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Local Roundup: Hanover Skiers Shine

Friday, January 30, 2015

Waterville Valley, n.h. — The Hanover High boys and girls alpine ski teams each triumphed Friday during three-way meets at Waterville Valley Resort. Only the giant slalom event was held because of poor conditions. Hanover’s Conner Austin won the boys competition, followed by teammates David Stocken in second, Allessandro Vastoni in fourth and Finn Higgins in fifth. Lebanon’s Will Patch …

Ex-Seahawk Tries to Turn the Tables

Friday, January 30, 2015

Phoenix — Brandon Browner has L.O.B. inked on his arm, a tribute to his days in Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” secondary. Now, the punishing New …

Stevens Girls Crush Hillsboro

Friday, January 30, 2015

Claremont — Girls basketball at Hillsboro-Deering High School has been going through a transition period that has seen the school go from a state champion …

Win Eludes Windsor Girls Basketball

Monday, January 26, 2015

Windsor — The Windsor High girls basketball team has let possible victories slide away when it was unable to close out the opposition late in games on several occasions this season. It happened again Monday night as Springfield won the stretch battle for a 50-46 Marble Valley League …

Kraft Offers Defiant Defense of His Team

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chandler, Ariz. — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a defiant defense of his organization, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady amid the ball-deflation controversy on Monday, further entrenching the team’s position that it committed no …

FA Cup Still Defies Logic

Monday, January 26, 2015

London — Forget for a moment how illogical it was that $300 million worth of soccer talent lost to a team which cost $12,000 to assemble. Forget how embarrassing it was for Jose Mourinho to see his Premier …

Her Choices May Knock Solo From World Cup

Monday, January 26, 2015

Goalkeeper Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year’s Women’s World Cup if she fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which may include alcohol counseling. The 33-year-old was suspended for 30 days last Wednesday for …

Patriots Hit Road

Monday, January 26, 2015

Boston — Brushing aside the controversy over deflated footballs, jubilant New England fans gathered downtown Monday for a spirited send-off as the Patriots headed to Arizona for the Super Bowl. Several thousand fans packed City Hall Plaza in …

New on The Job

Monday, January 26, 2015

New York — Rob Manfred knows he’ll get pounded now that he’s baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball. “Probably good if I get hit hard,” he said, smiling and laughing. “A little …

Capitals See Selves in Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Columbus, Ohio — Alex Ovechkin’s familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt. Hardly anyone’s smiling in the West, where the standings are far more convoluted heading into …

Sox’ Monbouquette Dies

Monday, January 26, 2015

Boston — Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 78. Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston due to complications from leukemia, the Red Sox announced Monday. Monbouquette …

Pelicans Extend Run at Sixers’ Expense

Monday, January 26, 2015

New Orleans — Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Eric Gordon added 13 …

Russians Set Semi Matchup

Monday, January 26, 2015

Melbourne, Australia — Maria Sharapova moved closer to another Australian Open title, set to face a fellow Russian in the semifinals who has never beaten her. Sharapova made all the big points look easy Tuesday in defeating 20-year-old Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-2 — her fourth consecutive win over …