Sports

Fat of the Land: Wide-Tire Biking Makes an Inroad in the Winter

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lebanon — Spending long winters away from trails is quickly becoming less mandatory for mountain bike enthusiasts. Snow-covered ground is turning much more accessible thanks to “fat bikes,” mountain bikes with giant tires made especially for traversing wintry surfaces. Up to five inches thick and loaded with treads, fat-bike tires allow riders to utilize trails otherwise off-limits for most cyclists …

Local Roundup: Newport Girls Handle Kearsarge

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Newport — Never behind, but never comfortable. The Newport girls basketball team jumped in front of visiting Kearsarge early on Friday night and never trailed …

Ernie Banks, ‘Mr. Cub,’ Dies

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Cubs’ …

Scherzer Heading To D.C.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Washington Nationals radically altered the baseball landscape, ending a winter of relative inactivity by agreeing to a seven-year contract with free agent pitcher Max Scherzer, according to a person with direct knowledge of the talks. Though terms of the deal weren’t immediately available Sunday night, it almost …

Wasps Beat Sin Bin, Bulldogs

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Woodstock — There isn’t a whole lot stopping the Woodstock High boys hockey team lately. Even when the Wasps try to stop themselves, someone steps up to save the day. The honor belonged to sophomore goaltender Connor Black …

L.A. Trip Is No Holiday for Celtics

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Los Angeles — Blake Griffin scored 22 points, DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Boston Celtics 102-93 Monday after losing most of a 23-point lead. J.J. Redick and …

Wilfork Aids in Accident

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady earned his latest Super Bowl berth, then left Gillette Stadium with his supermodel wife. Patriots coach Bill Belichick probably went straight to the film room. And it’s best not to ask too many …

Vonn Gets Win, Record, Surprise

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy — Lindsey Vonn won a super-G Monday for her record 63rd World Cup victory and celebrated with an embrace from a surprise visitor — boyfriend Tiger Woods. The American broke Annemarie Moser-Proell’s 35-year-old record of …

Coach K a Victory From 1K

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Durham, n.c. — Mike Krzyzewski moved one victory from 1,000 for his Hall of Fame career in No. 5 Duke’s 79-65 win over Pittsburgh on Monday night. Freshman Tyus Jones matched a season high with 22 points for …

Wawrinka Opens Australian Open Title Defense

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Melbourne, Australia — Stan Wawrinka began the defense of his Australian Open title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 win over Turkey’s Marsel Ilhan today. Wawrinka was barely tested against the No. 100-ranked Ilhan, striking 34 winners and saving the only two break points he faced. The Swiss player …

Mothers’ Day Atop the Mountain: Hanover’s Blum, Buddy Climb to Honor Moms’ Cancer Battles

Monday, January 19, 2015

Anyone who’s dealt with a serious illness in the family is well aware of the importance of treatment and support. Jackson Blum and Alex Roth were willing to travel to great heights to give back. Bearing the slogan, …

Patriots Rip Colts, Reach Super Bowl

Monday, January 19, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — With a trip to the Super Bowl at stake, Bill Belichick and his coaching staff emptied their bag of tricks Sunday night. The Patriots unleashed their running game against the overmatched Indianapolis Colts. They set …

Kearney Second at Worlds

Monday, January 19, 2015

Kreischberg, Austria — Veteran American mogul skiing star Hannah Kearney powered her way to a silver medal Sunday at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, finishing behind only Canadian rival Justine Dufour-Lapointe in the first of two days …