Sports

‘He Demanded Integrity’: Longtime Oxbow, Hanover Soccer Coach, Mentor Mike Callanan Dies

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Upper Valley soccer community is mourning the death of longtime coach and mentor Mike Callanan, who was found dead in his Hanover apartment on Saturday, the victim of an apparent heart attack. He was 72. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College, according to Hanover High School boys …

Weep Not for ESPN, at Least Not Until 2020s

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

It’s been a rocky year for ESPN, which shed high-priced, high-profiletalent — reportedly under orders from Disney to cut costs — and continued to lose …

Hammon In Position To Inspire

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New York — Becky Hammon believes the possibilities are limitless for women coaching in pro sports. One year ago this week, she broke the gender …

Merritt’s 61 Gives Him Tie for Lead in Va.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Gainesville, Va. — Troy Merritt shot a tournament-record 10-under 61 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Kevin Chappell after three rounds in the Quicken Loans National. Merritt moved to the top of the leaderboard even …

Gordon Would Like to Have a Win in Final Season

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Long Pond, Pa. — Jeff Gordon’s request for a low-key farewell tour has mostly been respected, though the four-time NASCAR champion has been feted with a parade, bourbon, an 18-liter bottle of wine, even a track named in his honor. In the final season of his trailblazing career, …

NBA Wows African Fans

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Johannesburg — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from the tip-off by Luc Mbah a Moute. That had the crowd roaring early at Ellis Park Arena in downtown Johannesburg. It got even louder …

Touchline Teams Sweep Into Finals

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Henniker n.h. — Touchline earned a sweep over its Lebanon-based rivals in the New Hampshire Soccer Conference boys semifinals on Saturday at Henniker Soccer Fields. Touchline’s Division V team defeated Lebanon Top Stitch, 3-1, and Touchline’s D-IV team rallied past Lebanon Central Supply, 5-2. In the D-V semis, …

White Sox Sink Yanks

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Chicago — Melky Cabrera and Alexei Ramirez homered and John Danks struck out eight as the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees 8-2 on Saturday night. Danks (6-8) held the Yankees to a run and three …

Rookie’s Big Day Lifts Boston

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Boston — Travis Shaw teammates teased him about going for the cycle in his last at-bat. He finished with an even better hit by belting his second homer of the day. Shaw hit his first two major league …

Sox CEO Steps Down

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Boston — Larry Lucchino is stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox at the end of this season. Team spokesman Kevin Gregg said Saturday night in an email that Lucchino hopes to remain with the club in some capacity. Gregg also said Sam Kennedy, …

WHO Seeks Rio Water Tests

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rio de Janeiro — The World Health Organization has asked the IOC to analyze virus levels in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic waters, and the governing body of world sailing says it will start doing its own independent virus …

Giving Back: Claremont 8-Year-Old Thanks Shriners in Remarkable Way

Friday, July 31, 2015

Claremont — With goggles firmly cupping his eyes, Justin Demars clasps his outstretched hands together, tucks his head between his arms and leans slightly forward over the edge of the pool. When the horn sounds, Demars, 8, plunges …

Tough Start For Post 22: Lebanon Drops Playoff Opener

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Manchester — Perhaps it’s contagious. Less than a week after the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team exited double-elimination state tournament play with two losses in as many games, the junior squad is threatening to do …