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Granite State Gridiron: Merrimack Tomahawks football preparing to face BG Cardinals

Coming off last week's win against Keene, the Merrimack Tomahawks are not sitting on the sidelines as they wait to take on Bishop Guertin on Friday.

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Coach Kip Jackson said the team is focusing on paying attention to details and getting into the right mindset.

"I expect BG to be much improved over their first game, and I'm reminding the players to be aware of that," Jackson said.

The Cardinal's lost to Londonderry in Week 1.

Both teams are in building years after losing a lot of seniors.

Jackson said Joe Eichman, a junior who plays at both running back and defensive back, is one of the team's strengths and that the offensive line is looking strong.

Spectators should expect a long game, Jaskson said, possibly one of Merrimack's longest of the season.

Bishop Guertin did not return phone calls or emails for comment.

The game kicks off at 7 p.m.

NH1 News has partnered with local film maker Bill Rogers to bring the action to you live.

Games can be watched live at NH1.com or on the NH1 News Network's Facebook page. They also are available to watch after the live airing.

Rogers is a media arts teacher in Rochester and executive director of the Coruway Film Institute. He is a fan of high school sports and has previously streamed basketball and hockey games with the support of local businesses. His work can be found on the Institute's YouTube page.

Here's the lineup for the rest of the season:

FRIDAY 9/8, 7PM – BISHOP GUERTIN AT MERRIMACK
SUNDAY 9/17, 7PM – EPPING/NEWMARKET AT SOMERSWORTH
FRIDAY 9/22, 7PM – LONDONDERRY AT PINKERTON
SATURDAY 9/23, 2PM – BOW AT PLYMOUTH
SATURDAY 9/30, 6:30PM – EXETER AT BEDFORD
SATURDAY 10/7, 2PM – KENNETT AT BOW
FRIDAY 10/13, 7PM – INTERLAKES / MOULTONBORO AT STEVENS
FRIDAY 10/20, 7PM – NASHUA NORTH AT SALEM
FRIDAY 10/27, 7PM – PORTSMOUTH AT DOVER

 

Last week's game — SPAULDING (ROCHESTER) AT PORTSMOUTH — can be watched in it's entirety here.


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Don't miss a game: Watch NH high school football action live on NH1.com

High school football season is back and NH1 News has partnered with local film maker Bill Rogers to bring the action to you live.

Starting Friday, Sept. 1, NH1 News will air 10 action packed games featuring some of your favorite New Hampshire high school teams.

First up is Spaulding (Rochester) at Portsmouth.

Portsmouth coach Brian Pafford told NH1 News that the Clippers are in a "rebuilding" year and will face some considerable challenges in Division I this year with a lot of sophomores stepping in. 

The top New Hampshire division has some big kids and squads with some topping 75 compared to Portsmouth's 45. Another challenge is that Quarterback Cody Graham is waiting to be medically cleared to play after knee surgery.

He'll be standing on the sidelines for Friday's opener versus Spaulding. On the plus side, according to Portsmouth Athletic Dirctor Rus Wilson, their line looks strong.

The game kicks off at 7 p.m.

Here's the lineup for entire season.

FRIDAY 9/1, 7PM – SPAULDING (ROCHESTER) AT PORTSMOUTH
FRIDAY 9/8, 7PM – BISHOP GUERTIN AT MERRIMACK
SUNDAY 9/17, 7PM – EPPING/NEWMARKET AT SOMERSWORTH
FRIDAY 9/22, 7PM – LONDONDERRY AT PINKERTON
SATURDAY 9/23, 2PM – BOW AT PLYMOUTH
SATURDAY 9/30, 6:30PM – EXETER AT BEDFORD
SATURDAY 10/7, 2PM – KENNETT AT BOW
FRIDAY 10/13, 7PM – INTERLAKES / MOULTONBORO AT STEVENS
FRIDAY 10/20, 7PM – NASHUA NORTH AT SALEM
FRIDAY 10/27, 7PM – PORTSMOUTH AT DOVER

Games can be watched live at NH1.com or on the NH1 News Network's Facebook page. They also are available to watch after the live airing.

