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High School Notes: Marauders Pack Trophy Case

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hanover — Given the level of dominance the Hanover High girls hockey program enjoys in New Hampshire, this was bound to happen eventually. The Marauders claimed the two top postseason awards handed out by the New Hampshire High School Hockey Coaches Association last week. Northeastern-bound forward Matti Hartman drew the league’s player of the year honor, and John Dodds left …

Net Loss: Goals Are Scarce for NHL’s Leading Scorers

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Denver — When it comes to scoring, Sid the Kid’s pace this season is no match for the greatest by the Great One. Pittsburgh forward …

Commentary: Sports Leagues Need to Rise Against Indiana Law

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In what is seemingly a mathematical impossibility, another state has wrestled away the “Mind Numbingly Dumbest Legislation Ever” trophy from the Great State a Texas. …

Camp Cal’s Counselor: UK Coach Welcomes NBA’s Attention — But Just for One Day

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It could’ve easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp. The Kentucky coach invited NBA scouts and GMs to a first-of-its-kind workout before the start of the season, so they could get a look at what all these …

Francona Has Tribe Laughing Its Way Through Spring Training

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Cleveland — The Cleveland Indians are pitching, hitting, bunting and doing everything else they need to work on for the upcoming season at spring training. And laughing every step of the way. No team seems to be enjoying …

Wildcats Giving Bookmakers Indigestion

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nick Bogdanovich could use some antacid. Bogdanovich, the director of trading at sports book operator William Hill U.S., in July posted 50-1 odds the University of Kentucky would have a perfect season. As the Wildcats reached the men’s college basketball Final Four — sneaking by Notre Dame 68-66 …

Izzo Attempting to Emulate Coach K

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

There’s no easy way to ask Tom Izzo about it, because the record is so ugly. Nine games against Duke, on some of the biggest stages college basketball has to offer. One Michigan State win. So the question …

UConn Slams Indiana Law, Wants Final Four Moved

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Albany, n.y. — Connecticut’s governor and UConn’s athletic director called on the NCAA on Monday to consider moving next year’s Women’s Final Four out of Indianapolis unless changes are made to Indiana’s new religious-objections law. Gov. Dannel P. …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Women’s Rugby Going Varsity

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Associated Press Hanover — Dartmouth College will elevate its women’s rugby team from a club sport to varsity status starting with the 2015-16 academic year, athletic director Harry Sheehy said Monday. Women’s rugby will become the Big Green’s 35th varsity sport and 17th for women, to go …

Huskies Return To Semis

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Albany, n.y. — Geno Auriemma and his Connecticut Huskies are back in a familiar place — the Final Four. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton 91-70 on Monday night to advance to the national …

Sox’ Magee Juggling Baseball, Football

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Not the typical transaction path: Cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, join the Boston Rex Sox at minor league camp. But linebacker and would-be outfielder Brandon Magee is a confident enough athlete that he’s sought two-sport advice from Bo Jackson. “Just told me to …

Manfred: Baseball’s Montreal Return Tied to Stadium

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Montreal — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday that Montreal needs a new stadium to have any chance of bringing the sport back to the city. “The key thing in Montreal would be to have a plan for an adequate facility that could support baseball over …

Philadelphia Not Looking Like a Franchise on Tank Patrol

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

They have the look of such favorites that Las Vegas likes them twice this week, once while on a back-to-back and the other time on the road. Weren’t these Philadelphia 76ers supposed to be tanking? The team that was widely expected to be the NBA’s biggest loser — …