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Still Shooting Its Age: Claremont Country Club Turning 100 Years Old

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Claremont — One hundred years ago, golfers employed wood-shafted clubs with wooden heads, carrying their own clubs or hiring a caddie. The fairways were littered with stubble, and the ball would bounce when putted across the greens. Fred Flintstone would have thought the conditions perfect. Now adays, the shafts bend like buggy whips, players move from hole to hole on …

Local Roundup: Russell Trails at N.E. Am

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Winchester, Mass. — Evan Russell’s defense of his New England Amateur championship got off to a rough start, but not so much that the Grantham …

Survey Finds Sharp Increase in Teens Experimenting With HGH

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

New York — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs …

Witness: Sterling Needs Clips’ Sale to Pay Off Debts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Los Angeles — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists …

Stewart Jazzed by Sprint Win

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing. Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. …

Rangers Rearrange N.Y.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New York — Miles Mikolas earned his first win as a starter, pitching into the eighth inning Monday night and leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the sloppy New York Yankees. Trailing by a run …

A Player to Watch

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Tris Wykes Valley News Staff Writer Norwich — One day earlier this year, Peter Krass’ teenaged daughter, Julia, came home abuzz with news of a young soccer sensation. Seems that Julia, a Hanover High standout, had seen …

Lester Making His Case

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Boston — Jon Lester allowed no earned runs for the third time in four starts, and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-0 win Sunday. In eight innings, the All-Star left-hander struck out …

It’s All About Defense

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Foxborough, Mass. — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won, 26-16, and piled up 507 yards, the most …

Tiger Wants Ryder Berth

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Hoylake, England — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team. His first major of the year, and second …

Kristoff Wins Tour’s Flat Stage

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press Nimes, France — Alexander Kristoff of Norway captured his second stage win of this year’s Tour de France by leading home a pack that overtook two breakaway riders with only about 50 meters to go …

Yanks Pop Off Over Reds

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press New York — Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the winning run in the ninth inning on Brian McCann’s pop-fly single that dropped among three Cincinnati Reds in shallow right field, giving the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory Sunday. Ellsbury and Derek Jeter …

Padres Lose No-No, Win Game

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Associated Press San Diego — Odrisamer Despaigne came within four outs of the first no-hitter in San Diego’s 46-year major league history, and the Padres beat the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday on Seth Smith’s run-scoring infield single in the ninth. Making his fifth major league start, …