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Flipped Disc at Storrs Pond

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Unaware of the onlookers he’s drawn, Hanover’s Logan Wahrenberger, 12, winds up for a shot during a disc golf clinic at Storrs Pond Recreation Area in Hanover on Monday evening. Wahrenberger, a first-time disc golfer, and his family went to the clinic for an introduction to a sport that many of his family members play. The course is new to …

Patriots’ Gronkowski Gets OK to Join Training Camp

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Associated Press Foxborough, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the …

Toronto Stifles Red Sox

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Toronto — Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs, R.A. Dickey won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays …

History in The Offing

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rory McIlroy has already separated himself from the heat-wave players of his own generation, and it’s not because of his hot sleeves and pink spikes. The brilliance and audience magnetism that others strive for with their candy-colored club …

Citing Ukraine Unrest, Players Refusing Return

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rio De Janeiro — Five Brazilian soccer players and an Argentine are refusing to return to Ukraine’s richest soccer club because of the conflict in the eastern European country. Shakhtar Brazilian players Alex Teixeira, Fred, Douglas Costa, Ismaily and Dentinho and Argentina’s Facundo Ferreyra refused to fly back …

Nibali: ‘Flag-Bearer’ for Anti-Doping Cause

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Carcassonne, France — Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping …

Witness: Sterling Needs Clips’ Sale to Pay Off Debts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Los Angeles — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists …

Stewart Jazzed by Sprint Win

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing. Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. …

Rangers Rearrange N.Y.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New York — Miles Mikolas earned his first win as a starter, pitching into the eighth inning Monday night and leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the sloppy New York Yankees. Trailing by a run …

A Player to Watch

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Tris Wykes Valley News Staff Writer Norwich — One day earlier this year, Peter Krass’ teenaged daughter, Julia, came home abuzz with news of a young soccer sensation. Seems that Julia, a Hanover High standout, had seen …

Lester Making His Case

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Boston — Jon Lester allowed no earned runs for the third time in four starts, and the Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-0 win Sunday. In eight innings, the All-Star left-hander struck out …

It’s All About Defense

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Foxborough, Mass. — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won, 26-16, and piled up 507 yards, the most …

Tiger Wants Ryder Berth

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer Hoylake, England — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team. His first major of the year, and second …