Sports

Joyous Raptors: Rivendell Soars to Championship Game

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — While breaking away from any team huddle or timeout, the Rivendell Academy boys basketball team collectively shouts “All in!” — a phrase the Raptors say is indicative of their aggressive play and cohesiveness. During Thursday night’s 49-39 win over Lake Region in the VPA Division III semifinals, that all-in style has now given Rivendell the chance to …

Williamstown Thwarts Randolph’s Dramatic Comeback

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Barre, Vt. — Those Devils. They handed Randolph its only three losses last season, including a win in the state title game. And Thursday night, …

Local Roundup: Hanover Boys End Regular Season on High Note

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Hanover — The surging Hanover High boys basketball team closed its regular season with a 46-36 victory over visiting Goffstown on Thursday night. The Marauders …

Showdown Looms for Hawks, Cavs

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Atlanta — The Atlanta Hawks are blowing away everyone in the Eastern Conference. Yet, there’s always a sense that LeBron James will be standing in the way when they get to the playoffs. That scenario adds an extra bit of intrigue to tonight’s matchup in Atlanta between the …

Pats, Wilfork Part Ways

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The New England Patriots are letting prominent nose tackle Vince Wilfork walk away, immediately making the 11-year veteran an unrestricted free agent. Wilfork, who restructured his contract last season to remain with New England, announced the news on …

No Criminal Charges for Kurt Busch

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dover, Del. — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday. The decision by the state …

‘No Worrying’: This Athlete Came Out, and Life Went On

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Amherst, Mass. — So the telltale statistic in this landmark instance would be zero. It was zero for the game at Louisiana State, zero at Brigham Young, zero at Saint Louis, zero twice in Philadelphia, zero amid the …

In Brief: Pedroia Slams, but Red Sox Fall to Twins

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Torii Hunter drove in a run in his first plate appearance with the Minnesota Twins in eight years, helping defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Thursday night. Hunter, who spent his first 10 seasons with the Twins, finished 1-for-3. Dustin Pedroia had three …

MLS Kicks O ff Year 20

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Major League Soccer’s 20th season also could be its biggest in a variety of ways. When the reigning champion Los Angeles Galaxy kicks off against the Chicago Fire at 7 p.m. Friday, it will begin an MLS season …

Yale-Harvard, With Ivy Crown at Stake

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cambridge, Mass. — It’s time for The (basketball) Game. The rivalry between Harvard and Yale is moving indoors, where the schools will play tonight for basketball bragging rights and a chance to all-but clinch an Ivy League championship. Although the roundball version of the century-plus football grudge has …

Tigers Earn Revenge

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Newport — There were no surprises this time. Last winter, underdog Raymond, the 13th seed in the New Hampshire Division III boys basketball tournament, came into Wheeler Gym in the second round and shocked the fourth-seeded Tigers, 59-51, but this year the Tigers made sure there was no …

Flames Take Shootout

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Boston — Sean Monahan scored Calgary’s first goal at Boston in more than eight years, and the Flames earned their first road win against the Bruins since 2003 with a 4-3 shootout victory on Thursday night. David Schlemko …

Sharon Boys Advance to D-IV Final

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Barre, Vt. — A vociferous gaggle of Sharon Academy students had just started the “I Believe That We Will Win” chant in the final 20 seconds of Wednesday night’s Vermont Division IV boys basketball semifinal when Phoenix coach …