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In this Jan. 31, 2016, photograph taken in Cheile Gradistei, Romania, and supplied by the US Biathlon Association, Sean Doherty celebrates after winning the 12.5-kilometer gold medal at the Junior World Championships. Doherty, a 20-year-old from Center Conway, N.H., has become one of the most decorated young athletes in biathlon history. (Tumashov/NordicFocus, US Biathlon Association via AP)

Center Conway’s Doherty carves out name for himself in biathlon

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

One of the most decorated young athletes in biathlon history isn’t from Russia or Norway or even Germany. No, he hails from Center Conway, and views intense mountain training sessions as nothing more than glorified “exploring.” Sean Doherty, winner of 10 individual medals at the youth and junior world championships, is a rising name in a sport that combines cross-country …

BC beats BU in OT in first 1-0 Beanpot game in 64-year history

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

BOSTON – Alex Tuch scored 1:57 into overtime on Monday night, and Boston College beat Boston University for its 20th Beanpot championship in the first 1-0 game in the tournament’s 64-year history. The Green Line rivals played a spirited but scoreless three regulation periods, which also included a 30-minute delay when a power surge knocked out the TV lights above the TD Garden …

Will Osweiler step in as Peyton steps out in Denver?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – One of the biggest winners from the Super Bowl didn’t even take a snap. Brock Osweiler is a free agent the Broncos probably can’t afford to lose if Peyton Manning retires. And judging by how much the five-time NFL MVP’s game has deteriorated through age and injury, a decision to …

High school ski championships snowed out

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Monday’s snowstorm wiped out two days’ worth of high school skiing championships. All of yesterday’s originally scheduled events have been moved to Friday, with the Division I girls’ Alpine championship at Gunstock (10 a.m.), the Division III boys’ and girls’ Alpine championships at Mt. Sunapee (9:45 a.m.), and …

Miller awaits offseason filled with fun, financial reward

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – On top of his game and now the world, Von Miller’s docket is quickly filling up. A parade. Lots of parties. A princely payday. “I was just talking to Coach Kubiak, I was asking if …

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win over South Carolina

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – UConn Coach Gene Auriemma smiled at his three senior starters, savoring the latest virtuoso performance on the big stage by Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson – and fretting about their departure next season. …

Agent confirms Seahawks star Lynch plans to retire

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SEATTLE – When Marshawn Lynch was brought to Seattle early in the 2010 season, he was acquired because the Seahawks desperately needed a running back. What he ended up providing was an attitude and style that became the …

Top Cuban player slips away with brother to join U.S. majors

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball. The departure …

League-leading Capitals aim to end troubling power-play drought

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Capitals are winners of three in a row and sitting pretty atop the NHL, so not much seems to be going wrong for Washington. They do, however, have one glaring problem – power-play goals – …

Slalom champion Shiffrin returns to racing next week

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Two months ago, Mikaela Shiffrin was just hoping to be back on skis before the snow melted. A week from now, she will return to World Cup racing on a knee that healed much faster than even she …

UNH men beat Maine, 88-75; women fall to Black Bears, 59-55

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The University of New Hampshire basketball teams split their games with Maine on Monday, with the men winning, 88-75, at home for their third straight victory, and the women falling at Maine, 59-55. UNH (14-9, 7-3 America East) led by five at the half, 43-38, and Maine (8-16, …

Super Bowl gets 111.9 viewers, down from last year

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Denver’s victory over Carolina in the Super Bowl reached an average of 111.9 million viewers, a number down from the last two years. Still, it represents the third most-watched television event in U.S. history. The Super Bowl had …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Youth basketball The Weare Middle School Lady Wildcats basketball team capped off an undefeated season on Saturday, beating Hampstead, 67-38, to win the Tri-County League Championship. The Wildcats put together their most complete game of the season, allowing …