Sports

Sunapee Rallies Past Littleton to Reach Final

Monday, March 2, 2015

Holderness, n.h. — A frayed, yellow piece of polyester rope might seem like a strange thing for a basketball coach to remove from his pocket in the immediate aftermath of a pulsating playoff win, but consider the symbolism. “It’s like we’re hanging off a cliff and we’re all holding on, and all that’s pulling us up toward a championship is …

Everyone Pitches In as Wasps Reach Title Game

Monday, March 2, 2015

Barre, Vt. — The stranger showed up at Woodstock Union High School in the fall, trying to get used to a new rural setting after …

King Of Pins: Stevens Bowler Celebrates State Title

Monday, March 2, 2015

Claremont — Stevens High senior Chase Hussey believes his role as a closer for the Lebanon Post 22 American Legion baseball team last summer was …

Chargers in NCAAs

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New London — The Colby-Sawyer College men’s basketball team will meet Trinity in a first-round NCAA Division III tournament game on Friday evening. The Chargers (19-6), winners of the North Atlantic Conference tournament, will join Eastern Connecticut State and Salisbury (Md.) in a four-team pod at Trinity College. …

Racer to Follow Guidelines Toward Reinstatement

Monday, March 2, 2015

Charlotte, n.c. — Kurt Busch has agreed to follow NASCAR’s recommended guidelines to be eligible for eventual reinstatement. The 2004 champion was indefinitely suspended Feb. 20 after a Delaware judge said he believed Busch likely committed an act …

War-Torn Stadium: Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Displaces Soccer Team

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lviv, Ukraine — The sleek stadium, built six years ago and host to some of Europe’s biggest soccer matches, is silent. It sits in the middle of the city of Donetsk, a war zone controlled by pro-Russian separatists …

In Brief: Harrington Wins Classic in Playoff

Monday, March 2, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Padraig Harrington captured his first PGA Tour title in more than six years Monday when he won the Honda Classic by making a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole in regulation and beating 21-year-old rookie Daniel Berger on the second playoff hole. …

Ex-Dartmouth Standout Dealt at NHL Trade Deadline

Monday, March 2, 2015

General manager Marc Bergevin added to the Montreal Canadiens without altering his Eastern Conference-leading lineup. In Detroit, GM Ken Holland thought it was important to provide his young Red Wings a nudge by adding two experienced veterans. As …

Patriots Tag Longtime Kicker

Monday, March 2, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots placed the franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl kicker Stephen Gostkowski on Monday. The team said in an unattributed statement that the move gives the sides more time to negotiate an agreement. If no deal is reached by July 15, the …

On the Clock: Speed-Up Rules Debut Today

Monday, March 2, 2015

Goodyear, Ariz. — During his playing career, Mike Hargrove’s unique routine at the plate went something like this: step into the batter’s box, adjust gloves, brush lip, tap cleats with bat to remove dirt, check helmet, tug at …

Top Rocket Suspended

Monday, March 2, 2015

New York — The NBA suspended Houston star James Harden one game without pay for kicking LeBron James in the groin. The All-Stars and Olympic teammates became tangled in the third quarter of Houston’s 105-103 victory over Cleveland on Sunday and Harden fell back to the court, then …

On Football: To Tag or Not to Tag:

Monday, March 2, 2015

NFL games have begun for 2015. Don’t bother checking out your Sunday Ticket, though. This is not football the teams are playing, it’s tag. Monday was the deadline for franchises to decide whether to hold onto key players who are pending free agents by giving them the franchise …

No. 2 Virginia Prevails

Monday, March 2, 2015

Syracuse, n.y. — Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the second-ranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second straight …