Sports

Return of the Green Machine: Dartmouth Riding High After Second-Place Showing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hanover — Optimism surrounding the Dartmouth College football team has built steadily in recent years, rising to new heights this fall as the Big Green finished 8-2 overall and 6-1 in Ivy League play, good for second place behind undefeated Harvard. It was the program’s best campaign since 1997. “From the beginning of the season, we knew that we were …

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 …

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 …

Lester Now Looms Large

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The stage for Jon Lester suddenly got bigger. According to two reports, the Boston Red Sox — who are competing for Lester with the Chicago Cubs and other teams — have agreed to terms with free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. Sandoval, a 28-year-old switch-hitting third baseman, …

Red Sox Go on a Holiday Shopping Spree

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Boston — The Boston Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings. The first team in major league history to go from worst to first and …

Patriots Typically Low-Key Over Quality Victories

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots have piled up points and big victory margins against NFL division leaders. Now they’re preparing to face another one and leaving all those routs behind. “Nobody is happier than I am …

F1 Champ: I Can Go Faster

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — British driver Lewis Hamilton vows to race even faster next year when he defends his Formula One title. Hamilton sealed his second F1 title in style on Sunday, winning the 11th race of his campaign at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to …

Chinese Are Learning to Love Boxing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Macau — Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at his company’s first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the …

Bend Backward Like Beckham

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Before most television cameras start rolling and fans enter the stadium, Odell Beckham Jr. practices making acrobatic, one-handed catches in pregame warmups. It paid off for the rookie receiver. Beckham’s spectacular, leaping, right-handed grab while falling backward and …

Bills Unleash a Scoring Avalanche on Jets

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Detroit — After a week of frightening weather and an abbreviated practice schedule, the Buffalo Bills played one of their best games of the season. Kyle Orton threw two touchdown passes, Robert Woods pulled off a slick one-handed catch and Scott Chandler added a snow-themed celebration as the …

Malkin’s OT Missile Sinks Bruins

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Boston — Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the night 32 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday. Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists, including a …

Cavs Bust Four-Game Funk

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cleveland — LeBron James scored 29 points, including 16 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a four-game losing streak with a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. After bluntly assessing his own …

No. 2 Notre Dame Women Smother Harvard, 97-43

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

South Bend, Ind. — Taya Reimer scored 14 points to lead No. 2 Notre Dame to a 97-43 win over visiting Harvard on Monday night. After Notre Dame (5-0) failed to score on its first two possessions, Harvard (2-2) grabbed an early 5-2 lead with a 3 by …