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Giant Accomplishment

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Northern Lights Gymnastics coach Yuriy Volodin spots Natalie Chapman, 11, of Hanover, as she practices her giant on the bar at the club’s Wilder gym on Monday. Northern Lights gymnasts work out for up to four hours a day five days a week to keep in shape over the summer.Valley News — James M. Patterson …

Toronto Lays Red Sox to Waste

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Boston — Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings and …

A Special Sister Keeps Spieth Humble

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Bethesda, Md. — Her father was playing a members-only event at Congressional Country Club, but the Penn State freshman-to-be had to slip away to find …

Yankee Fan Returns Red Sox Title Ring

Monday, July 28, 2014

New York (ap) — A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan. Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring …

Padres’ Kennedy to Miss Start With Oblique Strain

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Associated Press Atlanta — Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy will miss his scheduled start against the Braves tonight due to a left oblique strain. Manager Bud Black says converted outfielder Jason Lane will be recalled from Triple-A El Paso to make the fill-in start. Black says Kennedy suffered …

Lebanon Post 22 Juniors Pull Out American Legion Victory

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Manchester — The heckling came early and often from the Sweeney Post 2 dugout Saturday during the New Hampshire Junior American Legion baseball state tournament at Gill Stadium. Barking dog imitations. Various jungle hoots. Personal insults. By game’s …

At Tommy Keane Invitational, Youth Nips Age Every So Often

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hanover — Thetford’s Chris Lincoln has been pairing up with former Middlebury College soccer teammate Jay Harvey for a handful of years in the Tommy Keane Invitational, and in Friday qualifying they carded a 71 to earn a berth in the championship flight for the first time. That …

‘I’ve Always Known Where My Place Is’

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Washington — For some 30 glorious seconds on the afternoon of April 24, 1989, Jay Gruden — quarterback out of the University of Louisville — was a New York Giant. Or at least he was in his mind. …

Gadgets, Gear and Lots of Cool and Fancy Things for Outdoorsmen to Enjoy

Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Susan Cocking The Miami Herald Fishing kayaks with motors; lures that change color with different water temperatures; sonar fish-finders you cast like a bobber; and multiple variations of the popular bass frog. These were among the new products on display at the 2014 ICAST Show in Orlando, …

A Heavenly Little Climb

Sunday, July 27, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valley News Such a view. Sure, we shlepped and shvitzed, and those low-elevation bugs made us crazy enough to wear mosquito netting for a spell, but soon enough we felt overheated and …

Golf Course Provides Refuge, Joy for Burn Victims

Sunday, July 27, 2014

His body in flames, his life never the same, Jamie Nieto did not think about survival. He looked down at his charring hands and wondered: How sm I going to play golf tomorrow? He fell for the game …

Maddux Wasn’t First-Look Star

Sunday, July 27, 2014

At 20, Chicago Cubs rookie Greg Maddux had a slight frame and boyish look that hid the fierce competitor inside him. According to a Chicago Tribune report on his first day in the majors in 1986, Maddux was …

‘Big Hurt’ Never Lacked In Self-Belief

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The 1990 Chicago White Sox were challenging the World Series champion A’s in the final year of old Comiskey Park, and their Double-A first baseman was waiting to join the fun. “I’m a laid-back guy,” Birmingham’s Frank Thomas told the Chicago Tribune. “I spend most of my time …