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Macoma High School soccer coach Ryan Limero gives instruction on corner kicks to his team during practice in Canaan, N.H., Thursday, August 27, 2015 before their season opener against Hillsboro-Deering Friday. Limero, a third grade teacher at Enfield Village School, is coaching his first season for Mascoma.  (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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Ready to Coach

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Macoma High soccer coach Ryan Limero gives instruction on corner kicks to his team during practice in West Canaan on Thursday before today’s season opener against Hillsboro-Deering. Limero, a third-grade teacher at Enfield Village School, is coaching his first season for Mascoma. Ryan played his secondary school soccer at the Dublin School. He played at Elmira College and captained the …

‘Chocolate Thunder’ Darryl Dawkins Dies

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers’ locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking …

NHIAA Aims to Be Tech-Savvy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Concord — At the start of each workday, NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins and assistant Dave Rozumek say they spend 30-45 minutes brainstorming ways to …

Commentary: Hall of Famer’s ‘Fall Guy’ Advice Makes Eyes Roll

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The NFL is now a full-on guilty pleasure. It’s making the Kardashians and pro wrestling look dignified. You can’t keep your eyes off the shoulder of the road for a second. You might miss the next version of …

UVM Hires Ex-Raider

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Burlington — Former Lebanon High School hockey forward Brandon Guidotti has joined the staff of the University of Vermont women’s hockey program as equipment manager. Guidotti comes to the Catamounts after serving in the same capacity with the New England College men’s hockey team. A speedy forward during …

Spieth Stumbles at First PGA Playoff Event

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Edison, n.j. — The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months. In his first tournament as No. 1 in the world, Spieth had a pair of three-putt bogeys, hit a tee shot in the water, shot 40 on …

TV Legend Letterman Struggling With Love of Racing

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sonoma, Calif. — This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing. The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number of racing deaths — Justin …

Many Possibilities for Serena

Thursday, August 27, 2015

New York — Serena Williams could play an All-American U.S. Open. As she seeks the first Grand Slam since 1988, the top-ranked Williams might find herself competing against the past and future of her country’s championship hopes. A …

Royals Hold Off O’s

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Kansas City, Mo. — Yordano Ventura struck out a career-high 11 in just six innings, Paulo Orlando homered and the Kansas City Royals hung on to beat the struggling Baltimore Orioles 5-3 on Thursday. Ventura (9-7) allowed two …

USC Players Rally Around Coach

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Los Angeles — USC players are accustomed to playing through distractions. They did it after the midseason firing of coach Lane Kiffin in 2013 and after the Josh Shaw imbroglio last season. And they are prepared to do it again in the wake of unsettling actions by coach …

Verlander Appears to Be Far From Done

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Detroit — In many ways, Justin Verlander is the perfect symbol of an uncertain future for the Detroit Tigers. When he spent more than two months on the disabled list and then struggled in his first few starts …

Bolt Wins Gold, Takes a Hit

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Beijing — Turns out, only a man on wheels can take down Usain Bolt. Shortly after the Jamaican great won a fourth 200-meter title and a 10th gold overall at the world championships, a cameraman on a two-wheel vehicle banged into Bolt from behind. Suddenly, the Olympic champion …

Mexico Advances at LLWS

Thursday, August 27, 2015

South Williamsport, Pa. — A swing-and-a-miss ended the lopsided game. Mexicali players ran from their positions to a spot between the mound and the plate, celebrating their berth in the International championship game. One player was missing. The last one to arrive was Daniel Zaragoza, who had to …