Sports

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 the unit despite being its youngest player. That role has made the Big Green senior the Eagles’ spokesman on the field for …

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 …

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 …

‘They’re Free To Go’

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Havana — Raul Castro is not a large man. He was never said to possess a decent curveball, unlike his older brother, nor any passion for baseball, let alone baseball politics. Whether that has been good for the …

Martinsville A Longtime Favorite

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Martinsville, Va. — If Jeff Gordon ever decides to race again after his 2015 retirement tour is finished, it would likely be at Martinsville Speedway, a track where the four-time champion has had great success. Gordon and Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson lead active drivers with eight victories …

Shiffrin Signs Off on U.S. Slalom Title

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Carrabassett Valley, Maine — Over the years, Mikaela Shiffrin has been patiently refining her technique, trying to get it just perfect. Her signature for autographs, that is. Her skiing is pretty letter perfect, too. Shiffrin, added another title to her impressive collection, winning the slalom by a huge …

College Roundup: Big Green Ace No-Hits Lions

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New York — Senior Kristen Rumley became the fifth Dartmouth softball pitcher in the program’s history to throw a no-hitter as the Big Green swept Columbia, 8-0 in five innings and 9-0 in six innings on Saturday afternoon …

B’s Snap Winless Skid

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Boston — If the Boston Bruins want an example of what’s needed in the final few games to make the playoffs, they can simply watch a replay of the first period against the New York Rangers. Milan Lucic …

Sox Sink Rays

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Port Charlotte, Fla. — Nathan Karns is excited about an opportunity to open the season in Tampa Bay’s pitching rotation. The Rays right-hander had a rough outing during a 9-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Still, he feels good about his overall progress this spring. …

Huskies Steamroll to Elite Eight

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Albany, n.y. — Breanna Stewart had 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to help UConn rout Texas 105-54 Saturday in the Sweet 16, earning coach Geno Auriemma his 100th NCAA Tournament win. Auriemma became the second coach …

Is Stadium to Blame for Shooting Woes?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Houston — The South Regional of the NCAA Tournament is the only one being played in a football stadium. Is that the reason for such poor shooting in Houston? The games are being played in NRG Stadium, which is home to the Houston Texans, and the setup, with …

Badgers Tame Cats Again

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Los Angeles — Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again. “Frank the Tank” scored 29 points, Sam Dekker added his second straight career high of 27 and the West Regional’s top …

Kentucky Survives a Scare

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cleveland — Pushed to the brink, Kentucky’s still perfect and still playing. Andrew Harrison made two free throws with six seconds remaining, and the top-seeded Wildcats kept their unbeaten season and national title hopes intact with a 68-66 …