Sports

A Snowback Throwback: Biathlons Receive a Retro Makeover

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hanover — When wintertime comes, the Spencer family gets to party like it’s 1859. Stan Spencer, his wife, Lynn, and daughter, Sara, regularly participate in primitive biathlons, competitions featuring Civil War-era muzzleloaders and wooden snowshoes. With events staged in locales throughout the Northeast — there aren’t any in the Upper Valley yet — primitive biathlons attract 19th-century period enthusiasts and …

NCAA Men: Zags Zoom to Spot In the Elite Eight

Friday, March 27, 2015

Houston — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away …

Local Roundup: Kearney on Top at U.S. Championships

Friday, March 27, 2015

Steamboat Springs, Colo. — The final weekend of Hannah Kearney’s competitive career got off to the expected start on Friday as the Norwich native, two-time …

In Brief: Boston U. Tops Yale in NCAA Hockey Opener

Friday, March 27, 2015

Manchester — Danny O’Regan scored 7:27 into overtime to give Boston University a 3-2 victory over Yale on Friday in the first round of Northeast Regional in the NCAA hockey tournament. Ahti Oksanen and Evan Rodrigues also scored for the Terriers (26-7-5). They will face Minnesota or Minnesota-Duluth …

Tire Pressure Talk Dominates in Virginia

Friday, March 27, 2015

Martinsville, Va. — There’s been lot of talk about tires in the NASCAR garage the past few weeks, or longer, and lots of theories about whether something shady is going on or if the chatter is just a bunch of hot air. After last two races, NASCAR confiscated …

Papi: I’m No Cheat

Friday, March 27, 2015

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: “I never knowingly took any steroids.” And this, too: “I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.” The remarks by the 39-year-old designated hitter came in …

Commentary: Is Kentucky the Best Ever? Maybe

Friday, March 27, 2015

With every dominating win — we’re up to 37-0 — it becomes more and more apparent that Kentucky really isn’t competing against the remaining teams in the NCAA Tournament. History is the opponent now. Are these Wildcats better than the 1956 San Francisco Dons, featuring Bill Russell and …

Sox Suffer Rain-Shortened Loss

Friday, March 27, 2015

Kissimmee, Fla. — Julio Teheran labored through 5 2⁄ 3 innings, allowing only two runs, and the Atlanta Braves roughed up Clay Buchholz for 12 hits and four runs in a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox …

Celts Slip Past Knicks

Friday, March 27, 2015

New York — Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and Jae Crowder had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics held off a late rally by the New York Knicks for a 96-92 win on Friday night. …

NCAA Women: No. 1 Seed Holds On To Win

Friday, March 27, 2015

Greensboro, n.c. — Tiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16. Mitchell finished with 18 points for the No. 1-seeded Gamecocks (33-2), who had to fight the …

It’s Time to Get Started: As Kearney Moves On, Leigh Moves Up

Friday, March 27, 2015

When on a mountain, Brook Leigh prefers to ski a reasonably straight line. He’ll go as fast as he can. If he encounters a bump or mogul, he’ll try to launch himself into the air as high as …

Patriots, Jets Tampering With NFL’s Dumbest Rule

Friday, March 27, 2015

In the latest installment of mutual hair-pulling between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, the Jets have filed tampering charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft for comments he made about Darrelle Revis. If anything, let’s …

Net Gain

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dominick Da Cruz, right, spikes the ball over the reach of Nick Cameron, left, during a volleyball tournament at Hartford Middle School on Thursday. The tournament was a fundraiser, with each team paying an entry fee of $20, …