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Giant Accomplishment

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Northern Lights Gymnastics coach Yuriy Volodin spots Natalie Chapman, 11, of Hanover, as she practices her giant on the bar at the club’s Wilder gym on Monday. Northern Lights gymnasts work out for up to four hours a day five days a week to keep in shape over the summer.Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Toronto Lays Red Sox to Waste

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Boston — Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings and …

A Special Sister Keeps Spieth Humble

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bethesda, Md. — Her father was playing a members-only event at Congressional Country Club, but the Penn State freshman-to-be had to slip away to find …

Juniors Taste Sweet Victory

Monday, July 28, 2014

By Tris Wykes Valley News Staff Writer Manchester, n.h. — Two dozen doughnuts, please. The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team will be needing them Tuesday. Spurred on by circular pastry and a dominating pitching performance …

MacDonalds Rule at TK Invitational

Monday, July 28, 2014

By Bruce Wood Special to the Valley News Hanover — After Nick MacDonald’s birdie on the 17th hole clinched the 39th Tommy Keane Invitational championship by a 2&1 score over the father-son team of Jim and Andrew Jankowski, …

Lebanon Post 22 Seniors Eliminated

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — In some ways, Lebanon Post 22 coach Rob Woodward was happy to look back following his team’s 11-4 elimination loss to Manchester’s Sweeney Post 2 on Saturday morning at Holman Stadium in the New Hampshire Senior American Legion Baseball Tournament. Among the positives, Post 22 …

Nibali Takes Tour

Monday, July 28, 2014

Paris (ap) — Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling’s greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29-year-old Sicilian, …

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Associated Press Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday …

Hendricks Takes Tough Loss

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Associated Press Chicago — All-star Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings to outduel Dartmouth grad Kyle Hendricks and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs. Hendricks, coming off his first …

Ortiz Homers, Sox Win

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Associated Press St. Petersburg, Fla. — David Ortiz’s three-run home run helped the Boston Red Sox end a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Ortiz’s 25th home run came off Chris Archer in the third inning after a walk …

It’s Gordon’s Day

Monday, July 28, 2014

Indianapolis — With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race — no given because restarts have been …

Group Work

Monday, July 28, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Foxborough, Mass. — The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had …

Hall Induction Humbles Baseball Greats

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cooperstown, n.y. — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even …