Sports

Giving Back: Claremont 8-Year-Old Thanks Shriners in Remarkable Way

Friday, July 31, 2015

Claremont — With goggles firmly cupping his eyes, Justin Demars clasps his outstretched hands together, tucks his head between his arms and leans slightly forward over the edge of the pool. When the horn sounds, Demars, 8, plunges into the water at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center and with legs kicking and arms swinging, puts his all into a 25-meter …

Tough Start For Post 22: Lebanon Drops Playoff Opener

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Manchester — Perhaps it’s contagious. Less than a week after the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team exited double-elimination state tournament play with …

New Hampshire Looks to Feast Again in Shrine Game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — A New Hampshire practice for today’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl was the wrong place to be on Friday for someone skipping lunch. …

Brady to Battle NFL; Kraft Wishes He Had

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court on Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to …

He’ll Stick the Landing, Too

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jacob Morrell flies into the long jump pit as Nick Engert watches during a Lebanon Recreation Department youth track and field practice on July 16 at Lebanon High School. Gloria Towne photograph …

Patriots Face Tough Task Thwarting Goodell

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The New England Patriots assailed the NFL on Wednesday, a day after Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game DeflateGate suspension of quarterback Tom Brady. Beginning with a Facebook post by Brady and followed by scathing remarks from Patriots owner Robert Kraft at a morning press conference, the team …

Rangers Land Coveted Phillies Ace in Multi-Player Deal

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Arlington, Texas — The Texas Rangers on Wednesday night got their man. The Rangers agreed to a multi-player deal with Philadelphia that will bring left-handed ace Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman and cash relief in exchange for a package of mostly prospects, major league sources confirmed. The deal is …

Amen Corner: Accurate Shots a Simple Matter of Target Practice

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

What’s the first thing you do when going on vacation? Pick a destination. Now, with all the family vacations I hear about this summer, a tremendous amount of planning goes into these trips. Even day trips to the …

In Brief: Wilder’s Mullen Reaches Junior Olympics

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jacksonville, Fla. — Thanks to qualifying performances at the regional level, Wilder’s Kennedy Mullen is busy this week competing in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics at the University of North Florida. Mullen, 13, had to get …

Winter Classic Brings Bruins, Habs to Home of Pats

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would …

‘Miracle on Ice’ Goalie to Auction Memorabilia

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New York — The American flag that goalie Jim Craig wrapped around his shoulders after the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics is on the auction block. The flag is one of 19 items in “The Jim Craig ‘Miracle on Ice’ Collection,” …

‘Tulo’ Homers in Jays Debut

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Toronto — Troy Tulowitzki homered and had three hits in his Blue Jays debut as Toronto beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-2 on Wednesday night. The five-time All-Star, who was acquired in a trade with the Colorado Rockies, went 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs. He …

Boston’s Woes Drag On

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Boston — Adam Eaton opened the game with a home run, Jose Quintana pitched 6 1⁄ 3 solid innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Boston Red Sox 9-2 on Wednesday night for their seventh straight win. …