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Dartmouth Notebook: Big Green WR Makes Quick Adjustment

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hanover — When Joseph Cook joined the Dartmouth College football team from a big-time California high school program last year, he brought a not-uncommon assumption that he’d immediately be an impact player. The farther one strays from the Northeast, the less likely it is that players, coaches and parents realize that Ivy League football isn’t a lightweight affair. As Cook …

Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if …

Hanover Soccer Opens With Last-Minute Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — After losing more than three-fourths of its total scoring production from last year’s undefeated state championship squad, one of the biggest questions facing …

New Pats TE Could See Plenty of Action

Friday, August 29, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The newest New England Patriots player seems to be fitting right in. Tight end Tim Wright caught four passes for 43 yards in the Patriots’ exhibition finale on Thursday night, about 48 hours after he was traded to New England from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. …

49ers Linebacker Suspended 9 Games

Friday, August 29, 2014

Santa Clara, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been suspended for nine games by the NFL after a series of off-field legal issues. A statement Friday from the league said Smith had violated the NFL’s substance abuse and personal conduct policies. Smith won’t be eligible …

UMass, BC Renew an Old Rivalry

Friday, August 29, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The statue of Doug Flutie outside Boston College’s Alumni Stadium was playfully defaced this week when someone — presumably by a UMass supporter — draped a Minuteman jersey over it. Flutie retweeted a photo with …

Back at the Track, Stewart Looking to Heal

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hampton, Ga. — Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the …

Harvick Takes Pole

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hampton, Ga. — Kevin Harvick took yet another pole, this time with a big assist from Tony Stewart in the team owner’s return to the track. Harvick, in his first season with Stewart-Haas Racing, turned a fast lap of 190.398 mph Friday night to win the pole for …

U.S. Prepares for Hostile Audience

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bilbao, Spain — They are the biggest thing in Bilbao, backed by 8,000 fans — not to mention some Angry Birds — whose free-spending boosters are such believers they’ve already started lining up transportation to the second round. And if looking good in the stands meant as much …

Errani’s ‘Cottage Cheese’ Serve Tops Venus

Friday, August 29, 2014

New York — A day before facing Venus Williams — and a partisan crowd — at the U.S. Open, Italy’s Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation. It showed a pair of former players and coaches, Brad Gilbert and …

Baseball Roundup: Yanks Double Up Jays

Friday, August 29, 2014

Toronto — Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley homered, and the New York Yankees beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday night. Chris Capuano (2-3) pitched 6 1⁄ 3 innings in his first win in seven starts …

BYU Crushes UConn

Friday, August 29, 2014

East Hartford, Conn. — That didn’t go so well. BYU slammed UConn 35-10 before 35,150 in the season opener for both schools at Rentschler Field Friday night. Cougars junior quarterback Taysom Hill had a hand in all five touchdowns throwing for three and running for two more, including …

Betts, Red Sox Have a Grand Old Time in Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night. After Yoenis Cespedes drove in his …