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Just a Scouting Mission: Rivendell Second in Section, Returns to States

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Brattleboro, Vt. — Say this about Rivendell Academy golf coach Justin Bonnett: He’s no Dale Earnhardt. It isn’t about the wheels, a given since Bonnett’s preferred mode of transportation (a golf cart) would be laughable competition for the late Intimidator’s NASCAR Chevrolets. What Bonnett gets that Earnhardt sometimes didn’t is context: Earnhardt considered second place just first loser, but Bonnett …

Late-Charging Windsor Gets Big Assist From Simonds

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Russell Simonds is an all-state football player, and that will always be his favorite sport. However, he has proved that he can …

Sam Ready to Make Tackles, Not Waves, in CFL

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Montreal — Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian …

Triple the Pleasure: 3-Pointers a High Priority

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Those notable names of the past, the ones still insisting that NBA playoff offenses must pound the ball inside, have been awfully quiet this past week. Perhaps they’ve finally come to accept that the days of packing the …

Crashes Raise Questions at Indy

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Indianapolis — They call the Indianapolis 500 “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won’t be a spectacle because of a serious on-track incident. Concern hangs over …

Nothing Sappy or Sentimental for Jeff Gordon

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Concord, n.c. — Sentimentality can wait. Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule. Gordon, in what’s become a weekly line of …

Female Drivers in Short Supply at Indy

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Indianapolis — Pippa Mann rattled off the list of body parts still aching after a brutal crash at Indianapolis 500 practice. Her right foot, her right ankle. Her ribs. She has more bruises than most fighters do after …

In Brief: All Alone, Na Leads in Texas

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fort Worth, Texas — Kevin Na regained sole possession of the lead with a late birdie Saturday at Colonial, taking a one-stroke advantage over Ian Poulter into the final round. Na shot a 1-under 69 to reach 11-under 199 at a very damp Hogan’s Alley. Poulter had a …

Mets Shut Down Third Baseman

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pittsburgh — Mets third baseman David Wright has been shut down for a week after experiencing lower back tightness, the team announced before Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh. This is the second time this month Wright has been shut down. Assistant general manager John Ricco also revealed Wright has …

Hawks Standout Done for Playoffs

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Atlanta — Already facing a daunting task after losing the first two games at home in the Eastern Conference final, the Atlanta Hawks were dealt another major blow Saturday when 3-point specialist Kyle Korver was ruled out for …

Local Roundup: Thetford Baseball Leads, Trails, Wins

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Lyndon, Vt. — The Thetford Academy baseball team led until the fifth inning, when Lyndon grabbed a 6-5 lead, and the Panthers grabbed it back and this time held on, scoring two runs in the sixth and three in the seventh for a 10-7 victory. For Thetford, Matt …

Rangers Pound Yanks

Sunday, May 24, 2015

New York — Shin-Soo Choo hit a go-ahead single and a three-run homer in a 10-run third inning that chased CC Sabathia from his shortest start in six years, and Texas routed the reeling Yankees 15-4. New York …

Napoli Leads Boston’s Big Bat Attack

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Boston — Mike Napoli hit two homers and drove in three runs, Steven Wright pitched six-plus solid innings and the Boston Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with an 8-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels on …