Rogers is a media arts teacher in Rochester and executive director of the Coruway Film Institute. He is a fan of high school sports and has previously streamed basketball and hockey games with the support of local businesses. His work can be found on the Institute's YouTube page.


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New scratch ticket unveiled and you could win tickets to a Patriots game

CONCORD — With the defending champion New England Patriots preparing to kick off the 2017 season next week, Robert Kraft joined the New Hampshire Lottery and Governor Chris Sununu to launch the 2017 Patriots' scratch ticket.

The $5 scratch ticket unveiled in front of the Statehouse on Tuesday gives buyers the chance to win up to $100,000 as well as tickets to future games.

"It's an honor to share the stage with Robert Kraft, the CEO and chairmen of the World Champion New England Patriots — the only organization that knows more about winning than the New Hampshire Lottery," said Charlie McIntyre, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Lottery.

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Patriots are partnering with the New Hampshire Lottery, which helps fund education with ticket sales.

"I'm told that in the six years, we've generated over $26 million in sales and netted $7 million for the state," Kraft said.

The lottery, since its inception in 1964, has raised almost $2 billion for the state.

Following the announcement of the scratch ticket, Patriots' alumni held a mini-training camp for 100 football players from the Merrimack Cardinals Youth Football League. Twenty-five Merrimack youth cheerleaders also got to participate in a mini-training camp held by two Patriots cheerleaders.


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Brady has TD in preseason debut as Pats fall to Texans 27-23

HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in his first game since winning the Super Bowl on the same field and the New England Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-23 in a preseason game on Saturday night.

Brady, who sat out last week, was 6 of 9 for 67 yards while directing the offense for two possessions.

The Patriots punted on their first drive before Brady connected with Rex Burkhead on a 22-yard touchdown throw that tied it at 7 early in the second quarter. His performance came in his return to Houston after leading the Patriots back from a 25-point third-quarter deficit to a 34-28 overtime win against the Atlanta Falcons to earn his fourth Super Bowl MVP trophy here in February.

"The last time we were, it was a fun night," Brady said. "It was fun to come back tonight. I wish we would have won, but we had a good week of practice, and I think we're getting better."

It was a far different environment than the previous time the Patriots were at NRG Stadium, but there was a reminder of their big win as remnants of red and blue confetti from the Super Bowl postgame celebration remained in the phone banks near their bench.

Rob Gronkowski also made his season debut for the Patriots, playing about 15 snaps but not catching a pass, in his first preseason appearance since 2012. Julian Edelman and Brandin Cooks also played after sitting out last week, and Cooks had a 7-yard reception.

Houston quarterback Tom Savage was effective in two drives, going 8 of 9 for 98 yards with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jaelen Strong that put the Texans up 7-0 in the first quarter.

"I'm really, really comfortable with this offense," Savage said. "We have a lot of talent out there and a lot of the guys are making some big plays for me and it's been awesome."

Texans rookie first-round pick Deshaun Watson, who had 179 yards passing last week, threw for 102 yards and ran for a 2-yard touchdown in about two quarters of work.

Jimmy Garoppolo was 15 of 23 for 145 yards with a touchdown and an interception after taking over for Brady.

ROOKIE WATCH

Houston third-round pick D'Onta Foreman, who won the Doak Walker Award as the nation's best college running back last season, had another solid game after rushing for 76 yards last week. He had two receptions for 66 yards and ran for 10 yards and a 4-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. His best moment came when he grabbed a short pass from Watson and broke several tackles en route to a 63-yard gain that set up Watson's touchdown in the third quarter.

"I'm proud of myself, just being able to show that I can catch the ball," Foreman said. "People said I couldn't catch the ball well, so being able to display that and just show my coaches and teammates that I can catch the ball,

whatever they want me to do I can be effective."

WATT'S UP

Houston defensive end J.J. Watt played just one series, but it was long enough to provide one of the highlights of the night. Watt, who is returning from back surgery which cost him 13 games last season, leveled Burkhead for a 2-yard loss on New England's opening possession for his first tackle of the season.

