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A Star-Spangled Race: Runners Kick Off the Fourth With Lebanon 10K

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lebanon — So, how was your Fourth? For some, it started and ended with a bang. A bunch of runners began the chilly morning with the Red, White & Blue 6.2, a 10-kilometer race that led them along the Northern Rail Trail and Mascoma River and left at least a few looking forward to kicking back with family, friends and …

No Reruns, Please: Americans Hope for Happier World Cup Ending

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in …

Buchholz, Sox Shut Down Astros

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Boston — Clay Buchholz knew he had it going right away. Buchholz pitched a six-hitter to win his fourth straight start, coming within one out …

Three Times Is the Charm: Run, Run, Run to the Top of Mt. Ascutney

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Not everyone would call running 21 miles up and down a mountain “fun,” “stimulating” or “really nice.” Yet that’s how the handful of people who summited Mount Ascutney three times in a row last weekend described the experience. …

AMC’s Lakes of the Clouds Hut Turning 100

Sunday, July 5, 2015

When does the ferry leave for the Lakes of the Clouds? How do they keep the Lakes of the Clouds filled? Are the Lakes of the Clouds above or below us? Those are a trio of true questions …

City Kids Turn Into Fishermen

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Edward Johnson, 2, stared seriously at the small panfish he had just caught and marveled at something he had never seen before. Participating in the Urban Kids Fishing Derby on June 20, he caught his first fish, and …

Breaking Barriers

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Paris — Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers. Becoming the first ever woman on Major League Baseball’s international registration list, making her eligible to be signed by pro teams, is just the latest trail …

A Rain-Soaked Pole in Daytona For Earnhardt

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for today’s race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief correctly predicted the weather. Greg Ives instructed Earnhardt to go flat-out at the start of Friday’s first …

Blatter: Others Tried To Influence Vote

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Berlin — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively. Blatter told Welt am Sonntag that “there were two political interventions” from former French …

A Different Game: Women’s Soccer No Longer ‘Haves’ and ‘Have Nots’

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia — The taut matches and upset scares along the American team’s troublesome path to today’s World Cup championship game illustrate the evolving landscape of women’s soccer and the challenge faced by the United States to …

Women Flock to Watch Tourney

Saturday, July 4, 2015

A generation of American women who grew up playing sports because of Title IX now makes up the television audience that advertisers covet. Today’s adults were young, impressionable fans when Brandi Chastain ripped off her jersey to celebrate the winning penalty kick at the 1999 Women’s World Cup, …

One Writer’s All-Star Picks

Saturday, July 4, 2015

New York — Anyone still ranting about the online election that put five Kansas City Royals in position to start the All-Star Game, the following is for you. Our picks for the July 14 showcase in Cincinnati — …

Fan Tries to Fix Scheduling Quirks

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Murat Kurt spent eight years at the University of Pittsburgh getting his master’s degree and doctorate in industrial engineering. He received national awards for his dissertation on health care modeling applied to Type 2 diabetes and kidney diseases. So why is he now spending his time researching scheduling …