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Post 22 Rallies to Stay Alive in Junior Legion Tournament

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Manchester — As he prepared to leave Gill Stadium at 11 p.m. Tuesday, coach John Grainger was flagged down by a fan of his Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team. “Thanks for the heart attack!” shouted the supporter. All Grainger could do was smile and shake his head. The emotions of the previous four hours had left him …

Journeyman Hopes He Can Stick With Pats

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the …

By Don’s Early Light: Golf Event Benefits Family of Murder Victim

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You could hear the hesitation in Bob LaFlam’s voice. “We don’t like to have to accept help from other people,” he said as he choked …

Rays Remain Red-Hot

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Alex Cobb struck out 12 in eight innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs Tuesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the Rays’ …

In Brief: At Long Last, Lakers Have a Head Coach

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

El Segundo, Calif. — Byron Scott is taking over the Los Angeles Lakers with the vocal support of his fellow Showtime greats. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamaal Wilkes attended Tuesday’s introductory news conference for Scott, the 25th head coach in franchise history. Scott boldly predicted a quick …

Local Roundup: Big Green Hires Rowing Coach

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hanover — Wyatt Allen was named the new head coach of the Dartmouth College men’s heavyweight crew, Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy announced on Tuesday. A 2001 graduate of the University of Virginia, where he was a captain and four-year member of the men’s rowing team, …

Much-Maligned American Athletic Conference Feels Confident

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Newport, r.i. — Commissioner Mike Aresco took to the podium at media day for the American Athletic Conference and talked about power. “We all hear a lot about Power 5 conferences, the Equity 5, the High Resource 5, the Group of 5, the Autonomy 5, whatever you choose …

Commentary: NCAA May Not Be Run by Fools After All

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Two down, one big one to go. And with it a growing realization that maybe the people running the NCAA aren’t the bumbling idiots everyone has been making them out to be. The NCAA’s agreement Tuesday to create a $70 million fund to diagnose concussions and brain injuries …

Stroman Strong Against Sox Again

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Boston — Marcus Stroman had his second solid start against Boston in five days, Colby Rasmus hit a solo homer and the Toronto Blue Bays beat the Red Sox 4-2 on Tuesday night. Anthony Gose had a tiebreaking …

Giant Accomplishment

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Northern Lights Gymnastics coach Yuriy Volodin spots Natalie Chapman, 11, of Hanover, as she practices her giant on the bar at the club’s Wilder gym on Monday. Northern Lights gymnasts work out for up to four hours a …

Toronto Lays Red Sox to Waste

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Boston — Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings and the Toronto Blue Jays romped past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Monday night. The Blue Jays won for the sixth time in …

A Special Sister Keeps Spieth Humble

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bethesda, Md. — Her father was playing a members-only event at Congressional Country Club, but the Penn State freshman-to-be had to slip away to find her new favorite player on the PGA Tour. Jordan Spieth is No. 1 …

Wheels on the Car Go Upside-Down

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bristol, Conn., driver Joe Krawiec (6) goes for a barrel roll on Saturday night during the USAC DMA Midget heat race at Bear Ridge Speeway in Bradford, Vt. Fellow competitor Anthony Nocella (29) got a front-seat view of …