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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. …

Turner, C’s Rout Knicks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Boston — Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half and extended New York’s losing streak to eight with …

Angels Star Meets With MLB

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton was meeting with Major League Baseball officials Wednesday about a disciplinary issue, and the team is bracing for possible penalties. General manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed that Hamilton was in New York, but he …

In Brief: Notable NFL Names Receive Their Pink Slips

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Owings Mills, Md. — Jacoby Jones was cut Tuesday by the Baltimore Ravens. The wide receiver and kicker returner was a major contributor to the Ravens’ Super Bowl championship. The 30-year-old Jones played three seasons with Baltimore after a five-year run with Houston. Jones’ most memorable plays with …

Latest Injury to Rose Hits Bulls Hard

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Chicago — The news that Derrick Rose will have knee surgery again hit the Chicago Bulls and their fans hard and left them in a familiar spot — trying to get by without their star point guard. The torn meniscus in his right knee was announced Tuesday night, …

In Brief: ESPN Personality in Trouble

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bristol, Conn. — Keith Olbermann was taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter. On Monday, a Penn State alum tweeted to Olbermann the phrase “We Are!” and a link to an article about students …

Cubs Hire Pair of Ex-Sox

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mesa, Ariz. — Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis have been hired by Chicago Cubs executive Theo Epstein, their old boss on the Boston Red Sox. After serving as a player-coach for Triple-A Iowa during the second half of last season, Ramirez was announced Tuesday as the Cubs’ hitting …

Larger Than Life, Big Papi Has Arrived

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — Big Papi arrived at spring training with a weighty quip about new teammate Pablo Sandoval. “My belly hasn’t grown like Panda,” David Ortiz said Tuesday, joking about new Boston Red Sox teammate Sandoval. Ortiz, …

B’s Lack Goals in Loss

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Boston — Zack Kassian broke a 1-1 tie with a goal early in the third period and Eddie Lack preserved the lead with 13 of his 40 saves in the final period for the Vancouver Canucks in a …

Red Sox Take a Gamble: Pursuit of Moncada Underscores Commitment

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Fort Myers, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox are all in on Cuba, with their pursuit of acclaimed prospect Yoan Moncada the latest example. Moncada’s representative, David Hastings, said Tuesday he is hopeful the contract with a $31.5 …

KG Glad to Be Back in Minny

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Minneapolis — Nearly eight years after he left Minnesota, Kevin Garnett’s goal hasn’t changed. He still wants to bring a championship to the Timberwolves. That may not happen as a player for the 38-year-old. But maybe it will …