Sports

No Translation Necessary on the Court; International Players Impress Vt. High School Basketball Stars

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Woodstock — Basketball in summer? Why not? Especially when it’s this good. The Vermont Twin States team welcomes as much tough competition as it can get as it prepares for the upcoming all-star game against New Hampshire, and it got just that Wednesday night at Woodstock Union High School. The New England Colonials International Basketball Club, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization …

This Defense Never Rests: Once an Offensive Juggernaut, U.S. Stopping Its Way to the Top

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Montreal — It used to be that the U.S. women’s national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women’s World Cup in …

Time for NASCAR To Silence Racist Past

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Banning the Confederate flag from NASCAR tracks needs to start now. As in right now. As in this weekend in Daytona at the Coke Zero …

Local Roundup: Third Kimball Union Skater Picked in NHL Draft

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sunrise, Fla. — A third member of last winter’s Kimball Union Academy boys hockey team heard his name called during Saturday’s NHL entry draft. Patrick Shea joined fellow Wildcats A.J. Greer and Jake Massie as weekend picks when the Florida Panthers chose him in the seventh round late …

Ex-Champ Hewitt Begins a Farewell

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

London — The last Wimbledon singles contest of 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt’s career was a back-and-forth, four-hour tussle in which he saved three match points before finally succumbing 11-9 in the fifth set. He might have lost. He …

Keepers in the Spotlight

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Montreal — The Women’s World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last …

Solo Keeping Low Profile

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Montreal — Hope Solo has disappeared from the World Cup. Make no mistake: She has started every match for the U.S. women’s national soccer team ahead of tonight’s World Cup semifinal against Germany at Olympic Stadium. On and …

Seven Heading to Hall

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Toronto — Chris Pronger always seemed destined for the Hockey Hall of Fame. Going in this year is unprecedented, however, since he is still under contract as an NHL player. His inclusion took a bylaw change that specifies …

Evolving Boston Bid Evolves Yet Again

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Boston — The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of …

Wisconsin’s Ryan Retiring After 2015-16 Campaign

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tournament appearances, seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year’s national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old has only …

Sam Returns to Als From Absence

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Montreal — In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues — and a country where gay marriage has been legal for a decade — Michael Sam has come to restart his football career. The first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, …

Wade, Heat May Be at Their End

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Miami — The relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat is about to be tested like never before, and the most accomplished player in franchise history may soon have a new home. Wade will become a free agent Wednesday, electing to pass on a $16.1 million option …

Bruins Deal For Flyers Pugilist

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Philadelphia — After a draft in which he was praised, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall made his second deal in three days Monday, sending feisty left winger Zac Rinaldo to the Boston Bruins for a third-round pick in the 2017 draft. Rinaldo, 25, supplied energy but lots …