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From Green to Gold: Former Dartmouth Coach Part of Americans’ World Cup Success

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Steve Swanson should write a memoir about his summer, and the title’s sitting right out there: Walks With Steve. His mobility limited for several months by an Achilles tendon injury, Swanson had to bypass his preferred morning runs for walks when he was traveling with the U.S. women’s national team at this summer’s World Cup in Canada. Inevitably through his …

Rookie Decent; Sox Are Not

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New York — Brian McCann and Chris Young hit three-run homers during a nine-run burst in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees broke …

Brady ‘Deflategate’ Testimony Released

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New York — Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator …

Jays Fly Over Twins

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Toronto — Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit solo home runs, Marco Estrada pitched 62⁄3 innings to win consecutive starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Tuesday night. Toronto’s sixth win in seven …

In Brief: More Records Fall at Swimming Worlds

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Kazan, Russia — Australia dominated the 100-meter backstroke events at the world swimming championships Tuesday, winning the men’s title and going 1-2 in the women’s final. Two more world records fell on the third night of swimming at Kazan Arena, where a cool breeze swept through the soccer …

Former College Player Makes Save of a Lifetime

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Instinctively one day last January on the DePaul University campus in Chicago, Jake Douglas saw a number calling he didn’t recognize and declined to answer his smartphone. “I thought it was a telemarketer,” recalled Douglas, a recent graduate who started for the DePaul soccer team. It turned out …

No Longer A Boys’ Club: Women’s Ranks Increase in NFL

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

You can count the number of women working on the field in the NFL on one hand, and four of them were hired in recent months. Three are athletic trainers. One a coach. And the other a referee. These hires are historic, a sign of changing times, but …

Gronk Ready to Play Ball

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski was asked if he dances his way to the bank with a $4 million New England Patriots’ check in his pocket. “I guess so,” the smiling tight end said Tuesday, talking about his …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Alum Leads NHWGA Meet

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dover, n.h. — Former Lebanon High School golfer Lisanne Schmidt is 18 holes away from claiming her first New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association state championship. Locking it down won’t be easy. After sharing the lead through one round of the 54-hole tournament on Monday, Schmidt assumed a two-stroke …

Tigers Show GM Dombrowski the Door

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Detroit — The end of Dave Dombrowski’s tenure in Detroit came suddenly and unexpectedly — like so many of the moves he made to build the Tigers into an American League powerhouse. Dombrowski is out after nearly 14 …

‘He Demanded Integrity’: Longtime Oxbow, Hanover Soccer Coach, Mentor Mike Callanan Dies

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Upper Valley soccer community is mourning the death of longtime coach and mentor Mike Callanan, who was found dead in his Hanover apartment on Saturday, the victim of an apparent heart attack. He was 72. Memorial services …

Weep Not for ESPN, at Least Not Until 2020s

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

It’s been a rocky year for ESPN, which shed high-priced, high-profiletalent — reportedly under orders from Disney to cut costs — and continued to lose cable subscribers. These two facts coupled together — ESPN cuts costs while losing subscribers — has triggered a wave of coverage speculating these …

Hammon In Position To Inspire

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New York — Becky Hammon believes the possibilities are limitless for women coaching in pro sports. One year ago this week, she broke the gender barrier becoming the first full-time paid female assistant coach in the NBA. Now Hammon’s happy to see she’s no longer the only woman …