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Shrine Game Notes: Hanover Grad Looks Ahead to UNH

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl coaches don’t get every kid they want. Hoping to lure all of the Twin States’ top football talent to raise money for Shrine hospitals, the game sometimes loses high-caliber athletes bound for college gridiron programs that don’t want recruits risking their bodies in what is essentially an exhibition. Hanover High’s Shawn Cavallaro never …

Fire Sale: Last-Place Red Sox Clean House

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Boston — The last-place Boston Red Sox traded pitching for power. Now they can use some name tags to stick on the jerseys of the …

Woodstock’s Bradley a Man of Many Quirks

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Akron, Ohio — Woodstock native Keegan Bradley has developed a bit of a reputation among the PGA Tour with regards to his personality. Quirky. Unique. …

Braves Blank San Diego

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Atlanta — Ervin Santana threw eight scoreless innings, Evan Gattis homered for the first time in more than a month and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 2-0 on Monday. Santana (10-6) allowed just five hits …

Dodgers Add 2B Barney

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired second baseman Darwin Barney in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. Barney won a Gold Glove in 2012 after tying the major league single-season record with 141 consecutive errorless games. But he was designated for assignment last Tuesday after …

Juniors Taste Sweet Victory

Monday, July 28, 2014

By Tris Wykes Valley News Staff Writer Manchester, n.h. — Two dozen doughnuts, please. The Lebanon Post 22 junior American Legion baseball team will be needing them Tuesday. Spurred on by circular pastry and a dominating pitching performance …

MacDonalds Rule at TK Invitational

Monday, July 28, 2014

By Bruce Wood Special to the Valley News Hanover — After Nick MacDonald’s birdie on the 17th hole clinched the 39th Tommy Keane Invitational championship by a 2&1 score over the father-son team of Jim and Andrew Jankowski, …

Lebanon Post 22 Seniors Eliminated

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Nashua, n.h. — In some ways, Lebanon Post 22 coach Rob Woodward was happy to look back following his team’s 11-4 elimination loss to Manchester’s Sweeney Post 2 on Saturday morning at Holman Stadium in the New Hampshire Senior American Legion Baseball Tournament. Among the positives, Post 22 …

Nibali Takes Tour

Monday, July 28, 2014

Paris (ap) — Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling’s greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains. The 29-year-old Sicilian, …

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Associated Press Los Angeles — The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they’re apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday …

Hendricks Takes Tough Loss

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Associated Press Chicago — All-star Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings to outduel Dartmouth grad Kyle Hendricks and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs. Hendricks, coming off his first …

Ortiz Homers, Sox Win

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Associated Press St. Petersburg, Fla. — David Ortiz’s three-run home run helped the Boston Red Sox end a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Ortiz’s 25th home run came off Chris Archer in the third inning after a walk …

It’s Gordon’s Day

Monday, July 28, 2014

Indianapolis — With a fifth Brickyard 400 victory on the line Sunday, Jeff Gordon looked like the driver he was 20 years ago. Gordon nailed the final restart of the race — no given because restarts have been …