Sports

KUA to NCAA: Former Wildcats Make Their Mark in Playoffs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Boston — The NCAA men’s hockey postseason was filled with Kimball Union Academy alumni this spring. From Division III Trinity College’s first-ever NCAA national championship three weeks ago to both sides of last Saturday’s Division I Frozen Four final in Boston, the event programs’ player biographies were dotted with Wildcat paw prints. D -I runner up Boston University included four …

Local Roundup: Newport Softball Walks Off in Opener

Friday, April 17, 2015

Newport — With no seniors on their roster this season, the Newport High softball team will have to rely on the young’uns to get victories …

Red Sox Win in Ninth

Friday, April 17, 2015

Boston — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included …

Once-Abandoned Ascutney Basin Now Has Miles of Trails

Thursday, April 16, 2015

West Windsor — The closing of Mount Ascutney Resort five years ago left an economic and recreational void in the village of Brownsville. Thanks to the Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB) and its partnership with the …

Beware Those Crazy Eights in NBA Playoffs

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors know all about playoff upsets. After all, the franchise pulled off one of the biggest stunners in NBA history just eight years ago. This time, they’ll be trying to avoid suffering …

High School Tennis Season Preview: Hartford Teams Form Unlikely Alliance

Friday, April 17, 2015

Joe Denny and Iris Berezin clearly belong to the camp that knows how to make lemonade when life delivers lemons. Berezin, longtime coach of the Hartford High girls tennis team, and Denny, who has guided the Hurricane boys …

Orioles Experience a Throwback Schedule

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Baltimore — The Baltimore Orioles’ early-season schedule is a journey into the past, exclusively on East Coast time. Baltimore doesn’t play a game outside of the Eastern time zone until June 1, in Houston. Until then, the Orioles won’t have to reset their watches or buckle up for …

In Brief: Spieth Struggles in First Action Since Masters Win

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hilton Head Island, s.c. — Jordan Spieth had a post-Masters letdown Thursday, shooting a 3-over 74 at the RBC Heritage to end his run of 16 straight rounds under par. Spieth vowed his whirlwind, two-day celebration tour of …

Peterson Back, but Where Will He Play?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Minneapolis — Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Vikings star a letter on Thursday …

Twins Dethrone Royals

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Minneapolis — Kennys Vargas and Kurt Suzuki each hit a two-run homer, powering the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 8-5 Thursday for their first series win this season. Tommy Milone (2-0) picked up his second straight …

Young Rangers a Work in Progress With New Manager

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Arlington, Texas — With a new manager and one of the youngest rosters in the majors, the Texas Rangers are clearly a work in progress. That comes as no surprise to manager Jeff Banister, whose team finally got …

Rangers Hold Off Pens in Game 1

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New York — Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonagh scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 …

Pacquiao Fights Back

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Los Angeles — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/2 weeks. He really hopes Mayweather is also coming to fight, for the fans’ sake — and maybe for his own strategic purposes as well. Pacquiao radiated confidence and …