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Angels Acquire Shane Victorino from Red Sox for Stretch Run
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels acquired veteran outfielder Shane Victorino and more than $3.8 million from the Boston Red Sox on Monday for infielder Josh Rutledge.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Red Sox Dugout: Hall of Famer Martinez To Have Number '45' Retired at Fenway
BOSTON -- Pedro Martinez's Hall of Fame career took off in the late 1990s in a ballpark usually know for offensive numbers.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

With Boston Out, Can Los Angeles Revive a US Olympic Bid?
Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympics was undercut by its own mayor, its skeptical public and, finally, leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee, who were tired of the city's ever-changing blueprint.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NBA Roundup: Warriors Trade David Lee to Boston for Wallace, Babb
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Golden State Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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NFL
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

California Surfer Wins 10K Open Water World Title at Kazan
KAZAN, Russia -- After biding his time, Jordan Wilimovsky made a clean break from the collection of thrashing arms and legs. He surged into the lead and was on his way to Rio de Janeiro.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thoughts on the Out-of-Doors: Picturesque Greeley Ponds
They are two little ponds nestled in a narrow valley ringed by mountains and reached by a trail running from the Kancamagus to Waterville Valley. I had attempted to hike to the Greeley Ponds from the Waterville Valley side a couple of years ago but had to turn back as the trail was closed due to severe damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene. The ponds have been on my bucket list since.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Impact Acquire Former Chelsea Striker Didier Drogba
MONTREAL -- The Montreal Impact added an established scoring presence when they traded for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba on Monday.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Busch Grabs Elusive Indy Victory as Comeback Continues
AP Auto Racing Writer
Monday, July 27, 2015

Chris Froome Wins 2nd Tour de France
PARIS -- All for one, one for all, and all bathed in yellow.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Quick Hits
GOLF
Monday, July 27, 2015

Greinke's Shutout Streak Ends, Mets Win 3-2
NEW YORK -- Zack Greinke's shutout streak ended at 45 2/3 innings when the Mets scored the first of two scratch runs against him, and New York beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Sunday on newcomer Juan Uribe's single off the wall in the 10th.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio Enter Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker -- Hall of Famer.
Monday, July 27, 2015

Disappointed US Faces Panama in Gold Cup 3rd-Place Game
CHESTER, Pa. -- Asked what winning the third-place game at the CONCACAF Gold Cup would mean, U.S. captain Michael Bradley paused for a moment, then said softly, "Not much."
Saturday, July 25, 2015

NFL: Hall of Fame Bars Seau's Daughter from Comments
CANTON, Ohio -- Junior Seau's daughter will not be commenting on her father entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the Aug. 8 inductions.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

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ESPN
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Column: USOC Needs To Dump Boston While There's Still Time
The U.S. Olympic Committee needs to cut its losses.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

USOC Asks Massachusetts Governor for Stance on Boston '24
BOSTON -- The U.S. Olympic Committee wants to know where the governor of Massachusetts stands on the Boston Olympics. His answer: Still crunching the numbers.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

FIFA Says Corruption Crisis Hinders Search for New Sponsors
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

NASCAR Drivers Adjusting to New Rules Package at Brickyard
INDIANAPOLIS -- A new rules package for Indianapolis Motor Speedway provided visibility issues for drivers. More troubling for NASCAR, though, is that after nearly five hours of practice Friday, there was little indication the changes will produce better racing.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Beckham's Single Keys Late Rally as Rays Beat Orioles 3-1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tim Beckham snapped an eighth-inning tie with a two-out, bases-loaded single that gave the Tampa Bay Rays a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Saturday, July 25, 2015

Human Rights Groups Criticize Both 2022 Winter Olympic Bids
Watchdog groups criticized the human rights records of China and Kazakhstan on Thursday, just over a week before the IOC decides on whether to award the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing or Almaty.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Bolt 'Will Show Up' at World Championships in Beijing
LONDON -- Even though Usain Bolt is still waiting to see if he has fully recovered from a left leg injury, the Olympic champion is sure he will be able to compete at next month's world championships in Beijing.
Friday, July 24, 2015

AP Source: Union Offered NFL Settlement on Brady Suspension
The players' union proposed a settlement on Tom Brady's four-game suspension last week that was "met with silence" by the NFL, a person familiar with the proposal told The Associated Press.
Friday, July 24, 2015

