Sports

No Translation Necessary on the Court; International Players Impress Vt. High School Basketball Stars

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Woodstock — Basketball in summer? Why not? Especially when it’s this good. The Vermont Twin States team welcomes as much tough competition as it can get as it prepares for the upcoming all-star game against New Hampshire, and it got just that Wednesday night at Woodstock Union High School. The New England Colonials International Basketball Club, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization …

This Defense Never Rests: Once an Offensive Juggernaut, U.S. Stopping Its Way to the Top

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Montreal — It used to be that the U.S. women’s national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women’s World Cup in …

Time for NASCAR To Silence Racist Past

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Banning the Confederate flag from NASCAR tracks needs to start now. As in right now. As in this weekend in Daytona at the Coke Zero …

Cleveland Cavaliers Extend Love Affair

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland, and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision yet from LaMarcus Aldridge. Players and teams agreed to more than $1 billion …

Tribe Misses No-Hitter

Thursday, July 2, 2015

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Cleveland Indians’ first no-hitter since 1981 on Wednesday night, giving up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in …

Angels GM Resigns

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Anaheim, Calif. (ap) — Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto resigned Wednesday, abruptly ending his 3½-year tenure with the club amid apparent tensions with manager Mike Scioscia. Former general manager Bill Stoneman will take over as the interim GM for the rest of the season, the Angels …

The Best Seat on the Water: Etna’s Desaulniers Set to Power UNH Men’s Crew Team

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hanover — When David Desaulniers needs to get things going, he will come up with some crazy stuff. “The legs feed the wolf, gentlemen!” he once bellowed in the heat of a race. There were no wolves out …

U.S. Women Give Germans the World Cup Boot

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Montreal — During its rough start to this World Cup, the U.S. women’s national soccer team promised that brighter days were ahead, that the sputtering attack and grinding style would give away to the beauty and prosperity that …

What Do You Know? Sox Streaking

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Toronto — Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit solo home runs, Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six …

Just One Recourse Waits for Goodell

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Roger Goodell can restore a sense of loftiness to the NFL commissioner’s office with a simple expedited decision. He should lift the suspension on Tom Brady this week, and turn his disciplinary eye on the vague, sloppily enforced league rules that caused Deflategate in the first place. This …

Want to Join Wimbledon? Win the Tournament

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

London — If you’re thinking of trying to join the All England Club, your best bet is to win the Wimbledon title. Apart from achieving worldwide fame, all singles champions are made honorary members of the private club …

Not Like It’s 2014

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

London — A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars. Bouchard was only 20, Halep 22. Bouchard won that matchup to reach a Grand Slam final …

‘It’s Half Terrifying and Half Exciting’

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cambridge, Mass. — Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women’s swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men’s …