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New Oxbow Coach Looks to Spread the Fun

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — While waiting for coach Sean Murphy, delayed by road construction traffic, to arrive for the start of practice Tuesday afternoon, members of the Oxbow Union High football team conversed with friends inside Mona Garone Gym, listened to music or got in a few extra reps in the weight room. When it comes to learning Murphy’s high-flying offense, …

Mo’ne Davis the Center of Attention at Little League World Series

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Two boys stood in line to use a Port-A-John when a golf cart puttered past. One squealed, “There she is!” His …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin …

Video Game Ratings Guru Has Players’ Attention

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Denver — Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions …

In Brief: Injured Ohio State Quarterback Out for Season

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and …

Manziel’s Night Was Obscene All Around

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Washington — What was more obscene Monday night at FedEx Field — Johnny Manziel’s gesture toward the Washington Redskins’ sideline or his play in the Cleveland Browns’ second preseason game? The Browns’ starting-quarterback competition between Manziel and Brian Hoyer was thrown into disarray Monday. The play of Hoyer …

U.S. Moves On, Minus Durant

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New York — While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its first week of training camp. Now that they’ve had time to get over the surprise, …

Astros Sink Yankees

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New York — Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and Martin Prado had three hits …

Angels Squeak Past Red Sox

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Boston — Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night. Brennan Boesch …

Chicago Ousts Texas

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night. Chicago will face the loser of today’s game between Las Vegas and Philadelphia on …

Back in Orange and Black: Christensen Rejoins Newport Field Hockey

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newport — Steve Christensen went to a couple of field hockey games in 2003. He’s been hooked ever since. He’s coached track and field as well as softball. But field hockey is a sports to which he’s become …

Enough Carnage: With Realignment Done, Maybe College Football Can Finally Be About the Football

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Los Angeles — In the children’s game of musical chairs, the big loser is the kid who can’t find a seat when the music stops. In college football’s game of musical chairs, the big loser is probably Connecticut. …

Green Gets Lax Coach

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hanover — After a lengthy search, Dartmouth College announced the addition of Brendan Callahan as the school’s new men’s lacrosse coach on Monday. Callahan comes to the Big Green after assisting at Lehigh for the past seven years. It will be his first head coaching job at the …