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‘He Demanded Integrity’: Longtime Oxbow, Hanover Soccer Coach, Mentor Mike Callanan Dies

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Upper Valley soccer community is mourning the death of longtime coach and mentor Mike Callanan, who was found dead in his Hanover apartment on Saturday, the victim of an apparent heart attack. He was 72. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College, according to Hanover High School boys …

Weep Not for ESPN, at Least Not Until 2020s

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

It’s been a rocky year for ESPN, which shed high-priced, high-profiletalent — reportedly under orders from Disney to cut costs — and continued to lose …

Hammon In Position To Inspire

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

New York — Becky Hammon believes the possibilities are limitless for women coaching in pro sports. One year ago this week, she broke the gender …

New Hampshire Looks to Feast Again in Shrine Game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — A New Hampshire practice for today’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl was the wrong place to be on Friday for someone skipping lunch. Three different quarterbacks called signals through an early afternoon passing drills, and most …

Judge Orders Goodell, Brady to Court in Aug.

Friday, July 31, 2015

New York — The federal judge handling Tom Brady’s attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman told the sides Friday he had scheduled conferences Aug. 12 …

Red-Hot Kyle Busch Bags Pole in Pennsylvania

Friday, July 31, 2015

Long Pond, Pa. — Kyle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from a familiar spot, out front and in first. Busch turned a lap of 178.416 mph Friday at Pocono Raceway to win the pole for the first time during his …

Mets Land Slugging Outfielder at Deadline

Friday, July 31, 2015

New York — Yoenis Cespedes put on a scintillating show at Citi Field while winning the 2013 Home Run Derby. Now he has two months to power the New York Mets into the playoffs. Eagerly chasing offense as the clock ticked down on Friday’s trade deadline, the Mets …

‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper, Star Wrestler, Dies at 61

Friday, July 31, 2015

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt-wearing trash talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died, the WWE said Friday. He was 61. WWE had no additional details. Piper, born Roderick Toombs, was the second …

Olympic Games Make Speedy Return to Beijing

Friday, July 31, 2015

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 years. The Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics …

Napoli, Sox Come Through

Friday, July 31, 2015

Boston — The Red Sox held onto Mike Napoli at the trading deadline, and he responded a few hours later with a two-run homer off the top of the Green Monster that led Boston over the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Friday night. The Red Sox had already …

Boston Keeps Deals to a Minimum

Friday, July 31, 2015

Boston — The Boston Red Sox will have to wait a little longer to start rebuilding their team. Mired in last place for the second straight season, the Red Sox headed into the trade deadline hoping to get a head start on their offseason upgrades. But general manager …

Jays Edge Royals in 11

Friday, July 31, 2015

Toronto — Josh Donaldson singled home Troy Tulowitzki in the 11th inning and the new-look Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Kansas City 7-6 on Friday night as Johnny Cueto failed to get a decision in his …

The Post Man: He Pours His Heart Into Legion Baseball

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Lebanon — The sun was relentless and the temperature sweltering on July 12, when the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 baseball teams played three consecutive games on the city’s high school diamond. The senior team opened up and …