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Plymouth State baseball Coach McManus set to leave his team on his terms

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

After 31 years as a head coach, Dennis McManus knows how to create a game plan. For the past three years, the Concord native has been crafting a long-term plan for himself and his Plymouth State baseball program. McManus, who graduated from Bishop Brady in 1969, decided three years ago his run as the PSU head man was coming to a close. He sat on his final decision a year before informing Plymouth State Director of Athletics John Clark. And before this season began, McManus let the public know it would be his final one leading the Panthers. “It was a plan in progress, and …

Lucic’s late goal helps Bruins beat Panthers, 3-2

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BOSTON – The only thing more critical than winning for the Boston Bruins was doing it in regulation. Milan Lucic scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:09 left as Boston rallied to beat the Florida Panthers, 3-2, last night and maintained its hold on the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. “That makes …

’76 Hoosiers hoping Kentucky can pull off perfect quest

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Quinn Buckner says he and his 1976 Indiana teammates aren’t chilling any champagne to uncork in celebration of a Kentucky loss. Instead, the nation’s last undefeated college basketball team is eager to end the 39-year wait to add another member to the club – even if an old rival is trying …

Kaminsky, Wisconsin get past Arizona again to head to Final Four

Sunday, March 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers hung on to make the Final Four again. “Frank the Tank” scored 29 points, Sam Dekker added his second straight career high of 27 and the West Regional’s top …

Red Sox rough up Rays starter Karns in 9-6 victory

Sunday, March 29, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Nathan Karns is excited about an opportunity to open the season in Tampa Bay’s pitching rotation. The Rays right-hander had a rough outing during a 9-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox yesterday. Still, …

Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Even before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message. There it was, printed across the top of a …

Rodrigues plays the hero as Boston University punches ticket to Frozen Four

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Evan Rodrigues scored with 2:24 left in the third period and Boston University held on to beat Minnesota-Duluth, 3-2, yesterday at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester in the NCAA hockey tournament’s Northeast Regional championship, sending the Terriers home with a berth in the Frozen Four. Rodrigues had …

No. 2 seed Tennessee beats No. 11 Gonzaga 73-69 in overtime

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Cierra Burdick scored 22, including four late free throws for the winning points, as Tennessee beat Gonzaga, 73-69, in overtime yesterday to advance to the Spokane Regional final of the NCAA Tournament. Burdick added 15 rebounds and Ariel …

Bulls hand Knicks franchise-record 60th loss in 111-80 romp

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Nikola Mirotic scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls handed the Knicks their franchise-record 60th loss, beating New York, 111-80, last night. A night after tying the team’s previous single-season …

NHL: Habs clinch postseason berth

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Max Pacioretty scored in overtime as the Montreal Canadiens clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers last night. Lars Eller and Alex Galchenyuk scored in regulation for the Canadiens, and Carey Price stopped …

Revolution earn first victory over the season with 2-1 win over San Jose

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Kelyn Rowe scored twice and the New England Revolution beat the San Jose Earthquakes, 2-1, yesterday in steady snow and hail for their first victory of the season. New England (1-2-1) got its first goal of the season in the 21st minute. A turnover created a chance for …

Monarchs suffer road woes in 6-2 loss to Hershey

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Manchester Monarchs dropped their contest with the Hershey Bears, 6-2, last night at Hershey’s Giant Center. Hershey took a 3-0 lead before Michael Mersch put the Monarchs on the board with 1:39 to go in the first. Things didn’t get better for Manchester; the Bears tacked on …

Leading off: Leading off

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Motorsports NASCAR racer Larson taken to hospital after fainting MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Chip Ganassi Racing officials said Kyle Larson was taken to a hospital as a precaution after fainting during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway yesterday. Chip Ganassi said Larson fainted at Chevy Stage in the fan …