Sports

Recovering and Inspiring: Sunapee’s Brandon Progressing in Fight To Beat Leukemia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — At 15, Renee Brandon was loving life. She was a high honors student as a sophomore at Sunapee High School, playing three sports and enjoying the lifestyle of the lakes and mountains that the Lake Sunapee region provides. Then, during the fall volleyball season, she started complaining about her knee. She had some blood drawn, and it showed …

Amid a Lot of Hot Air, Nothing Said: Another Media Day, Little Hard News

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Phoenix — With a bank of cameras focused on him, Bill Belichick sauntered to his seat as Media Day began Tuesday at US Airways Arena. …

NFL Dragging Feet on Flat Ball ‘Controversy’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The longer the so-called “DeflateGate” hullabaloo reigns as the dominant Super Bowl topic, the more blame the NFL deserves and the more the league’s motivations …

Rams Go Yearly On Stadium Lease

Monday, January 26, 2015

St. Louis — The St. Louis Rams took a step toward a possible move back to the West Coast, notifying the city’s Convention and Visitors Commission on Monday that they intend to shift to a year-to-year lease agreement for their use of the Edward Jones Dome. The CVC, …

Promise Kept, for a Friend: Former Mascoma, UVM Star Young Tries Coaching at Late Mentor’s Request

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — Ed Kehoe played matchmaker, right up to the end. In his younger brother Tim, Kehoe had someone who taught basketball the same way he did. In the most successful player he ever coached, Tonya Young, Kehoe …

Duke’s Shining Light: Krzyzewski Was The Right Hire

Monday, January 26, 2015

The voice on the phone quickly changed from cordial to cold. “Duke is going to hire Mike Krzyzewski? Are you kidding me? Mike Krzyzewski of Army?” Not that the coach on the phone said the name the proper …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what happened on Saturday at the first of two New Hampshire Coaches Series high school races of the winter. For one, Lebanon coach Les …

Celtics Slip Past Nuggets

Monday, January 26, 2015

Denver — Avery Bradley scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left, and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat Denver 100-99 on Friday night, sending the Nuggets to their fifth loss in a row. The Nuggets played without star guard Ty Lawson, who was away …

Snowboarding Takes a Slide in Popularity

Monday, January 26, 2015

Killington, Vt. — Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade. Industry experts say it’s a …

The Super Bowl Remains a Big Deal

Monday, January 26, 2015

Phoenix — The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship. It has become so much more since the first game was played in 1967. Super Bowl Sunday has become an …

Browner Wants to Play for Ring

Monday, January 26, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Brandon Browner received a Super Bowl ring last year even though he was watching from home 3,000 miles from the Seattle Seahawks when they won the title. Now the hard-hitting cornerback has a shot at more diamonds and another title, going face-to-face with receivers when …

UVM Topples Mass.-Lowell

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lowell, Mass. — Dre Wills scored a career-high 20 points to lead Vermont to a 61-50 win over Massachusetts-Lowell on Sunday. Ethan O’Day added 13 points, and Hector Harold and Kurt Steidl 10 apiece for the Catamounts (11-9, 6-1 American East). Those four starters combined to go 18 …

No. 5 Devils Rally for Coach’s 1,000th Win

Monday, January 26, 2015

New York — Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Madison Square Garden. Tyus Jones scored 22 …