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Rob Fagnant, a 1994 Woodsvile High graduate and freelance sports videographer, prepares to film a Boston Red Sox documentary at Fenway Park in April 2013. 
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The Play’s the Thing — As Is the Replay — for Woodsville’s Fagnant

Monday, March 2, 2015

Not much into sports while growing up, Rob Fagnant instead regularly took to the stage as the lead role in student play productions. Today, the Woodsville High graduate plays a huge role behind the scenes for the New England Patriots and Revolution. Fagnant, 38, is a freelance contractor hired by Kraft Sports Productions, the video production arm of Patriots and Revolution owner Robert Kraft. For every Pats and Revs home game, Fagnant literally calls the shots for Gillette Stadium’s two giant video boards (as well as four smaller ones), coordinating the live images, replays, graphics and data displayed to up to more than 68,700 fans. …

Minoso, MLB’s 1st Black Latino Star, Dies

Monday, March 2, 2015

Chicago — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of black players who changed the game forever. By the time he played in his final game 35 years ago, he was a beloved figure with the Chicago White Sox. It was one amazing ride …

Golden State Evades Celtics

Monday, March 2, 2015

Boston — Stephen Curry scored 37 points, making four straight free throws to clinch it in the final seconds and the Golden State Warriors erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 106-101 on Sunday night. Golden State won for the seventh time in nine tries and snapped Boston’s three-game winning streak. …

Celtics Rally Past Hornets

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Boston — Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points and the Boston Celtics recovered from a 16-point third-quarter deficit to defeat the Charlotte Hornets 106-98 on Friday night. It was the third straight win for the Celtics, who were outscored …

In Brief: Herman Grabs First-Round Lead in Florida

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Playing in America for the first time this year, Rory McIlroy hit a 2-iron out of play on his opening hole and made a double bogey. A wind with gusts that approached 35 mph provided a rude welcome to just about everyone Thursday …

Angels Await Decision Regarding Hamilton

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto, manager Mike Scioscia and players declined to discuss specifics of Josh Hamilton’s situation Thursday, but voiced concern and support for the veteran outfielder, who met with Major League Baseball officials the …

Star’s Ban Ends: Judge Rules for Peterson After Hearing

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Adrian Peterson’s suspension has been overturned, but his immediate career future remains cloudy. A federal judge sided with the NFL Players Association on Thursday, saying the league’s arbitrator improperly applied a new disciplinary policy retroactively to the Minnesota …

Baseball Teams Talk Domestic Violence

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mesa, Ariz. — Reliever Dan Otero spoke up, as did many others, with a question on the topic of domestic violence that has been at the forefront of professional sports following the NFL’s recent troubles. The Oakland Athletics started Thursday morning in a makeshift clubhouse classroom, among the …

Panthers Add Veteran Scorer

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sunrise, Fla. — Jaromir Jagr hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1992. The Florida Panthers have never hoisted hockey’s holiest grail, chasing it since their inception in 1993. And now their paths will surprisingly align, with hope of completing those quests. Chasing a playoff spot in the Eastern …

LeBron: Don’t Scout Kid

Thursday, February 26, 2015

As an Ohio teenage hoops sensation, LeBron James went through the craziness of being recruited by colleges across the country. Now, he’s living it as a dad. And he’s not enjoying it. James said there are already colleges …

Koufax Believes In Kershaw

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Glendale, Ariz. — Sandy Koufax is confident that Clayton Kershaw won’t be remembered for his playoff struggles. The 79-year-old Koufax was at the first full-squad workout for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, and the Hall of Famer said he was certain Kershaw would have success in future …

Sox Star Not Thrilled With Speed-Up Rules

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. “I might run out of money,” Ortiz said during a colorful rant Wednesday about the new pace-of-play rule …

Moncada Arrives At Red Sox Facility

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Yoan Moncada arrived Wednesday at the spring training headquarters of the Boston Red Sox, another step toward completion of a hefty contract for the 19-year-old Cuban. The Red Sox and Moncada’s agent reached an agreement earlier this week on a deal with a $31.5 …