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Dover Drops Lebanon in Jr. Legion Opener

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Manchester — Steve Cerrone is a talented wrestler, but it was he and his Lebanon Post 22 Junior American Legion baseball teammates who were dropped Friday. Facing Dover Post 8 in the opening game of the state tournament at Gill Stadium, Post 22 was mowed down by lefthanded pitcher Evan Zuchowski, who struck out 17 batters in a command-performance 3-0 …

Gronkowski Excited, Cautious About Return

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage. He didn’t cut sharply, run hard at …

Post 22 Seniors Fall in Extras

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — Ryan Corderio delivered Mike Wasserman with a 12th-inning sacrifice fly as Dover Post 8 handed Lebanon Post 22 its first loss of …

For Sam, Football Is Finally Real

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

St. Louis — Now it starts to get intense for Michael Sam and the rest of the St. Louis Rams rookies. The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL is enthusiastic about the challenge. Twice on Tuesday, he mentioned how enjoyable it was being back on the …

Giants’ Offensive Line Is a Jumble OFfensive Line

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

East Rutherford, n.j. — Nothing is more important to the New York Giants’ championship chances than protecting Eli Manning. Nothing is more jumbled in the Giants’ lineup as training camp opens than the offensive line. Not the best …

Jets Send Paper Season Tickets to the Trash Bin

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

East Rutherford, n.j. — The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders and offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly. The high-end rewards include Super Bowl tickets and a trip to a road game on the …

Toronto Pummels Peavy, Sox

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Toronto — J.A. Happ pitched six shutout innings for his first victory in three starts, Dioner Navarro and Jose Reyes homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Tuesday night. Reyes and Navarro …

Athletics Reach Deal to Stay in Oakland

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Oakland, Calif. — Holy Toledo, it’s a deal. After months of wrangling and public spats, the Oakland A’s and the city they have called home for nearly a half-century agreed to a lease extension that could keep the …

Baseball Expanded Standings

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

american league East Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Baltimore 54 44 .551 — — 6-4 W-1 26-23 28-21 Toronto 52 49 .515 3½ 2 5-5 W-1 28-23 24-26 New York 50 48 .510 4 2½ 5-5 L-1 21-24 29-24 Boston 47 53 .470 8 6½ 8-2 L-1 26-26 21-27 Tampa Bay 47 53 .470 8 6½ 7-3 W-5 22-28 25-25 Central Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Detroit 55 41 .573 — — 6-4 W-2 26-25 29-16 Cleveland 51 49 .510 6 2½ 7-3 W-1 29-19 22-30 Kansas City 48 50 .490 8 4½ 2-8 L-4 22-25 26-25 Chicago 48 52 .480 9 5½ 5-5 W-1 27-22 21-30 Minnesota 45 54 .455 11½ 8 5-5 L-1 22-26 23-28 West Division W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away Oakland 61 37 .622 — — 6-4 W-1 32-16 29-21 Los Angeles 59 39 .602 2 — 7-3 L-1 34-17 25-22 Seattle 53 46 .535 8½ — 4-6 W-1 25-26 28-20 Houston 41 58 .414 20½ 12 5-5 W-1 21-28 20-30 Texas 40 59 .404 21½ 13 2-8 W-1 18-30 22-29 Monday’s Games Texas 4, N.Y. Yankees 2Boston 14, Toronto 1 Minnesota 4, Cleveland 3Chicago White Sox 3, Kansas …

Marlins Bully Braves

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Atlanta — Jacob Turner allowed two runs in his bid for a permanent return to Miami’s rotation and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday …

Colorado’s Tulowitzki Headed for Disabled List

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Denver — Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies because of a left hip flexor strain. The 29-year-old All-Star shortstop was hurt while running out a grounder at Pittsburgh on Saturday night. He was held out of …

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 …

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 basketball coach at Stevens High School. Baird-Torney replaces Scott MacNamee, who has taken …