Sports

Ready to Run: After Many Years, Boston Remains Unique for Hartland Resident

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hartland — It was a busy workday for Peg Sullivan at Mt. Ascutney Hospital on April 15, 2013. When she got home, she opened her personal email to find it packed with frantic inquiries from friends and relatives asking if she was all right. That was how she heard about the horror on Boylston Street. She let them know she …

Dartmouth Baseball’s Division Rivals Bracing for a Familiar Ending

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hanover — If it’s mid-April, you know baseball coaches at Harvard, Yale and Brown are shaking their heads in frustration. Some day, some way, won’t …

KUA to NCAA: Former Wildcats Make Their Mark in Playoffs

Friday, April 17, 2015

Boston — The NCAA men’s hockey postseason was filled with Kimball Union Academy alumni this spring. From Division III Trinity College’s first-ever NCAA national championship …

LeBron Begins Title Chase

Friday, April 17, 2015

Cleveland — For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. The fourth is about to begin. The only one that matters. James has his sights …

Don’t Overlook Low Seeds

Friday, April 17, 2015

Having trouble envisioning an upset in the Eastern Conference playoffs? That’s understandable, since three teams in the eight-team field didn’t finish above .500. Milwaukee (41-41), Boston (40-42) and Brooklyn (38-44) wouldn’t have even qualified for the postseason in …

Childress Begins to Move Past Penalties

Friday, April 17, 2015

Bristol, Tenn. — Richard Childress Racing had the foresight to send an interim crew chief to a test session this week with Ryan Newman, a move that may pay dividends this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. RCR lost …

Two Weeks Before Big Fight, Not a Ticket to Be Seen

Friday, April 17, 2015

Las Vegas — Don’t expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket — or any other ticket — at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for the most anticipated fight in recent times have yet …

A-Rod Powers Yanks

Friday, April 17, 2015

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez inched closer to Willie Mays with two more home runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Friday night. Rodriguez hit a solo shot in the second, …

Rookie Does More With Glove Than Bat in Debut

Friday, April 17, 2015

Chicago — Kris Bryant absorbed the sights and smells and sounds of Wrigley Field. He cherished playing in front of 30,000 charged-up fans. He appreciated all the family members and friends who turned out for his big league …

Capsules for the NBA’s 1st-round playoff matchups

Friday, April 17, 2015

Season Series: Tied, 2-2. It’s slightly misleading; both of Boston’s wins came in the final days of the regular season when Cleveland’s spot on the East bracket was already secured. Both teams went 1-1 on the other’s home floor. Story Line: LeBron James, back with the Cavaliers, back …

Rookie Backstops Capitals

Friday, April 17, 2015

Washington — Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom helped make a winner of a rookie replacement goalie making his second start all season for the Washington Capitals. Reunited on Washington’s top line, Backstrom delivered a goal and two assists, …

Local Roundup: South Royalton Teams Handle Concord

Thursday, April 16, 2015

South Royalton — It never hurts to have a large bounty of players who want to take the mound — especially when they throw the way they did for South Royalton in its season opener. Four sophomores and …

Once-Abandoned Ascutney Basin Now Has Miles of Trails

Thursday, April 16, 2015

West Windsor — The closing of Mount Ascutney Resort five years ago left an economic and recreational void in the village of Brownsville. Thanks to the Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB) and its partnership with the …