After Stunning Gold Cup Loss, US Looks for Positive Spin
ATLANTA -- Jurgen Klinsmann strolled into the room in the basement of the Georgia Dome, not looking overly concerned about the biggest upset loss in U.S. men's soccer history.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Yanks Take 9th Win in 11 Games
NEW YORK -- Jacoby Ellsbury finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in four runs and Chase Headley hit a three-run double in the first inning as the New York Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Thursday to bolster their spot atop the AL East.
Friday, July 24, 2015

A's Trade Kazmir to His Hometown Astros for 2 Minor Leaguers
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Scott Kazmir is heading to his hometown Houston Astros and into the thick of a pennant race, and the Oakland Athletics are starting their summer sell-off.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Greinke's Shutout Streak On Hold for Birth of First Child
NEW YORK -- Zack Greinke's shutout streak is on hold while the Los Angeles Dodgers ace and his wife await the birth of their first child.
Friday, July 24, 2015

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LOCAL GOLF
Friday, July 24, 2015

A Look at Players To Be Inducted Into the Baseball Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- A look at the players to be inducted July 26 into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum:
Friday, July 24, 2015

Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz and Biggio Ready To Enter Hall
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Three dominated on the mound, the other excelled at three positions up the middle. Together, pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and multi-talented Craig Biggio left a remarkable imprint on baseball.
Friday, July 24, 2015

AP Source: Sherri Coale To Enter Women's Basketball Hall
NEW YORK -- Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale will headline the 2016 women's basketball Hall of Fame induction class, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Phelps, Other Stars Missing from Swimming Worlds in Russia
Michael Phelps isn't the only big name missing from the world swimming championships that begin Friday in Kazan, Russia.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Two Stages Down, Two To Go in Alps for Froome on Tour
SAINT-JEAN-DE-MAURIENNE, France -- The road snaked back and forth like spaghetti stuck to a wall, 18 hairpin bends, climbed for the first time in the 112-year history of the Tour de France.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Gordon Honored at Boyhood Home Before Final Brickyard 400
PITTSBORO, Ind. -- Jeff Gordon felt right at home Thursday back in small-town Indiana.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Maple Leafs Hire Longtime Devils Exec Lou Lamoriello as GM
TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs hired Lou Lamoriello as general manager on Thursday, bringing in an experienced NHL executive to try to turn around the franchise.
Friday, July 24, 2015

Quick Hits
SENIOR ATHLETICS
Thursday, July 23, 2015

IndyCar's Karam Defends Himself After Carpenter Criticism
NEWTON, Iowa -- Despite getting dressed down by Ed Carpenter after some close racing in Iowa, rookie Sage Karam offered the IndyCar veteran an empty seat next to him on the plane ride home.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mardy Fish Says US Open To Be Last Tournament of Career
NEW YORK -- Former top-10 player Mardy Fish says the U.S. Open will be the last tennis tournament of his career.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

NBA Leaning Toward No Playoff Guarantee for Division Winners
NEWARK, N.J. -- A division title might soon mean a banner but no assurance of a playoff spot in the NBA.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

What Goes Up Also Goes Down at Tour, But Froome Keeps Lead
PRA LOUP, France -- The speedometer clocked between 50 and 60 kilometers per hour (30-37 mph) as the pine trees whipped by, and the riders leaned left to right and back again to negotiate the snaking, bumpy descent.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Spurrier: Not Too Old To Coach, Will Be Around 'A Long Time'
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Steve Spurrier has a message for all those "enemies" out there, saying he will remain South Carolina's coach for a long time.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Americans Start Looking Toward Rio as Pan Am Games Wind Down
TORONTO -- Alan Ashley isn't paying attention to the medal table at the Pan Am Games, but the American will be riveted to it at next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Blatter Heads to Russia for First Foreign Trip Since Crisis
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter is due in Russia on Thursday for his first overseas trip since the arrests of fellow soccer executives in May left him unwilling to leave the safety of Switzerland.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Silver Has 'No Doubt' NBA Could See a Female Head Coach
NEWARK, N.J. -- Adam Silver has "no doubt" the NBA could see a day when Becky Hammon or another woman is a head coach.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jamaica Stuns US 2-1 in Gold Cup Semifinals
ATLANTA -- The United States had everything on its side. History. A raucous home crowd. And, supposedly, the better team.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

MLB Roundup: Mets Lose Late 4-3 to Nationals, Drop 3 Games Back in East
NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez hit the 20th homer of his renaissance season, Mark Teixeira connected for an early two-run shot and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 Wednesday night.
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jamaica Relishes Underdog Role Against US in Gold Cup
ATLANTA -- Forward Michael Seaton says Jamaica advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals for the first time in 17 years because the Reggae Boyz enjoyed surprising the doubters.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sky Airs Froome Data as Tour de France Nears Alpine Finale
SISTERON, France -- The team of Tour de France leader Chris Froome bowed to pressure Tuesday and released data about his riding power, heart rate and pedaling rhythm, hoping to quell speculation about doping ahead of an increasingly likely victory in Paris.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

