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Dartmouth Graduate Friel Helping NFL to Change Its Approach to Domestic Abuse Reports, Penalties

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hanover — The words jumped off the screen with the impact of a crushing blind-side tackle. The video is about domestic violence. The speaker is former NFL defensive tackle Joe Ehrmann. “Imagine this is your loved one,” he tells the group. “What would you do?” The 32 men in the audience for this private screening were riveted. Their attention was …

Time to Shake The Rust: After Lengthy Break, K.C., S.F. Start World Series

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage and ducked when the …

Make Him an Offer He Can’t Refuse

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Claremont The auction of a variety of items — including antiques cars and excess kitchen equipment — at the Twin State Speedway Sunday turned out …

Kennett Rules Lebanon in Battle of Playoff Contenders

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Lebanon — Enthused for senior night, Lebanon High’s student section roared loudly from behind the north end zone during the Raiders’ regular season home finale against Kennett on Friday night. Unfortunately for Lebanon, Kennett’s performance on the field was the most resonating statement. Both physically and on the …

Up-Tempo Era Redefines Stat Book

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The numbers keep going higher and higher. When Baylor’s Bryce Petty threw for 510 yards last week to rally the Bears to a 61-58 victory over TCU, it marked the 12th time this season a quarterback has passed for at least 500 yards. That represents the most 500-yard …

High School Roundup: Hanover Hands Timberlane First Loss

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hanover — Ian Caldwell volleyed in an Avery Kravitz corner kick with two minutes remaining in the first overtime Friday and the Hanover High boys soccer team pinned a 1-0 loss on Timberlane, which entered undefeated and top-ranked …

No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 2 FSU Clash

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tallahassee, Fla. — No one around the Florida State football team wants to call tonight’s game against No. 5 Notre Dame a must-win. Reality could tell a different story. The No. 2 Seminoles last week dropped from the top of the rankings for the first time since Dec. …

Patriots Ready for a Well-Deserved Break

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Julian Edelman may spend Sunday afternoon nibbling appetizers and watching NFL games. Chris Jones plans to see some college football today. After a busy 12 days in which they won three games, the New England …

B’s Lucic Fined for Gesture

Saturday, October 18, 2014

New York — The NHL fined Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic $5,000 for making an obscene gesture at the fans in Montreal. Lucic taunted the crowd and then mimicked raising the Stanley Cup while entering the penalty box in Boston’s 6-4 loss to the Canadiens. He did not …

Dodgers Say They’ll Keep Manager for 2015

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Los Angeles — In the middle of Andrew Friedman’s introduction as the Los Angeles Dodgers’ president of baseball operations, a question was asked from a corner of the room. “Are you looking to acquire a younger, faster, stronger first baseman?” someone queried. Friedman swiveled his head to see …

Seahawks Trade Star Wideout to Jets

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Renton, Wash. — In a move that shocked the NFL, the Seahawks on Friday traded receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets for a conditional 2015 draft pick. One source confirmed to The Seattle Times the deal …

Giants in Familiar Place

Saturday, October 18, 2014

San Francisco — There’s a tune Tim Flannery once sung that he finds perfectly fitting to describe how his San Francisco Giants get the most out of themselves in the postseason. Old standbys like Buster Posey, Hunter Pence …

Newport Football Rolls Past Stevens

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Claremont — When a team wins a championship in Major League Baseball, it’s tradition for the fans to just linger and enjoy the moment long after the game is over. Newport’s 34-0 win over Stevens on Friday night at Barnes Park was not a very big game on …