Sports

Ryder’s on the Storm: Down Three Runners, Canadian Freshman Will Carry Dartmouth’s Hopes

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hanover — If a rolling stone gathers no moss, then what about speeding, smashing Ryder Stone? Doesn’t seem likely that the plant will attach itself to him, either. Stone hasn’t spent much time standing still during his 19 years. The second word he learned as a baby, after “mama,” was “football,” and he’s been toting one almost ever since. When …

Newport, Campbell Already Familiar Foes

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Newport — Last Saturday, when Newport was beating Gilford to advance to today’s NHIAA Division III football championship game, the scores of Campbell’s semifinal visit …

‘Moneypuck’: Advanced Statistics Gaining Foothold in NHL Thinking

Friday, November 21, 2014

Far removed from punishing hits on the ice, the real crunching in the NHL these days is being done in front offices around the league …

Pacquiao in Need of Signature Win against Algieri

Friday, November 21, 2014

Macau — Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez. It’s also a risky business, …

Done in Pittsburgh, Blount Rejoins Pats

Friday, November 21, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — There was no name over his locker stall, and he had yet to officially secure the number he’ll wear on Sunday. Still, it was clear LeGarrette Blount was happy to be back with the New …

Snowy Exile Won’t Alter Bills’ Plans

Friday, November 21, 2014

Detroit — Bills president Russ Brandon says the team is planning to return to Buffalo after Monday night’s game in Detroit against the New York Jets. It remains to be seen if the weather will cooperate. The Bills’ schedule has been in flux because of a lake-effect storm …

Report: Free Agent LaRoche Signs Deal With White Sox

Friday, November 21, 2014

Chicago — A person familiar with the situation says free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche has agreed to a contract with the Chicago White Sox. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. The …

Bruins’ Rookie Prevails in Shootout Win

Friday, November 21, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg figured it had to be great television after Alex Khokhlachev ended the cliffhanger with a dramatic flourish. Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his …

Memphis Powers Past Boston

Friday, November 21, 2014

Memphis, Tenn. — Marc Gasol matched his career high with 32 points, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Boston Celtics 117-100 on Friday night. Jon Leuer had a season-high 19 …

Rivals Lehigh, Lafayette Meet for 150th Time

Friday, November 21, 2014

New York — The memories of the last Lafayette-Lehigh game in which George Hossenlopp played still sting 50 years later. The former Lafayette quarterback was part of college football’s most-played rivalry three times, including the 100th meeting in …

Yale Advances at Kent Tournament

Friday, November 21, 2014

Kent, Ohio — Justin Sears scored 16 points and Javier Duren added 15 with eight rebounds and six assists as Yale defeated Illinois-Chicago 70-58 on Friday in the Men Against Breast Cancer Classic. Yale shot 44.2 percent from …

Sparano, Raiders Savoring Rare Moment of Success

Friday, November 21, 2014

Alameda, Calif. — Tony Sparano gathered the Oakland Raiders in a victorious locker room and praised them for sticking together through a 16-game losing streak. Left tackle Donald Penn then presented Oakland’s interim coach with a game ball …

Tourney Thriller: Adelabu’s Late Score Carries Dartmouth to Victory

Friday, November 21, 2014

By Tris Wykes Valley News Staff Writer Hanover — It’s no secret that Alex Adelabu is the offensive star for the Dartmouth College men’s soccer team, and he struck again Thursday, lifting the Big Green to a 2-1 …