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Dartmouth Football Reaching for Victory

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hanover — Yard signs have sprung up around town in the past week. “Dartmouth Football Under the Lights,” they read, touting the Big Green’s season opener Saturday night against visiting Central Connecticut State. Now in the ninth campaign of his second stint at the program’s helm, coach Buddy Teevens and his players hope this is the year the Big Green …

Sunapee Girls Win Rivalry Game in OT

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sunapee — The Sunapee High girls soccer team has one target every season — Derryfield. Even when the Sunapee girls beat Woodsville for the Division …

Local Roundup: Retooled Woodsville Upends Gorham

Friday, September 19, 2014

Woodsville — A little lineup shuffling and some heady work helped the Woodsville High boys soccer team get back on track Thursday. The Engineers scored …

In Brief: Grand Jury to Weigh Stewart Case

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the …

Commentary: NFL Needs an Escape Hatch

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Every yard Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gains in 2014 will represent a step backward for a society swept away by the NFL, the $9 billion league becoming increasingly harder to watch, regardless of what television ratings say. Anybody else skip Monday Night Football this week? The NFL …

Sings Of The Times: Players’ Autographs Evolve — Or Devolve

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When Hank Conger was a child with dreams of playing professional baseball, he practiced his signature with one thought in mind: the more scribbles, the cooler the player. And he planned on being very good and very cool. So, by the time Conger reached the major leagues, his …

Sox Fall; O’s, Nats Clinch

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pittsburgh — Charlie Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-0 Tuesday night for their ninth win in 11 games. Sidelined since …

Dartmouth Grad Earns Major Hockey Honor

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New York — Bill Daly, a 1986 Dartmouth College graduate, was named one of two recipients of the 2014 Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding service to hockey in the United States, the National Hockey League announced Tuesday. Daly, a former Dartmouth football player and the current deputy commissioner …

Tanaka Likely To Start Sunday

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the New York Yankees’ rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two month. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the Japanese right-hander tentatively is set to start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka will throw another bullpen session …

Local Roundup: Sharon Academy Girls Get Statement Win

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Williamstown, Vt. — The Sharon Academy girls soccer team hadn’t beaten Williamstown in coach Blake Fabrikant’s recollection. Losing his goalkeeper to an injury wasn’t supposed to make it any more likely. But when Phoenix netminder Abby Levy was …

Crompton, Woodstock Keep Strong Start Going

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Springfield, Vt. — When the weather gets colder, Alex Crompton simply gets hotter. The junior striker said he enjoyed playing in the chilly weather at Brown Field on Monday night, and his three quick goals in the first half were what sent Woodstock to a 4-0 Marble Valley …

Patriots Still Have Work to Do

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday’s 30-7 win at Minnesota. But after the game, which saw the defense pick off four of Matt Cassel’s passes and turn …

‘I Am ... Not a Child Abuser’

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Adrian Peterson was back in the building Monday, reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings less than 24 hours after a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots without their star running back. But Peterson, who is facing a felony charge in Texas of injuring one of his children, was …