Sports

No Translation Necessary on the Court; International Players Impress Vt. High School Basketball Stars

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Woodstock — Basketball in summer? Why not? Especially when it’s this good. The Vermont Twin States team welcomes as much tough competition as it can get as it prepares for the upcoming all-star game against New Hampshire, and it got just that Wednesday night at Woodstock Union High School. The New England Colonials International Basketball Club, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization …

This Defense Never Rests: Once an Offensive Juggernaut, U.S. Stopping Its Way to the Top

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Montreal — It used to be that the U.S. women’s national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women’s World Cup in …

Time for NASCAR To Silence Racist Past

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Banning the Confederate flag from NASCAR tracks needs to start now. As in right now. As in this weekend in Daytona at the Coke Zero …

Chile Ends Peru’s Copa Dream

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Santiago, Chile — Chile kept alive its hopes of winning the Copa America for the first time with a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru in the semifinals of the South American tournament on Monday. Striker Eduardo Vargas scored the winner with a long-range shot in the 64th minute, …

Phailing Phillies Put Their Phaith in MacPhail

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Philadelphia — Andy MacPhail is the new man in charge of the Philadelphia Phillies. The veteran baseball executive joined the Phillies on Monday with plans to take over as team president after this season. He’ll eventually replace Pat Gillick, who helped choose his successor. MacPhail will serve as …

Buchholz Remains King of Canada

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Toronto — Nothing about pitching north of the border feels foreign to Boston’s Clay Buchholz. Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Red Sox beat the …

Tribe Twists Tampa Bay Bats

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

St. Petersburg, Fla. — Rookie Cody Anderson took a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning in his second major league start, and the struggling Cleveland Indians snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Anderson (1-0) …

Hamilton to Texas: Put Me In, Coach, I’m Ready to Play

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Baltimore — Josh Hamilton is ready to return to the major leagues, even at less than 100 percent. Sidelined since June 4 with a strained left hamstring, Hamilton proclaimed himself “good to go” Monday. The outfielder expects to …

Down to the Wire

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Top: Nicole Tully, center, edges out former Dartmouth College runner Abbey D’Agostino, right, and Marielle Hall to win the 5,000-meter run at the U.S. Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday. D’Agostino, who won a combined …

Red Sox Hit the Bull’s-Eye

Sunday, June 28, 2015

St. Petersburg, Fla. — If there’s a secret to Boston’s success against Chris Archer, the Red Sox aren’t eager to share it. David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Alejandro De Aza homered against Tampa Bay’s best pitcher on Sunday, …

Poll: Americans Want to Host Olympics, But ...

Sunday, June 28, 2015

While Bostonians are hesitant to host the Olympics, Americans across the country overwhelmingly support the idea of the games on home turf, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The support decreases when people are asked if they would want the Olympics in their local area. It dips …

Djokovic Back, and Focused on Wimbledon

Sunday, June 28, 2015

London — After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis. For about a week, anyway. Now, with his opening match at Wimbledon coming today on Centre Court, the top-ranked Serb is …

In Brief: James Bypasses Option, Becomes Free Agent

Sunday, June 28, 2015

For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent. The difference this time is he has no plans to move again. The Cleveland star will not exercise a $21.6 million option on his contract for next season, a person with knowledge of the …