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AS the Red Sox slog toward Thursday's trading deadline in sell mode for the first time in 17 years - even during the disastrous Bobby Valentine season of 2012, they entered August a couple games over...
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I HAVE OFTEN said that when New Hampshire runners do something extraordinary, they bring pride and honor to all who are part of this state's running community.
BY ZACK WARD SPECIAL TO THE UNION LEADER
Since their loss in the AFC Championship game five months ago, the Patriots have undergone multiple improvements in their bid to end a championship drought that will have reached a decade by the time...
BY IAN CLARK NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
The power was turned down a bit, but Granite State baseball fans still got a taste of what makes New York Yankees prospect Peter O'Brien a player to keep an eye on.
BY ALLEN LESSELS NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
Sean Ochinko, itching to get back on the field, will likely make his first start at catcher in almost 11 months today in the Fisher Cats' Splash Day matinee at 12:05 against the Trenton Thunder at...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
Always measured, usually monotone, occasionally almost misanthropic, even Bill Belichick couldn't suppress the smile that sprung to his face Wednesday morning as he stepped to the podium and began...
BY ALLEN LESSELS NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
The Fisher Cats are going to come up short against the Portland Sea Dogs for the season. That little fact makes last weekend's series against the Eastern League leaders that much sweeter.
BY ALLEN LESSELS NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
The Fisher Cats took care of the wannabe Red Sox. Now they'll see what they can do with young Yankee hopefuls.
Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) leaves the field following  training camp at the team practice facility.

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Once a rival, now an ally

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GIVEN that he staked his claim to the unofficial title of the league's top cornerback as a member of the Jets, it was only natural that Darrelle Revis felt a little bit strange Thursday and Friday as...

Gronkowski says he’s not back

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was cleared by doctors to play, but he said after training camp Friday that he is not quite at that point just yet.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, left, runs through drills with tight end Nate Byham during training camp at the team practice facility.

Patriots Notebook: Ongoing renovations in Foxborough

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Since their loss in the AFC Championship game five months ago, the Patriots have undergone multiple improvements in their bid to end a championship drought that will have reached a decade by the time...

The New Hampshire Wildcats celebrates a fumble recovery during the first quarter against the North Dakota State Bison at FargoDome during a FCS semifinal game.

UNH football earns preseason No. 1 in CAA

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The Wildcats — who play the first home night football game in UNH history against Dartmouth on Sept. 27 — are picked to finish No. 1 in the CAA, having pulled down 15 of the 24...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick before a January playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium.

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Some early questions for Patriots

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Always measured, usually monotone, occasionally almost misanthropic, even Bill Belichick couldn't suppress the smile that sprung to his face Wednesday morning as he stepped to the podium and began...

Team West quarterback Trevor Knight, of Nashua South High School, gets by Team East defender Matt Madden, of Pinkerton Academy, during the second half of the CHaD East West New Hampshire High School All Star Game at St. Anselm College Saturday. Team West won 24-7.

West coasts in CHaD New Hampshire East-West All-Star Game

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A dominating defensive performance carried the West to a 24-7 victory in Saturday's CHaD New Hampshire East-West All-Star Game at St. Anselm College's Grappone Stadium.

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Once a rival, now an ally

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Once a rival, now an ally

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GIVEN that he staked his claim to the unofficial title of the league's top cornerback as a member of the Jets, it was only natural that Darrelle Revis felt a little bit strange Thursday and Friday as he went through his first workouts as a member of the...

Gronkowski says he’s not back

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was cleared by doctors to play, but he said after training camp Friday that he is not quite at that point just yet.

Patriots Notebook: Ongoing renovations in Foxborough

Patriots Notebook: Ongoing renovations in Foxborough

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Since their loss in the AFC Championship game five months ago, the Patriots have undergone multiple improvements in their bid to end a championship drought that will have reached a decade by the time Super Bowl XLIX rolls around in February.

UNH football earns preseason No. 1 in CAA

UNH football earns preseason No. 1 in CAA

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The Wildcats — who play the first home night football game in UNH history against Dartmouth on Sept. 27 — are picked to finish No. 1 in the CAA, having pulled down 15 of the 24 first-place votes available in the balloting of head coaches and...

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Some early questions for Patriots

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Some early questions for Patriots

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Always measured, usually monotone, occasionally almost misanthropic, even Bill Belichick couldn't suppress the smile that sprung to his face Wednesday morning as he stepped to the podium and began his press conference.

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Astana team rider and leader's yellow jersey holder Vincenzo Nibali of Italy toasts with champagne as he cycles among the pack during the 137.5 km final stage, from Every to Paris Champs Elysees on Sunday.

Nibali finishes job to win Tour de France

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Vincenzo Nibali on Sunday became the first Italian to win the Tour de France since the late Marco Pantani, dominating his rivals on all terrains during the three-week race.

Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) leaves the field following  training camp at the team practice facility.

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Once a rival, now an ally

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GIVEN that he staked his claim to the unofficial title of the league's top cornerback as a member of the Jets, it was only natural that Darrelle Revis felt a little bit strange Thursday and Friday as he went through his first workouts as a member of the Patriots.

Seattle, WA, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Sam Fuld (1) is greeted in the dugout after scoring a run against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning at Safeco Field.

Nashua native Nolan: So far, so good playing ball for Triple-A Buffalo

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NASHUA native Kevin Nolan went 2-for-4 with two runs scored to help Triple-A Buffalo defeat Lehigh Valley 9-7 Friday night.

St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester (31) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

Dave D'Onofrio's Sox Beat: The case against trading Lester

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AS the Red Sox slog toward Thursday's trading deadline in sell mode for the first time in 17 years - even during the disastrous Bobby Valentine season of 2012, they entered August a couple games over .500 - one principle should govern future decisions made by Plainfield-bred general manager Ben Cherington.

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