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BY DAVE D'ONOFRIO SPECIAL TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
AFTER not awaking even a single morning with more losses than wins last season, and never standing worse than third in their division, two weeks into 2014 the Red Sox woke up Monday with a record of...
ROGER BROWN AND ALLEN LESSELS
New Hampshire Fisher Cats fans get their first look at right-handed pitcher Aaron Sanchez, the consensus No. 1 prospect in the Toronto Blue Jays' organization, this afternoon at Northeast Delta...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
According to the radar gun, the fastball on which he struck out Brett Gardner to finish Boston's 4-2 win over New York on Friday night was the hardest Edward Mujica had thrown a pitch this season.
BY IAN CLARK NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
Manchester Monarchs second-year forward Bishop was named the Union Leader Fan Favorite award winner prior to Saturday's game against Portland. Bishop said he was surprised by the honor and couldn't...
VIN SYLVIA
Not only did Big Papi's trip to the NH State House help launch a lottery ticket to help fund statewide education, one determined fan managed to get an autograph that will help a small town's school...
BY JOHN HABIB NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
Opening Day in golf just doesn’t operate the way other field sports do. In baseball and football for instance, Opening Day is announced weeks ahead of time. The club pro at Derryfield CC uses a...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
Instead of Jackie Bradley Jr. going back to Pawtucket for seasoning, as he was supposed to just a couple weeks ago, it now looks more likely that the club will move one of its veterans to make room...
VIN SYLVIA
By 5:30 p.m. Thursday, fans were strolling through the main entrance to Northeast Delta Dental Stadium at a steady rate, and at least half of them, it seemed, had a hug or handshake for Erik Lesniak.

Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: Already, Wildcats' offensive skills are evident

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The first live scrimmage of spring football practices gave the Wildcats coaching staff a closer look at new players and returning players in new positions.

Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: Simpler, faster defense for Wildcat football team

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THE University of New Hampshire’s football team got better on the defensive side of the ball in 2013 and part of the reason things improved was that the coaching staff instituted changes...

Chung comes back to Patriots

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The New England Patriots signed safety Patrick Chung, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last month, the team announced Thursday.

Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: New players, new coaches, on gridiron

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THE Wildcats of the University of New Hampshire football team buckled their hard hats and got to work early on Tuesday morning on Bremner Field, which was circled by snowbanks.

Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: Back to the grid grind for Wildcat football team

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THEIR winter workouts completed, the players on the University of New Hampshire football team move on to the next stage of preparation for another season of high expectations early on Tuesday morning.

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is shown during a September 2013 game. The Patriots reached an agreement Thursday with Wilfork on a three-year, $22.5 million contract extension.

Defensive mainstay Wilfork to stay with Patriots

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The New England Patriots reached an agreement Thursday with mainstay defensive lineman Vince Wilfork on a three-year, $22.5 million contract extension.

Plymouth High’s Reisert among UNH grid walk-ons

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Plymouth’s Kyle Reisert, who was named USA Today Defensive Player of the Year in New Hampshire for the 2013 season, has decided to play for the University of New Hampshire football program as a...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to reporters at the NFL Annual Meetings.

Just call Pats coach 'Bake Sale' Belichick

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Bill Belichick might not show it, but players and those close to him insist the New England Patriots' stoic head coach possesses a humorous side.

Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: Already, Wildcats' offensive skills are evident

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The first live scrimmage of spring football practices gave the Wildcats coaching staff a closer look at new players and returning players in new positions.

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Top boxing talent set for Rockingham Park

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There will definitely be a connection between Salem’s Rockingham Park and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday when New Hampshire hosts the first International Boxing Association (AIBA)-sanctioned amateur boxing event on American soil between the talented Cuba Domadores and the United States Knockouts.

Southern New Hampshire University's Riley Palmer(8), of Goffstown, is greeted by teammate Michael Mastroberti after Palmer hit a solo homerun vs. St. Anselm College Tuesday at Southern New Hampshire University.

NH College Roundup: SNHU baseball team tops St. Anselm

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Starter Mike Robert of Nashua and relievers Zach Zona and Lucas Olen combined on a four-hitter to lead 11th-ranked Southern New Hampshire University to its fifth straight win, 10-2, over rival St. Anselm College Tuesday at Penmen Field.

Trenton’s 11-run inning foils Fisher Cats

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A grand slam by prospect Gary Sanchez highlighted an 11-run fourth inning uprising to lead the Trenton Thunder past the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 11-5 in an Eastern League contest Sunday at Arm & Hammer Park in New Jersey.

Southern New Hampshire University's Alejandro Diaz slides home vs. American International College during game 2 of their doubleheader hosted at SNHU Sunday afternoon.

NH College Roundup: Palmer helps SNHU Penmen to doubleheader sweep

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Riley Palmer of Goffstown had a three-run homer in the opener and Manny Cruz collected three hits and two RBIs in the nightcap to lead 12th-ranked Southern New Hampshire University to a Northeast-10 baseball doubleheader sweep of American International College, 8-4 and 6-3 Sunday at Penmen Field in Manchester.

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