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DAVE D'ONOFRIO
During his second game of the season on Sunday, Brandon Browner looked like exactly the guy the Patriots brought him here to be.
BY ROGER BROWN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
We're entering Week 8 of the high school football season. While the playoff picture remains blurry, things will be a bit clearer after Saturday's games are complete.
BY ANDY SCHACHAT
WHEN Dave McGillivray was 16 years old, he tried out for his high school basketball team. McGillivray said the tryout went well and he was told so by the coach.
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
If it was purely based on football and the quality of play, these Thursday night games might be in jeopardy. By and large they've been ugly and non-competitive, with teams repeatedly looking unready...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
A couple of days after his Jets dropped their fifth consecutive contest, and drew ever closer to confronting the reality that this could be another lost season for Gang Green, coach Rex Ryan remained...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
Jerod Mayo's impact on the Patriots isn't so easily quantified by individual statistics, considering he has only 10 sacks, eight forced fumbles and three interceptions in the course of a seven-year...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
After Sunday the Pats can move forward as a first-place team. And with legitimate reason for optimism offensively.
EDITORIAL
THROUGH SIX WEEKS of the regular season, only one team in Division I West has a winning record: Alvirne High School of Hudson.

Report: Cubs will hire Joe Maddon as manager

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The Chicago Cubs appear on the verge of shocking the baseball world with the hiring of manager Joe Maddon.

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Tim Collins celebrates after the Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants in Game Six of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday.

Royals rout Peavy, Giants, send World Series to seventh game

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The Kansas City Royals awoke from their hitting slumber in a 10-0 thrashing of the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday to stave off elimination and force the World Series to a decisive seventh game.

Kansas City Royals infielders Omar Infante and Alcides Escobar celebrate after defeating the San Francisco Giants during game two of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday.

Royals' ride six-run sixth to Game 2 win, even Series

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Salvador Perez hit a two-run double and Omar Infante belted a two-run homer in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws a pitch against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning during game one of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium.

Bumgarner dominant as Giants end Royals' postseason streak with win in Series opener

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Madison Bumgarner had his fun, while the Royals vowed to bounce back after the San Francisco Giants brought Kansas City's perfect postseason to an emphatic end with a 7-1 win in Tuesday's World...

Giants general manager Brian Sabean, who grew up in Concord, N.H., has his San Francisco Giants in the World Series again. The club is going for its third title in five years. Game 1 at Kansas City is tonight at 8 p.m.

Giants' blueprint? There is none

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In an industry in which success breeds copycats, opposing clubs should be rushing to imitate the Giants Way. But that might be easier said than done.

Manchester Memorial product Steve Balboni, middle, receives congratulations for his home run from Royals teammates Frank White, left, and Danny Tartabull in this 1987 file photo.

Former Royals slugger and current Giants scout Balboni's heart remains with San Francisco

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As a mustachioed masher, Manchester, N.H.'s Steve “Bye Bye” Balboni helped the Royals to their only World Series championship in 1985, slugging 36 homers. It stands as the franchise...

San Francisco Giants left fielder Travis Ishikawa heads toward home plate after hitting a walk off three run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the ninth inning of game five of the 2014 NLCS.

Ishikawa blast sends Giants to third World Series in five years

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Travis Ishikawa blasted a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth inning as the San Francisco Giants beat the St Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Thursday to clinch the National League Championship series and...

San Francisco reliever Santiago Casilla (46) and catcher Buster Posey celebrate after Wednesday's 6-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

NLCS: Giants rally past Cardinals to close on World Series

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The San Francisco Giants scored three runs in the sixth inning to move to the brink of a return to the World Series with a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the St Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.

Report: Cubs will hire Joe Maddon as manager

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The Chicago Cubs appear on the verge of shocking the baseball world with the hiring of manager Joe Maddon.

Royals rout Peavy, Giants, send World Series to seventh game

Royals rout Peavy, Giants, send World Series to seventh game

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The Kansas City Royals awoke from their hitting slumber in a 10-0 thrashing of the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday to stave off elimination and force the World Series to a decisive seventh game.

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Rollinsford's Hill has goals in mind

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Rollinsford's Rachel Hill followed up her summer as a member of the Under-20 U.S. Women's National Team with an explosive start to her second season with the University of Connecticut women's soccer team.

Early snow and a devoted hunting dog

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A ONE- TO TWO-INCH skiff of snow covered the field we'd picked for our last goose hunt of the season. The snow allowed us, with the help of our white/snow-colored camo suits, to melt into the background.

John Habib's City Sports: Tough decisions loom for Legion

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POST 79 of Manchester has submitted an application to the state American Legion Baseball Committee seeking to be reinstated for the 2015 season.Rick Harvey, chairman of the baseball committee, confirmed he received the application last week from Post 79 post commander Sam Coldwell. The parties will meet in Hudson on Nov. 16 to discuss the application.

NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver Terry Labonte drives Saturday during practice for today's Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Labonte announced that he's retiring after this race. USA TODAY Sports

Vickers earns first pole in five years

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TALLADEGA, Ala. - Brian Vickers roared to the Coors Light Pole Award on Saturday afternoon, working the aerodynamic draft to great effect during a qualifying session full of surprises at Talladega Superspeedway.

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