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A Snowback Throwback: Biathlons Receive a Retro Makeover

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hanover — When wintertime comes, the Spencer family gets to party like it’s 1859. Stan Spencer, his wife, Lynn, and daughter, Sara, regularly participate in primitive biathlons, competitions featuring Civil War-era muzzleloaders and wooden snowshoes. With events staged in locales throughout the Northeast — there aren’t any in the Upper Valley yet — primitive biathlons attract 19th-century period enthusiasts and …

NCAA Men: Zags Zoom to Spot In the Elite Eight

Friday, March 27, 2015

Houston — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away …

Local Roundup: Kearney on Top at U.S. Championships

Friday, March 27, 2015

Steamboat Springs, Colo. — The final weekend of Hannah Kearney’s competitive career got off to the expected start on Friday as the Norwich native, two-time …

Lakers Run the Table

Friday, March 27, 2015

Coach Tim LaTorra kept his Sunapee High girls basketball team focused on playing the game and not being worried about the outcome. The result was a lot of favorable outcomes as the Lakers went 24-0 overall and won …

Marlins’ Cosart Is Subject of MLB Gambling Investigation

Friday, March 27, 2015

Jupiter, Fla. — Miami Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart acknowledged Thursday he is under investigation by Major League Baseball for possible gambling, but could not give details. The 24-year-old is accused of exchanging direct messages through his Twitter account …

Ortiz, Napoli Return in Win

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday. Bothered by a cold and dehydration, Ortiz had not played since March 16. Ortiz struck out, grounded into …

Teen O’Brien Best of GS Field at U.S. Alpines

Friday, March 27, 2015

Carrabassett Valley, Maine — Lindsey Vonn wasn’t there to compete, simply to film the giant slalom course and mingle with the next wave of up-and-coming skiers. Well, here’s one to definitely keep an eye on: Teenager Nina O’Brien, …

The World Is Not Enough

Friday, March 27, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — One goal down, still more to go. That’s the message the Golden State Warriors are giving after winning the Pacific Division for the first time in 39 years. Now they’re trying to secure the Western …

Hoffman Beats Wind, Leads at Texas Open

Friday, March 27, 2015

San Antonio — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday. After wind gusts threatening 40 mph pummeled the morning starters, Hoffman faced steady 15 mph wind in the afternoon at TPC …

This 1’s Not Done

Friday, March 27, 2015

Los Angeles — The motto Bo Ryan’s players chose before the first game of the season was brief but telling: “Make ‘em believe.” The top-seeded Badgers likely picked up a few believers Thursday after they rallied from seven …

Ilyasova Career-Best Sends Bucks Past Indy

Friday, March 27, 2015

Milwaukee — Ersan Ilyasova had a career-high 34 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Indiana Pacers 111-107 on Thursday night. Khris Middleton added 17 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 16 for the Bucks. They have won two straight after breaking a six-game losing streak. George Hill …

Irish Fly Past Shockers

Friday, March 27, 2015

Cleveland — Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder. There was no screaming. No frantic scribbling of Xs-and-Os. That’s not Brey’s style. Or his team’s either. “I said ‘Fellas, been here before,’ ” Brey said. “Little …

Abu Embraces His Role: KUA Graduate Earns Minutes for NC State

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Raleigh, n.c. — Gone are the days when North Carolina State freshman Abdul-Malik Abu was in a hurry when he caught the ball inside or was mentally trying to keep up with all the team’s defensive principles. The …