UAB To Resume Playing Football in 2017
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- UAB football will take the field again in 2017 and remain an FBS program.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Oklahoma Looks To Pass Forward to More Big 12 Championships
DALLAS -- Bob Stoops is bringing back the kind of pass-happy offense to Oklahoma that he introduced to the Big 12.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Column: Important Not To Let Armstrong Ruin Tour Again
LES BLAYES, France -- In his biography, Chris Froome recounts how his two elder brothers used to amuse themselves by locking him in a dog kennel with an angry, scratching turkey. "Only when I was in absolute floods of tears would they open the cage up and let me out," the Tour de France race leader recounts.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Feds End Prosecution of Barry Bonds Without Conviction
SAN FRANCISCO -- After a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution, Barry Bonds emerged victorious Tuesday when federal prosecutors dropped what was left of their criminal case against the career home runs leader.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

NHL Receives Expansion Bids from Las Vegas, Quebec City
Bill Foley has put his money down on an NHL expansion team in Las Vegas. And Quebec City is getting a second chance at being a pro hockey market.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

AP Source: Cavs, Richard Jefferson Agree to 1-Year Deal
CLEVELAND -- Richard Jefferson has experience, deep knowledge of the NBA and a deft shooting touch.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Bare-Handed Shark Wrestler: 'I Haven't Got a Scratch on Me'
Mick Fanning sat up on a high stool, straight backed and good humored, recounting the story he will be telling for the rest of his days, about how he fought off a shark with his bare hands during a surfing competition in South Africa.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DeAndre Jordan Happy with Clippers After Free Agent "Fiasco"
LOS ANGELES -- DeAndre Jordan thought the Dallas Mavericks offered everything he wanted, including a fresh start and a starring role.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Peterson, Vikings Agree To Redo Last 3 Years of Deal
MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings agreed Tuesday to restructure the final three years of his contract, giving the six-time Pro Bowl running back $20 million in guaranteed money.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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NFL
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

FSU Coach Jimbo Fisher Says Seminoles Working on Problems
PINEHURST, N.C. -- With off-field issues overshadowing his program once again, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Tuesday the Seminoles are "stepping up" their process of educating players about domestic violence and other issues.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Quick Hits
COLLEGE HOOPS
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Thrills, Spills and Telephone Pole on Stage 16 Won by Plaza
GAP, France -- Two bright-yellow Tour de France arrows attached to a telephone pole were telling Geraint Thomas to veer sharp right.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Maya, Tyrah Compete in Twin State Soccer
Littleton High School graduate Maya Northrop and Lake Region Union's Tyrah Urie represented their respective state Saturday at the 41st annual Twin State Soccer game in Castleton. Maddy Feeney tallied two goals to lead Vermont to a 4-1 win. Urie, who scored for the Green Mountain State in the victory, and Northrop will be trying out for the Keene State soccer squad in the fall.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Beasley Back with US at 33, Hoping for 5th Gold Cup Title
BALTIMORE -- DaMarcus Beasley was content with his December decision to retire from the U.S. national team.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Johnson Wins British Open, Stops Spieth's Bid for Grand Slam
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

MLB Roundup: Pujols, Angels Open Doubleheader with 11-1 Rout of Red Sox
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The first rainout at Angel Stadium in 20 years did nothing to slow the Los Angeles Angels' monthlong surge.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Bruins Hold Camp for Draft Picks
WIMINGTON, Mass. -- Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has had a busy rookie offseason since taking over for the fired Peter Chiarelli in May.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Quick Hits
COLLEGE
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Carl Edwards Takes Pole at New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. -- With Carl Edwards leading the charge, Joe Gibbs Racing continued its recent hot streak and took four of the top eight qualifying spots for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Edwards Wins Pole at New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. -- With Carl Edwards leading the charge, Joe Gibbs Racing continued its recent hot streak and took four of the top eight qualifying spots for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dustin Johnson Still in Control at St. Andrews
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- The grand pursuit of Jordan Spieth, redemption for Dustin Johnson, the mystery that has become Tiger Woods. It all came to a momentary halt Friday in the gloaming of St. Andrews when Tom Watson said goodbye to the British Open.
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Swiss Extradite FIFA's Jeffrey Webb to the United States
Former FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb has been extradited to the United States following his arrest in Switzerland on racketeering and bribery charges filed by American prosecutors.
Friday, July 17, 2015

