Sports

Return of the Green Machine: Dartmouth Riding High After Second-Place Showing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hanover — Optimism surrounding the Dartmouth College football team has built steadily in recent years, rising to new heights this fall as the Big Green finished 8-2 overall and 6-1 in Ivy League play, good for second place behind undefeated Harvard. It was the program’s best campaign since 1997. “From the beginning of the season, we knew that we were …

Sox Go Back to Breaking the Bank

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Boston — Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they’re teammates in Boston, the result of a …

No Rest for Patriots: Powerful Pack Next

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots are one of the NFL’s best teams in the first half. Just not as good as the fast-starting …

Pele Back in Hospital

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sao Paulo — Brazilian soccer great Pele has been hospitalized for a “medical evaluation.” The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo says the three-time World Cup champion is “stable” after being admitted late Monday. Brazilian media says Pele has a urinary infection, but the information could not be …

Friars Catch Fire: Dartmouth Out of NCAA Soccer Tourney

Monday, November 24, 2014

Providence, r.i. — During its first 18 games, the Dartmouth College men’s soccer team had outscored its opponents by a 20-9 margin. Suffice to say the Big Green didn’t live up to that statistic Sunday night in an …

Detroit Put in A Cage

Monday, November 24, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team. Throw in a defense that held the …

No. 1 Not Done

Monday, November 24, 2014

Members of the University of New Hampshire football team celebrate their 20-12 win over Maine on Saturday in Orono, Maine, a victory that gave the Wildcats the undisputed Colonial Athletic Association title. UNH learned on Sunday that it …

Pacquiao-Mayweather May Only Be a Matter of Timing

Monday, November 24, 2014

Macau — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn’t care. At long last he has Floyd Mayweather Jr. right where he wants him. And this time he’s not about to let him slip away without a fight. “I think it’s time to …

Revolution Gets Early Edge in MLS Eastern Finals

Monday, November 24, 2014

Harrison, n.j. — If the New England Revolution are going to shed their mantle as the team that can’t quite seal the deal, maybe it’ll be the midseason addition of Jermaine Jones that helped them finally get over …

Browns Secure Last-Play Victory

Monday, November 24, 2014

Atlanta — Brian Hoyer shook off three interceptions, leading the Cleveland Browns down the field in the final minute to set up Billy Cundiff’s 37-yard field goal as time expired for a 26-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons …

Yalie Named Rhodes Scholar

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Haven, Conn. — Yale starting men’s basketball forward Matt Townsend has been awarded a Rhodes scholarship. The 6-foot-7 senior carries a 4.0 grade point average in molecular, cellular and developmental biology. He was one of eight Yale students selected as finalists for the prestigious Oxford University scholarships. …

Switzerland Cops Cup

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lille, France — Roger Federer defeated Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in the first reverse singles match Sunday as Switzerland took an unassailable 3-1 lead against France to win the Davis Cup final. The 17-time Grand Slam champion gave Switzerland its first title in the team competition and …

Celtics Latest Bump in Blazers’ Streak

Monday, November 24, 2014

Boston — LaMarcus Aldridge likes the attitude the Portland Trail Blazers have during this winning streak. Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Trail Blazers extended their streak to seven …