"It's a great feeling ... (but) it's just a glimpse," he said. "There's a lot of stuff I've been working on for a very long time. There's a lot of plays that have built up in the archives that I want to get out there and make."

SITTING OUT

Houston outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney and receiver DeAndre Hopkins did not play after both participated in the first preseason game. It appears to be a precautionary move since the team hasn't acknowledged injuries to either player. Patriots running back Mike Gillislee sat out for the second straight week with a hamstring injury. New England linebacker Elandon Roberts injured his ribs in the second half and didn't return.

THEY SAID IT

New England coach Bill Belichick on if he thought about the team's Super Bowl win in his return to Houston on Saturday night: "That's all in the past ... I'm trying to get this team ready to go. This year's team is this year's team. It's my responsibility to make a strong commitment to this team. I'm not trying to live in the past, I'm not trying to live in the future, I'm just trying to do a good job with the team we have."

UP NEXT

New England: Visit the Detroit Lions on Friday.

Houston: Visit the New Orleans Saints on Saturday.


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Mayor pushes to keep PawSox in Rhode Island as Massachusetts tries to lure the team

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island mayor is pushing state lawmakers to approve a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox so they can stay in their current hometown.

READ: Massachusetts city wants to lure PawSox from Rhode Island

 

WPRI-TV reports that Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien's proposal comes after the Worcester, Massachusetts, City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to direct their city manager to try and lure the Boston Red Sox Triple-A affiliate.

Grebien's bill calls for the construction of an $83 million stadium with the team paying $45 million and taxpayers footing the rest. The taxpayer contribution would be repaid through tax revenue from the park and ticket sales.

Grebien says if the Senate Finance Committee doesn't act, Pawtucket would be "seriously in jeopardy" of losing the team.

The Senate Finance Chairman says the committee will hold hearings on the bill this fall.


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New England woman, first to swim length of Winnipesaukee, plans English Channel swim

STONEHAM, MASS.— A Massachusetts woman, known for being the first woman to swim across the length of Lake Winnipesaukee, is planning another epic swim this month.

Julie Burnett of Stoneham, Massachusetts, will attempt to swim the English Channel, which separates England from France.

The Channel Swimming Association states that the shortest distance is 21 miles. Swimming speeds have ranged from 7 hours to almost 27 hours.

According to Stoneham Wicked Local, Burnett has made other marathon swims before, including Lake Winnipesaukee, and she completed the Manhattan Island 28.5 mile marathon swim — twice.

Burnett said she is swimming to raise awareness of Operation Delta Dog, which provides service dogs to returning veterans.


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NH legalizes fantasy sports with special rules for experienced players

CONCORD — A new law officially makes it legal to play fantasy sports in the Granite State and while it doesn't change a lot, if you are a fantasy sports business, or a frequent player, there are a few things you need to know.

 

The law allows the state to regulate the way fantasy games are run, but it will not profit from them as a result.

Popular fantasy sports websites DratKings and FanDuel supported and testified in favor of the law.

READ: Lawmakers look to regulate, tax daily fantasy sports

 

The law does not affect the average fantasy sports player, but instead, the platform that they are using to participate.

Any organization that wants to participate in the hosting of fantasy leagues created by themselves or players will need to be authorized to do business in New Hampshire. They also will need to register with a state commission through an application process.

Businesses or organizations that were operating fantasy sports services before the new law was signed are allowed to continue as long as they have an application submitted. Those business will only need to cease operations if their application is denied.

As part of the new law, "highly experienced" players who have participated in over 1,000 fantasy competitions, or have won three or more contests with prizes totaling $3,000 or more from the same game operator must be marked. Fantasy game operators would be required to designate these players in a way that other players would be able to see.

Regulations by the state include the ability to audit the operators at any time to make sure each player's funds are being used properly. It also outlines rules for "scripts," or lines of code, that allow for people to automate and sometimes create an unfair advantage over other players.

