Sports

Lebanon Cruises to Doubleheader Sweep of Hanover

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hanover — Given the various options for a ballhandling guard during a three-on-one break, Lebanon High sophomore K.J. Matte chose the one on Friday night that might come to define what this year’s Raiders are all about. He whipped a behind-the-back pass to a wide-open Greg Roberge, who calmly buried a 3-pointer in much the same way Lebanon ran over …

A Look at the NFL’s Most Underappreciated and Overblown

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and the rest of the Dallas Cowboys head into Sunday’s game against the Colts leading the NFC East and on the …

Local Roundup: Hanover Girls Hockey Wins in Empire State

Friday, December 19, 2014

Massena, n.y. — A day that started by reliving a miracle ended with the Hanover High girls hockey team earning a 6-0 win over BFA-St. …

LSU Coach Stays Put

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Baton Rouge, La. — Les Miles informed LSU athletic officials that he hasn’t been contacted by Michigan about the Wolverines’ coaching vacancy and has no intention of leaving the Tigers. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette said Miles sought to make his status with LSU clear Monday following reports by …

Bruins Lose in Shootout

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Nashville, Tenn. —erek Roy scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Nashville Predators a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro had goals in regulation for Nashville, which …

Warriors’ 16-Game Win Streak Ends

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Memphis, Tenn. — Marc Gasol scored 24 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped the Golden State Warriors’ NBA-best 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 victory on Tuesday night. Mike Conley and Zach Randolph each scored 17 points, and Randolph grabbed 10 rebounds as Memphis earned its fifth straight …

A Love for Lebanon: City to Recognize Linda Preston for 40 Years of Service to Youth

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lebanon — The dateline says it all for Linda Preston. She is Lebanon — born and bred; heart and soul. As a coach and educator in the city, Preston, 62, has molded the lives of the children in …

Local Roundup: Five-Time Champ Hanover Girls Hockey Rolls in Season Debut

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

West Lebanon — Senior co-captain Sarah Wagner combined with her freshman sister, Cate, for a pair of goals — with kid sis getting her first varsity strike — as the Hanover High girls hockey team kicked off its …

Patriots Target Larger Goals

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The souvenirs from Darrelle Revis’ first division title in his brilliant eight-year career were safely stowed in his bag. For long-time New England players, the T-shirt with the message “Patriots Run the East” and the championship hat are just the latest in a huge collection …

Peterson’s NFL Ruling Lacks Sense

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ritter Collett was a much-respected sports writer for the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News. Art Schlichter was raised an hour away and became a legend as a quarterback at Miami Trace High School. Schlichter went to Ohio State, where he was a four-year starter for Woody Hayes. He was …

Rematches Reign With UEFA Powers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Nyon, Switzerland — A UEFA Champions League draw heavy with reunions on Monday paired Real Madrid and Barcelona with the same last 16 opponents as last season and sent Arsene Wenger back to the club where he made …

Another Savior? Batter Up

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chicago — Jon Lester insisted there’s no reason the Chicago Cubs can’t contend next year and even capture their first World Series title since 1908, around the time the Model T was rolling off the assembly line. “I’m …

Union Sues NFL Over Peterson Decision

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Minneapolis — The NFL Players Association has filed a federal lawsuit for Adrian Peterson, asking the court to dismiss an arbitrator’s decision to uphold the NFL’s punishment of the star running back. The petition was filed Monday in …