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Mission on the Mountains: Enfield Man to Bike the Hills for Prominent Charity

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lebanon — Matthew Steinberg says he has a soft spot for children. He sure has a lengthy, arduous way of demonstrating it. Steinberg, 40, will soon embark on a 470-mile uphill bicycling journey that will send him over a total of nine summits in Vermont, New Hampshire and New York — including each of the Twin States’ highest peaks. Using …

Brady Ready for Action Vs. Carolina

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady left the practice field Wednesday and for the first time this season, strode through the locker room to the media …

Recreation Briefs: Hanover’s Knights Wins NHWGA Senior Golf Crown

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Greenland, n.h. — Hanover Country Club’s Betsy Knights shot a 4-over-par 76 to win the Senior division of the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Senior/Legend …

Coming Soon: Autumn

Friday, August 15, 2014

Feel a little chill in the air this week? Don’t look now, but autumn and the high school sports season are right around the corner. Top: Woodstock High’s Cody Chase, right, successfully breaks up a pass intended for …

Brady Wins Preseason Debut

Friday, August 15, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots’ other two quarterbacks each threw touchdown passes. The Philadelphia Eagles’ trio was plagued by turnovers. Brady’s scoring pass came after he threw an interception that Cory Williams returned …

Here Come Crossbows

Sunday, August 17, 2014

By Paul A. Smith Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Thwack! The sound of a projectile striking a target isn’t unusual at an archery club. But this one was notable for its type and location. It was a bolt fired from …

Hiking the ‘Other’ Sugarloaf

Sunday, August 17, 2014

By Marty Basch Special to the Valey News We hiked Sugarloaf Mountain the other day. Not North Sugarloaf nor Middle Sugarloaf, both glorious platforms above the Zealand Valley. But the other, other, other New Hampshire Sugarloaf — the remote North Country one east of Groveton in Stratford that …

40 Years Later, Girl Pioneers Look Back

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kim Green had walked to Forest Oak Elementary School from her Newark, Del., home hundreds of times. But on this day in May 1974, she was walking toward her destiny. She had waited for this chance her whole life — nine long years — most of them spent …

A Year of ‘Wow’ for White Sox Star

Sunday, August 17, 2014

One of Jose Abreu’s biggest “wow” moments in Chicago arrived less than a month into his big league career, when the White Sox rookie stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the ninth inning against the …

Six College Football Coaches on the Rise

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Now that Chris Petersen has left Boise State for Washington, college football needs another coach from outside the so-called Big 5 conferences that will have his name come up for almost every big job. Six coaches whose names are likely to come up often when the jobs start …

Six College Football Coaches On the Hot Seat

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Coaches often say they are always on the hot seat. That might be true, but some seats are hotter than others. Last season, Southern California and Texas changed coaches and created a cascade of corresponding moves. A similar situation could play out this season, with a few coaches …

20 Historical Empires That Explain the Premier League

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Washington — The English Premier League season started Saturday. It is one of the world’s most popular sporting competitions, with hundreds of millions of fans glued to their screens every weekend in virtually all time zones of the …

Manchester United Looks to Reload in Premier League

Sunday, August 17, 2014

London — The return of the Premier League this weekend cannot come quickly enough for English fans still lamenting their national team’s worst World Cup showing. With the league’s riches and global reach, it remains England’s projection of soccer power. But as the waning impact of English sides …