Sports

Armed and Ready: Newport Arm Wrestler Takes Game Internationally

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Newport — Don’t think taking a risk brings reward? Cathy Merrill begs to differ. The longtime Newport-area resident plans to be in Malaysia in late September for the World Armwrestling Federation championships. She wouldn’t be going if she hadn’t won four different divisions at last month’s U.S. Armwrestling Federation nationals in Las Vegas. Of course, she wouldn’t have made it …

From ‘99ers’ to ‘15ers’: U.S. Women Look to Carve Own Identity

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia — There’s a shadow hanging over the U.S. team as it prepares for Sunday’s Women’s World Cup final with Japan. It’s big …

Astros Sink Red Sox in Extras

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Boston — First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker’s hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking …

Want to Join Wimbledon? Win the Tournament

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

London — If you’re thinking of trying to join the All England Club, your best bet is to win the Wimbledon title. Apart from achieving worldwide fame, all singles champions are made honorary members of the private club …

Not Like It’s 2014

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

London — A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars. Bouchard was only 20, Halep 22. Bouchard won that matchup to reach a Grand Slam final …

‘It’s Half Terrifying and Half Exciting’

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cambridge, Mass. — Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women’s swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with a shot at winning titles. But Bailar is opting to forgo such honors to join the men’s …

The View From Purgatory

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For the Boston Celtics to unstick themselves from the NBA’s version of purgatory, all they have to accomplish is something that’s never happened in their storied history. The only roster component the Celtics lack is a superstar. That’s …

England Women Thrilling Nation

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Manchester, England — The movie Bend It Like Beckham first got Kiera Burke interested in soccer. During the 2012 Olympics, she went to Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium to watch the women’s teams from United States and Canada play a thrilling semifinal. Now the 13-year-old is among millions …

FIFA’s Blatter A Noteworthy Absentee

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Associated Press Montreal — FIFA president Sepp Blatter will skip the Women’s World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when United States officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the game’s ruling body. Blatter’s second-in-command, secretary general Jerome Valcke, will …

Local Roundup: Post 5 Conquers Hartford

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

White River Junction — Brattleboro Post 5 jumped to a 2-0 lead after one inning and milked the advantage the rest of the night for a 5-2 win over Hartford in a Vermont American Legion baseball contest on Tuesday at the Maxfield Complex. Hartford (0-3 league, 1-3 overall) …

Bruins Deal Five-Day Goalie to Sharks

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

San Jose, Calif. — Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose’s list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for a starting goaltender. As soon as Jones was dealt from rival Los Angeles …

Man Pleads to Using Golfer’s Credit Cards

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Honolulu — A Hawaii man pleaded guilty Tuesday to using Robert Allenby’s credit cards after the professional golfer said he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu. Allenby recounted a bizarre saga in January that involved having no memory of what happened for 2½ hours after he left a …

‘Stick’ Meets Destruction

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Crews continue work on the demolition of Candlestick Park on Tuesday in San Francisco. Very little remains of the ballpark which was home to the San Francisco Giants baseball team and San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. Developers …