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Counting Down the Days

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Above: Lebanon High girls soccer players, from left, Sierra Rogers, Georgia Houde, Emma Forman and Erika Moffitt run sprints at the end of their practice on Monday. Left: Lebanon High’s Bennett Newlove, right, dribbles away from James Heatherton during the Raiders’ practice on Monday. Lebanon coach Rob Johnstone said this year’s squad could be one of the program’s most talented …

New Helmet Tries for a Head Start

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks’ new helmets — a futuristic design by Riddell called …

VPA Set to Add Ultimate Frisbee for 2015

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Ultimate Frisbee in Vermont is getting the ultimate reception: official recognition from the state’s governing body for high school athletics. The field sport …

Panthers, Pats Take Different Paths

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The Carolina Panthers already have played their big preseason game. Now the New England Patriots will play theirs. The third exhibition game usually is the one in which game-planning for the opponent and playing time for regulars increase. But the Panthers had only four days …

In Brief: McIlroy Stumbles to a 74 in New Jersey

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Paramus, n.j. — Rory McIlroy took a week to celebrate his blockbuster summer and paid for it in The Barclays with his worst start in two months. He could afford a day off. That wasn’t the case for …

NCAA Files Intent to Appeal O’Bannon Ruling

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Indianapolis — The NCAA has notified the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it intends to appeal a judge’s ruling in the Ed O’Bannon case that it violated antitrust laws. U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled Aug. 8 that the NCAA broke the law by restricting schools …

VPA Makes Revisions

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Students playing a specific high school sport may also play that sport for a club team during the season, but only if the high school team has the priority, Vermont Principals Association associate executive director Bob Johnson said on Thursday. The revision to the VPA’s non-school …

Essex Jct. Golfer A Repeat Champ

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Orleans, Vt. — Madison Corley, of Essex Junction, Vt., fired a blistering 1-under-par round of 71 to secure her second straight Vermont State Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship on Thursday. Corley led from wire-to-wire, with all three rounds in the 70s for a three-day total of 225. Chloe …

Angels Pitcher Out for 6-9 Months

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has a tear in the patellar tendon in his left knee. The extent of his injury was determined after an MRI on Thursday in Los Angeles. Richards will undergo surgery, which the Angels said would take place next week. He is expected to be …

Minus Mo’ne, Philly Loses to Chicago

Thursday, August 21, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Joshua Houston had a clutch two-run single, reliever Cameron Bufford pitched a tense scoreless sixth inning, and Chicago held off gritty Philadelphia 6-5 on Thursday night in a matchup of inner-city teams at the Little League World Series. The loss eliminated Philadelphia and prevented …

1 Hit Enough for Rays

Thursday, August 21, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — David Price allowed only one hit in his first start against his former team, an RBI triple to Brandon Guyer, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday to avoid a …

Red Sox Nearly Hitless As Angels Earn Sweep

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Boston — Rookie Matt Shoemaker didn’t allow a hit through 6 2⁄ 3 innings and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, completing a four-game sweep at Fenway …

Mission on the Mountains: Enfield Man to Bike the Hills for Prominent Charity

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — Matthew Steinberg says he has a soft spot for children. He sure has a lengthy, arduous way of demonstrating it. Steinberg, 40, will soon embark on a 470-mile uphill bicycling journey that will send him over …