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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 …

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 …