Anyone participating in the fantasy games must be at least 18 years old.

The bill was signed into law by Gov. Chris Sununu and went into effect on July 18.


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Sen. Rubio jokes of making Pats QB Tom Brady ambassador to Brazil before start of season

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a lifelong fan of the Miami Dolphins, has grown weary of watching the New England Patriots rack up Super Bowl wins while his team watches from afar.

Operating on the theory that misery loves company, he tried last week to sell a fellow Patriot antagonist on a plan he's cooked up to sideline New England's star quarterback, Tom Brady.

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, selected by President Donald Trump to be ambassador to the United Kingdom, appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for his confirmation hearing. Rubio's a member of the panel. And before he quizzed Johnson on issues like counterterrorism and Brexit, the senator got the other important business out of the way.

First, because the Jets and Dolphins are rivals — both are in the NFL's AFC East division along with the Patriots — Rubio cleared a few things off his chest.

"Support for your nomination due to you relationship with the New York Jets is painful and difficult, but I'm willing to do it for the good of the country," he told Johnson as laughter filled the crowded committee room.

Rubio quickly pivoted to the more dastardly, common enemy: Brady. The 39-year-old signal caller has five Super Bowl rings and is a certain first-ballot Hall of Famer. The Patriots have collected eight consecutive AFC East titles, while Miami hasn't even won a playoff game since 2000.

"I think you and I agree the country would be well-served if a certain Thomas Brady were nominated ambassador to Brazil," Rubio told Johnson. "Perhaps that could be arranged before September of this year," which is start of the NFL's regular season.

Brady is married to Brazilian-born supermodel Gisele Bündchen.

"I don't know why people are laughing," Rubio said, trying to keep a straight face. "I'm very serious."

Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts tossed cold water on the scheme. President Donald Trump and Patriots owner Robert Kraft are close friends, he said.

"So I don't think there's any chance of Tom Brady leaving the country until he's won at least two or three more Super Bowl championships," Markey said. "At that point, it's whatever he wants."


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NH man launching livestream platform for parasports nationwide

DURHAM — A University of New Hampshire power wheelchair soccer player and coach is launching an online streaming platform to showcase various parasports nationally that otherwise wouldn't be broadcasted.

Tony Jackson, who is currently the power soccer coordinator at Northeast Passage, said he has been playing power wheelchair soccer since 2009 and has broadcasted the sport since 2013. He said he officially founded ParaSportsLive in February for a couple of reasons.

The first was the demand that Jackson saw for parasports to be broadcasted.

"I saw all the other adaptive sports that aren't being broadcast out there, and that's why I started ParaSportsLive to bring these sports to everybody," he said.

Jackson, a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism where he began broadcasting college athletics for the school's radio station, said he had seen the benefits of broadcasting parasports firsthand.

"When I've done the power soccer broadcasts, I've seen the positive impact that it has on a lot of people," Jackson said. "Family members, friends, relatives from all over the country and world can see their loved ones competing. Seeing that has really pushed me forward to do this."

While Jackson only plays power soccer, he said the whole mission of ParaSportLive is to eventually bring a cornucopia of adapted sports to viewer's computers and mobile devices.

"I want to go out there and bring track and field events, swimming, sled hockey, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and so many other adaptive sports that aren't being shown right now," he said. "The Disabled Sports U.S.A. Junior Nationals are taking place in Wisconsin right now, and those aren't even being livestreamed out to anybody."

Jackson said that future Paralympians could be competing in the Junior Nationals, yet nobody aside from the people at the event can watch them compete. He said there are over 60,000 adapted sports athletes in the U.S., and with the increasing popularity of online video livestreaming, the potential market for streaming parasports is large.

The second reason Jackson said he started ParaSportsLive was to create opportunities for other disabled individuals pursuing a career in broadcasting.

"The goal is to find people like me who studied broadcasting in school and aspired to be broadcasters and journalists, and have never had the opportunity to work in broadcast media," Jackson said. "There are very few people with disabilities in the broadcasting industry now, so I'm hoping that with ParaSportsLive we can bring some more of those talented people into the fold and let them showcase their talents."

