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Local Roundup: Hanover Golfers Edge Lebanon

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hanover — The Hanover High golf team didn’t shoot as well Tuesday as it had in a season-opening win last week, but placing five in the top seven against visiting rival Lebanon and Pembroke was just enough for a 207-209 win over the Raiders at Hanover Country Club. The Spartans shot 268. Lebanon’s T.J. Barber meda led with a three-over-par …

Broncos’ Welker Suspended 4 Games

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Englewood, Colo. — The Denver Broncos will be without Wes Welker for the first four games of the season after the NFL said the receiver …

Stevens Boys Soccer Rolls Past Franklin

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Claremont — Stevens High’s Daniel Croteau is one of the top soccer players in New Hampshire Division III, but in the season’s first two games, …

Stewart’s Chase Status Matters Not at All

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it’s not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002. He sat out …

Basepath Error Deflates Sox

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — It was not what Jemile Weeks had in mind for his Boston Red Sox debut — getting picked off as a pinch runner in the top of the 10th inning. Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the inning to give …

Oh No, Canada: Promising Bouchard Wilts in the Gotham Heat

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

New York — Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry. She got her blood pressure checked. Plastic bags filled with ice were rubbed on her shoulders, arms and legs …

Kirk Wins to Enter Ryder Debate

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Norton, Mass. — Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder …

Chiefs QB Needled Over New Deal

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Very little is sacred in an NFL locker room. Not personal appearance, not on-field performance and certainly not contract status, as Alex Smith can attest. The Chiefs’ quarterback was already a rich man before his four-year, $68 million …

Spain, Greece Advance At Worlds

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Spain and Greece are headed to the round of 16, and Senegal is in position to join them after shaking up Group B with an upset Monday at the Basketball World Cup. The Spanish earned a trip to …

Astros Dismiss Manager

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Associated Press Houston — The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team’s 59-79 record than the need for “new direction” and a “united message throughout the entire organization.” Porter was in his second season with the …

Slugger Dunn Does It

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Oakland, Calif. — Adam Dunn provided instant pop for the struggling Athletics, hitting a towering, two-run homer in his first at-bat for Oakland to highlight a 6-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday in a matchup of …

EPL Transfers End With Man U Coup, $1.4B Spent

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

London — A week after signing Angel Di Maria, Manchester United persuaded striker Radamel Falcao to join the faltering club in European football’s most eye-catching switch as the summer transfer window closed. Falcao’s season-long loan from Monaco is …

Baylor’s Dominant Defense Dominates Talk After Opener

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Waco, Texas — Offensive-minded Baylor coach Art Briles spent a lot of time during the offseason trying to convince everyone how good he expected the Bears to be on defense. There are plenty of reasons to start believing him after a strong defensive performance by the No. 10 …