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First-unit defenseman Dylan Maller and the UNH hockey team host familiar foe Providence for a pair of games this weekend. The Wildcats eliminated the Friars from the Hockey East tourney last season, a year after Providence did the same to UNH.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

UNH hockey: Wildcats prepare for series with familiar foe in Providence

Friday, November 21, 2014

DURHAM – There’s no need to pull a Belichick this week. No need for the University of New Hampshire hockey team to talk up a winless team, as it did last week with Northeastern, praising players on offense and defense, making the team sound like a contender despite a record suggesting otherwise. This weekend, Providence comes to Durham – the …

Final pound-for-pound fall high school rankings

Friday, November 21, 2014

POUND-FOR-POUND HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS Team 1. COE-BROWN GIRLS X-C (1) First in Division II, first at the Meet of Champions, second in New England and No. 1 here. 2. BOW GOLF (3) The three-time Division III champs haven’t lost a match since 2012. 3. BOW GIRLS’ SOCCER (2) The two-time champs had four …

High school Athlete of the Season for boys’ cross country

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dom Repucci SCHOOL: Hopkinton High HONORS/STATS: The junior finished third at the state Meet of Champions (15:47.7), second in Division III (16:38.0) and 18th in New England (16:15). THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Running, playing music and spending time with my friends. Where is your favorite place to run cross country in New Hampshire, and …

Stanton signs record $325M deal at news conference

Thursday, November 20, 2014

MIAMI – Giancarlo Stanton stood on the Miami Marlins’ field yesterday and scanned a sea of empty seats, mindful the stands look much the same at games. He had just signed a record $325 million, 13-year contract and …

Monarchs, O’Neill roll past Sharks, 5-1

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Brian O’Neill had two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist for a three-point game to lead the Manchester Monarchs over the Worcester Sharks, 5-1, yesterday. With Manchester up 1-0 after a Zach O’Brien first-period goal, O’Neill made it 2-0 with a shorthanded tally 7:58 into the second …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NFL League fines Lynch $50,000 for not speaking to media RENTON, Wash. – The NFL fined Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for violations of the league’s media policy. League spokesman Michael Signora confirmed the fine yesterday, which will total $100,000 against the Seahawks’ standout. Along with the …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Middle school result The Rundlett Middle School girls’ basketball A team fell to Hudson. Marissa Payne (nine points) and Ananya Nadeau (five points) led the offense. Carly Torrence, Helen Massah and Shrey Dua played well defensively. St. Paul’s result The St. Paul’s School girls’ varsity hockey team opened …

Rask makes 33 saves as Bruins shut out Blues, 2-0

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins were content being outshot by nearly a 2-to-1 ratio against St. Louis. The Bruins focused on defense, forcing the Blues outside for shots that Tuukka Rask saw clearly and had no trouble stopping …

Jonas Gray on center stage in Patriots run game

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Have you heard the one about the little-known running back who went from standup comic in college to sudden sensation for the AFC’s best team? Please welcome to the stage Jonas Gray. “Back in the …

High school Player of the Season for volleyball

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Emma Easler SCHOOL: Coe-Brown Northwood Academy HONORS/STATS: The senior middle blocker was a Division II First Team All-Stater, leading the Bears to a 12-4 regular season and a semifinal appearance. THREE FAVORITE THINGS: Family, Friday afternoons, and naps. …

Shrine football game moves to Vermont in 2015

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl, which pits the best senior football players from New Hampshire against their counterparts from Vermont, will be held at Castleton State College in Vermont in 2015. The game has been played at Dartmouth College for all but six of the last 57 years …

NFL suspends Peterson for at least rest of season

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – Adrian Peterson’s future with the Minnesota Vikings dimmed further yesterday, with the NFL suspending the star running back without pay for at least the rest of the season. As his representatives initiated an appeal, Peterson remained …

Raiders running out of time to ‘just win, baby’

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Ever since Al Davis arrived in Oakland more than a half-century ago to build his beloved Raiders into one of pro sports’ most successful franchises, his team has been closely associated with Davis’s favorite saying, …