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DAVE D'ONOFRIO
On Thursday, as active and earth-shaking a trade-deadline day as the team has perhaps ever experienced, general manager Ben Cherington made it his mission to fix the limping Boston offense.
BY ROGER BROWN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
Major League Baseball's trade deadline comes once a year, and that's enough for some players.
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
On a day when rumored swirled around Jon Lester, and the team made little effort to conceal the fact it was fielding offers for their ace, it turned out instead to be Felix Doubront who was traded...
EDITORIAL
Competition is getting more heated at Patriots training camp, with a handful of closely contested position battles ongoing and tempers flaring.
EDITORIAL
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...
EDITORIAL
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.

NH Shrine team girds for Vt.'s ground attack

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New Hampshire will enter Saturday's 61st annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl with a 13-game winning streak. Vermont hasn't posted a victory since that 2000 game, and few games since then have been close.

Fisher Cats to honor top student-athletes

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Ten Granite Staters will be among the 12 honorees when the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Fisher Cats Foundation present their 2014 Scholar-Athlete Scholarship awards before Saturday night's game...

Patriots Notebook: Physical Browner brings it

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Competition is getting more heated at Patriots training camp, with a handful of closely contested position battles ongoing and tempers flaring.

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...

NH Shrine team girds for Vt.'s ground attack

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New Hampshire will enter Saturday's 61st annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl with a 13-game winning streak. Vermont hasn't posted a victory since that 2000 game, and few games since then have been close.

Fisher Cats to honor top student-athletes

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Ten Granite Staters will be among the 12 honorees when the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Fisher Cats Foundation present their 2014 Scholar-Athlete Scholarship awards before Saturday night's game at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.

Patriots Notebook: Physical Browner brings it

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Competition is getting more heated at Patriots training camp, with a handful of closely contested position battles ongoing and tempers flaring.

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.

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Manchester Babe Ruth President Gary Ulbin, center, meets with coaches and officials at Gill Stadium in Manchester in advance of today's opener of the Babe Ruth New England regionals.

John Habib's City Sports: Locals taking nothing for granted in Babe Ruth tourney

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IT WOULD be understandable if Hampton wished it had drawn a different opponent than Manchester's Tom Woodlock All-Stars for the opening round of the Babe Ruth League Baseball ages 13-15 New England Regional.

Nick Vailas takes a moment during Bedford High School's football season.

This time, Bedford star Nick Vailas gets to play in Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl

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The battles during this week's Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl practices weren't limited to the players.

Goffstown loses on dramatic home run in New England Reg. Little League Tournament opener

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Alex Smith hit a two-run, walk-off homer with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn Falmouth, Maine, a 3-2 win over Goffstown in the opener of the New England Regional Little League Tournament Friday at Breen Field in Bristol, Conn.

Avise Properties recently won the South Junior Deb U12 softball championship. The team went 19-0 for the season. This was the third straight title for some of the girls. Getting key hits in the final game were Alex Foote, Katy Klose, Brook Robert and Maricela Serratos-Vela.  Jade Lasalle pitched a great game, striking out five and giving up three hits. Team members, front from left, are Alexis Iller, Brooke Robert, Heather Coburn, Jade Lasalle, Bailey Lister, Shelbee Hawthorne, and behind Hawthorne is coach Tuesday Belanger. Back, Lauryn Blake, Alex Foote, Katy Klose, Maricela Serratos-Vela, Skyler George, Amya Williams and coach Donna Gagne. In back is coach Brian Foote. Missing in the photo is Sarah Roderick.

GoodSports in brief throughout New Hampshire

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Mystics softball sets tryout dates, flag football league to hold registrations

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