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Nathan Gradijan, of Lebanon, lays up the ball late in the Raiders' 72-30 win over Mascoma in Canaan, N.H. Tuesday, February 9, 2016. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
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A Raider Rout: Lebanon Boys Make Quick Work of Mascoma

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

West Canaan — Fun as they are to contemplate, and often to witness, Lebanon-Mascoma high school boys basketball games have rarely mattered over the years. They have usually occurred during a long-since-shuttered Lebanon holiday tournament, yet at the time they frequently required the aid of a Crisco-saturated shoehorn to find a place to sit. Shame it happens so rarely. Nor …

Local Roundup: Sharon Girls End 10-Game Losing Streak

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sharon — Victory at last. The Sharon Academy girls basketball team snapped a 10-game losing streak on Tuesday night when the Phoenix rode a strong …

Lucic, Kings Crown Bruins in Boston Return

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Boston — Milan Lucic scored in his return to Boston, Drew Doughty had a power-play goal for his 300th career point and the Los Angeles …

Local Roundup: Woodsville’s Bemis Scores 1,000th Point

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wells River, Vt. — Waste not, want not. Efficiency was the name of the game for the Woodsville High boys basketball team in a 70-41 victory over visiting Blue Mountain on Monday night as the Engineers steamrolled to …

Agent: Lynch Is Leaving Football

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Seattle — When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the foundation for bringing the first Super Bowl title to the …

Cuba Still Losing Its Stars to U.S. Pros

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic — Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball. The departure …

Pens’ Crosby on High Boil

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Pittsburgh — Sidney Crosby scored on a pair of breakaways to extend his goal streak to a career-best seven games and added two assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins continue their surge with a 6-2 win over the …

Floundering Knicks Dump Coach

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Associated Press Greenburgh, n.y. — Derek Fisher had just finished a long playing career when Phil Jackson picked him to coach the New York Knicks. Just 1½ seasons later, Jackson decided he needed someone else. Fisher was …

No. 1 UConn Women Beat No. 2 South Carolina

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Columbia, s.c. — Breanna Stewart had 25 points and 10 rebounds as No. 1 UConn again proved who rules the women’s game, running past No. 2 South Carolina 66-54 on Monday night. The Gamecocks had won their first 22 games and, in front of their first sold out …

In a First, One Goal Enough to Win Beanpot

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Boston — Alex Tuch scored 1:57 into overtime on Monday night, and Boston College beat Boston University for its 20th Beanpot championship in the first 1-0 game in tournament’s 64-year history. The Green Line rivals played a spirited …

The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover — Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at an indoor track and field state championship meet. …

Punked Panthers: Denver’s Defense Provides Manning Storybook Win in Likely Last Game

Monday, February 8, 2016

Santa Clara, Calif. — Peyton Manning got his second Super Bowl ring. Now he can ride off into the sunset a winner. But it was the Denver Broncos’ defense — and in particular Super Bowl MVP Von Miller …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Skiers Run Carnival Streak to Two

Monday, February 8, 2016

Craftsbury Common, Vt. — The Dartmouth College ski team won its second consecutive meet of the Northeast carnival season, earning 3-4-7 finishes from the men’s and women’s Nordic teams on Sunday to win the University of Vermont Carnival at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. The Big Green’s efforts in …