Sports

Giving Back: Claremont 8-Year-Old Thanks Shriners in Remarkable Way

Friday, July 31, 2015

Claremont — With goggles firmly cupping his eyes, Justin Demars clasps his outstretched hands together, tucks his head between his arms and leans slightly forward over the edge of the pool. When the horn sounds, Demars, 8, plunges into the water at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center and with legs kicking and arms swinging, puts his all into a 25-meter …

Tough Start For Post 22: Lebanon Drops Playoff Opener

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Manchester — Perhaps it’s contagious. Less than a week after the Lebanon American Legion Post 22 senior baseball team exited double-elimination state tournament play with …

New Hampshire Looks to Feast Again in Shrine Game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — A New Hampshire practice for today’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl was the wrong place to be on Friday for someone skipping lunch. …

Boston’s Bid for 2024 Olympics Goes Bust

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The U.S. Olympic Committee and Boston officials Monday agreed to end the city’s comedy-of-errors attempt to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. In a statement, USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun left open the possibility of having another city, …

Enfield’s Sealey Rides to a Senior Games Crown

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Enfield — One of Richard Sealey’s most vivid early-childhood memories is one of speeding through the English countryside, on a second seat affixed to the crossbar of the bicycle driven by his father, Leonard. Now 70, Sealey likes …

SNHU, MLS Begin Unique Scholarship Partnership

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Concord — Major League Soccer is striking a multiyear deal with Southern New Hampshire University that will provide full scholarships for players and internship opportunities for the school’s current students. The partnership being announced Monday is the first of its kind for the 20-year-old league, which has 20 …

Acquiring Hamels Should Cost a Lot

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

When the July 31 trade deadline passed without the Philadelphia Phillies making a single move last season, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. was openly ridiculed. He was accused by rival executives of asking too much for his players, …

A Halo for Victorino

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Anaheim, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge. The 34-year-old Victorino is a two-time World Series champion, a …

Mets Foil Nats’ Hope for Clippard Reunion

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

New York — The active New York Mets acquired first-rate reliever Tyler Clippard from Oakland for a minor league pitcher Monday, completing their second trade in four days and sending another signal they’re serious about contending this year. …

Sources: NFL Nearing New Football Air Rules

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs. Two people familiar with the league’s plans tell The Associated Press on Monday that proper inflation of the footballs …

Dear NASCAR: Try Again

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Indianapolis — Run, NASCAR, don’t walk, back to the drawing board to figure out how to liven up racing. The rules package used for the Brickyard 400 was a failure no matter how the race is dissected. The …

Drogba Coming to Montreal

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Montreal — The Montreal Impact added an established scoring presence when they traded for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on Monday. Drogba moves to North America following his second spell at Chelsea, where he won the English Premier League title last season. The 37-year-old Ivory Coast forward signed …

Pale Hose Blitz Red Sox

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Boston — Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. It was the fifth straight win for the …