Sports

The Best Seat on the Water: Etna’s Desaulniers Set to Power UNH Men’s Crew Team

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hanover — When David Desaulniers needs to get things going, he will come up with some crazy stuff. “The legs feed the wolf, gentlemen!” he once bellowed in the heat of a race. There were no wolves out there on the water, just eight pairs of legs driving the University of New Hampshire crew team’s first varsity boat. And they …

U.S. Women Give Germans the World Cup Boot

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Montreal — During its rough start to this World Cup, the U.S. women’s national soccer team promised that brighter days were ahead, that the sputtering …

What Do You Know? Sox Streaking

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Toronto — Minus injured stars Hanley Ramirez and Dustin Pedroia, the Boston Red Sox managed to match their longest winning streak of the season. David …

N. Haverhill Resident’s Memoir an Enjoyable Trip Through Rural New England

Saturday, June 27, 2015

“Behind Badge 32” by Charles E. Barry; Bondcliff Books; 236 pages; $19.95 North Haverhill — Transcribed by his wife, Becky Barry, from audio recordings of his own spoken stories, Charlie Barry’s Behind Badge 32 contains examples of Northern …

U.S. Pumped for Germany

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario — Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators’ seats at the Women’s World Cup. Bring on Germany, said the U.S. midfielder, who had to sit out the 1-0 victory over China in …

Summer’s Fine for Topwater Action

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Some days on the water are just perfect. Like the recent afternoon I spent on Highland Lake in Andover, N.H. Highland is at the southern end of what I call “the other Lakes Region.” Starting at Lake Morey …

At 33, Williams Eyes ‘Serena Slam’ — or Does She?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Paris — Serena Williams embodies big-match intensity. She might lose to unknowns in lesser events and occasionally stumble in the early rounds at majors. But almost never when it counts the most. In Grand Slam singles and doubles …

66 Years (Really!) for Broadcasting Legend

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Los Angeles — Usually the sentence appears almost docilely: This is Vin Scully’s 66th season broadcasting Dodgers games. It appears amid neighboring sentences as if it’s supposed to sit there and blend in: This is Vin Scully’s 66th …

A Dallas Takes Off in Houston

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The rise of the Houston Astros to the top of the American League West has been documented as a to-hell-and-back journey in which 100-loss seasons yielded high draft picks, in which best-in-the-game prospects such as shortstop Carlos Correa …

Commentary: Time to End Boston’s Olympic Debacle

Saturday, June 27, 2015

No sooner had French Olympic Committee leaders announced Tuesday that Paris was officially a candidate to host the 2024 Summer Games than a British bookmaker established it as a 5-4 favorite. Boston was given 9-4 odds, a strong second best among the top candidates, with Rome and Hamburg …

In Brief: Harman Birdies Way to Lead in Connecticut

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cromwell, Conn. — Brian Harman birdied the 18th hole for a 5-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over fellow Georgia left-hander Bubba Watson and Canadian Graham DeLaet on Saturday in the Travelers Championship. Looking for his second PGA Tour victory, Harman had a bogey-free round to take a …

NASCAR Head Wants Confederate Flag Gone

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sonoma, Calif. — Calling the Confederate flag an “insensitive symbol” he personally finds offensive, NASCAR chairman Brian France said the sport will be aggressive in disassociating the symbol from its events. “We want to go as far as …

Red Sox Thrown Back

Saturday, June 27, 2015

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Wade Miley missed with a slider and Matt Barnes missed with a couple of fastballs. The Tampa Bay Rays hit all three of them for home runs Saturday and beat the Boston Red Sox …