Sports

Dartmouth Men Rally to Shock Mighty Harvard

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Boston — Trailing by 14 points early in the second half, the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team went on a 26-2 run to rally for a stunning 70-61 victory over host and four-time defending Ivy League champion Harvard on Saturday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion. The victory gave Dartmouth (8-8, 1-1 Ivy) its first win over the Crimson (11-5, 1-1 Ivy) …

Big Green’s Big Lead Slips Away

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hanover — What was shaping up to be one of the Dartmouth College women’s basketball team’s most enjoyable victories in recent years instead became an …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks …

Question Mark Now a Key Starter

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Renton, Wash. — Every now and then, even during games sometimes, Bruce Irvin will be overwhelmed by gratitude. He’ll remember the two weeks he spent in an Atlanta jail as a teenager. He’ll think about turning his life around and becoming a junior college football standout, only to …

Commentary: Ernie Banks Was More Than Baseball

Sunday, January 25, 2015

With a familiar glint in his eye and his trademark grin, Ernie Banks once revealed a recurring dream of him standing on a stage in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. A friend to presidents who once discussed …

Belichick: ‘We Try to Do Everything Right’

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Saying his team “followed the rules to the letter,” New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they …

Dartmouth Tops Cornell

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Ithaca, n.y. — Senior Eric Neiley scored Dartmouth’s first penalty shot in nearly 12 years and finished with two goals and two assists as the Big Green men’s hockey team defeated Cornell, 5-2, at Lynah Rink. The win gave the Green three out of four possible ECAC Hockey …

Panthers Shine at Norwich U.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Northfield, Vt. — Up against the best competition in the state — no matter the division — the Thetford boys indoor track team finished second out of 20 teams in a meet at Norwich University. The Vermont D-II …

World Cup of Hockey Tourney Set for 2016

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Columbus, Ohio — The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016. And the NHL intends to host it every four years. “We decided that bringing back the World Cup was vitally important,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Saturday during the league’s All-Star game weekend …

Banks Mourned In Sports World And Far Beyond

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Chicago — To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game. His teammates loved him, and his list of admirers ranged from President …

Wildcats Improve to 19-0

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Columbia, s.c. — Devin Booker scored 18 points, Aaron Harrison added 13 and No. 1 Kentucky matched its best start under coach John Calipari with a 58-43 victory over South Carolina on Saturday. The Wildcats (19-0, 6-0 SEC) …

NHL All-Stars Show Their Stuff at Skills Competition

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Columbus, Ohio — Ryan Johansen of the hometown Columbus Blue Jackets pulled a kid out of the stands and guided him to a goal to win the breakaway challenge, and Nashville’s Shea Weber fired the hardest shot with a 108.5-mph blast at the NHL All-Stars skills competition on …

Minnesota Vikings’ 1st Draft Pick Dies

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Minneapolis — Running back Tommy Mason, the first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history, has died. He was 75. Mason’s sister-in-law, Suzanne MacNeil, told The Associated Press that Mason died peacefully Thursday at his home in Newport Beach, …