Sports

Marauders March On: Hanover Wins 33rd Straight Match to Reach D-II Final

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hanover — They’re back. The Hanover High girls tennis team defeated upset-minded Bishop Brady, 7-2, at Storrs Pond on Friday to earn a return trip to the New Hampshire Division II state championship game Wednesday in Bedford, where the defending champion Marauders will play No. 1 Portsmouth. Second-seeded Hanover, undefeated this season and last, stopped a sixth-seeded Bishop Brady team …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Softball Earns Unusual Sweep

Friday, May 29, 2015

Woodstock — Two games, two opponents, 13 innings and a combined 56 runs later, the Woodstock Union High softball team swept a home doubleheader on …

Commentary: Montreal Deserves Another Turn at the Plate

Friday, May 29, 2015

For many baseball fans, the lasting image of the Montreal Expos is a cash-strapped team that played before mostly empty seats in a sterile stadium …

Federer: So Far, So Good

Friday, May 29, 2015

Paris — One of Roger Federer’s 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to a mobile phone. Shame, really, that they didn’t look up, because the tennis their father wove …

Warriors Guard Has Concussion

Friday, May 29, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice until he is symptom free. The Warriors announced the diagnosis Friday after Thompson went through neurological tests earlier in …

Pats Coach Mum on Footballs

Friday, May 29, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Coach Bill Belichick shed little light Friday in his first public remarks since the report was issued on the Patriots’ use of deflated footballs. He avoided direct answers to most of the 10 questions he …

In Brief: Spieth in Contention After Rain Alters Nelson

Friday, May 29, 2015

Irving, Texas — Jordan Spieth wasn’t sure what par was at his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson and thinks it actually might have helped him through some frustrating early holes. There’s a reason the Masters champion was uncertain — overnight rain turned one of the signature par 4s at …

Truex Jr. Inching Closer to First Win

Friday, May 29, 2015

Dover, Del. — Martin Truex Jr. is keeping the car that has led more laps than any other in the series each of the last two races. He’d just like the No. 78 to lead the last one …

Analysis: Little Change at FIFA

Friday, May 29, 2015

One by one, in alphabetical order by country, soccer executives representing FIFA member nations big and small paraded to the voting booths Friday to cast secret ballots in the scandal-scarred organization’s presidential election. With more than 200 countries involved, the tedious procession inside Zurich’s Hallenstadion fueled tension, intrigue …

Rangers Round Up Sox

Friday, May 29, 2015

Arlington, Texas — Josh Hamilton homered in his first two at-bats, his first homers since he belatedly began his major league season this week back with Texas, helping the Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Friday …

Lightning Jolt Rangers in Seventh Game

Friday, May 29, 2015

New York — The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third straight game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals in …

Raiders Reach Finals: Lebanon Boys Tennis Tops Oyster River for First N.H. Championship Visit

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lebanon — Max Reed was nervous, hadn’t slept much the night before. The Lebanon High senior had no idea what to expect in his No. 1 singles match against Oyster River freshman Henry Bulkley on Thursday as the …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday afternoon. Sophomore pitcher Mary Bourgeois scattered 12 hits but struck out five, including …