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Burr & Burton Growls Over Hartford Soccer

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

White River Junction — After its latest loss to Burr & Burton Academy on Tuesday, the Hartford High girls soccer team may be tempted to begin conceding the first goal of the game to the Bulldogs. The Hurricanes struck with a goal in the second minute — the third time in four games against the Vermont Division I powerhouse in …

Local Roundup: Hartford Field Hockey Spreads the Wealth

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

White River Junction — Four different goal scorers helped the Hartford High field hockey team earn a 4-1 win over visiting Windsor on Tuesday afternoon. …

Windsor Soccer Outlasts MSJ in OT

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Windsor — There’s only one stat that means anything. On Tuesday, Mount St. Joseph’s girls soccer team had a decisive 16-9 advantage in shots on …

For Excited K.C., Some Growing Pains

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas City Royals fans, their team, and the city itself are getting a crash course on what playoff baseball is all about. The wild card game on Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics marked the …

In Brief: Raiders Make Another Coaching Change

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Alameda, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to interim coach on Tuesday, a day after firing head coach Dennis Allen. General manager Reggie McKenzie announced the move to Sparano after cutting ties to Allen four games into his third season as coach. Sparano …

Nats Ace Gets His Chance

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Washington — About a half-hour before game time on the days Stephen Strasburg starts at home for the Washington Nationals, he emerges from the dugout and walks along the right-field line with pitching coach Steve McCatty, hearing cheers …

Olympic Legend Phelps Arrested on DUI Charges

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Baltimore — Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday on DUI charges after he was stopped for speeding just outside the Fort McHenry Tunnel, the Maryland Transportation Authority police said. Police said Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all …

Owner Feels Fans’ Pain

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Robert Kraft looked down from his seat high above the field and watched his New England Patriots fall apart. The offense led by Tom Brady struggled to move the ball. The defense that had been …

Familiar Formula Rules Pirates-Giants Series

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

When the Pirates faced San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner on July 28, they had a 4-0 lead before the Giants came to bat. That was at AT&T Park, where the Pirates cruised to a 5-0 win as Vance …

Raising the Flag of Football

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Poody Walsh Valley News Correspondent Claremont — Nothing has changed. Nate Duford is still throwing long touchdown passes to his twin brother, Josh. Only now, instead of teaming up to put points on the board for Stevens …

Mascoma Run to Benefit Ed Kehoe Family

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Greg Fennell Valley News Sports Canaan — A lot of people remember Ed Kehoe for his success as a girls basketball coach at three different Upper Valley high schools. But beyond that, he taught, coached cross country, ran AAU basketball teams in the summer, and enjoyed going …

Chiefs Dismantle Patriots

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Dave Skretta AP Sports Writer Kansas City, Mo. — Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for the New England Patriots. Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns Monday night, Brady …

Batting Takes a Hit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Ronald Blum AP Sports Writer New York — The final numbers are in, and Major League Baseball’s batting average hasn’t been this low since Richard Nixon was in the White House, a gallon of gasoline cost 55 cents and the designated hitter was a radical proposal limited …