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Sunapee Girls Soccer Looks to Defend Title

Friday, August 22, 2014

Sunapee — Taylor O’Mara, Kyle Hershey, Taylor Usko, Courtney Dunnells and Sammy Rosignoll are all seniors on a Sunapee High soccer team that won a New Hampshire Division IV state championship in 2013. That victory came against Woodsville, but all five girls agreed the semifinal win over Derryfield was the most important triumph. “It’s always Derryfield,” said Rossignol, who not …

Brady, Pats Rule Panthers

Friday, August 22, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady’s offense and the New England Patriots’ defense dominated the Carolina Panthers. Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen …

Red Sox, Cuban Defector Reach Seven-Year Deal

Friday, August 22, 2014

Boston — Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo “an exciting, athletic player.” The Cuban defector is expected to show off those talents …

Mo’ne Davis the Center of Attention at Little League World Series

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Two boys stood in line to use a Port-A-John when a golf cart puttered past. One squealed, “There she is!” His mother said, “Oh, look! It’s Mo’ne! Mo’ne Davis!” A few yards farther, a …

High School Notes: New Woodstock Athletic Director Settles In

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Woodstock — Jeff Thomas used to joke about it with Hartford High Athletic Director Joe James: It just didn’t seem to make sense that Justin Wardwell drove from Bridgewater to his job as Hartford Middle School AD, while Mike Jabour was going in the opposite direction for similar …

Video Game Ratings Guru Has Players’ Attention

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Denver — Donny Moore can be the most reviled man in NFL locker rooms. He’s not a coach, a referee or a drug tester. He has never played or coached a game. Still, NFL players — and millions …

In Brief: Injured Ohio State Quarterback Out for Season

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and …

Manziel’s Night Was Obscene All Around

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Washington — What was more obscene Monday night at FedEx Field — Johnny Manziel’s gesture toward the Washington Redskins’ sideline or his play in the Cleveland Browns’ second preseason game? The Browns’ starting-quarterback competition between Manziel and Brian Hoyer was thrown into disarray Monday. The play of Hoyer …

U.S. Moves On, Minus Durant

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New York — While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its first week of training camp. Now that they’ve had time to get over the surprise, …

Astros Sink Yankees

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New York — Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and Martin Prado had three hits …

Angels Squeak Past Red Sox

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Boston — Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night. Brennan Boesch …

Chicago Ousts Texas

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

South Williamsport, Pa. — Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings, and Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West beat Pearland, Texas, 6-1, in an elimination game in the Little League World Series on Tuesday night. Chicago will face the loser of today’s game between Las Vegas and Philadelphia on …

Back in Orange and Black: Christensen Rejoins Newport Field Hockey

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Newport — Steve Christensen went to a couple of field hockey games in 2003. He’s been hooked ever since. He’s coached track and field as well as softball. But field hockey is a sports to which he’s become …