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Jana Fleury is surrounded by family and friends of her son, Lebanon High football player Michael Fleury, at Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon, N.H. to watch his appearance in the International Bowl Friday, February 5, 2016. Fleury joins high school football players from around the country to play a team from Ontario, Canada in Dallas, Texas.
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Star Turn: Lebanon High’s Fleury Part of All-Star Showcase

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Lebanon — Kerri Terwilliger sat closest to the projector screen, at the far end of a rectangular table in Salt hill Pub’s party room in downtown Lebanon. She was the first to notice Lebanon High sophomore Michael Fleury as ESPN3 began its coverage of the 2016 U-17 International Bowl between USA Football and Ontario on Friday night. “There he is,” …

High School Roundup: Pysz Stop Helps Newport Go

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Newport — Sophomore Kennedy Pysz helped the Newport High girls basketball team get a last-second win on Friday night. But it wasn’t with a late …

College Roundup: Early Goals Sink Big Green Men’s Hockey

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Haven, Conn. — Three first-period goals caused the majority of the damage Friday night at Ingalls Rink as Yale defeated the Dartmouth men’s hockey …

QB Manziel’s Father Fears for Life of Son

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cleveland — With Johnny Manziel’s professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for his safety. The troubled quarterback was under investigation by two police departments following allegations that he hit his former girlfriend last weekend in Texas. Manziel was dropped by his agent …

Hahn Leads, Bradley 4 Shots Back

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Scottsdale, Ariz. — James Hahn shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 in breezy conditions Friday to take the lead in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Hahn had a 10-under 132 total on TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course to enter the weekend a stroke ahead of Rickie Fowler and Danny Lee. …

Commentary: Officials Deserve Some Respect

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Usually, we come to criticize referees, umpires and those who officiate the games we play. Today, we come to give them props for the thankless job they do. And, more important, to plead for their protection. Unless you’ve …

Goodell Gets Tough: Commissioner Proposes Ejections for Multiple Flags

Saturday, February 6, 2016

San Francisco — Call it the Odell Beckham Jr. Rule. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing to require the ejection of any player who is flagged for two personal fouls in a game. “We should take that out …

Louisville Hands Itself Postseason Ban

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Louisville, Ky. — The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men’s basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino. President James Ramsey said at …

Ivy Basketball: Yale Tops Columbia, Takes Over First

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Haven, Conn. — Brandon Sherrod scored 25 — and set the Division I single-season record for consecutive field goals made — to help Yale beat Columbia 86-72 Friday and take over sole possession of first place in the Ivy League standings. Justin Sears added 27 points for …

C’s Win at Horn

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cleveland — Avery Bradley made a corner jumper at the horn to give the Boston Celtics a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Bradley’s shot from just in front of Boston’s bench dropped through …

Lightning Freeze Penguins

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tampa, Fla. — Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman both scored twice, Tyler Johnson had a goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive home win. Tampa Bay, 10-1 overall since Jan. 8, also got a …

Analytics Idea Wins Super Bowl Tickets

Saturday, February 6, 2016

San Francisco — A 30-year-old logistics and operations worker from Seattle has won a Super Bowl technology contest that earned him $50,000 and tickets to the game. Colin Edwards’ idea, called “PlayerMetrics,” was selected Friday by Microsoft over two other submissions. Edwards works for Alexander Exhibit, an engineering …

Net Loss: Once-Powerful Dartmouth Women Struggle on the Ice

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hanover — The last time the Dartmouth College women’s hockey team won a game, Ben Carson was a relevant presidential candidate, gasoline cost more than $2 per gallon and rock singer Scott Weiland was still alive. The Big …