Sports

It’s Time to Get Started: As Kearney Moves On, Leigh Moves Up

Friday, March 27, 2015

When on a mountain, Brook Leigh prefers to ski a reasonably straight line. He’ll go as fast as he can. If he encounters a bump or mogul, he’ll try to launch himself into the air as high as he can. In other words, he’s a teenager. As one freestyle skiing legend prepares to close her career, Leigh hopes his is …

Patriots, Jets Tampering With NFL’s Dumbest Rule

Friday, March 27, 2015

In the latest installment of mutual hair-pulling between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots, the Jets have filed tampering charges against Patriots …

Net Gain

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dominick Da Cruz, right, spikes the ball over the reach of Nick Cameron, left, during a volleyball tournament at Hartford Middle School on Thursday. The …

Late Game Blunders Abound

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Omaha, Neb. — In the 2008 national championship, with Kansas trailing Memphis by three and 10.8 seconds left in the game, coach Bill Self called for his team to run a play called “Chop.” The play, designed to provide multiple scoring options in moments of desperation, began with …

Purse Soars In Mega-Fight

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Las Vegas — The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day. New estimates show Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s payoff for fighting Manny Pacquiao could easily be …

Retired Tennis Champion Found Guilty of Rape

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Johannesburg — A judge in South Africa on Monday convicted Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam tennis champion, of raping and sexually assaulting three girls whom he had been coaching. The assaults occurred decades ago, according to the …

Dartmouth Lacrosse Team Pushes On, Tips UVM

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College men’s lacrosse team overcame three deficits to win its third consecutive game Tuesday, downing nonconference foe Vermont, 16-15, at Scully-Fahey Field. Adam Fishman had five goals and Wiley Osborne and Jack Korzelius each …

Peterson Agent: Vikings Return Not in ‘Best Interest’

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill. Peterson previously expressed uneasiness about continuing to play for the Vikings, coming off a season lost because of the child abuse case the standout running back was involved in. But his camp has since advanced that stance to …

Dartmouth Softball Scores Big in Win

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. — The Dartmouth softball team tied a season-best with 12 runs on nine hits to defeat George Washington, 12-8, on Tuesday. Starter Kristen Rumley and junior Morgan McCalmon led Dartmouth, as Rumley, a senior, allowed three runs on four hits in three innings. She went 2-for-4 …

Forsberg Goal Lifts Predators

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Nashville, Tenn. — Filip Forsberg scored a power-play goal at 1:54 of overtime, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Tuesday night in a game between two of the NHL’s top teams. Pekka Rinne …

Thunder Slam Lakers, Extend Streak

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Oklahoma City — NBA scoring leader Russell Westbrook poured in 27 points and added 11 assists and Enes Kanter contributed 25 points and 16 rebounds as the Thunder beat the Lakers 127-117 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory. Kanter had a double-double in the first quarter …

Rose in Hall? OK, but Never, Ever Back in the Game

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Of course, Pete Rose is back, knocking brazenly on baseball’s front door, asking new commissioner Rob Manfred to reconsider the sport’s 26-year-old position that he be banned permanently. Now that everyone has kind of forgotten everything he did …

On His Worst Day, Irish’s Brey Gets By

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

South Bend, Ind. — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey walked into the locker room shortly before tipoff against Butler and told his players that someone in the hotel had asked him why he had been smiling all day. “You know why?” he told his players. “Because I have …