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Mike Richards from the Jack Edwards Teeth/Cheers 35-over tournament team gets shoved near the goal at the 5th annual Black Ice Pond Hockey semifinal match at White Park Sunday morning. Richards' team prevailed 8-7 over Mr. Rooter Plumbing and Heating.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Finals scores from the Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship

Monday, January 26, 2015

18+ Women Renegades 13, Barley House 9 18+ Open Moose Knucklers 8, Jack Edwards Teeth/Cheers 4 18+ Rec Fubar 8, Kearsarge Krew 7 35+ A Men’s Hard Chargers 8, Capital City Hockey Club 4 35+ B Men’s Grass Dawgs 6, 180 Proof/Ortho Care 2 50+ Men’s Turkey Pond Flyers 7, Cheer’s “FU” Frenchie 3 …

Curry leads Warriors to 19th straight home win, 114-111 over Celtics

Monday, January 26, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Coach Steve Kerr figured his team was due for an off night after four consecutive blowout wins. Fortunately for the Warriors, it happened at Oracle Arena, where they haven’t lost in more than two months. Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points …

High schools: Belmont makes its mark in D-III meet

Monday, January 26, 2015

There is no Division III indoor track state meet, but yesterday’s results indicate that the Belmont boys’ track team could be a contender for a title in the spring. Paced by scoring efforts in eight of 12 events and two victories, one by Michael Burbank in the 55 dash (6.92 seconds) and another by the 4x400 relay team (3:53.49) of juniors Ian Rupp, …

Belichick on deflated balls: ‘We try to do everything right’

Sunday, January 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Saying his team “followed the rules to the letter,” New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they …

UNH’s hot start cooled off by Maine goalie in 4-0 loss

Sunday, January 25, 2015

DURHAM – Time is slipping away from the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, and the Wildcats took the Whittemore Center ice like they knew it. UNH attacked Maine from the opening faceoff, zipping through the Black Bears defense and peppering goalie Matt Morris with chance after …

High schools: Concord girls’ team, Hopkinton’s Nadeau off to good starts in N.H. Coaches Series

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Local Nordic skiers fared well at the New Hampshire Coaches Series Race yesterday, especially on the girls’ side, with Concord winning the race and Hopkinton’s Sarah Nadeau taking the individual title in the 5K skate race hosted by White Mountains. The NH Coaches Series, featuring public and private …

Wagner wins third U.S. title with record-setting scores

Sunday, January 25, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Ashley Wagner won her third U.S. title, bouncing back better than ever from last year’s miserable performance. Knowing she needed to up the difficulty of her jumps to compete with the world’s best, Wagner added …

Sherman, Seahawks take the trash-talk lead over Patriots

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Richard Sherman gave Tom Brady an earful and trolled him on Twitter a few years ago. Now the All-Pro cornerback says the star quarterback isn’t really a choir boy. Sherman vs. Brady. Jeremy Lane vs. Rob Gronkowksi. Doug …

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyond

Sunday, January 25, 2015

CHICAGO – To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game. His teammates loved him, and his list of admirers included President Barack …

2 Williams sisters, 2 Madisons into 4th round at Aussie Open

Sunday, January 25, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia – Serena Williams loves having Venus back to keep her company in the second week of a Grand Slam, and credits her older sister with giving her the motivation to reach the fourth round of the …

Hunter’s Corner: For winter hunting, try coyotes and rabbits

Sunday, January 25, 2015

So, it’s January and we just got a brief thaw, so what is available for the hunter? Unique to New Hampshire is a night hunting season for coyotes in January, February and March and not without restrictions. Lights …

World Cup of Hockey tournament set for 2016

Sunday, January 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The World Cup of Hockey is making a long-awaited return in 2016. And the NHL intends to host it every four years. “We decided that bringing back the World Cup was vitally important,” NHL Commissioner …

Weber’s 108.5-mph blast gives him hardest shot at NHL skills

Sunday, January 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Not that they did before, but it’s official now: No one wants to get in front of Shea Weber’s shot. The Nashville Predators defenseman fired the hardest shot of 108.5 mph at the NHL All-Stars …