanding for the Tigers and went toe to toe with the Rockies pitching staff led by William Osborn and Marcus Conti. The Rockies broke open a tie game with five runs in ...

FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Ready or not, it’s Nashua North vs. South

NASHUA – It's like jumping into the fire without having the benefit of heating up in the frying pan. Thanks to the pandemic, everything is different with high school football this year. And that's why Nashua High School North and South, in an unusual scheduling situation, are facing off ...

FOOTBALL FRIDAY: Local teams certainly among contenders

It's a short season. Not much room for error, but then again, whoever ends up winning division titles in New Hampshire high school football this season will remember them for a long, long, long time. That's because, as has been often said, getting to the title game in a pandemic season is a ...