Sports

Promise Kept, for a Friend: Former Mascoma, UVM Star Young Tries Coaching at Late Mentor’s Request

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lebanon — Ed Kehoe played matchmaker, right up to the end. In his younger brother Tim, Kehoe had someone who taught basketball the same way he did. In the most successful player he ever coached, Tonya Young, Kehoe saw someone who could be helpful both on the court and in life. So as the longtime high school girls basketball coach’s …

Duke’s Shining Light: Krzyzewski Was The Right Hire

Monday, January 26, 2015

The voice on the phone quickly changed from cordial to cold. “Duke is going to hire Mike Krzyzewski? Are you kidding me? Mike Krzyzewski of …

Local Roundup: Pogue Sixth at NHCS Nordic Race

Monday, January 26, 2015

Whitefield, n.h. — There are certain allowances that have to be made when gathering hundreds of cross country skiers in one location, such as what …

Sharon Boys Earn A ‘Statement Win’

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sharon — One miss led to an exhortation, a second to a plea. A third left Sharon Academy boys basketball coach Blake Fabrikant noshing on his tie. By the 19th miss, Fabrikant knew — his Phoenix wasn’t going to beat Rivendell on Friday night with its free-throw shooting. …

Safe Landing: Goaltender Settles in as Big Green’s Starter

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hanover — James Kruger stepped out of the airplane and fell for nearly a minute one day last summer before the tandem skydiving instructor strapped to his back released their parachute. There was an upward pull and the …

Local Roundup: Twinfield Nips South Royalton

Thursday, January 22, 2015

South Royalton — The South Royalton School girls basketball team lost more than a game when leading scorer Jacqueline Fulcher went down with a first-quarter ankle injury in Twinfield’s 34-31 win over Thursday night. Rachel Moore scored 11 …

Commentary: ‘Deflategate’ Has Us Gabbing About Football

Thursday, January 22, 2015

It doesn’t matter if we want Deflategate. It doesn’t matter if we don’t want Deflategate. We NEED Deflategate. Whether the Patriots purposely took some of the air out of their footballs Sunday as they were taking all of …

In Brief: Martinez’s Plaque to Have Sox Cap

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Cooperstown, n.y. — Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame plaque will have the cap of the Boston Red Sox and John Smoltz’s will have the Atlanta Braves. The Hall of Fame made the announcement Thursday. It said last week that Randy Johnson’s plaque will have the cap of the …

Mum’s the Word on Deflated Footballs

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per …

Commentary: Gordon Leaves Legacy as Driver, Ambassador

Thursday, January 22, 2015

True confession: I’m a big fan of Jeff Gordon. As an extremely-talented driver. As a person who treated others with respect. As one of the greatest ambassadors in professional sports. His announcement that he will retire as a …

Venus Williams On an Upswing at Age 34

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Melbourne, Australia — There is a big difference between the Venus Williams of, say, the year 2000 and the Venus of 2015. The Venus of today says she might not be at the top of her game but she is more strategic, she understands the game better and …

C’s Win in Final Second

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Portland, Ore. — Evan Turner hit a 3-pointer with one second left and the Boston Celtics overcame the shorthanded Portland Trail Blazers 90-89 on Thursday night. Avery Bradley had 18 points to lead the Celtics, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Jared Sullinger added 17 points and nine …

Braves Sign Gomes

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Atlanta Braves agreed to contract terms with veteran outfielder Jonny Gomes on a one-year, $4 million contract that includes a vesting option, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night. He’ll likely be part of a left-field platoon and is known for being a strong leader …