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New Oxbow Coach Looks to Spread the Fun

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — While waiting for coach Sean Murphy, delayed by road construction traffic, to arrive for the start of practice Tuesday afternoon, members of the Oxbow Union High football team conversed with friends inside Mona Garone Gym, listened to music or got in a few extra reps in the weight room. When it comes to learning Murphy’s high-flying offense, …

Mo’ne Davis the Center of Attention at Little League World Series

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Two boys stood in line to use a Port-A-John when a golf cart puttered past. One squealed, “There she is!” His …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin …

Error Accelerates Boston’s Downfall

Monday, August 18, 2014

Boston — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts could only hope that no one noticed. Jose Altuve hit his first grand slam after Bogaerts made a mental gaffe on a play that would have ended an inning Sunday, carrying the Houston Astros to an 8-1 victory over Boston. Leading …

Gordon Continues to Roll

Monday, August 18, 2014

Brooklyn, Mich. — It had been 13 years since Jeff Gordon’s last victory at Michigan — which came during the same season as his most recent championship on NASCAR’s top series. One of those droughts is finally over. …

FSU Opens Top-Ranked

Monday, August 18, 2014

Finish No. 1. Start No. 1. Even Bobby Bowden’s best Florida State teams never did that. Jimbo Fisher’s Seminoles will. Jameis Winston and the defending national champions are preseason No. 1 for the sixth time. In two of the previous five seasons Florida State started No. 1, the …

LPGA Championship A Walk for Park Again

Monday, August 18, 2014

Pittsford, n.y. — Inbee Park successfully defended her title in the LPGA Championship, beating Brittany Lincicome with a par on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to end the United States’ major streak at three. On the playoff hole on Monroe Golf Club’s par-4 18th, Park hit …

Milwaukee Pounds Out Road Sweep of Dodgers

Monday, August 18, 2014

Los Angeles — Jonathan Lucroy tied a season high with five RBIs, including his first home run in more than three weeks, and the Milwaukee Brewers completed a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 7-2 …

Road Suits Yanks

Monday, August 18, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Hiroki Kuroda pitched neatly into the seventh inning and Brett Gardner drove in two runs to lead the New York Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Kuroda (8-8) …

Philly Messes Texans

Monday, August 18, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Zion Spearman scored on shortstop Matt Adams’ two-out throwing error to first base in the sixth inning to give Philadelphia a 7-6 victory over Pearland, Texas, on Sunday night in the Little League World Series. Scott Bandura reached on a bunt leading off the …

Denver Dominates S.F.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Santa Clara, Calif. — Peyton Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil the NFL debut at sparkling $1.2 billion Levi’s Stadium. The 38-year-old Manning, beginning his …

Going by the Books: Tiptoeing Through the Past With Red Sox Mementoes

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Nostalgia can be quite a tricky thing, especially where a certain Olde Towne Teame is concerned. No sport is more drawn to reminiscing than baseball. Whatever the reason, the game attracts us — at least the adult fans …

Coming Soon: Autumn

Friday, August 15, 2014

Feel a little chill in the air this week? Don’t look now, but autumn and the high school sports season are right around the corner. Top: Woodstock High’s Cody Chase, right, successfully breaks up a pass intended for …