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Dartmouth College women’s soccer coach Ron Rainey addresses his team during a Sept. 1 practice. Valley News - Tris Wykes

A Plan for Success: First-Year Dartmouth Coach Used to Building Winners

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hanover — There’s a sizable difference between coaching in the Big Ten and guiding the Big Green, but first-year Dartmouth College women’s soccer coach Ron Rainey appears to have little doubt he’s landed in the right spot. The 45-year-old’s April hiring seemed out of character, however, for athletic director Harry Sheehy, who has regularly brought in young, female coaches to …

Murray’s Legs Give Cowboys an Edge

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Associated Press Scoreboard standouts from Week 4. STARS Passing ∎ Andrew Luck, Colts, was 29 for 41 for 393 yards and four touchdown passes and an interception in Indianapolis’ 44-17 victory over Tennessee. He is the first player in NFL history to post consecutive games with at least 370 yards passing, four …

Rondo: ‘I Want to Remain a Celtic’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

By Howard Ulman AP Sports Writer Boston — Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand. His relationship with the Boston Celtics appears healthy. Entering the final season of his contract, the only star on the rebuilding team had a simple answer Monday when asked if he wants to stick around …

Windsor Grad Leads Castleton in OT

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Castleton, Vt. — The Castleton offense sputtered for the majority of the second half, but came alive late behind the running of Hartland’s Matt Rafus, including a touchdown in overtime as the Spartans held off a tough Plymouth State team 20-13 at Spartan Stadium on a soggy Saturday …

Trojans Stop Stanford

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stanford, Calif. — Andre Heidari kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal with 2:30 left, J.R. Tavai forced a fumble to end Stanford’s comeback bid and No. 14 Southern California held off the No. 13 Cardinal 13-10 on Saturday. …

Pittsburgh Rides Running Game to Win Over BC

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Boston (ap) — James Conner ran for 213 yards and a touchdown to lead Pittsburgh to a 30-20 victory over Boston College on Friday night in the first Atlantic Coast Conference matchup between the former Big East foes. Chad Voytik completed 10 of 21 passes for 111 yards, …

Baylor’s Dominant Defense Dominates Talk After Opener

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Waco, Texas — Offensive-minded Baylor coach Art Briles spent a lot of time during the offseason trying to convince everyone how good he expected the Bears to be on defense. There are plenty of reasons to start believing him after a strong defensive performance by the No. 10 …

Jack Kraft, Villanova Basketball Coach, Was 93

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Villanova, Pa. — Jack Kraft, the Villanova basketball coach who guided the Wildcats to the 1971 NCAA title game and coached such players as Wali Jones, Bill Melchionni and Howard Porter, has died. He was 93. He died …

Eagles, New QB Pull Away From Minutemen

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tyler Murphy ran for 118 yards and a touchdown, carrying Boston College to a 30-7 victory over in-state rival Massachusetts on Saturday in the season opener for both schools. Murphy, a graduate transfer who played …

College Football: Crimson Tide Good Enough to Win

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Atlanta — Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 …

Dartmouth Notebook: Big Green WR Makes Quick Adjustment

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hanover — When Joseph Cook joined the Dartmouth College football team from a big-time California high school program last year, he brought a not-uncommon assumption that he’d immediately be an impact player. The farther one strays from the …

UMass, BC Renew an Old Rivalry

Friday, August 29, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The statue of Doug Flutie outside Boston College’s Alumni Stadium was playfully defaced this week when someone — presumably by a UMass supporter — draped a Minuteman jersey over it. Flutie retweeted a photo with …

Back at the Track, Stewart Looking to Heal

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hampton, Ga. — Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the …