LOUDON — Christopher Bell of Norman, Okla., dominated the NASCAR Xfinity Series Roxor 200 to the tune of 186 laps led and a four-second margin of victory in the Joe Gibbs Racing Rheem-Watts Toyota No. 20 Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

WHEN I was very young, my mother told me an interesting fact about goldfish.

“A goldfish will stay small in size”, she said “when it is kept in a small bowl. Likewise, one kept in a larger bowl can grow much bigger.” I’m sure that her intention was a colorful metaphor encouraging her son to seek experience, exceed limitations and “grow” as much as I could in a great big world.

The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour is about to make the first of two trips into New Hampshire Motor Speedway this season. The open-wheel rockets are slated for two events this weekend which culminates with the Monster Energy Cup Foxwoods Casino 301 Sunday.

BROOKLINE resident Colin McCaigue learned something during this year’s New Hampshire Golf Association Amateur Championship. He learned that among golfers in the field 19 and younger, he posted the lowest score during the tournament’s two rounds of stroke play.

PARIS — The most lopsided match in World Cup history shined a merciless light on the vast gulf between the world’s top-ranked women’s soccer team and its 34th. But neither the United States’ 13-0 rout of Thailand nor whatever unfolds when the defending World Cup champions take on 39th-ranked Chile Sunday in Paris should be interpreted as a bellwether for what lies ahead for the Americans.

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