Sports

A Horse’s Best Friend: Canaan’s Ferneau Has Learned a Lot, and Applies It

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Etna — Nathalie Ferneau’s education in horses began long ago, when she found that they don’t always stay where people put them. The lesson unfolded in children’s storybook fashion with the wayward horse who lived next door. The creature would occasionally find its way to Ferneau’s yard in Canaan, and the little girl would run out and grab it. Nathalie’s …

Belmont Hopefuls Lack Stamina of Yore

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

When American Pharoah seeks to complete a sweep of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park on Saturday, racing fans will hope to see a great …

Bolts’ Ticketing Merits a Big Zap

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Tampa Bay Lightning are in the Stanley Cup Finals — great news for Bolts fans, unless they live outside the state of Florida. Throughout …

Woman, 92, Completes S.D. Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon

Monday, June 1, 2015

San Diego (ap) — A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books Sunday, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harriette Thompson, of Charlotte, N.C., completed Sunday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds. She was mobbed …

Special Win For Bowditch At Nelson

Monday, June 1, 2015

Irving, Texas — Steven Bowditch closed with a 5-under 64 for a four-shot victory Sunday in the AT&T Byron Nelson, winning in the Australian’s adopted home for his second career title — both in Texas. Bowditch, who got married at the resort next to the TPC Four Seasons …

The Pain of Love: Cavs’ Star Out, but Will Be Back

Monday, June 1, 2015

Independence, Ohio — The pain in Kevin Love’s surgically repaired left shoulder has become manageable. The Cleveland forward is now dealing with a different ache — the sting of sitting and watching the NBA Finals. Knocked from his …

Young Tampa Proving Worth

Monday, June 1, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — The NHL playoffs have been a roller coaster of excitement, punctuated by a pair of Game 7s over the weekend to decide the Stanley Cup finalists. It’ll be Tampa Bay vs. Chicago in the best-of-seven …

Johnson’s Latest Dover Win Is History-Maker

Monday, June 1, 2015

Dover, Del. — Jimmie Johnson took the congratulatory call from his boss, then flipped the phone for a selfie. The six-time series champ and crew chief Chad Knaus sandwiched the 60-pound trophy and smiled for a familiar photo. …

Browns’ Manziel Answers Heckler With Off-Target Throw

Monday, June 1, 2015

Irving, Texas — Troubled Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel threw a water bottle at a heckler in an incident that didn’t lead to any arrests or charges at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament. Manziel had been turning away autograph requests from the fan for about two hours …

Cards Get Tearful Win

Monday, June 1, 2015

St. Louis — Carlos Martinez wiped away tears during a pregame tribute to late teammate Oscar Taveras, then pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Sunday. …

Verlander Shaky in Rehab Start

Monday, June 1, 2015

Indianapolis — Detroit Tigers star Justin Verlander struggled in his first rehabilitation start, giving up three runs in 2 2⁄ 3 innings for Triple-A Toledo on Sunday. The former American League MVP and Cy Young winner is trying …

Columbia Forces Winner-Take-All Finale

Monday, June 1, 2015

Coral Gables, Fla. — Bryce Barr pitched five shutout innings and third-seeded Columbia beat Miami 3-0 on Sunday night to set up a rematch for the Coral Gables Regional championship tonight. Miami, the No. 5 national seed, was …

Up to the Challenge: Lebanon Sophomore Dominates With Three Titles

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Portsmouth, n.h. — If anything impeded the progress of standout Lebanon High track and field athlete Corinne Kennedy this season, it was a lack of sufficient competition during the Raiders’ regular season. The sophomore had plenty of challenges …