Jackson said he had made a number of connections in the adaptive sports community while traveling the country broadcasting power soccer, and he hopes these connections will get on board with his new platform.

"I've reached out to them and sent proposals in an effort to broadcast the events that they host every year," he said. "Ideally, we hope to eventually cover events every month throughout the year."

Jackson said that while the Paralympics receive a lot of media attention, once they are over, coverage of adapted sports is greatly diminished. He said that just because the media coverage stops doesn't mean the adapted sports do, and that's where ParaSportsLive comes in.

The streaming platform is still a work in progress, but Jackson said there is an official website and a GoFundMe campaign has already raised over $3,000. He said he hopes to be streaming games by October.

"Northeast Passage hosts a wheelchair rugby competition every October, so the goal is to have all of the equipment together and have everything up and running before then so that way we can use that tournament as our maiden broadcast," he said.

To learn more about ParaSportsLive and to make a donation, visit their GoFundMe page. Below is an introduction video from the company's GoFundMe campaign.


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Golfer wins State Am championship round for second time

KEENE—Mike Martell, 24, of New Ipswich won the 114th State Am golf tournament this weekend in Keene.

The tournament matches the state's best amateur golfers in a week-long battle for the top spot. Martell, who plays out of the Nashua Country Club, has won twice.

According to the Keene Sentinel, he beat #1-ranked Matt Paradis during the final round Saturday, making 10 birdies and an eagle and going one 20-hole stretch with just one bogey.

“I felt like I hit the ball well all week,” Martel said. “I never had a round where I thought I hit it bad at all. All aspects of my game have improved. It came with a lot of hard work," he told the newspaper.


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Fans flock to NH speedway to cheer on their favorite NASCAR drivers

LOUDON — Spectators from across the northeast and beyond came to cheer on their favorite drivers at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Sunday. 

Denny Hamlin took home his first victory in nearly 28 races with the Overton's 301 NASCAR series. This win sent the Joe Gibbs Racing team racing to victory lane for the first time this season.

Hamlin accepted his trophy, surrounded by his racing team, sponsors, wife and daughter. In addition to the Overton trophy, the winner of the magic mile is given a giant lobster, an age old tradition at NHMS. This year, Hamlin was also the recipient of a crate of Georgia peaches, part of a SuperBowl bet between racetrack owners. 

Looking forward to playoffs, Hamlin said, "we still have a lot of work to do."

Coming in second place at Sunday's race was Kyle Larson, followed by Martin Truex Jr. 

When NH1 asked fans who they were hoping to see pull off a win, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Chase Elliot seemed to be at the top of their list.

One fan wearing a hat made completely out of beer cases raved about his time at NHMS.

The race kicked off with New England Patriots offense coordinator Josh McDaniels riding in the pace car. 

READ: Patriots offensive coordinator to drive NASCAR pace car

 

Before the race, some of the drivers expressed their excitement to be returning to NHMS, saying how much they enjoyed the track and the crowd that it draws every year. 

Whether they camped the whole weekend or stayed for just today, fans from New York to Canada and beyond all spoke good things of their time at the speedway. 

"I've been here all weekend and it's been awesome." said a New Hampshire woman. 

Another exclaimed, "I love it!"

This year will be the last time you can watch a NASCAR race in September at Loudon, the series will be moving to Las Vegas for the annual fall race. 

Miss New Hampshire Lauren Percy spoke to NH1 and revealed that many of the workers for Sunday's event were from non-profit organizations and the speedway will be donating to all of the non-profits represented through out the weekend. 

Even if the driver they were rooting for didn't win, fans are leaving the track sun-burnt, happy, and ready to sit in traffic. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Larson's NASCAR pole tossed out at NHMS with inspection failure

LOUDON (AP) — Kyle Larson has made a habit of flunking NASCAR inspection.