In Year of Parity, Nearly Every Team Has Playoffs Chance
NEW YORK -- Clayton Kershaw looks around the major leagues and sees opponents convinced they can reach the playoffs.
Friday, July 17, 2015

SEC Moves Ahead Alone on Tougher Transfer Rules
HOOVER, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference has taken the high road when it comes to domestic violence, aiming to keep alleged abusers off their rosters even if it means they land in a rival league.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Alps Last Major Obstacle for Froome on Tour de France
PLATEAU DE BEILLE, France -- One mountain range completed, one more to go.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Spieth Opens Bid with Good Round, Familiar Foe in Scotland
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Mike Tyson Sees Himself in Ronda Rousey's UFC Dominance
GLENDALE, Calif. -- Moments after Mike Tyson stepped into the Glendale Fighting Club, Ronda Rousey grabbed her judo coach and abruptly flung him onto the canvas with an enormous bang.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Popovich To Coach, Gasols To Play in NBA's 1st Africa Game
NEW YORK -- Gregg Popovich will coach Team Africa with captain Luol Deng, while brothers Pau and Marc Gasol will play for Team World in the NBA's first game in Africa.
Friday, July 17, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals Enter 2nd Half with Majors' Best Record
ST. LOUIS-- Bruised and battle-tested, the St. Louis Cardinals watched their division lead dwindle to 2 ½ games entering the All-Star break.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Long-Suffering Astros Finally Back in Contention
HOUSTON -- Here's something new: The Houston Astros finally have reason to look forward to the second half of the season.
Friday, July 17, 2015

Playoff Races, Trade Talks Highlight 2nd Half of MLB Season
The Cardinals are really good, the Phillies are really bad, and then there's everyone else.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Spieth Trying To Look at British Open as Another Event
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- With a chance to match history at the home of golf, Jordan Spieth is trying to make the British Open feel like just another event.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

US Soccer Chief Felt 'Discomfort' During Soccer Proceedings
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Soccer Federation chief executive Dan Flynn said Wednesday he had no direct knowledge of bribery or kickbacks exchanged by FIFA officials but experienced moments of "discomfort" during meetings.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Most Franchise Tagged Players Reach Long-Term Deals
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs ended up with a big bargain the last time they signed Justin Houston. This time, it's the star linebacker who's cashing in.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cowboys, Bryant Beat Deadline with 5-Year, $70 Million Deal
IRVING, Texas -- Dez Bryant has the long-term contract he said he wouldn't play without, and the Dallas Cowboys can quit worrying about whether he really would skip games.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Saban: NFL Draft Evaluations Affected Alabama Chemistry
HOOVER, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban thinks something happened to his team's chemistry between the Southeastern Conference championship game and the national semifinals against Ohio State.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Quick Hits
NFL
Thursday, July 16, 2015

USOC Leaders Head to Boston To Check Up On Bid Progress
U.S. Olympic Committee leaders will be in Boston to meet Thursday with the group trying to get the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics on track.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Demaryius Thomas Signs Five-Year, $70 Million Contract
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Demaryius Thomas hasn't lost any of his impeccable timing.
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Quick Hits
NBA
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Klinsmann Shakes Up US Roster for Gold Cup Knockout Rounds
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Jurgen Klinsmann spouted optimism after the United States played Panama to a 1-1 draw to wrap up the group stage of the Gold Cup, reasoning that despite a trio of sluggish performances the Americans had still survived unbeaten.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Milan Lucic "Surprised, Thrilled" To Be in LA
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Milan Lucic understood that anything could happen with the Boston Bruins after they missed the playoffs and hired a new general manager.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Monday's Scores and Tuesday's Schedule
MONDAY
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Youth Soccer: Study Says Rough Play Riskier Than Heading
CHICAGO -- Heading takes the heat in youth soccer, but limiting rough play might be a better way to prevent concussions and other injuries, a nine-year study of U.S. high school games suggests.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Basso's Withdrawal With Tumor Hits Contador's Hopes
PAU, France -- Stunning the Tour de France on its first rest day, doctors diagnosed a tumor in the left testicle of two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso on Monday, forcing him out of the showcase race.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Kings Edge South Burlington
LYNDONVILLE -- The OEC Kings won an American Legion Baseball game Monday evening against South Burlington, 2-1. Wyatt Prue earned the win, going the distance for the Kings, allowing just five hits and striking out eight. Davis Guyer provided the offense for OEC, driving in both runs.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Trout, Harper, Plenty of Fresh Faces Highlight All-Star Game
CINCINNATI -- Not too long ago, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Gerrit Cole were the ones picking up the extra balls and getting pranked into paying the pricey checks.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Quick Hits
MLB
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Red Sox: Yankees Win, 8-6
BOSTON -- David Ortiz was out sick when the Boston Red Sox were trying to gain some ground against their AL East rivals.
Monday, July 13, 2015

