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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses as he speaks during a news conference in New York. Goodell declared at the Super Bowl that the NFL had made "enormous progress" on social issues after last year's incessant barrage of disturbing developments. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

Off-field troubles continue to plague NFL after miserable 2014

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests. The NFL’s endless aggravation raged through an offseason marked by more crime and punishment, rules violations by owners, and the never-ending “Deflategate” saga. The latest black eye came from Pro Bowl defensive end Sheldon Richardson, who addressed his recent drug suspension by telling his teammates and coaches as they reported to training camp …

Report: Umile signs extension with UNH hockey team

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

According to a report, the University of New Hampshire signed men’s hockey Coach Dick Umile to a three-year contract extension. The Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota published the report on Friday, saying that UNH President Mark Huddleston signed the deal July 15. According to the report, the new deal will take Umile through the 2017-18 season. The news follows on the heels …

Never given a star quarterback, Tim Brown built a Hall of Fame career at wide receiver

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Perhaps more than any other position in football, wide receivers are forced to depend on teammates for success. Without a quarterback to throw it, a line to block or other running backs and receivers to divert attention, it is nearly impossible for a wideout to accumulate the big numbers necessary …

Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NEW YORK – The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to …

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

Saturday, August 1, 2015

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details. Piper, born Roderick Toombs …

Dunbarton’s Meattey competing in Special Olympics World Games

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hayden Meattey, a 20-year-old from Dunbarton, is one of two New Hampshire athletes competing in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, which began last Friday and will conclude Sunday. Meattey, who is a member of Team …

John Stark Regional wins sportsmanship award

Saturday, August 1, 2015

John Stark Regional High was awarded the NHIAA/National Federation of State High School Associations Award of Excellence on Friday. The award was given to John Stark for exhibiting outstanding sportsmanship during the past school year. The award will be formally presented at the NHIAA annual meeting on Sept. …

Fisher Cats come up short against Fightin Phils

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats battled back with single runs in the seventh and eighth innings but couldn’t complete the comeback Friday night, losing to the Reading Fightin Phils, 5-3. Shane Opitz (2-for-4, run) and Jorge Flores (2-for-3, walk, run) paced New Hampshire’s nine-hit attack, which included a …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, August 1, 2015

GOLF Trump lies low at Women’s British Open, Pettersen leads TURNBERRY, Scotland – If the first day of the Women’s British Open was all about Donald Trump, the second day belonged to Suzann Pettersen. The Norwegian took a …

What’s new in NFL? Plenty

Saturday, August 1, 2015

NEW YORK – Bob Dylan sang about them. So did David Bowie. For 2015, the NFL is embracing the message from those musical giants. Yes, the most successful of American sports leagues is into changes. Extra-point attempts have …

Kyle Busch starts quest for fourth straight win from pole

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Busch stays hot K yle Busch will start his drive for his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup victory from the pole. Busch turned a lap of 178.416 mph Friday at Pocono Raceway to take the top spot for …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Golf result Colin Plumb won the Junior Club Championship at the Concord Country Club, shooting a 10-over round of 80 to win the title by four strokes over Caitlyn Lutinski, who finished second with an 84. Sean McDonough took third place with a round of 88, followed by …

New Hampshire brings fast-paced spread attack to annual Shrine game

Friday, July 31, 2015

Even before he could worry about the Vermont defense, Greg Gush was concerning himself with his own state – its geography, to be more specific. The coach for the New Hampshire team in Saturday’s Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl …