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Counting Down the Days

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Above: Lebanon High girls soccer players, from left, Sierra Rogers, Georgia Houde, Emma Forman and Erika Moffitt run sprints at the end of their practice on Monday. Left: Lebanon High’s Bennett Newlove, right, dribbles away from James Heatherton during the Raiders’ practice on Monday. Lebanon coach Rob Johnstone said this year’s squad could be one of the program’s most talented …

New Helmet Tries for a Head Start

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks’ new helmets — a futuristic design by Riddell called …

VPA Set to Add Ultimate Frisbee for 2015

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Montpelier — Ultimate Frisbee in Vermont is getting the ultimate reception: official recognition from the state’s governing body for high school athletics. The field sport …

New Oxbow Coach Looks to Spread the Fun

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — While waiting for coach Sean Murphy, delayed by road construction traffic, to arrive for the start of practice Tuesday afternoon, members of the Oxbow Union High football team conversed with friends inside Mona Garone Gym, …

Mo’ne Davis the Center of Attention at Little League World Series

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Two boys stood in line to use a Port-A-John when a golf cart puttered past. One squealed, “There she is!” His mother said, “Oh, look! It’s Mo’ne! Mo’ne Davis!” A few yards farther, a …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

Video Game Ratings Guru Has Players’ Attention

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Denver — Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions …

In Brief: Injured Ohio State Quarterback Out for Season

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and …

Manziel’s Night Was Obscene All Around

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Washington — What was more obscene Monday night at FedEx Field — Johnny Manziel’s gesture toward the Washington Redskins’ sideline or his play in the Cleveland Browns’ second preseason game? The Browns’ starting-quarterback competition between Manziel and Brian Hoyer was thrown into disarray Monday. The play of Hoyer …

U.S. Moves On, Minus Durant

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New York — While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its first week of training camp. Now that they’ve had time to get over the surprise, …

Astros Sink Yankees

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New York — Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and Martin Prado had three hits …

Angels Squeak Past Red Sox

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Boston — Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night. Brennan Boesch …

Chicago Ousts Texas

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night. Chicago will face the loser of today’s game between Las Vegas and Philadelphia on …