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Professional golfer, Keegan Bradley, is greeted by his 1-year-old Goldendoodle, Penny, after the end of a clinic and q & a session held by Bradley and his fellow colleagues, Jon Curran and Brendan Steele, at the Keegan Bradley 2015 Charity Golf Classic in Woodstock, Vt.,  at Woodstock Country Club on Monday, August 31, 2015.  Keegan Bradley is a native of Woodstock, Vt., and returns for the annual golf tournament each year. 
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Traveling Band: Keegan Bradley and His Buddies Share Unique Bond

Monday, August 31, 2015

Woodstock — Jon Curran knew the new kid in town would have an effect on his golf game. He just didn’t realize at the time how vast that influence would become. Folks in Woodstock have become accustomed to welcoming Keegan Bradley back to town this time of year. The former Woodstock High golfer, now five years into his PGA Tour …

Patriots Plan to Be Flexible at Fullback

Monday, August 31, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — The loss of James Develin to a broken right tibia left the New England Patriots without a fullback on the roster. Sort of. “Playing fullback sometimes you see the fullback line up at tight end (and) tight ends line up at fullback,” tight end Rob Gronkowski said Monday. “It’s all what you can do as a player. You’ve got to …

Judge Will Make Call in ‘Deflategate’

Monday, August 31, 2015

New York — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two. Everyone involved “tried quite hard” to reach …

Verlander Appears to Be Far From Done

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Detroit — In many ways, Justin Verlander is the perfect symbol of an uncertain future for the Detroit Tigers. When he spent more than two months on the disabled list and then struggled in his first few starts …

Bolt Wins Gold, Takes a Hit

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Beijing — Turns out, only a man on wheels can take down Usain Bolt. Shortly after the Jamaican great won a fourth 200-meter title and a 10th gold overall at the world championships, a cameraman on a two-wheel vehicle banged into Bolt from behind. Suddenly, the Olympic champion …

Mexico Advances at LLWS

Thursday, August 27, 2015

South Williamsport, Pa. — A swing-and-a-miss ended the lopsided game. Mexicali players ran from their positions to a spot between the mound and the plate, celebrating their berth in the International championship game. One player was missing. The last one to arrive was Daniel Zaragoza, who had to …

In Brief: Worker Killed, Another Hurt at New Vikings Stadium Site

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Minneapolis — The contractor overseeing construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium said it’s not yet known how a worker fell to his death on the project. The worker was dead on arrival at a Minneapolis hospital after falling 50 feet while doing roofing work on the stadium’s …

American Pharoah Arrives

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Saratoga Springs, n.y. — Hail to the king. A van carrying American Pharoah rolled into Saratoga’s backstretch at 2:59 p.m. EDT Wednesday after a nine-hour trip from Southern California. The first Triple Crown winner since 1978 will try to win his ninth consecutive stakes race in Saturday’s 146th …

Pats Prep For Panthers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night’s third preseason game. “We weren’t very good on either side of the ball, or …

South African Runs To Victory in 400

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Beijing — Long after two of the all-time greats at 400 meters had left the track in second and third place, the winner was sprawled on the ground, gasping for breath and getting his pulse checked by a medic. This is how 23-year-old Wayde van Niekerk, of South …

Verlander 1-Hits Angels

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Detroit — Justin Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta lined a leadoff double in the ninth inning that landed barely fair on the left-field line, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles …

Porcello Makes Dazzling Return for Sox

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chicago — Rick Porcello pitched seven sparkling innings in his return from a triceps injury, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Porcello and Chris Sale had nearly …

Pennsylvania Reaches U.S. Final

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

South Williamsport, Pa. — The closest thing to a home team at the Little League World Series is headed for the final of the U.S. bracket. And Lewisberry can expect a full house when it goes for the title. Left-hander Adam Cramer struck out 13 in five innings, …