Knocked from the top of the points standings this week because of an inspection failure, Larson was stripped of his pole Friday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and had his winning time tossed out for yet another infraction. He will start at the rear of the field in Sunday's Cup race.

READ: Larson tops field at NH for 4th pole of season

 

Martin Truex Jr. will lead the field to green for the first time this season.

"Not the way we wanted to get our first pole of the year but looking forward to starting up front," Truex said.

Larson's time was disallowed because of an unapproved rear deck fin lid. NASCAR said there would be no additional penalties.

He had raced to the top of the field without his suspended crew chief, turning a lap of 133.324 mph to win his fourth pole of the season.

Larson's team was penalized 35 points this week by NASCAR, erasing what had been a one-point advantage over Truex in the driver standings.

Crew chief Chad Johnston was suspended for three races because of a rear brake cooling assembly that did not meet standards.

"I wish I could have him on the box on Sunday, but we will be strong these next few weeks," Larson said.

Team owner Chip Ganassi did not appeal the penalty issued for failing post-race inspection at Kentucky. Tony Lunders served as the interim crew chief.

"I know nothing about race cars," Larson said. "I don't honestly know what it was that got us in trouble. Yeah, a big penalty so it must have been something important in their eyes."

NASCAR's eyes got bigger at New Hampshire — though Larson did pass pre-qualifying inspection.

Larson also started in the rear because of inspection issues at Kentucky Speedway.

"It's really cool to get the pole the first week back after the penalty," he said.

No so fast.

Truex has the pole and the rest of the field moved up a spot. Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray and Kasey Kahne completed the top five.

Johnson, the seven-time Cup champion, starts in the top five for the first time this season.

"Well damn, we're starting second now. I should close my eyes in Q more often," Johnson tweeted.

Kenseth had a solid round just days after it was announced he would be out at Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the season. Furniture Row Racing driver Erik Jones, who will replace Kenseth, starts seventh. Kyle Busch starts eighth and Denny Hamlin ninth to give JGR three drivers in the top 10.

Kenseth, Busch and Hamlin are again all chasing Truex. Truex has three of wins driving for Furniture Row — which shares a technical alliance with JGR — while the Gibbs drivers remain winless.

"It's the biggest question of the universe right now, probably, which is why the 78 is outperforming the house cars, so we're just as confused and disgruntled by it as probably others," Busch said. "I wish I had a theory. I've had probably 10 theories since they've joined us and none of them are true, so I'm done with theories."

With Jones moving on, Furniture Row owner Barney Visser has not decided if the team will field two cars next season.

"I know his plans originally were not for this team to be a one-year deal," Truex said. "We'll just have to see how it all pans out, but I've enjoyed working with Erik. He's been a good teammate. He's a great kid. Love talking to him and hearing his point of view and things, so it would have been nice to have him for a couple years."


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Athletic shoe company steps up with benefit art project using sneakers

Pizza, cacti, lilacs and a venus flytrap are all part of a unique combination fundraiser and art project sponsored by an athletic shoe company.

Adidas commissioned a dozen artists to take one of the company's sneaker designs and use it as the basis for a artistic creation, one for each of America's fifty states.

Money raised from auctioning off the shoes benefits Women Win, which Bloomberg's Business Insider calls a "charity devoted to advancing women's leadership."

The shoes sport whimsical arrangements of paint and props that pay homage to each state's character. New Jersey's shoe looks like a lace up slice of pizza. Georgia's looks like a peach. New Hampshire's shoe has a colorful depiction of the state flower- the lilac.


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Julian Edelman, New England Patriots agree to multi-year contract extension

FOXBORO — After another incredible season capped off with the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, Julian Edelman was rewarded by the Patriots with a new multiyear contract extension.

Edelman originally would have been a free agent following the 2017 season since he had only one remaining year on his previous contract. However, with this extension, Edelman will be signed to the Patriots for the next coming seasons.

Edelman had another career year during the 2016-17 regular season, ending up with over 1,100 receiving yards and 98 receptions, just two shy of the vaunted 100 mark. 

