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Revamped Backfield Leads Woodstock in Opener

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woodstock — It’s inevitable that someone will stop what is now a 32-game winning streak for the Woodstock Union High football team. But only if someone catches the Wasps first. Unveiling a new backfield that makes up with speed what it lacks in size, Woodstock rode the efforts of miniscule fullback Nikolai Davis to a 44-26 win over Poultney in …

Hanover Soccer Opens With Last-Minute Win

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hanover — After losing more than three-fourths of its total scoring production from last year’s undefeated state championship squad, one of the biggest questions facing …

Local Roundup: Canes Coach a Winner in Debut

Friday, August 29, 2014

White River Junction — The Hartford High football team rumbled its way to a 28-20 win in Friday night’s season opener against Mount Anthony. Running …

Baseball Roundup: Yankees’ Streak Ends

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Detroit — Rick Porcello pitched eight impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers snapped New York’s five-game winning streak Tuesday night, beating the Yankees 5-2. Porcello (15-8) joined teammate Max Scherzer as the American League’s only 15-game winners, allowing …

Pats Deal Veteran Pro Bowler to Bucs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tampa, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract to free agent Richie Incognito. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Bucs have …

World Cup Star Coming to New England

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Revolution signed U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones as much for what he will mean to the team off the field as on it. Although the addition of the former Bundesliga midfielder …

MLB Denies Rays’ Weekend Protest Over Challenge in Toronto

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Baltimore — Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays last weekend in Toronto. Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre made the ruling, which stemmed from a play disputed by Rays manager Joe Maddon in Saturday’s 5-4 loss to the …

Union Talk Fades at Northwestern

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald flies around the practice field some days like he was still playing. Other days, he gets his kicks by running training camp more like a summer camp. Sing-alongs before practice, a watermelon-eating contest afterwards. …

In Brief: Love Devoted to Cavaliers

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Independence, Ohio — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. “I’m in,” Love told James. For the long haul. Getting used to a new city and new team after being acquired by the …

Teen Steals Show With First-Round Win

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New York — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal …

Huge 11th Inning Lifts Red Sox Past Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Toronto — Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 Tuesday night. Boston broke away from a …

Hanging on the Telephone: Bradley Hoping For Call to Join Ryder Cup Team

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Woodstock — Some folks stress about Christmas. Professional golfers stress about late August. In a week, however, Keegan Bradley could be celebrating like Santa Claus left him a puppy under the tree. On Monday evening, on live television, …

Dear Chicago Cubs and White Sox: Little League Team Shows How It’s Done

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

When the late-inning rally you knew the Jackie Robinson West players had in them fell just short Sunday in an 8-4 defeat to South Korea in the Little League World Series final, everybody at the watch party on …