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Growing Up a Hazard to Golf: Real World Claims Talent From NHGA

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Goffstown, n.h. — Michael Killam didn’t see the question coming. When he comprehended it, he needed a few moments to gain his composure. The blessing of the New Hampshire Golf Association’s state championship format — a weeklong grind that reflects how the USGA runs the United States Amateur — is also its curse. Every year’s field is split down the …

Ex-Wildcat Joins Stevens Basketball

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Claremont — Matthew Baird-Torney, 26, who played his high school basketball at rival Fall Mountain Regional High School, has been selected as the varsity boys …

Ortiz Passes Yaz on Homer List in Boston Rout

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Toronto — One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home …

It’s All About Defense

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Foxborough, Mass. — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won, 26-16, and piled up 507 yards, the most …

Tiger Wants Ryder Berth

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Hoylake, England — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team. His first major of the year, and second …

Kristoff Wins Tour’s Flat Stage

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press Nimes, France — Alexander Kristoff of Norway captured his second stage win of this year’s Tour de France by leading home a pack that overtook two breakaway riders with only about 50 meters to go …

Yanks Pop Off Over Reds

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press New York — Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday. Ellsbury and Derek Jeter …

Padres Lose No-No, Win Game

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press San Diego — Odrisamer Despaigne came within four outs of the first no-hitter in San Diego’s 46-year major league history, and the Padres beat the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday on Seth Smith’s run-scoring infield single in the ninth. Making his fifth major league start, …

Elliott Edges Bayne For Nationwide Win

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer Joliet, Ill. — Chase Elliott is proving to be a quick study. A few questions for his teammates and a couple practice laps, and he was ready to roll in his first …

Never in Doubt

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Hoylake, England — Rory McIlroy had to work a little harder, sweat a little more. No matter. Just like his other two majors, this British Open was never really in doubt. Staked …

Monday, July 21, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Washington 53 43 .552 — — 6-4 W-2 30-20 23-23 Atlanta 54 44 .551 — — 5-5 W-1 27-20 27-24 New York 46 52 .469 8 7½ 7-3 L-2 25-23 21-29 Miami 45 52 .464 8½ 8 3-7 W-1 28-24 17-28 Philadelphia 43 55 .439 11 10½ 6-4 L-1 19-29 24-26 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away St. Louis 54 44 .551 — — 7-3 W-2 29-20 25-24 Milwaukee 54 45 .545 ½ — 2-8 L-2 25-24 29-21 Pittsburgh 52 46 .531 2 1½ 5-5 W-3 32-20 20-26 Cincinnati 51 47 .520 3 2½ 5-5 L-3 27-21 24-26 Chicago 40 57 .412 13½ 13 2-8 L-5 20-22 20-35 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away San Francisco 54 44 .551 — — 5-5 L-1 28-25 26-19 Los Angeles 54 45 .545 ½ — 4-6 L-2 25-24 29-21 San Diego 43 55 .439 11 10½ 4-6 W-2 26-26 17-29 Arizona 43 56 .434 11½ 11 7-3 W-3 20-31 23-25 Colorado 40 58 .408 14 13½ 3-7 L-5 24-25 16-33 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Cincinnati 1St. Louis 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Pittsburgh 3, Colorado 2, 11 …

Braves, Uggla Part Ways

Monday, July 21, 2014

Atlanta (ap)— The Atlanta Braves did everything they could over the last year to find a team willing to trade for struggling second baseman Dan Uggla. There were no takers. Uggla’s frustrating, four-year tenure with the Braves ended Friday when the team requested unconditional release waivers on a …

TV SportsWatch

Monday, July 21, 2014

•••Sports on TV••• ARENA FOOTBALL 8:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Spokane, ESPN2 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 7 p.m. Texas at N.Y. Yankees, ESPN …