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Raiders Reach Finals: Lebanon Boys Tennis Tops Oyster River for First N.H. Championship Visit

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lebanon — Max Reed was nervous, hadn’t slept much the night before. The Lebanon High senior had no idea what to expect in his No. 1 singles match against Oyster River freshman Henry Bulkley on Thursday as the Raiders sought their first-ever berth in the NHIAA Division II state finals. But Reed had heard that his young opponent’s textbook groundstrokes …

Local Roundup: Oxbow Softball Backs Bourgeois’ 100th K With Offense

Friday, May 29, 2015

Lyndonville, Vt. — The relentless offensive attack of the Oxbow softball team pounded out 23 hits en route to beating host Lyndon 19-4 on Thursday …

U.S.-Swiss Raids on FIFA Timed for Effect

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bern, Switzerland — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world. They knew …

Coronis Sends Tigers To 7-1 Defeat of Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Staff Report Newport — Spencer Coronis limited Mascoma batters to just three hits and used an early offensive burst to guide the Newport High baseball team to a 7-1 win over the Royals in a Memorial Day contest at Billy Bates Field. Coronis cruised through a complete-game effort …

Indy’s Ideal Idyll

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Indianapolis — Extra! Extra! Juan Pablo Montoya still had to pay $2 to read all about it. On a gray and blustery Monday morning, the Colombian spent more than two hours on the Yard of Bricks taking the customary Indianapolis 500 winner photos. His voice was shot, his …

Hamilton Back With the Rangers, But the Future Is Bigger Concern

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cleveland — The Texas Rangers sent out the welcome wagon for Josh Hamilton on Monday. They gave him the gift of a victory in which all he had to do was run the bases twice. Hamilton’s delayed season …

Russia Will Use Prison Labor for World Cup Projects

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Moscow — Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup. The Russian prison service is backing a bid by Alexander Khinshtein, a lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party, to allow prisoners to be taken from their camps …

Chicago Releases DE After Arrest

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

San Francisco — The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into …

V. Williams Ends Short Paris Visit With Loss

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Paris — A loss by Venus Williams in the first round at a Grand Slam is no longer the rarity it once was. And, as it happens, the woman who beat Williams at the French Open, Sloane Stephens, …

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

LeBron, Cavaliers Hobbling Their Way to Finals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Independence, Ohio — LeBron James hurts everywhere, the King of Pain. One win from taking the Cleveland Cavaliers back to the NBA finals, and one step closer to a title he covets more than any other, James leaned against a padded wall on Monday and hardly resembled basketball’s …

Pioneers Take Title

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Philadelphia — When Bill Tierney left Princeton for the University of Denver, he knew and understood he would face some criticism. Tierney won six titles in men’s lacrosse with the Tigers, but he left to build something with …

Yankee Bats Throttle Guthrie, Royals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New York — Brett Gardner, Brian McCann and Chase Headley homered during an eight-run first inning and the New York Yankees quickly erased the memory of a lost weekend, romping past the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 14-1 Monday. Stephen Drew added another three-run homer off a favorite …