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UNH quarterbacks Sean Goldrich (5) and Andy Vailas (14) celebrate their team win 20-12 over UMaine in their NCAA college football game in Orono, Maine, Saturday Nov. 22, 2014.

It’s official: UNH secures top seed for FCS playoffs

Monday, November 24, 2014

DURHAM – Because of yesterday morning’s NCAA selection show, University of New Hampshire football Coach Sean McDonnell had yet to watch film of Saturday’s 20-12 victory over Maine. He didn’t have to; he knew what was on it. “Six turnovers,” he said. Winning a game with a half dozen giveaways is one of the more remarkable accomplishments in a season …

Brady passes Patriots to 34-9 win over Lions

Monday, November 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team. Throw in a defense that held the Detroit Lions without a touchdown and two outstanding special teams plays, and the team with …

Trail Blazers beat Celtics, extend winning streak to seven

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON – LaMarcus Aldridge likes the attitude the Portland Trail Blazers have during this winning streak. Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Trail Blazers extended their streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. “I like it because …

Canadiens beat Bruins, 2-0, behind Price’s 33 saves

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON – Montreal winger Max Pacioretty had a simple explanation for why the Canadiens have had so much success lately against the Boston Bruins. They play just like them. Carey Price made 33 saves, Tomas Plekanec had a …

High school football champions crowned

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jack Hanaway scored three rushing touchdowns and TJ Urbanik added two, including a 94-yarder, as the Pinkerton Academy football team dominated Bedford, 37-0, to win the Division I championship yesterday in Durham. With the win, the Astros ended a run of three straight losses in the championship game …

Sooner not later for run record

Sunday, November 23, 2014

As Samaje Perine churned up the yards, the rain-soaked crowd at half-filled Memorial Stadium chanted his name. The Oklahoma true freshman rewarded those who braved the elements with history. He set a major college record by running for …

College football: ’Noles survive BC scare

Sunday, November 23, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Quarterback Jameis Winston trotted onto the water-logged field at Doak Campbell Stadium with aspirations of a second consecutive national championship on the line. The top-ranked Seminoles were in a dogfight, once again, and needed their …

Lions’ stingy defense faces high-scoring Pats

Sunday, November 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It’s no surprise that the New England Patriots lead the NFL in scoring. In the past four seasons, they’ve done that twice and finished third twice. But the Detroit Lions allowing the fewest points? Now …

Outdoor Adventures: Traveling south for a taste of the North

Sunday, November 23, 2014

It is a tradition that is carved out before the turkey hits the table, and most skiers and riders have yet to schuss down paths of white man-made mountain gold. On the paved shores of Boston harbor, the …

NBA: LeBron, Cavs drop 4th straight

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lou Williams scored a career-high 36 points and the Toronto Raptors rallied from a big early deficit to beat Cleveland, 110-93, last night, handing the Cavaliers their fourth straight loss. The Raptors, who have won four in a …

Islanders beat Penguins again

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, last night to sweep a home-and-home series. Lee’s third goal of the season at 2:38 came on a tip-in of Lubomir Visnovsky’s …

Monarchs beat Penguins, 3-2, on Weal goal

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jordan Weal broke a 2-2 tie in the second period, helping the Manchester Monarchs beat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 3-2, last night. Michael Mersch started the scoring when he tipped in a loose puck on the power play at 9:37 in the first period. It was his third goal of the …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, November 23, 2014

NFL Bills practice in Detroit prepping for Jets game ALLEN PARK, Mich. – A day after arriving in Detroit, the Buffalo Bills took the practice field yesterday afternoon to prepare for tomorrow night’s matchup with the New York Jets. Originally scheduled to play today in Buffalo, the Bills …