Dns fog
58°
Dns fog
Hi 80° | Lo 58°

Sports

A Star-Spangled Race: Runners Kick Off the Fourth With Lebanon 10K

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Lebanon — So, how was your Fourth? For some, it started and ended with a bang. A bunch of runners began the chilly morning with the Red, White & Blue 6.2, a 10-kilometer race that led them along the Northern Rail Trail and Mascoma River and left at least a few looking forward to kicking back with family, friends and …

No Reruns, Please: Americans Hope for Happier World Cup Ending

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in …

Buchholz, Sox Shut Down Astros

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Boston — Clay Buchholz knew he had it going right away. Buchholz pitched a six-hitter to win his fourth straight start, coming within one out …

Record-Breaker Wins First Stage of Tour de France in Style

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Utrecht, Netherlands — Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France in record speed in the individual time trial on Saturday, while defending Tour champion Vincenzo Nibali gained some precious time on his main rivals. …

In Brief: Spurs Land Prized Free Agent Forward

Saturday, July 4, 2015

LaMarcus Aldridge is heading back home to Texas and the San Antonio Spurs are heading back to the top of the list of favorites in the Western Conference. One of the most coveted free agents on the market picked the Spurs over several suitors, including the Lakers, Heat, …

Nats Own the Fourth

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Washington — Bryce Harper homered using a patriotic bat and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Saturday despite Stephen Strasburg exiting in the fourth inning with tightness in his left side. The bat was …

2-Time Champ Falters

Saturday, July 4, 2015

London — About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy. “I cannot stop smiling. ... I was …

England Takes Third Place

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Edmonton, Alberta — Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the Women’s World Cup. It was England’s first win in 21 meetings against Germany, and secured the team’s best finish in its four …

Armed and Ready: Newport Arm Wrestler Takes Game Internationally

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Newport — Don’t think taking a risk brings reward? Cathy Merrill begs to differ. The longtime Newport-area resident plans to be in Malaysia in late September for the World Armwrestling Federation championships. She wouldn’t be going if she …

From ‘99ers’ to ‘15ers’: U.S. Women Look to Carve Own Identity

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia — There’s a shadow hanging over the U.S. team as it prepares for Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final with Japan. It’s big and it’s dark but it’s been there so long, many outsiders hardly notice …

Astros Sink Red Sox in Extras

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Boston — First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker’s hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the …

‘Ballers’ Makes the Most of Its South Florida Location

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Miami — Omar Benson Miller spent three seasons on CSI: Miami, but only this past year did he get a chance to film a television show in South Florida. “It was Miami at the best time to be in Miami: In the winter, which is just the mildest …

A-Rod Finally Receives Ball From 3,000th Hit

Saturday, July 4, 2015

New York — Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod the home run ball from his 3,000th hit. At the time Rodriguez and …