Sports

High School Notes: Marauders Pack Trophy Case

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hanover — Given the level of dominance the Hanover High girls hockey program enjoys in New Hampshire, this was bound to happen eventually. The Marauders claimed the two top postseason awards handed out by the New Hampshire High School Hockey Coaches Association last week. Northeastern-bound forward Matti Hartman drew the league’s player of the year honor, and John Dodds left …

Net Loss: Goals Are Scarce for NHL’s Leading Scorers

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Denver — When it comes to scoring, Sid the Kid’s pace this season is no match for the greatest by the Great One. Pittsburgh forward …

Commentary: Sports Leagues Need to Rise Against Indiana Law

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

In what is seemingly a mathematical impossibility, another state has wrestled away the “Mind Numbingly Dumbest Legislation Ever” trophy from the Great State a Texas. …

Bradley Scores, Celtics Win

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Charlotte, n.c. — Avery Bradley says despite a season of ups and downs, he never stopped believing the Boston Celtics were a playoff team. If the Celtics continue to play the way they have in recent weeks, Bradley …

Chicago Nabs Big Victory

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Chicago — Defensemen Duncan Keith and Niklas Hjalmarsson scored 1:04 apart in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Monday. Marian Hossa added a goal and an assist as the Blackhawks …

The World Is Within Hughes’ Reach; USA Rugby Puts Big Green Senior in Captain’s Role

Monday, March 30, 2015

Since his freshman season, Madison Hughes has been a leader on the Dartmouth College rugby team. Today, those qualities are reaching a whole new level. Hughes, 22, was selected by first-year USA Sevens coach Mike Friday to captain …

Blue Bloods Advance: Duke Returns To Final Four

Monday, March 30, 2015

Houston — A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four after a 66-52 …

Dartmouth’s Chodounsky Retains U.S. Slalom Crown

Monday, March 30, 2015

Carrabassett Valley, Maine — A broken ski pole didn’t discourage David Chodounsky in his first run. A few tiny bobbles up top couldn’t deter him in his second, either. Chodounsky successfully defended his slalom title Sunday with a …

Imperfection Is Just Fine If It’s All Kentucky Has

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cleveland — This Kentucky basketball team isn’t perfect, coach John Calipari likes to say, just undefeated. The distinction was illuminated Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena, where the presumed inevitability of an unblemished Wildcats romp to the national title was in jeopardy until the last hundredth of a second …

Nats Bank on Tommy John Only So Far

Monday, March 30, 2015

Viera, Fla. — The life expectancy of a “second elbow” after Tommy John surgery is currently thought by some in baseball to be about eight years. One of the teams that believes it, not as dogma but as an important rule of thumb, is the Washington Nationals. And …

Castillo Rescues Red Sox

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Rusney Castillo made a sliding catch in the 10th inning and threw out the potential tiebreaking run at the plate, then singled and scored in the bottom half to lead the Boston Red Sox …

Michigan St. Rolls Past Louisville

Monday, March 30, 2015

Syracuse, n.y. — Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard’s vow lasted no more than 10 seconds …

Hamlin Earns 25th Victory

Monday, March 30, 2015

Martinsville, Va. — Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track. Now, with his spot in NASCAR’s Chase for the championship virtually assured, he can work to make it …