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Former Dartmouth College defensive lineman Elliot Kastner, left, confers with onetime Big Green rugby player Quinn Connell during Wednesday’s football practice on Memorial Field. The pair of former engineering students debuted two mobile tackling dummies, one of which was knocked out of commission upon absorbing a blow from a player. (Valley News - Tris Wykes)<p><i>Copyright © Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.</i></p>

Calling All Quarterbacks: Nine Passers Turn Out for Big Green’s First Practice

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hanover — It’s long been said that you can’t tell the players without a scorecard. During Dartmouth College’s football practice Wednesday, you couldn’t tell the quarterbacks without one. Less than a year after the Big Green made it through a season with only four signal-callers, it trotted out an astounding nine for the first day of preseason drills. It would …

Medal-Mania: Upper Valley Rowing Foundation Racks Up National Honors

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hanover — Masters rowing may ostensibly be a hobby, yet it’s something members of the Upper Valley Rowing Foundation take quite seriously. Earlier this month, …

Porcello Makes Dazzling Return for Sox

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chicago — Rick Porcello pitched seven sparkling innings in his return from a triceps injury, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over …

JPP Will Return to Giants Before Opener

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Giants still do not have an RSVP from JPP, but one report indicates that the defensive end will arrive at the team’s facility prior to the Sept. 13 regular-season opener. The NFL Network cites several sources who say Jason Pierre-Paul is “progressing very well” in his rehab …

Bowling Green Won’t Go Down

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

South Williamsport, Pa. — Eli Burwash scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth inning then earned the save pitching as Bowling Green, Ky., avoided elimination Monday at the Little League World Series by beating Taylors, S.C., 4-3. Bowling Green will play today night against Bonita, …

Yankees Place Veteran Pitcher Sabathia on Disabled List

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

New York — CC Sabathia was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation that could end his season. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday there is no timetable for the big left-hander’s return, and he kept open the possibility that the 35-year-old Sabathia …

Castillo, Kelly Lead Red Sox

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Chicago — Rusney Castillo homered and drove in a career-high five runs, Joe Kelly won his fifth straight outing and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Monday night. Kelly (7-6) allowed five hits …

A Boost at Boot Camp: Piermont Woman Helps Others Get Fit

Monday, August 24, 2015

West Fairlee — Looking back on the six years or so since committing herself to a healthier lifestyle, Brandi Bissonnette wishes she’d had more group support to help guide her along. Now 100 pounds lighter and a certified …

Royals Reverse Red Sox

Monday, August 24, 2015

Boston — Mike Moustakas kept fouling off good pitches. He finally saw one he could handle and didn’t miss it. Moustakas’ two-run double capped a wild four-run ninth inning that carried the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals to an 8-6 comeback victory over the Boston Red Sox on …

Buckeyes Draw the Bull’s-eye

Monday, August 24, 2015

Ohio State is the first unanimous preseason No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll. The defending national champion Buckeyes received all 61 first-place votes from the media panel in the rankings released Sunday. TCU is No. …

Love Claims Wyndham as Woods Fades

Monday, August 24, 2015

Greensboro, n.c. — Davis Love III won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Tiger Woods’ season came to an abrupt end. The 51-year-old Love closed with a 6-under-par 64 …

Bowyer Showing No Quit

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bristol, Tenn. — All of the crew members who work on Clint Bowyer’s team know they’ll be out of a job in 12 more races. Like everyone else at Michael Waltrip Racing, they face an uncertain future in NASCAR following last week’s announcement that the organization will close …

Driver Injured by Debris

Monday, August 24, 2015

Long Pond, Pa. — IndyCar driver Justin Wilson was in a coma and in critical condition after sustaining a head injury when he was hit by a large piece of debris that broke off a car Sunday in …