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Counting Down the Days

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Above: Lebanon High girls soccer players, from left, Sierra Rogers, Georgia Houde, Emma Forman and Erika Moffitt run sprints at the end of their practice on Monday. Left: Lebanon High’s Bennett Newlove, right, dribbles away from James Heatherton during the Raiders’ practice on Monday. Lebanon coach Rob Johnstone said this year’s squad could be one of the program’s most talented …

New Helmet Tries for a Head Start

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks’ new helmets — a futuristic design by Riddell called …

VPA Set to Add Ultimate Frisbee for 2015

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Ultimate Frisbee in Vermont is getting the ultimate reception: official recognition from the state’s governing body for high school athletics. The field sport …

Brady Ready for Action Vs. Carolina

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady left the practice field Wednesday and for the first time this season, strode through the locker room to the media room podium rather than making the short jaunt to the sideline to address reporters. The New England Patriots quarterback hardly minds the extra …

Recreation Briefs: Hanover’s Knights Wins NHWGA Senior Golf Crown

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Greenland, n.h. — Hanover Country Club’s Betsy Knights shot a 4-over-par 76 to win the Senior division of the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Senior/Legend Championship at Breakfast Hill Golf Club on Tuesday. The championship was split into …

Amen Corner: Proper Technique for Executing Chip Shots Is a Total Set-Up

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What does the term “set-up” mean in golf? Your set-up in golf is how your position your body and the ball before you actually start swinging the golf club for the type of shot you’re trying to pull …

Schilling Blames Chewing Tobacco for Cancer

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Boston — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling said he’s been treated for mouth cancer and blamed the disease on using chewing tobacco for about 30 years. Schilling discussed details on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. The former Red Sox right-hander announced in February that he had cancer, …

Cowboys NFL’s Most Valuable Team; Pats No. 2

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New York — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, according to Forbes. They’re valued at $3.2 billion; only Real Madrid at $3.4 billion …

Essex Jct. Golfer Leads Women’s Am

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Orleans, Vt. — Madison Corley, of Essex Junction, Vt., has a two-stroke lead after two rounds in the VSWGA State Amateur Championship at Orleans Country Club. Madison fired a round of 78 to go with Tuesday’s 76 for a 154 total. Tiffany Maurycy, of Williston, carded a 76, …

Rose Rests, U.S. Wins Easily

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

New York — Kyrie Irving made all five shots and scored 12 points starting in place of Derrick Rose, and the U.S. national basketball team beat the Dominican Republic 105-62 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game. James Harden also scored 12 in limited playing time for the …

Tigers Shut Out Rays

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout and Victor Martinez hit a grand slam, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night. The Rays lost their fourth …

Las Vegas Spoils Mo’ne’s Night

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo’ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series on Wednesday night. That puts Las Vegas in Saturday’s …

Angels Top Sox Again

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Boston — Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead on Wednesday night. Hamilton was in a 5-for-41 slump with …