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Dartmouth Football Reaching for Victory

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hanover — Yard signs have sprung up around town in the past week. “Dartmouth Football Under the Lights,” they read, touting the Big Green’s season opener Saturday night against visiting Central Connecticut State. Now in the ninth campaign of his second stint at the program’s helm, coach Buddy Teevens and his players hope this is the year the Big Green …

Sunapee Girls Win Rivalry Game in OT

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sunapee — The Sunapee High girls soccer team has one target every season — Derryfield. Even when the Sunapee girls beat Woodsville for the Division …

Local Roundup: Retooled Woodsville Upends Gorham

Friday, September 19, 2014

Woodsville — A little lineup shuffling and some heady work helped the Woodsville High boys soccer team get back on track Thursday. The Engineers scored …

Cards’ Matheny Can Relate to Stanton Injury

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

St. Louis — It should come as no surprise that Mike Matheny is a leading proponent of player safety, from the big leagues all the way down to T-ball. Just like Giancarlo Stanton, the St. Louis Cardinals manager was struck in the face by a pitch and felt …

‘The Field’ Not Satisfied as Chase Underdogs

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — AJ Allmendinger and Aric Almirola were the underdogs of the Chase, the two drivers nobody thought could win the Sprint Cup championship. They knew it, too, when they arrived in Chicago and for the first …

Pistorius Free to Compete Pending Sentence

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stellenbosch, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge. Pistorius, who is to be sentenced next month after being found guilty in the negligent killing of his girlfriend, could compete …

Backups to the Forefront

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fans often make the backup quarterback the most popular player on a team — until he has to play. Then they see the warts and wobbly passes and wonky decisions that made him a backup in the first …

Radisson Chain Suspends Ads Over Peterson

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Minnetonka, Minnesota — The Radisson hotel chain is suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas. In a statement Monday, Minnetonka-based Radisson, part of the family owned hospitality and travel company Carlson, said it “takes this …

O’s, Nats Nearing Clinch

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Baltimore — The Baltimore Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night. Baltimore can …

NFL’s All Shock And No Awe

Monday, September 15, 2014

I miss reading about athletes taking steroids. I miss reading about athletes smoking marijuana. I miss minor vices decorating the sports page like parsley on steak. The past week in sports has made me want to dive headfirst from a tall building into a small bottle of hand …

Big Green Will Put Best Foot Forward: Dartmouth Wants No Repeat of Placekicking Woes

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hanover — It’s not much of a stretch to say the Dartmouth College football team was two chip-shot field goals away from sharing the Ivy League title last season. The Big Green finished 6-4 overall and 5-2 in …

Patriots’ Pieces in Place: New England Rebounds, Routs Vikes

Monday, September 15, 2014

Minneapolis — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots took advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence. Matt Cassel’s four interceptions, too. Chandler Jones returned a field goal he blocked for a touchdown right before halftime, and Brady and the …

Big Green Corrals Hofstra

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hempstead, n.y. — A pair of first-half goals made the difference for the Dartmouth men’s soccer team as it grabbed a 2-1 win from Hofstra on Sunday at the HU Soccer Stadium for its first win of the season. Seniors Alex Adelabu and Robin Alnas scored their first …