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Longo: Huge opportunity for horse racing right now

Local Sports

What are the folks who direct horse racing thinking of right now? Racing, an afterthought of a sport save for three Triple Crown Saturdays in the spring and Breeders Cup weekend in the fall, is the last man standing. Sports from coast to coast are on coronavirus hold indefinitely. Casinos ...

Brady deal still being finalized; Ebner latest to leave Pats

Boston sports

A different kind of Tom Brady Watch continues. The watch/wait for some kind of announcement on the finalization of his Tampa Bay Buccaneer contract. There was nothing new on Thursday except the fact that Brady reportedly was seeing a doctor in New York to undergo a physical, as the NFL is not ...

Merrimack’s Gasper waiting and hoping for a baseball season

Local Sports

The plan was in place. Merrimack's Mickey Gasper was going through one of his first workouts at the New York Yankees minor league complex in Tampa, Fla.last Friday when all of a sudden he fell into Plan C. Otherwise known as Yankees and MLB's COVID-19 plan. Which is no baseball. “We were ...

Greenwood: Will change of colors suit Brady?

Local Sports Columnists

Every essay on Tom Brady’s new football journey, as he calls it, includes a fashion note. “Get used to seeing Brady in a different uniform.” Well, no kidding. Really? He won’t be able to quarterback the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a Flying Elvis on his helmet? He won’t be doing his ...

Several locals all in on girls hoop All-State teams

High Schools

These days, you take what you can get. There aren't any tournament games going on – and may not be in the end – but several local high school girls basketball players can celebrate their All-State status. That goes for the coaches, too, as two were named their respective Division Coach of ...

Bucs can’t announce Brady signing just yet; Pats make moves

Boston sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn't gloat about signing the GOAT. At least not officially. The National Football League issued a mandate to teams on Wednesday that they can't announce trades or signings until physicals are completed. Of course, to do that, players must be checked out by team ...

Brady tells us all it’s over for him in New England

Boston sports

The unthinkable in the minds of New England Patriots fans took place on Tuesday. The 20-year Tom Brady era is over. Done. Finished. Many woke up to a social media message from beloved quarterback Brady, basically the greatest quarterback of all time with six Super Bowl rings, saying he was ...

In the end, Patriots made a hard long-term decision

Boston sports

As legend has it, Tom Brady brazenly told Robert Kraft in his rookie season that drafting him was “the best decision this organization ever made.” Was allowing Brady to leave 20 years later the worst? Only time will tell us that. In some ways it is, but that is mainly because of ...

Brady tweets out a good-bye to Patriots fans

Boston sports

Tom Brady announced on Twitter this morning that he is leaving the New England Patriots, and in doing so thanked the fans of the region. “I don't know what my football future holds,” he wrote as part of a good-bye to New England fans, “but its time for me to open a new stage for my life ...

Local teams face reality as NHIAA cancels tournaments

High Schools

There will be no raising of the title plaque in front of droves of fans for the Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team. There will be no chance for the Nashua High School North, South, Merrimack, Alvirne and Hollis Brookline boys basketball teams to take the floor at the University ...

Patriots play tag with Thuney but lose Van Noy, Collins

Boston sports

The New England Patriots made a couple of moves late Sunday and Monday, but none of them included re-signing/extending soon-to-be free agent Tom Brady. First, on Sunday night the team extended the contract of safety Devin McCourty agreed to a reported two-year, $23 million deal, reuniting ...

Locals made their mark on boys hoop All-State team

High Schools

Several locals were honored by the New Hampshire Baskeball Coaches Organization as members of the 2020 All-State teams for the four Divisions. Nashua High School North senior Brenden Choate heads the Division I list, named to the First Team. Bishop Guertin's Dylan Santosuosso, a junior, was ...

NHIAA makes it official: Winter tournaments cancelled

High Schools

There will be no raising of the title plaque in front of droves of fans for the Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball team. There will be no chance for the Nashua High School North, South, Merrimack, Alvirne and Hollis Brookline boys basketball teams to take the floor at the University ...

It’s on! The Brady Watch is winding down today

Local Sports Columnists

Fasten your seat belts, here we go. It looks like the Football Genie is going to grant us one of our two wishes – that the NFL will apparently allow free agency to go on as scheduled. That means you can pamper and tamper beginning today at noon if you're an NFL owner/general manager. The ...

Roger Goodell actually makes the right call

Local Sports Columnists

While watching folks skewer Roger Goodell is always a hoot, occasionally he does make the right call. Proceeding with the NFL free agent season, and the draft next month, is one of them. Goodell and the league are being criticized for trying to maintain some sense of business as usual ...

Longo: Tough to go along with NHIAA final call

High Schools

Why the Longo column on Sunday, you ask? Well. I had some time to kill after dousing the flames on my recent white-hot take that the folks at the NHIAA were spot-on allowing the remaining winter playoff games to be played before family only, despite the coronavirus scare. You see, before ...

Hult, Stimeling lead local All-State hockey selections

High Schools

Several local high school hockey players were named to the New Hampshire High School Coaches Association's All-State Boys and Girls Hockey team. A couple were named to their respective Division first teams. In girls hockey, Bishop Guertin defenseman Lindsay Hult and Souhegan defenseman Clare ...

Milford High’s Urda to play football at UNH

High Schools

One of the biggest fish in the smallish Division II South Conference pool is heading for the Seacoast and open water. Milford High senior Gavin Urda, a two-time all-state football selection, has accepted an honor to be a preferred walk-on and attempt to play his college ball at the University ...

Patriots extend safety Devin McCourty’s contract

Boston sports

The New England Patriots extended the contract of a longstanding team cornerstone late Sunday. And no, it wasn't quarterback Tom Brady. Instead, the Patriots and safety Devin McCourty agreed to a reported two-year, $23 million deal, reuniting him with his twin brother,cornerback Jason ...