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Dartmouth Graduate Friel Helping NFL to Change Its Approach to Domestic Abuse Reports, Penalties

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hanover — The words jumped off the screen with the impact of a crushing blind-side tackle. The video is about domestic violence. The speaker is former NFL defensive tackle Joe Ehrmann. “Imagine this is your loved one,” he tells the group. “What would you do?” The 32 men in the audience for this private screening were riveted. Their attention was …

Time to Shake The Rust: After Lengthy Break, K.C., S.F. Start World Series

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage and ducked when the …

Make Him an Offer He Can’t Refuse

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Claremont The auction of a variety of items — including antiques cars and excess kitchen equipment — at the Twin State Speedway Sunday turned out …

Desperation Time for Earnhardt, Others at Talladega

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Talladega, Ala. — This magical season for Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes down to one race to save his championship hopes. NASCAR’s most popular driver must win today at Talladega Superspeedway to continue his quest for his first career …

A City Reborn

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — An unprecedented playoff run has Kansas City baseball fans declaring it’s time to party like it’s 1985, the year the Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals for their only World Series title. Given what was happening in Kansas City 29 years ago, would they …

Bochy Playing Down Notoriety for His Efforts

Sunday, October 19, 2014

San Francisco — He vowed to stick with his struggling leadoff man, and it worked. He let a rookie reliever challenge Bryce Harper and wasn’t daunted when the ball splashed into McCovey Cove. And he made the difficult …

U.S. Striker Morgan Out 4-6 Weeks

Sunday, October 19, 2014

United States women’s soccer star Alex Morgan will be sidelined for four to six weeks because of a left ankle sprain and will miss the remainder of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship. Morgan reinjured her left ankle in a group-stage victory over Guatemala on Friday night, just four months …

Penn Extends Columbia Misery

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Philadelphia — Alek Torgersen passed for one touchdown and ran for another as Pennsylvania set an Ivy League record with a 31-7 win over Columbia on Saturday. The loss for the Lions (0-5, 0-2) was their 16th in a row overall and 18th straight to the Quakers (1-4, …

No. 4 Baylor Hits Speed Bump, Falls to West Virginia

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Morgantown, W.va. — Clint Trickett threw three touchdown passes and West Virginia surprised sloppy No. 4 Baylor 41-27 on Saturday. The Mountaineers (5-2, 3-1 Big 12) earned their first win over a top-five opponent since beating No. 3 …

Local Roundup: Stevens Girls Soccer Rides Late Belaire Goal to Win

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Staff Reports Claremont — Katelyn Belaire scored the game’s only goal with 7:02 to play as the Stevens High girls soccer team nipped Fall Mountain, 1-0, at Monadnock Park in the rivals’ annual Charity Cup match. Pia Schuster provided the assist on Belaire’s tally, her team-best 14th goal …

B’s Savor Swede Taste of Success

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Buffalo, n.y. — The Boston Bruins bounced back from their worst defensive performance of the season with their first shutout victory. Niklas Svedberg made 32 saves in his first NHL shutout, and the Bruins beat the Buffalo Sabres …

Kings of Sting: Windsor Football Tops Woodstock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Woodstock — The Windsor Yellowjackets used last week’s bye to recharge their batteries and burn a few calculator batteries. Confident in knowing what they needed to secure home field in next week’s Vermont Division III football playoffs, the …

By Don’s Early Light: Big Green Coach Hits Historic Milestone

Saturday, October 18, 2014

When you talk Dartmouth College football, the first name you hear is Bob Blackman. The revered coach on the Big Green gridiron, Blackman won 104 games and seven Ivy League titles in his 16 years at the helm, …