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JOHN HABIB NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
In May, after a unanimous (18-0) vote by the Division I athletics directors was taken to boycott the Spartans over what they perceived as improper recruitment of players, the Manchester...
ZACK WARD
The Patriots are expected to win big on Sunday in their home opener. But the Patriots (1-1) have been fairly big favorites for three weeks and already have one loss, which is there to remind them to...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
AFTER THE Patriots' 30-7 win over Minnesota on Sunday, coach Bill Belichick was exuberant, at least by his standards.Tom Brady, despite moving into third place all-time for regular-season wins as a...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
He was already there by many measures, and in most opinions, but Sunday afternoon Bill Belichick took another step toward officially staking his claim to a place among the handful of best coaches...
EDITORIAL
WITH Ben Cherington already in the midst of rebuilding the Red Sox for the second time in three years, it will be important that the general manager from Meriden keeps current on the way the game is...
ZACK WARD
On Wednesday morning when Tom Brady walked into his press conference, one thing was noticeably out of place.
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
As much as the addition of star cornerback Darrelle Revis, and the returns of cornerstones like Rob Gronkowski, Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo have prompted pundits everywhere to project the Patriots...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
What went bad for the Patriots in their first season-opening loss in more than a decade? The defense. The offense. The coaching. The preparation. The adjustments. The toughness. The tackling. The...

Roger Brown's First and 10: Answers forthcoming

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The early returns this season have been encouraging for Merrimack, which is 2-0. Although the Tomahawks haven’t faced anything close to an offensive juggernaut, they’ve allowed only 13...

College Football: Big Green kick off season vs. Cent. Connecticut

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For a program that hasn't won the Ivy League crown since 1996, maybe starting their season Saturday at home under the lights will be a good omen for the Big Green.

NFL: Hester sets return record as Falcons thrash Buccaneers, 56-14

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The Atlanta Falcons punished Tampa Bay on the ground and through the air as they blasted the Buccaneers 56-14 on Thursday with Devin Hester setting a record for touchdowns from kick returns.

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is tackled by Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson during last Sunday's game at O.co Coliseum. Woodson is still making plays in his 17th NFL season.

Patriots Notebook: Pats wary of veteran playmaker Woodson

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The Patriots are expected to win big on Sunday in their home opener. But the Patriots (1-1) have been fairly big favorites for three weeks and already have one loss, which is there to remind them to...

UNH quarterback Andy Vailas fakes a hand off to fellow QB Sean Goldrich during last week's game. Vailas kept the ball for a run.

College Football: Expect offense when Richmond, UNH meet

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When UNH opens its Colonial Athletic Association schedule at Richmond on Saturday (4 p.m.) the game will feature two of the top offenses in the FCS.

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the field after a January 2013 game in Green Bay.  The Minnesota Vikings placed Peterson on the exempt/commissioner's permission list Wednesday.  REUTERS

Vikings reverse field, sit Peterson

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Less than two days after announcing that they were reinstating running back Adrian Peterson to the active roster, the Minnesota Vikings changed course early Wednesday.

Sponsor Anheuser-Busch 'disappointed' in NFL's handling of domestic violence cases

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Anheuser-Busch publicly chastised the National Football League on Tuesday for its handling of domestic violence cases, making the NFL's official beer sponsor the first major advertiser to put...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) calls a play during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Vikings 30-7.

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Brady a realist

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AFTER THE Patriots' 30-7 win over Minnesota on Sunday, coach Bill Belichick was exuberant, at least by his standards.Tom Brady, despite moving into third place all-time for regular-season wins as a...

Roger Brown's First and 10: Answers forthcoming

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The early returns this season have been encouraging for Merrimack, which is 2-0. Although the Tomahawks haven’t faced anything close to an offensive juggernaut, they’ve allowed only 13 points in their two victories.

College Football: Big Green kick off season vs. Cent. Connecticut

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For a program that hasn't won the Ivy League crown since 1996, maybe starting their season Saturday at home under the lights will be a good omen for the Big Green.

NFL: Hester sets return record as Falcons thrash Buccaneers, 56-14

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The Atlanta Falcons punished Tampa Bay on the ground and through the air as they blasted the Buccaneers 56-14 on Thursday with Devin Hester setting a record for touchdowns from kick returns.

Patriots Notebook: Pats wary of veteran playmaker Woodson

Patriots Notebook: Pats wary of veteran playmaker Woodson

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The Patriots are expected to win big on Sunday in their home opener. But the Patriots (1-1) have been fairly big favorites for three weeks and already have one loss, which is there to remind them to stay on their toes.

College Football: Expect offense when Richmond, UNH meet

College Football: Expect offense when Richmond, UNH meet

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When UNH opens its Colonial Athletic Association schedule at Richmond on Saturday (4 p.m.) the game will feature two of the top offenses in the FCS.

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Pelham quarterback Bryce Brown is stopped by Trinity’s Jack McCahill with Alex Martin coming in at the right in the Pioneers’ 27-13 win over the Pythons at Gill Stadium in Manchester on Friday.

High School Round-up: Trinity falls behind, rallies past Pelham

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After falling down 13-0 six minutes into the game, the Trinity of Manchester football team rallied back to earn a 27-13 victory over visiting Pelham.

Sep 19, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini (70) throws the ball to first base to get out Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph (not shown) in the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Sox down Orioles in 10 as Ortiz hits a pair

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Yoenis Cespedes added a solo home run and Ortiz contributed an RBI single for the Red Sox, bringing his season total to 102 RBIs. Junichi Tazawa (4-3) picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief and Edward Mujica worked the 10th for his seventh save.

Portsmouth stuns Memorial

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Portsmouth trailed Manchester Memorial by two touchdowns late in the second quarter and wasn’t putting up much resistance against the Memorial offense.

High School Sports Round-up

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