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Recovering and Inspiring: Sunapee’s Brandon Progressing in Fight To Beat Leukemia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — At 15, Renee Brandon was loving life. She was a high honors student as a sophomore at Sunapee High School, playing three sports and enjoying the lifestyle of the lakes and mountains that the Lake Sunapee region provides. Then, during the fall volleyball season, she started complaining about her knee. She had some blood drawn, and it showed …

Amid a Lot of Hot Air, Nothing Said: Another Media Day, Little Hard News

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Phoenix — With a bank of cameras focused on him, Bill Belichick sauntered to his seat as Media Day began Tuesday at US Airways Arena. …

NFL Dragging Feet on Flat Ball ‘Controversy’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The longer the so-called “DeflateGate” hullabaloo reigns as the dominant Super Bowl topic, the more blame the NFL deserves and the more the league’s motivations …

Vonn Heads to U.S.-Based Worlds With Yet Another Victory

Monday, January 26, 2015

St. Moritz, Switzerland — Exceeding expectations in her comeback season, Lindsey Vonn now heads to her hometown world championships injury-free and winning races in style. That is a rare luxury, the Alpine ski star reflected Sunday, after running …

Murray Set for Aussie Challenge

Monday, January 26, 2015

Melbourne, Australia — After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the crowd reaction what to expect in the quarterfinals. Murray, a two-time Grand Slam champion and three-time Australian Open finalist, fended off racket-smashing Grigor …

Warriors Conquer C’s

Monday, January 26, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 114-111 on Sunday night for their 19th consecutive home win. Andrew Bogut added …

Tavares Runs Rampant In All-Star Goalfest

Monday, January 26, 2015

Columbus, Ohio — John Tavares of the New York Islanders matched a record with four goals, and Team Toews beat Team Foligno 17-12 on Sunday night in the highest-scoring NHL All-Star game. The wild, no-defense exhibition even featured a fake fight to go with goals in bunches. The …

Irvin Squad Wins Pro Bowl

Monday, January 26, 2015

Glendale, Ariz. — Some of the best played football on Sunday, a gentler, friendlier version of the game. The Pro Bowl never has intensity. That will come a week from now, boiling over when Seattle meets New England on the same field in Super Bowl XLIX. Few moved …

Dartmouth Men Rally to Shock Mighty Harvard

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Boston — Trailing by 14 points early in the second half, the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team went on a 26-2 run to rally for a stunning 70-61 victory over host and four-time defending Ivy League champion Harvard …

Big Green’s Big Lead Slips Away

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hanover — What was shaping up to be one of the Dartmouth College women’s basketball team’s most enjoyable victories in recent years instead became an agonizing defeat Saturday. The Big Green led by 14 points with six minutes …

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry …

Club’s Skating ‘Spectacular’ To Feature Olympians, Students

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hanover — The Skating Club at Dartmouth will hold its annual Skating Spectacular on Feb. 1 at 4:15 p.m. at Thompson Arena. But football fans need not worry. The show, set for 4:15 p.m., will be about 90 minutes long, leaving “just enough time to get home for …

Sunday, January 25, 2015

When Minnesota’s bald eagles head south for the winter, they don’t go far. Like the hardy Northerners they are, they’re content to bask in the less-than-balmy breezes along the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota, which on the day …