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Marauders March On: Hanover Wins 33rd Straight Match to Reach D-II Final

Friday, May 29, 2015

Hanover — They’re back. The Hanover High girls tennis team defeated upset-minded Bishop Brady, 7-2, at Storrs Pond on Friday to earn a return trip to the New Hampshire Division II state championship game Wednesday in Bedford, where the defending champion Marauders will play No. 1 Portsmouth. Second-seeded Hanover, undefeated this season and last, stopped a sixth-seeded Bishop Brady team …

Local Roundup: Woodstock Softball Earns Unusual Sweep

Friday, May 29, 2015

Woodstock — Two games, two opponents, 13 innings and a combined 56 runs later, the Woodstock Union High softball team swept a home doubleheader on …

Commentary: Montreal Deserves Another Turn at the Plate

Friday, May 29, 2015

For many baseball fans, the lasting image of the Montreal Expos is a cash-strapped team that played before mostly empty seats in a sterile stadium …

No Hole in This Goal

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ty Christensen, 7, makes a save while cavorting with a friend May 8 on the Lebanon High athletic fields. Christensen is the son of Raiders girls lacrosse coach Sara Ecker, who laughingly noted that she “cannot encourage goalie …

Patriots Keep Focus On No. 1 Draft Pick

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Robert Kraft spent 80 seconds Wednesday making his first public remarks since saying eight days earlier he wouldn’t appeal the Patriots’ punishment for using underinflated footballs. Not one of those seconds was devoted to the …

Pedroia’s Power Not Enough for Red Sox

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Minneapolis — Given an early two-run lead by Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox starter Rick Porcello was trying to provide a shutdown inning. Porcello walked Aaron Hicks with one out. And it led to a big inning for the Twins. The next four batters reached and the Twins grabbed …

LeBron Has Some Unfinished Business

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cleveland — LeBron James has already proven his ambition by spurning the adoration of a long-suffering, sports-crazed fan base in his home state to win a couple of championships with his buddies, only to leave those buddies behind on the beach to rebuild hope back home. If he …

A-Rod Passes Gehrig

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New York — Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig’s American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep. Michael Pineda (6-2) …

Home Nation Rules Roost at French Open

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Paris — Gael Monfils delivered one final ace, his 21st, and closed out his latest raucous, five-set victory on Court Philippe Chatrier to the delight of roaring, partisan spectators. An entertainer at heart, Monfils pounded his chest with his right fist repeatedly and, after hugging opponent Diego Schwartzman …

Dodgers, Braves Make Trade

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Dodgers dealt third baseman Juan Uribe to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in a six-player trade that was initially blocked. The Dodgers also sent right-handed pitcher Chris Withrow to the Braves for infielder Alberto Callaspo, left-handers Eric Stults and Ian Thomas, and …

Just a Scouting Mission: Rivendell Second in Section, Returns to States

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Say this about Rivendell Academy golf coach Justin Bonnett: He’s no Dale Earnhardt. It isn’t about the wheels, a given since Bonnett’s preferred mode of transportation (a golf cart) would be laughable competition for the …

Late-Charging Windsor Gets Big Assist From Simonds

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Russell Simonds is an all-state football player, and that will always be his favorite sport. However, he has proved that he can also do a lot of damage on the baseball diamond as well. During …

Sam Ready to Make Tackles, Not Waves, in CFL

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Montreal — Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League. Sam signed a two-year deal with the Alouettes last week. “I’m …