Sports

The Post Man: He Pours His Heart Into Legion Baseball

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lebanon — The sun was relentless and the temperature sweltering on July 12, when the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball teams played three consecutive games on the city’s high school diamond. The senior team opened up and the junior squad closed with a doubleheader, leading to a changing cast of players, coaches, fans and volunteers swirling around the backstop …

Time to Go Green(y): Charity Golf Event Leaves Community Imprint

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rich Parker says it every year. This might be the last one; he’s not sure how many more he can handle. And every year, someone …

Pats Try to Shield the Noise

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots’ …

Enfield’s Sealey Rides to a Senior Games Crown

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Enfield — One of Richard Sealey’s most vivid early-childhood memories is one of speeding through the English countryside, on a second seat affixed to the crossbar of the bicycle driven by his father, Leonard. Now 70, Sealey likes …

SNHU, MLS Begin Unique Scholarship Partnership

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Concord — Major League Soccer is striking a multiyear deal with Southern New Hampshire University that will provide full scholarships for players and internship opportunities for the school’s current students. The partnership being announced Monday is the first of its kind for the 20-year-old league, which has 20 …

Acquiring Hamels Should Cost a Lot

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

When the July 31 trade deadline passed without the Philadelphia Phillies making a single move last season, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. was openly ridiculed. He was accused by rival executives of asking too much for his players, …

A Halo for Victorino

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Anaheim, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge. The 34-year-old Victorino is a two-time World Series champion, a …

Mets Foil Nats’ Hope for Clippard Reunion

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New York — The active New York Mets acquired first-rate reliever Tyler Clippard from Oakland for a minor league pitcher Monday, completing their second trade in four days and sending another signal they’re serious about contending this year. …

Sources: NFL Nearing New Football Air Rules

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs. Two people familiar with the league’s plans tell The Associated Press on Monday that proper inflation of the footballs …

Dear NASCAR: Try Again

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Indianapolis — Run, NASCAR, don’t walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected. The …

Drogba Coming to Montreal

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Montreal — The Montreal Impact added an established scoring presence when they traded for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on Monday. Drogba moves to North America following his second spell at Chelsea, where he won the English Premier League title last season. The 37-year-old Ivory Coast forward signed …

Pale Hose Blitz Red Sox

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Boston — Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the …

Little Things Produce Post 22’s N.H. Demise

Monday, July 27, 2015

Nashua, n.h. — Rob Woodward had seen enough midway through the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team’s game Sunday. Headed for an 8-2 loss to Dover Post 8 and the end of its season in the …