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Still Searching for the Magic: Twin State Speedway Trying Revival With New Management

Monday, April 21, 2014

Claremont — Can motorsports racing be successful once again in Claremont? On Thrasher Road is a one-third paved asphalt track that flourished for decades and then failed as the Claremont Speedway. More recently, the facility was renamed as Twin State Speedway, but a name change was not enough to get the crowd and car count to be totally successful and, …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth’s Whalen Wins 500th

Monday, April 21, 2014

Providence, r.i. — Bob Whalen picked up his 500th win as the head coach of the Dartmouth College baseball team on Sunday, reaching the milestone …

Bruins Sting Wings: Aggression Pays Off As Boston Gets Even

Monday, April 21, 2014

Boston — The Boston Bruins struck back, leaving the Detroit Red Wings black and blue and all tied up. The Wings were run aground in …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Softball Sweeps

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Providence, r.i. — The Dartmouth College softball team rolled to a doubleheader sweep of Brown, on Saturday afternoon to remain undefeated in Ivy League play. The Big Green took the opener, 7-1 and closed out the nightcap, 4-0. Dartmouth pitchers Kristen Rumley and Morgan McCalmon tossed a pair …

In Brief: Donald Takes Control in S. Carolina

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hilton Head Island, s.c. — Luke Donald shot a 66 to take a two-stroke lead over John Huh after three rounds of the RBC Heritage on Saturday. Donald has done just about everything on Harbour Town Golf Links …

Commentary: Money Can’t Buy You Love, Or Titles

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Money can buy a lot of things, but apparently a guaranteed championship in professional sports is not one of them. The results of a survey conducted by sportsintelligence.com and ESPN The Magazine, released on Wednesday, showed that the soccer club Manchester City FC, of the English Premier League, …

Call-Up the Star as Sox Upend Orioles

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Boston — Two days into his second call-up of the season, Brock Holt was the center of attention in Boston’s clubhouse. Holt hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and scored on Jonathan Herrera’s suicide squeeze, lifting …

Blues Grab 2-0 Lead

Sunday, April 20, 2014

St. Louis — Defenseman Barret Jackman scored on a drive through traffic, giving the St. Louis Blues their second straight 4-3 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday for a 2-0 series lead against the defending Stanley Cup champions. St. Louis rallied after Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook …

Bruins Looking for Some Space

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Boston — The Boston Bruins’ rink is 200 feet long by 85 feet wide, just like all the others in the NHL. So much ice. But in the playoff opener with the Detroit Red Wings, so little room …

Nets Take Game 1

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Toronto — Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their …

Rays Sting Yanks

Sunday, April 20, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had six RBIs, and Chris Archer continued his dominance over the Yankees as the Tampa Bay Rays routed New York 16-1 on Saturday night. Hanigan drove in his final …

Ortiz Wants to Visit Marathon Finish Line Monday

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Boston — David Ortiz wants to visit the Boston Marathon finish line Monday after the Red Sox are done with their Patriots’ Day game against Baltimore. Just more than a year ago, two bombs went off near the finish line, less than a mile from Fenway Park, about …

Windsor Baseball Handles Thetford

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Windsor — Every coach would like his baseball team play as Windsor did Saturday in its 10-2 win over Thetford Academy at MacLeay-Royce Field. What the Yellowjackets (1-2) did was simplify the game by throwing strikes, catching the ball on defense and putting the ball in play on …