Sports

It’ll Be a Hoot: Newport’s Houde Getting Sports Double Duty at Keene State

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lebanon — Andrew Houde strode to the plate at Lebanon High on Sunday, his 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame but a stick figure to his father, Scott, who watched from a parking lot beyond the center-field fence. Two runners were already aboard for the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team, which was leading visiting Keene by a run in the …

Changes Coming for U.S. Women’s Soccer

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia — Atop BC Place’s championship stage Sunday, 21 United States women’s national team players formed a semi-circle around Abby Wambach and Christie …

Daytona Wreck Leading to Questions

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Austin Dillon walked away from a violent crash at Daytona International Speedway early Monday morning with a bruised tailbone and forearm …

Ramirez HR Lifts Boston Past Astros

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boston — Hanley Ramirez handed the Boston Red Sox another well-timed win. Ramirez connected with a one-handed swing for a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning that the Red Sox over the Houston Astros 5-4 Sunday. “I …

Top Seeds Primed for Fourth-Round Showdowns

Monday, July 6, 2015

London — Novak Djokovic will carry his bid for a second straight Wimbledon title into the second week today as he faces the big serve of Kevin Anderson after Wimbledon’s traditional middle Sunday off. So far, the top seed from Serbia has been on song with his game, …

Murray Doing Things His Way

Monday, July 6, 2015

London — Andy Murray likes to do things his own way, and it’s costing him millions. Murray was expected to make as much as $75 million in endorsements after becoming the first British man to win the Wimbledon …

Lebanon Legion to Host Celebration of Vets

Monday, July 6, 2015

Lebanon — Lebanon Post 22’s American Legion baseball teams will hold a Salute to Veterans Day as part of a tripleheader scheduled for Sunday at Lebanon High School. Post 22’s senior team will open the day with an 11 a.m. contest with Laconia Post 1. A ceremony honoring …

NASCAR’s Confederate Flag Move Draws Some Resistance

Monday, July 6, 2015

Daytona Beach, Fla. — Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center. It’s been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans …

Hamilton Wins British GP

Monday, July 6, 2015

Silverstone, England (ap) — Lewis Hamilton seized back control of the British Grand Prix after being overtaken on the first corner to win his fifth race of the season on Sunday and strengthen his Formula One title defense. A Mercedes one-two was just as forecast — with Nico …

KC Gets Four ASG Starters

Monday, July 6, 2015

New York — Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City’s Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game. Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds leapfrogged St. Louis’ Matt Carpenter and will be in the NL starting lineup …

Prolific Lloyd Tops Tourney

Monday, July 6, 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia — United States forward Carli Lloyd won the Golden Ball as the most outstanding player in the Women’s World Cup. Lloyd had a hat trick in the final as the U.S. defeated Japan 5-2 and finished with six goals in the tournament. U.S. goalkeeper Hope …

Chileans Celebrate Copa Win

Monday, July 6, 2015

Santiago, Chile — The Copa America ended with Chile celebrating a long-awaited triumph and Argentina left wondering how much longer its title drought will last. It was a disappointing finish for Lionel Messi and his teammates, who haven’t won anything in 22 years, and a historic victory for …

Lee Prevails in Greenbrier Playoff; Woods Makes ‘Strides’

Monday, July 6, 2015

White Sulphur Springs, w.va. — Danny Lee parred the second hole of a four-man playoff to win The Greenbrier Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory. The South Korean-born New Zealander earned $1.2 million and became …