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Ryder’s on the Storm: Down Three Runners, Canadian Freshman Will Carry Dartmouth’s Hopes

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hanover — If a rolling stone gathers no moss, then what about speeding, smashing Ryder Stone? Doesn’t seem likely that the plant will attach itself to him, either. Stone hasn’t spent much time standing still during his 19 years. The second word he learned as a baby, after “mama,” was “football,” and he’s been toting one almost ever since. When …

Newport, Campbell Already Familiar Foes

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Newport — Last Saturday, when Newport was beating Gilford to advance to today’s NHIAA Division III football championship game, the scores of Campbell’s semifinal visit …

‘Moneypuck’: Advanced Statistics Gaining Foothold in NHL Thinking

Friday, November 21, 2014

Far removed from punishing hits on the ice, the real crunching in the NHL these days is being done in front offices around the league …

Local Roundup: Shrine Game Confirms Castleton State Date

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Staff Reports Castleton, Vt. — As expected, the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl’s board of governors has confirmed the 2015 edition of the all-star high school football contest between Vermont and New Hampshire for Aug. 1 at Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium. The 62nd edition of the game will …

U.S. Fate Changed With Flick of Caligiuri’s Foot

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Paul Caligiuri changed the direction of American soccer 25 years ago. The U.S. had failed to qualify for nine straight World Cups since 1950. The North American Soccer League had folded after the 1984 season, and the U.S. …

Champ Bailey Retires After 15 Years

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Englewood, Colo. — Champ Bailey said goodbye to the NFL on Tuesday after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with his beloved Denver Broncos. Bailey retired at age 36 with a cornerback-record dozen Pro Bowl selections, more interceptions (52) …

U.S. Ends With Thud

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dublin — The United States’ winless streak stretched to four games Tuesday night with a year-ending 4-1 loss to a second-string Ireland team. Ireland changed all 11 starters from Friday’s 1-0 loss at Scotland in European Championship qualifying …

Alabama New No. 1 in College Grid Playoff Rankings

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Alabama is the new No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and Mississippi State remains in the top four after losing to the Crimson Tide. Alabama jumped from fifth to first after handing previously undefeated and top-ranked Mississippi State its first loss on Saturday. Oregon was bumped …

Cornell Beats Colgate to Match 2013 Win Total — Two

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ithica, n.y. — Devin Cherry scored 21 points and Cornell rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat in-state rival Colgate 58-52 on Tuesday. The Big Red (2-1) matched last year’s win total, which only included one Division I win. Both wins this year have been against D-I …

Rask, Bruins Get Better of Blues

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Boston — The St. Louis Blues’ streak of six consecutive wins in Boston came to an end Tuesday with a 2-0 loss to the Bruins at TD Garden. Patrice Bergeron and Torey Krug scored for the Bruins, who …

LPGA Schedule Growing

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Naples, Fla. — The LPGA Tour added one new tournament and one big sponsor. Along with releasing another strong schedule for 2015, the LPGA Tour announced Tuesday that All Nippon Airways has signed a five-year deal to be the title sponsor of the first major championship of the …

Lakers Finally Win 2nd

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Atlanta — Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Lakers won for only the second time this season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 Tuesday night. Bryant’s biggest shot came with 1:11 remaining, when he backed in against Thabo Sefolosha and made a fadeaway jumper despite being …

Preds Lay Waste to Leafs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Toronto — Taylor Beck scored twice as the Nashville Predators routed the Toronto Maple Leafs 9-2 Tuesday night. Filip Forsberg, Calle Jarnkrok, Roman Josi, Eric Nystrom, Mike Ribeiro, Derek Roy and Colin Wilson all had goals for Nashville …