Sports

The Post Man: He Pours His Heart Into Legion Baseball

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lebanon — The sun was relentless and the temperature sweltering on July 12, when the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball teams played three consecutive games on the city’s high school diamond. The senior team opened up and the junior squad closed with a doubleheader, leading to a changing cast of players, coaches, fans and volunteers swirling around the backstop …

Time to Go Green(y): Charity Golf Event Leaves Community Imprint

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rich Parker says it every year. This might be the last one; he’s not sure how many more he can handle. And every year, someone …

Pats Try to Shield the Noise

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots’ …

Commentary: In NFL’s System, Only Lawyers Win

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The NFL’s disciplinary system is so badly broken it may as well not exist. It is grounded in empty posturing. The initial rulings it produces are a weigh station at best, a misuse of power at worst and …

IMHO: Of Soccer, NCAA And Beans

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The words of dramatist George Bernard Shaw: “Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.” I believe I’m going to make you mad. Some day. Perhaps today is that day. We all have our beliefs. They define us. They frame us. They …

In Brief: Mexico Coach Fired After Claim He Punched Reporter

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mexico City — Mexican national team coach Miguel Herrera was fired Tuesday following a television reporter’s claim that man known as “El Piojo” punched him. The ouster came just two days after Herrera led Mexico to victory in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. But Decio de Maria, who on …

Trade of Star Shortstops Highlights a Day of Big Dealing

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Denver — The Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays swapped star shortstops. The teams confirmed the blockbuster trade Tuesday that sent Jose Reyes and right-handed pitchers Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco to the Rockies for Troy Tulowitzki and right-handed reliever LaTroy Hawkins. Both shortstops have remarkably …

Denied: Brady’s Suspension Upheld by Goodell

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New York — Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday, with Goodell saying that the …

‘Dr. Jen’ Embraces Breakthrough Coaching Role

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tempe, Ariz. — Jen Welter accepts the title of trailblazer, embraces the chance to be a role model for girls and, perhaps most of all, can’t wait to get beyond the hype and on to work when the …

A Ceremony as Unique as Pedro Himself

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Boston — The script called for Jason Varitek to remain in the dugout until it was time for the ceremonial first pitch. Pedro Martinez was never one to follow the script. Calling his former catcher out to join …

Chisox Beat Up Bosox

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Boston — Jose Abreu and Geovany Soto homered and drove in three runs apiece and Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings for the Chicago White Sox in a 9-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. …

The Glass Slipper Shatters: Hartford Legion’s Surprise Run Ends in State Finals

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — Youth was not served Monday for the Hartford American Legion baseball team. After barely reaching the postseason and staging a run to the state tournament title game, the fresh-faced upstarts in red, white and blue …

Boston’s Bid for 2024 Olympics Goes Bust

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The U.S. Olympic Committee and Boston officials Monday agreed to end the city’s comedy-of-errors attempt to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. In a statement, USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun left open the possibility of having another city, …