Djokovic Beats Federer for 3rd Wimbledon Title, 9th Major
LONDON -- A game away from a third Wimbledon championship and ninth Grand Slam title, Novak Djokovic sized up a 108 mph serve from none other than Roger Federer and stretched to smack a cross-court forehand return winner.
Monday, July 13, 2015

Kyle Busch Wins Sprint Cup 400-Mile Race at Kentucky
SPARTA, Ky. -- Though Kyle Busch remains outside NASCAR's championship playoff looking in, his prospects continue getting stronger.
Monday, July 13, 2015

Spieth Beats Gillis in Playoff, Wins John Deere Classic
SILVIS, Ill. -- Jordan Spieth beat Tom Gillis on the second hole of a playoff to win the John Deere Classic on Sunday for his fourth victory of the season.
Monday, July 13, 2015

The Record's Female Track and Field Player of the Year Finalists
White Mountains Regional's Alex Curtis earned the honor as The Record's 2015 Female Track and Field Player of the Year, though there were some other standouts worth mentioning. Below are the other finalists for the award.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Yanks Win Opener, 5-1
BOSTON -- Alex Rodriguez hit his 17th home run in the first inning, Michael Pineda had another impressive start and the Yankees took advantage of Clay Buchholz's early exit and Boston's shoddy defense to beat the Sox 5-1 on Friday night.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Federer Tops Murray for 10th Wimbledon Final; Djokovic Next
LONDON -- If Roger Federer was going to allow Andy Murray to gain a foothold in the Wimbledon semifinals, this seemed as if it might be the moment.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Quick Hits
CYCLING
Saturday, July 11, 2015

NYC Celebrates Women's World Cup Winners
NEW YORK -- Fresh off its World Cup championship, the U.S. women's soccer team got a hero's welcome on Friday with a ticker-tape parade in lower Manhattan mobbed by young girls and other flag-waving fans, followed by a City Hall ceremony where each player was given a key to the city.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Legion Baseball: OEC Kings Drop Cannons
COLCHESTER -- The OEC Kings won an American Legion game Friday, 11-8 over the Colchester Cannons. St. J Academy grad Andrew Graciano went 3-for-4, scoring three runs.
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jordan's Change of Heart Has Some Questioning Moratorium
Doc Rivers gave a quick answer when asked about DeAndre Jordan coming back to the Los Angeles Clippers.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Williams Routs Sharapova, Faces Muguruza in Wimbledon Final
LONDON -- Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory in the Wimbledon final would mean.
Friday, July 10, 2015

AP Sources: James, Cavaliers Agree to 2-Year Contract
CLEVELAND -- There was no need for a heartfelt letter this summer. LeBron James isn't going anywhere.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Yanks Prep for Sox With 6-2 Win
NEW YORK -- Cole Figueroa was pooped.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Rose Hopes To Meet Commissioner, Open to 'Almost Anything'
CINCINNATI -- Hits king Pete Rose said he's "open to almost anything" that Commissioner Rob Manfred might have in mind when they discuss his lifetime ban for betting on baseball.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Toronto, Pan Am Games To Be Judged by Olympic Standards
TORONTO -- Toronto isn't ready to bid for the Olympics, but the head of the Pan Am Games knows he'll be judged by that measure.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Martin Becomes 2nd Tour Leader To Pull Out Injured
LE HAVRE, France -- The yellow jersey seems to be an unlucky charm at this Tour de France.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Wimbledon Lookahead: Federer-Murray, Djokovic-Gasquet in SF
LONDON -- Three of the four participants in the men's semifinals Friday at Wimbledon -- Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray -- already have their names etched on the trophy.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Matthews Sticks with Reeling Mavs After Jordan Rejection
DALLAS -- Mavericks owner Mark Cuban gave free agent guard Wesley Matthews an out after accepting the reality that DeAndre Jordan was spurning Dallas to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Karrie Webb, Marina Alex Share Early Lead at US Women's Open
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Veteran Karrie Webb and relative LPGA Tour newcomer Marina Alex each shot 4-under 66 Thursday and emerged as unlikely co-leaders midway through the first round of the U.S. Women's Open.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Former 49er Ray McDonald Charged with Domestic Violence
SAN FRANCISCO -- Former San Francisco 49er defensive tackle Ray McDonald was charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment in connection with allegations he assaulted his ex-fiancee while she held their 2-month-old child, prosecutors said Thursday.
Friday, July 10, 2015

