Sports

U.S. Soccer Veteran Under Control Amid Star Turn

Thursday, July 2, 2015

For years, intense meditation has been part of Carli Lloyd’s soccer game, as important as all of her emphasis on fitness. Getting alone in a room, finding the moment, the big moment in a game, conjuring up scenarios that include the ball on her foot. On Tuesday night when she was about to take a penalty kick in the 69th …

Ex-UVM Standout Hangs Up Skates

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New York — New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All Star selections and one Stanley Cup with …

Lebanon Legion Keeps Rolling With Win at Goffstown

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Goffstown — Andrew Houde provided seven solid innings of pitching, Chase Hussey got the job done in two innings of relief and the hitters made …

Marlins Ace Wins, Homers in Return

Friday, July 3, 2015

Miami — Jose Fernandez’s comeback required a comeback. The precocious right-hander shook off a rocky start in his return from Tommy John surgery, pitching six innings and hitting a homer Thursday to help the Miami Marlins rally past …

Another Year, and Nadal’s Finished Early

Thursday, July 2, 2015

London — On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand — and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket. It was a painful, embarrassing …

Astros Star Out With Broken Wrist

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Houston — Houston Astros outfielder George Springer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a broken right wrist. Springer was injured when he was hit on the wrist by a 95 mph fastball thrown by Edinson Volquez …

In Brief: Several NFL Standouts Hit With Suspensions

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain for violating NFL drug policies. Gates’ suspension is over the league’s ban on performance-enhancing …

Local Roundup: Touchline 4 Outlasts CRFC

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Langdon — Noah Kahan scored a hat trick as Touchline 4 rallied past Connecticut River FC 5-3 in a New Hampshire Soccer Conference boys soccer match on Thursday at Fall Mountain Regional High. Down 2-1 early in the second half, Touchline scored three straight goals, two by Kahan …

Charlie Sanders, Lions Stalwart, Dies at 68

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Detroit — Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit’s blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches found him to be a prized pupil and a talented teacher. And when Detroit’s …

Big Inning Sends Sox Past Blue Jays

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Toronto — David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez had consecutive homers in an eight-run first inning, Xander Bogaerts had four hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 on Thursday night. Brock Holt also had …

No Translation Necessary on the Court; International Players Impress Vt. High School Basketball Stars

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Woodstock — Basketball in summer? Why not? Especially when it’s this good. The Vermont Twin States team welcomes as much tough competition as it can get as it prepares for the upcoming all-star game against New Hampshire, and …

This Defense Never Rests: Once an Offensive Juggernaut, U.S. Stopping Its Way to the Top

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Montreal — It used to be that the U.S. women’s national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women’s World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense. Goalkeeper Hope Solo, …

Time for NASCAR To Silence Racist Past

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Banning the Confederate flag from NASCAR tracks needs to start now. As in right now. As in this weekend in Daytona at the Coke Zero 400. What better place than the birthplace of NASCAR to sound the death knell of a racist symbol that has littered NASCAR tracks …