Sports

Blazing New Trails: Additions to Claremont Park Slated for Spring

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Claremont — Work is expected to begin next spring on construction of nearly three miles of new trails on a variety of terrain in Moody Park. The upgrade is based on recommendations from a trail building and maintenance company hired by the Parks and Recreation Department. The proposal from Sinuosity, of Morrisville, Vt., would add six new trails of varying …

Dartmouth’s ‘War Horse’ Eyes an Elusive Podium Finish

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Copper Mountain, Colo. — The end of a ski season usually brings another surgery for Andrew Weibrecht followed by weeks and weeks of recovery. No …

Pack’s Goal: Stop Gronk

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Green Bay, Wis. — Micah Hyde has seen the film of New England’s Rob Gronkowski, and he is understandably impressed. The Green Bay Packers safety …

Sox Go Back to Breaking the Bank

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Boston — Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they’re teammates in Boston, the result of a $183 million spending spree the Red Sox are hoping will lift them out …

No Rest for Patriots: Powerful Pack Next

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots are one of the NFL’s best teams in the first half. Just not as good as the fast-starting Green Bay Packers when they’re at home. That’s where the Patriots (9-2) will be putting their seven-game winning streak on the line Sunday …

Slow Pace of Acceptance

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

New York (ap) — Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he’s the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league. Jason Collins recently retired from the NBA, …

Giants Set to Meet With Free Agent Lester

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

San Francisco — The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval’s departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to meet with the World Series champions next week, a person with knowledge of the meeting said Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because …

Commentary: The NFC South Is Historically Awful

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The NFC South is NFL parity taken to its logical extreme. The league’s structure (salary cap and free agency) means that every year several mediocre teams aspire to be pretty good. It was inevitable, then, that eventually a …

Tarczewski Leads Cats

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lahaina, Hawaii — Claremont’s Kaleb Tarczewski scored 18 points, Gabe York added 15 and No. 3 Arizona hung on to win its first close game of the season, beating Kansas State 72-68 in the Maui Invitational semifinals. Arizona …

James Condemns Riots, Calls for Peace

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

LeBron James spoke out Tuesday against the violence in Ferguson, Mo., condemning the protestors who rioted and burned buildings after a grand jury voted not to indict the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. “What’s that really do?” James asked. “Just hurt more families, hurt more people …

Jets Soar Over Blue Jackets

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — Evander Kane scored two power-play goals, as the Winnipeg Jets held on to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-2 on Tuesday night. Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd both had a goal and an assist, and Blake Wheeler and Jacob Trouba added two assists apiece for …

Hawks Ride Bench To Victory

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Washington — Hawks reserves Mike Scott and Shelvin Mack led a fourth-quarter surge on a night when starters were struggling, and Atlanta held to beat the Washington Wizards 106-102 Tuesday. Scott and Mack scored Atlanta’s first 16 points of the final period, sparking a 22-5 run that built …

Court Time

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Noah Wood, 16, of Newport, warms up before Newport High School’s varsity boys basketball tryouts at Wheeler Gym on Monday, the first day of workouts for several New Hampshire sports. Wood and the Tigers — with new coach …