However, he really made his mark in the Patriots three playoff games, averaging 7 receptions per game and over 114 receiving yards.

Without his help, the Patriots would have potentially been faced with another crushing Super Bowl loss instead of the come-from-behind victory they achieved.


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New England woman's 111th birthday wish- to meet Patriots QB Tom Brady

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — A Maine resident celebrating her 111th birthday has a special wish: to meet New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

WGME-TV reports that Dorris Farrar, of Freeport, turned 111 Tuesday. The Bar Harbor, Maine, native was born in in 1906, when Theodore Roosevelt was president and San Francisco had its massive earthquake.

Her family moved to Connecticut before eventually settling in Massachusetts. Farrar says she moved back to Maine in 2003.

The nurses at the assisted living home where Farrar stays say she walks and sends plenty of letters.

One of Farrar's letters went to Brady. The centenarian says she is Brady's oldest fan and that she hopes to meet him.


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3 New England communities score big in hockey rankings

The puck stops in New England, at least as far as hockey is concerned.

Cities in five New England states, including New Hampshire, along with the New York area and portions of the midwest stood out in popularity rankings released Wednesday.

The Bruin's hometown of Boston ranked second in online finance site WalletHub's list of hockey-loving cities across the U.S. Beantown also held the third spot in the category of "Highest NHL Fan Engagement."

New Hampshire towns also ranked high, with Durham taking the No. 25 spot and Hanover at No. 28.

The hometown for the University of New Hampshire showed up second under "Highest College-Hockey Fan Engagement."

Maine's Orono came in at No. 30, Storrs, Connecticut, is at No. 37 and Providence, Rhode Island, took No. 40.

Filling up spots to the Top 50 were Cambridge, Massachusetts, at No. 43 and Wocester, Massachusetts, at No. 49.

Boston ranked as the city with the third most expensive ticket for an NHL game nationally. The highest price was in Dallas, Texas, which also has the lowest capacity NHL stadium.


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WATCH: College lacrosse team replaces warm-up music with Trump talk

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York college lacrosse team has replaced its warm-up music with a recording of a portion of a speech by President Donald Trump.

An Instagram video of the Adelphi University team was posted Wednesday showing players running onto the field at the conclusion of an excerpt of a Trump speech that includes his campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again."

Newsday reports Adelphi athletic director Danny McCabe says in a statement the pre-game music is chosen as a team. It was approved because it did not contain vulgarity or inappropriate subject matter.

The team finished the regular season with a 14-3 record. It begins the NCAA Division II playoffs against Pace on Saturday.

Adelphi is a private university on Long Island.

The Barstool Sports website was the first to report the Instagram video.

 


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Ex-Boston Celtics player charged for exposing himself to men and women

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A former Boston Celtics player and current college coach has been arrested on charges he exposed himself on a public trail in Pennsylvania.

Doug Overton, coach of Division II Lincoln University, was arrested April 30 on charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. He is free on $10,000 bail.

According to police, several witnesses reported seeing Overton exposing himself to both men and women on the Cynwyd Trail in Lower Merion Township.

Overton says he's innocent. He tells CSNPhilly.com he was relieving himself while walking his dog.

Overton was a standout at La Salle University and played 11 seasons in the NBA for eight teams. He recently finished his first season as head coach at Lincoln, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west of Philadelphia.

Lincoln University officials had no immediate comment.


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Ex-Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's estate currently worthless, home to be sold

BOSTON (AP) — Court records show the estate of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez currently has a dollar value of zero.

The former New England Patriots tight end took his own life last week in prison.

The Boston Herald reported that Hernandez's fiancée and her lawyer said in an affidavit filed Wednesday in probate court that Hernandez's estate is currently worth "$0.00" with "no monies available and no identifiable personal assets."

But there is an offer to buy Hernandez's house — worth nearly $1.3 million. The mother of a man Hernandez was convicted of killing in 2013 has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit seeking any proceeds from the sale.

Hernandez was serving a life sentence when he hanged himself April 19, five days after he was acquitted in a 2012 double slaying.


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