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Stevens Boys Soccer Team Rallies Around a Special Fan

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Claremont — This is the story of a special kid, a special community and a special night. It’s a sports story that has nothing to do with scores or saves. Instead it’s all about love and compassion. Nick Coombs may be a special needs kid, but to most everyone in this city, he’s just plain special. All you need to …

Local Roundup: Sunapee Earns Volleyball Sweep

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sunapee — It was a clean sweep for the Sunapee High volleyball team as the host Lakers beat Mascoma in straight sets on Wednesday night, …

North Haverhill Horseshoe Player Earns Top Honor

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

North Haverhill — At her home nestled high above Dartmouth College Highway, Dale Gregory’s backyard features a pair of regulation horseshoe pits for easy practicing …

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 on Sunday at the HU Soccer Stadium for its first win of the season. Seniors Alex Adelabu and Robin Alnas scored their first …

Sox Are Royal Pains Again

Monday, September 15, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Boston slugger David Ortiz left the ballpark early due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency. “He got called away from this game,” Farrell said. “There was a family emergency …

Keselowski Fires First Chase Salvo

Monday, September 15, 2014

Joliet, Ill. — Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He had twice picked his way through the field Sunday …

Americans Win World Title in Convincing Fashion

Monday, September 15, 2014

Madrid — With golden confetti raining on their heads and Party in the U.S.A. ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the United States’ basketball players to hear anything. Doesn’t matter. They had stopped listening …

Horschel’s Run Ends With Cup

Monday, September 15, 2014

Atlanta — Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career with the biggest payoff in golf. Horschel pulled away from a self-destructing Rory McIlroy early, and then holed two clutch putts that felt like $10 million to hold off Jim Furyk on the back nine …

Man Utd. Signings Pay Off in Rout

Monday, September 15, 2014

London — Strengthened by its expensive new signings, Manchester United defeated Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, 4-0, to suggest that the English Premier League’s biggest club might be getting back to its best. To the backdrop of fans …

Mayweather May Have Finally Boxed Himself Into a Bout With Pacquiao

Monday, September 15, 2014

Las Vegas — Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch. And it might open the door — if just a crack — for the fight with Manny Pacquiao that boxing fans have been craving for years. “If the …

Tigers Extend AL Central Lead

Monday, September 15, 2014

Detroit — Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers reopened a 1 1/2-game AL Central lead by beating the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep. Kinsler’s homer off …

Skins Beat Jacksonville, Lose Griffin III

Monday, September 15, 2014

Landover, Md. — Robert Griffin III dislocated his left ankle and DeSean Jackson sprained his left shoulder in the first quarter, then Kirk Cousins stepped in. He completed 22 of 33 passes for 250 yards and a pair …

Soaked, and Satisfied: Newport Football Cruises Past Mascoma

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Newport — To keep the football somewhat dry Saturday, officials at the contest between Newport High and Mascoma draped a white towel over the pigskin between plays. With three or four of the zebras huddled nearby and staring …