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Big Green Will Put Best Foot Forward: Dartmouth Wants No Repeat of Placekicking Woes

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hanover — It’s not much of a stretch to say the Dartmouth College football team was two chip-shot field goals away from sharing the Ivy League title last season. The Big Green finished 6-4 overall and 5-2 in Ancient Eight play, but with successful kicks at Pennsylvania and Harvard, those marks could have been 8-2 and 7-0, enough to win …

Patriots’ Pieces in Place: New England Rebounds, Routs Vikes

Monday, September 15, 2014

Minneapolis — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots took advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence. Matt Cassel’s four interceptions, too. Chandler Jones returned a field …

Big Green Corrals Hofstra

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hempstead, n.y. — A pair of first-half goals made the difference for the Dartmouth men’s soccer team as it grabbed a 2-1 win from Hofstra …

Sox Soar Past Royals

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night. Kansas …

NFL Says 3 in 10 Face Alzheimer’s, Dementia

Friday, September 12, 2014

Philadelphia — The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population. The disclosure Friday comes in separate actuarial data the league and players’ lawyers released …

First-Half Goals Send TSA Soccer Past Whitcomb

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sharon — Maybe the Sharon Academy boys soccer team should always play in front of a blank scoreboard. The Phoenix scored all of their goals during Friday’s 4-0 win over Whitcomb in the first half, when Sharon’s electronic scoreboard was shut down after failing to work properly. It …

O’s Star Banned 25 Games

Friday, September 12, 2014

Baltimore — Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Friday following a positive test for an amphetamine, a punishment that will extend into the postseason and perhaps 2015. Baltimore started Friday leading the AL …

Kyle Busch Earns Rain-Aided Chicago Pole

Friday, September 12, 2014

Joliet, Ill. — As the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup is set to kick off this weekend, Kyle Busch said he was anxious for circumstances to begin to “go the right way” for he and his No. …

Horschel Ahead By 2 in Playoff Finale

Friday, September 12, 2014

Atlanta — Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up finish in the FedEx …

Phoenix Earns Sweep for Third WNBA Title

Friday, September 12, 2014

Chicago — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the …

Lebanon Golfers Thrilled With Their Funky Home Course

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lebanon — Quirky. Odd. Short. Bouncy. Capricious. Golfers have used those — and occasionally less flattering — adjectives to describe Carter Country Club for years. The Lebanon High golf team prefers a different descriptive. Home. After employing the …

Local Rounup: Lebanon Boys Stay Unbeaten

Friday, September 12, 2014

Lebanon — Nate Gariepy scored twice in the span of a minute as the Lebanon High boys soccer team defeated Kennett 5-0 on Thursday. After Hugh Townsend headed home a Will Patch corner for the opening goal at …