Pro Sports

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. …

U.S. Ryder Cup Team Hires a Familiar Face

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — Davis Love III was on his porch in Sea Island taking part in a conference call for the first Ryder Cup Task Force meeting, and he was shocked by what he heard. First, the PGA of America really was going to let the …

PawSox Sold, Moving to Providence

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Providence, r.i. — A group of investors headlined by Boston Red Sox president Larry Lucchino announced Monday they had purchased the Pawtucket Red Sox and would relocate the team to Rhode Island’s capital. Lucchino and several Rhode Island businessmen purchased the Triple-A baseball club for an undisclosed price …

A-Rod Back, Still Avoiding PED Details

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tampa, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8½ minutes about his season-long drug suspension. But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed the use of performance-enhancing …

Illegal Entry?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Yoan Moncada is lucky he was not born in the United States. At least today, he is. The Boston Red Sox signed Moncada, a 19-year-old Cuban infielder with a powerful swing and pianist-quick hands, with a signing bonus …

Tiny Town Testing Europowers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Guingamp, France — The coaches went to their club president with a modest request: Could he buy them a hut, locker or something to store their footballs and equipment? “No,” replied Bertrand Desplat, “it costs money.” With one …

Daytona Without Drama

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Daytona Beach, Fla. — It was a bumpy buildup to the Daytona 500, which for days was overshadowed by disputes, drama, an injury to Kyle Busch and the suspension of his older brother, Kurt. Dozens of cars were …

NHL Defenseman Donated Brain Long Before Death

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Toronto — Before concussions were a serious topic in hockey, Steve Montador knew all about the consequences of head injuries. Five years ago, while still playing in the NHL, Montador committed to donating his brain to research. Dr. Charles Tator, of the University of Toronto, told that story …

Searching for Character

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Indianapolis — The questions were similar, and Dorial Green-Beckham had virtually the same response for each one. “I’m disappointed in myself for all those things I did at Missouri,” said the wide receiver, who spent last season on …

Thomas, C’s Burn Suns

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Phoenix (ap) — Avery Bradley scored 23 points, Isaiah Thomas burned his former team with eight critical points in the last two minutes, and the Boston Celtics held off the Phoenix Suns 115-110 Monday night. Boston made a season-high 14 3-pointers, 10 in the first half as the …

Shiffrin Reigns in the Rain

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Maribor, Slovenia — Mikaela Shiffrin defied the pouring rain to comfortably earn her 12th career slalom victory Sunday, taking sole possession of the women’s World Cup record for most wins in the discipline by a teenager. The American …