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Windsor’s Gilbert Returns to Ring

Friday, April 18, 2014

Windsor — Having gone seven months since his last fight, Windsor boxer Chris Gilbert is highly anticipating tonight’s scheduled bout against Rhode Island’s Eddie Soto. That the 29-year-old welterweight will be able to do so in his home ring will only make it more enjoyable. Gilbert-vs.-Soto is the main in event in a pro-am card beginning at 8 p.m. at …

Local Roundup: Cardinals Soar in Opener

Friday, April 18, 2014

Claremont — Spring arrived on Friday afternoon for the Stevens High softball team — Opening Day at last. The Cardinals beat visiting Hillsboro-Deering 8-1, on …

Red Wings Win a Squeaker

Friday, April 18, 2014

Boston — Pavel Datsyuk scored at 16:59 of the third period, moments after Jimmy Howard’s best save of the game, and the Detroit Red Wings …

Everest Avalanche Kills at Least 12

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Katmandu, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured. …

High School Tennis Preview: Teams Glad to Get Outside

Friday, April 18, 2014

Like all high school sports this spring, area tennis teams have been struggling with a lingering winter limiting practice time. In many cases, matches are beginning with fewer than a handful of days outside on the courts. Many …

Former Celtic Defies Age, Defenses

Friday, April 18, 2014

Twenty years later, Paul Pierce’s first impression remains fresh in Jason Collins’ mind. It was the summer of 1994, and Collins was getting ready to face Pierce’s team at an AAU tournament in Las Vegas. Collins, then a …

In Brief: Choi in Front at Rain-Delayed Heritage

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hilton Head Island, s.c. — The second round of the RBC Heritage was cut short because of rain Friday, with K.J. Choi shooting a 4-under 67 for a one-stroke lead over Robert Allenby. Allenby was among 65 players left on the course when the storm hit Harbour Town …

Pujols Blasts No. 497

Friday, April 18, 2014

Detroit — Albert Pujols hit his 497th home run and Howie Kendrick added two of his own to lead the Los Angeles Angels to an 11-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The Angels chased Detroit …

Habs Take 2-0 Lead

Friday, April 18, 2014

Tampa, Fla. — Rene Bourque had two goals and David Desharnais and Brendan Gallagher also scored Friday night, helping the Montreal Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Carey Price stopped 26 shots for Montreal, redeeming himself following a …

Orioles Light Up Lackey in Easy Victory

Friday, April 18, 2014

Boston — Jonathan Schoop went 4 for 5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles pounded Red Sox starter John Lackey in an 8-4 victory over Boston on Friday night. Every Orioles starter had at …

No Rainouts Here

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Soaked with rain, South Royalton School junior Hannah Post concentrates while preparing to throw the shot put during track and field practice at the school on Tuesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Dartmouth Wide Receiver Has Speedy Recovery

Friday, April 18, 2014

Hanover — One of the standouts of Dartmouth College spring football practice so far has been freshman receiver Jon Marc Carrier, a 5-foot-8 speedster who’s looked even more comfortable and confident than he did last fall, when he …

Local Roundup: Royals Find Plenty of Arms

Thursday, April 17, 2014

South Royalton — The South Royalton baseball team is still trying to find its batting stroke, but the Royals apparently don’t lack for pitching arms. Coach Mike Ballou sent five different hurlers to the mound, a group that backstopped a 13-7 win over Whitcomb at Alumni Field on …