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After a Turkey Trot, It’s All Gravy

Friday, November 28, 2014

Nora Krug The Washington Post For the health-conscious, Thanksgiving can present something of a challenge. Travel, cooking, family — plus all that football to watch — leave little time (or motivation) to exercise. But for the truly dedicated, there’s a fun, simple solution: the turkey trot. Over the past few decades, this road race has become something of a national …

Bench Boss

Friday, November 28, 2014

First-year Woodsville girls basketball coach Russ Wilcox prefers to keep himself occupied. When it comes to his favorite game, he’ll get his wish and then …

Movie Highlights Ski Adventurers

Friday, November 28, 2014

By Jared Pendak Valley News Staff Writer He had to travel across the planet, but pro snowboarder Seth Wescott found the perfect remedy for his …

F1 Champ: I Can Go Faster

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — British driver Lewis Hamilton vows to race even faster next year when he defends his Formula One title. Hamilton sealed his second F1 title in style on Sunday, winning the 11th race of his campaign at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to …

Chinese Are Learning to Love Boxing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Macau — Bob Arum learned something about Chinese boxing fans earlier this year at his company’s first fight card in Shanghai, where the crowd yelled and cheered for the home country boxers all the way up until the …

Bend Backward Like Beckham

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Before most television cameras start rolling and fans enter the stadium, Odell Beckham Jr. practices making acrobatic, one-handed catches in pregame warmups. It paid off for the rookie receiver. Beckham’s spectacular, leaping, right-handed grab while falling backward and …

Bills Unleash a Scoring Avalanche on Jets

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Detroit — After a week of frightening weather and an abbreviated practice schedule, the Buffalo Bills played one of their best games of the season. Kyle Orton threw two touchdown passes, Robert Woods pulled off a slick one-handed catch and Scott Chandler added a snow-themed celebration as the …

Malkin’s OT Missile Sinks Bruins

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Boston — Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the night 32 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday. Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists, including a …

Cavs Bust Four-Game Funk

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cleveland — LeBron James scored 29 points, including 16 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a four-game losing streak with a 106-74 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. After bluntly assessing his own …

No. 2 Notre Dame Women Smother Harvard, 97-43

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

South Bend, Ind. — Taya Reimer scored 14 points to lead No. 2 Notre Dame to a 97-43 win over visiting Harvard on Monday night. After Notre Dame (5-0) failed to score on its first two possessions, Harvard (2-2) grabbed an early 5-2 lead with a 3 by …

Pele Back in Hospital

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sao Paulo — Brazilian soccer great Pele has been hospitalized for a “medical evaluation.” The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo says the three-time World Cup champion is “stable” after being admitted late Monday. Brazilian media says Pele has a urinary infection, but the information could not be …

Friars Catch Fire: Dartmouth Out of NCAA Soccer Tourney

Monday, November 24, 2014

Providence, r.i. — During its first 18 games, the Dartmouth College men’s soccer team had outscored its opponents by a 20-9 margin. Suffice to say the Big Green didn’t live up to that statistic Sunday night in an …

Detroit Put in A Cage

Monday, November 24, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team. Throw in a defense that held the …