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For Ex-NFLer, Skiing’s the Game

Sunday, February 1, 2015

South Pomfret — Ralph Kurek caught the skier’s bug while joining Chicago Bears teammates on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains. A different kind of bug years later helped him choose to retire in Vermont. A Bears running back from 1965-70, Kurek remained in Chicago as an account manager after his playing days, but continued to ski. He was on …

Freshman Rises for Big Green Hockey

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth College hockey player Carl Hesler didn’t look like a freshman Saturday night. Not with a Union defender in hot pursuit and another …

Local Roundup: Hanover Skiers Shine

Friday, January 30, 2015

Waterville Valley, n.h. — The Hanover High boys and girls alpine ski teams each triumphed Friday during three-way meets at Waterville Valley Resort. Only the …

Recreation Briefs: Ford Sayre’s Taylor Races to Skinner Cup Victory

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Newbury, n.h. — Ford Sayre Ski Council skiers set the stage for their upcoming New Hampshire Alpine Racing Association state qualifiers by skiing to fop finishes on Sunday at the Bob Skinner Cup giant slalom at Mount Sunapee. …

In Brief: Slumping U.S. Fades in Loss to Chile

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mark Gonzalez scored in the 66th and 75 minutes, rallying Chile to a 3-2 exhibition win over the United States on Wednesday night that sent the Americans to their first five-game winless streak since 2007. The 27th-ranked Americans led 2-1 at halftime on goals by Brek Shea in …

Spotlight Still Shines on Seattle’s Enigmatic Lynch

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Phoenix — Seattle Seahawks tailback Marshawn Lynch didn’t have to say much to be the talk of Super Bowl media day Tuesday. Lynch spent approximately five minutes in front of media members, answered each question by saying he …

Wolves Stop C’s, Losing Skid

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Minneapolis — Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics …

Albany Edges UVM

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Burlington — Evan Singletary drained a fade-away 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left to give Albany a 47-44 victory over Vermont on Wednesday night for its eighth straight win. Albany (13-7, 8-0 America East) has won 11 of its past 12 games and has a two-game lead over Vermont …

Recovering and Inspiring: Sunapee’s Brandon Progressing in Fight To Beat Leukemia

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sunapee — At 15, Renee Brandon was loving life. She was a high honors student as a sophomore at Sunapee High School, playing three sports and enjoying the lifestyle of the lakes and mountains that the Lake Sunapee …

Amid a Lot of Hot Air, Nothing Said: Another Media Day, Little Hard News

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Phoenix — With a bank of cameras focused on him, Bill Belichick sauntered to his seat as Media Day began Tuesday at US Airways Arena. Dressed in a blue hooded sweatshirt, jeans and flip flops, Belichick smiled as …

NFL Dragging Feet on Flat Ball ‘Controversy’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The longer the so-called “DeflateGate” hullabaloo reigns as the dominant Super Bowl topic, the more blame the NFL deserves and the more the league’s motivations should be questioned. The NFL, with a glacial investigation and dearth of public comment, has shown no signs it wants the story to …

Snowbound Solitude

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bennett Freidberg, of Canaan, left, takes advantage of untouched powder and falling snow to ski under the chair lift at the Whaleback Ski Area in Enfield on Tuesday. Valley News — Sarah Priestap …

Goalie Legend Brodeur to Retire

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Martin Brodeur, the Hall of Fame-bound goaltender who played seven games with the St. Louis Blues after 21 seasons with the New Jersey Devils, will announce his retirement Thursday. The club confirmed the news Tuesday, also acknowledging that …