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Post 22 Rallies to Stay Alive in Junior Legion Tournament

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Manchester — As he prepared to leave Gill Stadium at 11 p.m. Tuesday, coach John Grainger was flagged down by a fan of his Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team. “Thanks for the heart attack!” shouted the supporter. All Grainger could do was smile and shake his head. The emotions of the previous four hours had left him …

Journeyman Hopes He Can Stick With Pats

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the …

By Don’s Early Light: Golf Event Benefits Family of Murder Victim

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You could hear the hesitation in Bob LaFlam’s voice. “We don’t like to have to accept help from other people,” he said as he choked …

Judge OKs Record Sale Of Clippers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Los Angeles — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling’s estranged wife Shelly Sterling, who …

D-I Soccer Considering Year-Round Schedule

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sasho Cirovski is college soccer’s most passionate advocate, a guardian of the oft-criticized university development system, but the longtime University of Maryland men’s coach appreciates the need to evolve. That is why, as chairman of the Division I men’s coaches committee, he has joined forces with NCAA leaders, …

Don’t Write Him Off Just Yet

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Indianapolis — Long before Jimmie Johnson arrived on the NASCAR scene, Jeff Gordon was the fastest thing on wheels. He was the “Wonder Boy” who racked up wins at a record pace. He brought the southern sport to …

Marketing in U.S. Bid’s Way

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Colorado Springs, Colo. — If Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or Washington are picked to host the 2024 Olympics, one of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s first tasks will be to hand over millions in sponsorships to the victorious city’s new organizing committee. It’s one of those costly facts …

Scott Hired to Coach Lakers

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Lakers have confirmed Byron Scott is their new head coach. The Lakers finally made the long-anticipated announcement Monday night in a news release. Scott told reporters last weekend he had been hired by the Lakers, who haven’t had a head coach since …

Miles of Smiles

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cortland, n.y. — Oday Aboushi gently placed the young boy on the hospital room bed, and quickly stepped aside. The child’s mother broke down at the sight of her suddenly unrecognizable son. His once-misshapen mouth appeared nearly normal. …

Manning Boogies At Camp

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Englewood, Colo. — Peyton Manning isn’t all business all the time. The star quarterback showed his lighter side Monday when he did a dorky dance during the team stretch when Rocky Top was blared through the loudspeakers at the Denver Broncos’ training camp. While Manning was dancing to …

Braves Blank San Diego

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Atlanta — Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday. Santana (10-6) allowed just five hits …

Dodgers Add 2B Barney

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Barney won a Gold Glove in 2012 after tying the major league single-season record with 141 consecutive errorless games. But he was designated for assignment last Tuesday after …

Juniors Taste Sweet Victory

Monday, July 28, 2014

By Tris Wykes Valley News Staff Writer Manchester, n.h. — Two dozen doughnuts, please. The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team will be needing them Tuesday. Spurred on by circular pastry and a dominating pitching performance …