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Dover Drops Lebanon in Jr. Legion Opener

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Manchester — Steve Cerrone is a talented wrestler, but it was he and his Lebanon Post 22 Junior American Legion baseball teammates who were dropped Friday. Facing Dover Post 8 in the opening game of the state tournament at Gill Stadium, Post 22 was mowed down by lefthanded pitcher Evan Zuchowski, who struck out 17 batters in a command-performance 3-0 …

Gronkowski Excited, Cautious About Return

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage. He didn’t cut sharply, run hard at …

Post 22 Seniors Fall in Extras

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — Ryan Corderio delivered Mike Wasserman with a 12th-inning sacrifice fly as Dover Post 8 handed Lebanon Post 22 its first loss of …

Ortiz Passes Yaz on Homer List in Boston Rout

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Toronto — One day after promising he was “about to get hotter than Jamaica in the middle of August,” David Ortiz hit two towering home runs. They were the 452nd and 453rd of his career, moving Ortiz past …

Foot Rest

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Italy’s Michele Scarponi uses an Astana team car for a pre-workout respite on Monday in Lignan-sur-Orb, France. Scarponi was waiting for teammates, including overall Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali, before heading out on a training ride. Monday …

Tommy John Surgery Routine, but It’s No Sure Bet

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It is not unusual for a kid to decide he has no interest in going into the family business. It is a bit different for Lucas Giolito, who turned his back on Hollywood and still might come out ahead in the departments of fame and fortune. His grandfather, …

History in The Offing

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rory McIlroy has already separated himself from the heat-wave players of his own generation, and it’s not because of his hot sleeves and pink spikes. The brilliance and audience magnetism that others strive for with their candy-colored club …

Citing Ukraine Unrest, Players Refusing Return

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Rio De Janeiro — Five Brazilian soccer players and an Argentine are refusing to return to Ukraine’s richest soccer club because of the conflict in the eastern European country. Shakhtar Brazilian players Alex Teixeira, Fred, Douglas Costa, Ismaily and Dentinho and Argentina’s Facundo Ferreyra refused to fly back …

Nibali: ‘Flag-Bearer’ for Anti-Doping Cause

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Carcassonne, France — Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping …

Witness: Sterling Needs Clips’ Sale to Pay Off Debts

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Los Angeles — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists …

Stewart Jazzed by Sprint Win

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — Tony Stewart heads into the busiest week of his year riding high from a win in his return to sprint car racing. Stewart raced in a sprint car last weekend for the first time since he broke his leg in an extracurricular race last August. …

Rangers Rearrange N.Y.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New York — Miles Mikolas earned his first win as a starter, pitching into the eighth inning Monday night and leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the sloppy New York Yankees. Trailing by a run …

A Player to Watch

Monday, July 21, 2014

By Tris Wykes Valley News Staff Writer Norwich — One day earlier this year, Peter Krass’ teenaged daughter, Julia, came home abuzz with news of a young soccer sensation. Seems that Julia, a Hanover High standout, had seen …