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One Week to Go

Thursday, August 28, 2014

While Vermont’s high school football season starts tonight, gridiron-hungry fans in New Hampshire will have to hold on for another week. Above: Lebanon High’s Cam Broughton carries the ball on a sweep at Mascoma on Wednesday during the teams’ preseason scrimmage. Left: Lebanon High freshman Mike Fleury, center, takes a breather on the bench alongside teammates during the Raiders’ scrimmage. …

By Don’s Early Light: Soccer Kicking Away Collegiate Mission

Thursday, August 28, 2014

When it comes to collegiate soccer, Dartmouth College’s Drew Galbraith is a know-it-all. What would you expect from the chair of the NCAA Division I …

N.H. Football Title Games Get New Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Concord — First-year NHIAA Executive Director Jeff Collins will have three big reasons to return to Cowell Stadium this fall. The former University of New …

Program Lets Disabled Athletes Enjoy Summer Sports

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Newbury, n.h. — It’s just before 10 a.m. at Lake Sunapee State Beach, and Kyle McIntyre is, in the words of caregiver Bill Hays, “all smiles and giggles.” It’s understandable that McIntyre is happy, and not only because …

Local Roundup: Lebanon Golfers Earn Sweep

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Lebanon — The Lebanon High golf team opened its season with a sweep of John Stark, Coe Brown and Bishop Brady at par-36 Carter Country Club. The Raiders’ T.J. Barber shot a 38 to earn the medal, beating …

Recreation Briefs: Early Fall Fundraising Golf Tournaments Abound

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Got a weekend to spare? Like to play golf to help Upper Valley high school athletic programs? Then the Hartford and Hanover boys ice hockey programs would like to meet you, as they’ll host back-to-back golf tournaments over the first weekend of October. Hartford starts it off on …

Ame Corner: Skills Need Attention to Grow

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

By Peter Harris Special to the Valley News Welcome to the final column of the season. It is so much fun writing golf instruction blurbs for you. I hope you enjoy them and find helpful, and here’s wishing …

In Brief: Clippers, Rivers Reach New Deal

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Los Angeles — Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer’s first big move since taking over as the new owner, he gave Rivers a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Ballmer said Wednesday it was one of his top …

Long Preseason Comes to an End

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

East Rutherford, n.j. — In any other year, Tom Coughlin wouldn’t be happy playing an extended preseason schedule. A four-game schedule might be considered too long, and playing in the Hall of Fame contest at the start of the month stretched it to five games. The campaign will …

USC’s Shaw Admits to Lying About Injuries, Rescue

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Los Angeles — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. The school …

Browns Star Suspended For Season

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cleveland — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, so is his 2014 season. The star wide receiver’s career is now in peril. The Cleveland Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he …

Royals Manager: Come to Our Games

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Royals manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans on Wednesday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon’s walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847 at Kauffman Stadium. Yost briefly mentioned …

Sharapova Comes Through in Three Sets

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New York — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on. On …