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It’s Going Swimmingly: Pool Potential Grows for Hartland’s Cox

Monday, August 3, 2015

White River Junction — Here’s the thing about a stopwatch: Make it big enough, put it in the right place and people will notice the numbers on it, especially when they get low enough. The folks who follow Hartland’s Hannah Cox and her pool exploits have noticed her for some time. The 17-year-old Kimball Union Academy senior has talked to …

Red Sox Can’t Sweep Tampa

Monday, August 3, 2015

Boston — James Loney knows it always feels better having a lucky hit at the right time. Asdrubal Cabrera had a game-tying RBI double and …

Baseball Deadline Dealing Was Must-See TV

Monday, August 3, 2015

Reality TV isn’t really my thing. I haven’t watched any in years, at least since Chicago Cubs part-owner Todd Ricketts’ failed attempt at selling hot …

NBA Wows African Fans

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Johannesburg — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg. It got even louder …

Touchline Teams Sweep Into Finals

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Henniker n.h. — Touchline earned a sweep over its Lebanon-based rivals in the New Hampshire Soccer Conference boys semifinals on Saturday at Henniker Soccer Fields. Touchline’s Division V team defeated Lebanon Top Stitch, 3-1, and Touchline’s D-IV team rallied past Lebanon Central Supply, 5-2. In the D-V semis, …

White Sox Sink Yanks

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Chicago — Melky Cabrera and Alexei Ramirez homered and John Danks struck out eight as the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees 8-2 on Saturday night. Danks (6-8) held the Yankees to a run and three …

Rookie’s Big Day Lifts Boston

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Boston — Travis Shaw teammates teased him about going for the cycle in his last at-bat. He finished with an even better hit by belting his second homer of the day. Shaw hit his first two major league …

Sox CEO Steps Down

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Boston — Larry Lucchino is stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox at the end of this season. Team spokesman Kevin Gregg said Saturday night in an email that Lucchino hopes to remain with the club in some capacity. Gregg also said Sam Kennedy, …

WHO Seeks Rio Water Tests

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rio de Janeiro — The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus …

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 …

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 two losses in as many games, the junior squad is threatening to do …

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. Three different quarterbacks called signals through an early afternoon passing drills, and most …

Judge Orders Goodell, Brady to Court in Aug.

Friday, July 31, 2015

New York — The federal judge handling Tom Brady’s attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman told the sides Friday he had scheduled conferences Aug. 12 …