Quick Hits
LOCAL GOLF
Friday, July 10, 2015

Porcello Rebounds, Sox Sweep Miami
BOSTON -- Rick Porcello held Miami to two runs in six innings to snap a career-worst, seven-game losing streak, David Ortiz hit a two-run homer and the surging Boston Red Sox won their season-high fourth straight, 6-3 over the Marlins on Wednesday night.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Gatlin Heads Season-Best Lineup in 100 at Athletissima Meet
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The best 100-meter lineup so far in this world championship season sees six of the eight fastest men in 2015 race each other on Thursday.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Federer, Murray in Semi Showdown; Djokovic Gets Gasquet
LONDON -- Roger Federer and Andy Murray ran into each other Wednesday morning in the champions' locker room at the All England Club, then walked together over to the practice area to prepare -- on adjacent courts -- for their respective quarterfinals later in the day.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

NBC Gets Positive Reviews in Return to NASCAR Coverage
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NBC's return to NASCAR coverage came with a big set of challenges: A three-hour rain delay and a caution-filled race that ended with a horrific last-lap crash nearly eight hours after the network began its broadcast.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Golf Notebook: McIlroy Withdraws from British Open
The photo Rory McIlroy posted to Instagram on Wednesday shows his feet up, a black air cast around his left ankle, as he watches Wimbledon on television. The claret jug was positioned beneath the screen.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

NBA: Jordan Rethinking Move to Dallas
DALLAS -- The Los Angeles Clippers made a last-ditch push Wednesday to keep DeAndre Jordan after the free agent center had second thoughts about his agreement to join the Dallas Mavericks, people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

MLB Roundup: Red Sox Rally To 4-3 Win Over Marlins
BOSTON -- Xander Bogaerts drove in three runs with a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning, bolstering his chances for a spot in the All-Star Game and leading the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Quick Hits
LOCAL RECREATION
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

NBA Notebook: Celtics Pick up David Lee from Golden State
OAKLAND, Calif. -- David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free agent in 2010.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Williams Gets Past Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova Next
LONDON (AP) -- Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal against Victoria Azarenka never felt like a runaway.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

PGA Grand Slam To Move from Trump Course in Los Angeles
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump's course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate's comments on Mexican immigrants.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

US Women Begin Home World Cup Celebrations with LA Fan Rally
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women's national team fans and raised an arm in triumph.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

US Enjoys a Final Title Celebration Before Leaving Canada
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women's World Cup championship trophy on her head.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bradley To Make 100th Appearance as US Opens Gold Cup
FRISCO, Texas -- Michael Bradley's 100th appearance for U.S. national team will be in Tuesday night's CONCACAF Gold Cup opener against Honduras, captaining the defending champion.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Quick Hits
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Frightening Daytona Wreck Puts NASCAR Safety in Spotlight
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Win, Then a Hug: Serena Williams Tops Venus at Wimbledon
LONDON -- Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus -- older, taller, stronger -- who usually beat Serena.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Rookies Bryant, Pederson Make All-Star Team; A-Rod left out
NEW YORK -- Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lloyd Hat Trick Lifts Americans to WC Crown
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Quick Hits
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Monday, July 6, 2015

Freedom Run in the Books
NEWPORT/DERBY -- For yet another year, runners in the Harry Corrow Freedom Run celebrated Freedom -- Freedom from Tyranny, Freedom from Asphalt, and Freedom to Choose your Distance (even midway through the event). The run showcases the Newport-Derby Bike Path and the wonderful trail system of Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation.
Monday, July 6, 2015

Legion Baseball: Kings, South Burlington Split Doubleheader
ESSEX -- The OEC Kings and South Burlington split an American Legion Baseball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Essex High School. SB came out on top 7-2 in Game 1 while the Kings took Game 2, 3-2.
Monday, July 6, 2015

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Wambach, USA Prepare for Sunday Final
VANCOUVER, British Columbia. -- With the title match looming, Abby Wambach isn't mincing words.
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Quick Hit: Soccer
Dempsey, Chandler Score as US Beats Guatemala 4-0
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Quick Hits
SOCCER
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Daytona Adds Soft Walls, More Asphalt After Busch's Crash
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR's most famous race track is seemingly safer and possibly more politically correct as the series returned to its birthplace Friday.
Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fernandez, Marlins Sweep Giants, 5-4
MIAMI, Fla. -- Jose Fernandez shook off a rocky start in his return from Tommy John surgery, pitching six innings and hitting a homer to lead the Marlins to a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants, 5-4 on Thursday.
Friday, July 3, 2015

