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UNH safety Nick Cefalo (16) celebrates with teammates Daniel Rowe (20) , Brian Ciccone (85) and  Akil Anderson (42) after intercepting a Maine pass in the final minutes of the fourth quarter of  their NCAA college football game in Orono, Maine, Saturday Nov. 22, 2014.

Defense rescues UNH football team as ’Cats clinch undefeated CAA season

Sunday, November 23, 2014

ORONO, Maine – New Hampshire’s turnovers, all six of them, were forgiven. Same with the dropped passes, failed scoring chances and missed kicks. All that mattered in the end was the win, the musket and the conference crown. It wasn’t a pretty bow to complete the beautiful package of a 10-1 regular season, but last night’s 20-12 victory over Maine …

Once again UNH hockey team good but not good enough

Sunday, November 23, 2014

DURHAM – It’s become a familiar – and frustrating – trend for the University of New Hampshire hockey team. The Wildcats play well. They control the game. They put themselves on the brink of a breakthrough. And they don’t get it. They didn’t last night, either. The Wildcats gave up a single goal in the middle of the third period, and it was …

New Chase a smashing success – but questions for the future linger

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Start with the fact – this year, the Chase for the Sprint Cup got it right. Whether you were a supporter of the Sprint Cup’s first experiment with an elimination-based playoff system, or someone building up a year’s worth of resentment for the new format, you can’t argue that it worked. The two …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, November 23, 2014

College standouts Concord’s Joe Graffy made eight saves as the Brandeis men’s soccer team defeated Amherst, 1-0 (6-5 on PKs) to advance to the Division III Tournament quarterfinals. It was Graffy’s 15th shutout of the season. ∎ Tiffany Lewis of Hillsboro had 11 rebounds to help the Plymouth State …

UNH football team looks to cement conference championship vs. rival Maine

Saturday, November 22, 2014

DURHAM – The road trip is a familiar one. The University of New Hampshire football team travels north to face rival Maine today at 3:30 p.m. in the 103rd meeting between the two teams. The winner will hoist …

High school Player of the Season for boys’ soccer

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Riley McNicholas SCHOOL: Hopkinton High HONORS/STATS: The senior midfielder scored 23 goals with 10 assists this year, with his Hawks teams losing only once (other than in PKs) in the last three years. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Family, soccer, …

Khokhlachev nets shootout goal as Bruins beat Blue Jackets

Saturday, November 22, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Boston Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg figured it had to be great television after Alex Khokhlachev ended the cliffhanger with a dramatic flourish. Khokhlachev scored the winner in the seventh round of a shootout in his …

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 …

Gasol scores 32 as Grizzlies beat Celtics, 117-100

Saturday, November 22, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Marc Gasol matched his career high with 32 points, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Boston Celtics, 117-100, last night. Jon Leuer had a season-high 19 points, …

Blount happy to be back in Patriots backfield

Saturday, November 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – There was no name over his locker stall and he had yet to officially secure the number he’ll wear tomorrow. Still, it was clear LeGarrette Blount was happy to be back with the New England Patriots. “It feels real good. I was excited to hear …

Paul Newberry column: NFL should realign after NFC South debacle

Saturday, November 22, 2014

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Falcons won’t apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record. They shouldn’t have to. This one is on the NFL. The league should seriously consider realignment – or, at the very …

Free tickets for Bills-Jets game in Detroit

Saturday, November 22, 2014

DETROIT – Are you ready for some free football at Ford Field? Fans are being offered free tickets to the NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets on Monday night that was moved to Detroit …

Friday night game between UNH and Providence postponed, makeup date TBA

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Last night’s hockey game between the University of New Hampshire and Providence College was postponed after a malfunction with the ice-making system made the Whittemore Center surface unsuitable for play. The game will be made up at a later date. Today’s game between the teams, scheduled for a …