For 4th Year in Row, Rafael Nadal Loses Early at Wimbledon
LONDON -- On the final point of the first set of his latest Wimbledon disappointment, Rafael Nadal swung his mighty, lefty forehand -- and whiffed, accidentally whacking his right leg with his racket.
Friday, July 3, 2015

NASCAR Tracks Unite, Ask Fans Not To Fly Confederate Flag
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR's national series tracks announced Thursday that they are asking fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at races following the deadly attack at a South Carolina church two weeks ago.
Friday, July 3, 2015

Quick Hits
TENNIS
Friday, July 3, 2015

Smoak Hits 2 Homers, Jays Rout Red Sox 11-2 on Canada Day
TORONTO -- Justin Smoak hasn't been a lineup fixture for the power-laden Blue Jays, but his latest performance should earn him a little extra playing time.
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Women's World Cup: Japan Owns England in 2-1 Semi Victory
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Laura Bassett scored into her own net during second-half stoppage time, giving Japan a 2-1 victory over England in a Women's World Cup semifinal.
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Quick Hits
SENIOR SPORTS
Thursday, July 2, 2015

At Hot-for-Wimbledon, Venus Williams Nears Serena Showdown
LONDON (AP) -- Venus Williams is no longer the player she once was, on account of the passage of time and the day-to-day ups and downs of an energy-sapping condition.
Thursday, July 2, 2015

NBA: Love Stays, Chandler Moves, Dollars Fly in Free Agency
Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.
Thursday, July 2, 2015

Quick Hits
TENNIS
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

US Heads to World Cup Final with 2-0 Win Over Germany
MONTREAL -- Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bouchard, Halep Lose Wimbledon Openers; Federer, Nadal Win
LONDON -- A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis' up-and-coming stars.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Celtics' Stevens Finally Gets Shot To Coach NCAA Hero Hunter
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season's NCAA Tournament.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Nike Co-Founder Knight Will Step Down as Chairman
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sharks Acquire Goalie Martin Jones from Bruins
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks found their starting goaltender for next season, acquiring Martin Jones in a trade from the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Quick Hits
MLB
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Serena Williams' Wimbledon Starts Slow; Venus Wins 6-0, 6-0
LONDON -- As has become customary for Serena Williams of late, she got off to a rocky start.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Gatlin, U.S. Ready To Face Bolt at Worlds
EUGENE, Ore. -- Justin Gatlin is still blazing fast at 33 years old. Same with Tyson Gay at 32 and Wallace Spearmon at 30.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Women's World Cup: US-Germany Semi Features World's Top Goalkeepers
MONTREAL -- The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Boston 2024 Olympics Organizers Update $4.6B Bid
BOSTON -- The group trying to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston released the most detailed look yet at its bid for the Summer Games on Monday, unveiling a $4.6 billion plan it says would create thousands of jobs and housing units, expand the city's tax base and leave behind a vastly-improved regional transit system -- all with a $210 million surplus.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MLB Roundup: Another Strong Buchholz Outing Lifts Sox, 3-1
TORONTO -- Clay Buchholz pitched eight strong innings to win his third straight start, Xander Bogaerts drove in two runs and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Monday night.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Truck Pull Photo
Street Stock Enhanced Pulling Champion: John Goss of Danville won the Street Stock Enhanced division at the TMS Diesel Truck Pull held June 27 at Legion Speedway in Wentworth, N.H. The third pull in the 2015 All American Truck Pulling Series will be held July 11 at Legion Speedway.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thoughts on the Out-of-Doors: The Good Old 94
It was a time when hunting meant wool union suits, wool shirts, wool jackets, and wool trousers. Mittens with a trigger finger kept hands warm. Hats were wool with ear flaps. Rubber boots were pulled over heavy wool socks
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Quick Hits
SAILING
Monday, June 29, 2015

Kyle Busch Continues Comeback With Win in Sonoma
SONOMA, Calif. -- Kyle Busch's comeback from serious injuries suffered a day before the season-opener now includes a victory.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Homer-Happy Sox Top Tampa 5-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- If there's a secret to Boston's success against Chris Archer, the Red Sox aren't eager to share it.
Monday, June 29, 2015

NBA Notebook: LeBron Opts Out, But Expected To Stay With Cavs
For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent.
Monday, June 29, 2015

Gatlin Wins 200 with Fastest Time Ever at US Championships
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Moments after crossing the finish line, Justin Gatlin turned to his left and pointed at the clock to make sure everyone noticed what he just did.
Monday, June 29, 2015

MLB: Sandberg Resigns as Phillies Manager
PHILADELPHIA -- An emotional Ryne Sandberg resigned as Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the major leagues.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

NBA: Big Nights for the Biggest Markets in Draft
NEW YORK -- From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

MLB Roundup: Syndergaard, Mets Edge Cueto, Reds
NEW YORK -- Noah Syndergaard pitched eight sharp innings and the light-hitting New York Mets got exactly the help they needed when Johnny Cueto suddenly lost the strike zone, edging the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Friday night.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Celts Stack Backcourt With Top 3 Picks
BOSTON -- The price was too steep for the Boston Celtics to trade for a better draft pick. Now it will be an uphill climb for all four of their choices to make the team.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Quick Hits
LEGION BASEBALL
Saturday, June 27, 2015

NHL: Bruins Continue Shakeup, Trade Lucic, Hamilton
BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins' makeover that began in the front office has reached the front line on offense and the top pairing on defense.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Watson Maintains Lead After Second Round of Travelers
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Bubba Watson was forced to think a bit more Friday at the Travelers Championship, where the wind was a little stronger, the greens a bit firmer and the pin placements more challenging.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

Women's World Cup: U.S. Downs China 1-0
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women's World Cup.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Artificial Turf at the World Cup is Still Raising Issues
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The fields are heating up, there are little black rubber pellets everywhere, and feet are covered with blisters.
Saturday, June 27, 2015

MLB Roundup: Gray, A's Sweep Texas
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Oakland right-hander Sonny Gray wins at Texas even when he's not at his best.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Grant Hill Hoping To Help Bring Success to Hawks
ATLANTA -- Grant Hill always wondered why the Atlanta Hawks struggled to attract big-name free agents.
Friday, June 26, 2015

US Faces Offensive Challenge in Defense-Minded China
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The last time the United States played China in the Women's World Cup was in the 1999 final at the Rose Bowl, when the Americans won on penalty kicks for their second title and Brandi Chastain famously ripped off her jersey.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Bubba Watson Shoots 62 To Take Travelers Championship Lead
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Bubba Watson hit to inches on the final hole for the last his nine birdies in an 8-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Travelers Championship.
Friday, June 26, 2015

MLB: Wieters' HR Helps Orioles by Sox 8-6
BOSTON -- Baltimore right-hander Miguel Gonzalez had a chance to watch his teammates get on winning spurt.
Friday, June 26, 2015

Quick Hits
NBA
Friday, June 26, 2015

Junior Golf Clinic Begins Today at SJCC
ST. JOHNSBURY -- The St. Johnsbury Country Club junior golf clinic begins today and will continue every Thursday for seven weeks. The clinic includes instruction from general manager Mark Foss and St. J professional golfer Trevor Murphy.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

US Searching For Offense Heading Into World Cup Quarters
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- The United States is still looking for its offense at the Women's World Cup even though its stellar defense has it three wins from a title.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

NHL Will Explore Expansion, with Las Vegas Among Candidates
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The NHL is officially exploring expansion.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Quick Hits
LOCAL SPORTS
Thursday, June 25, 2015

2013 Tour de France Champ Froome Missed Drug Test This Year
PARIS (AP) -- Former Tour de France champion Chris Froome revealed on Wednesday he missed a drug test this year while taking a couple of days off in Italy with his wife.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Brady Waiting for Goodell Decision after 10-Hour Hearing
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- It's back to the waiting game for Tom Brady.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Towns, Okafor and Good Lesser-Known Players Top NBA Draft
NEW YORK -- Karl-Anthony Towns hoisted a child high up toward his shoulders, letting the youngster at an NBA community service event feel what it was like to rock the rim with a dunk.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Ortiz Homers, Red Sox Beat O's 5-1 Despite Injuries
BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz's two-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Wednesday night despite losing two key starters to injuries.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Brady Appeal Hearing Ends After More Than 10 Hours
NEW YORK -- After a 10-hour hearing, Tom Brady now must wait to find out if his appeal of a four-game suspension carried any weight with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NCU's Giroux Fourth at New England Interscholastic Golf Championship
KEENE, N.H. -- North Country's Alex Giroux finished fourth of 36 at the New England Interscholastic Golf Championship held at the Bretwood course on Monday. After 18 holes of stroke play, Giroux with a 72 was fourth.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015


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