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UNH junior quarterback Sean Goldrich (#5) looks to Jimmy Giansante (82) before making a successful pass to him during the first quarter of Saturday's semifinal loss to Illinois State, 21-18, at Cowell Stadium in Durham, Dec. 20, 2014.

(ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff)

12-point lead disappears in fourth quarter of UNH’s semifinal loss

Saturday, December 20, 2014

DURHAM – They led by nine at halftime. They were up 12 going into the fourth quarter. And even after their 21-18 semifinal loss yesterday, the Wildcats had a hard time believing they let those leads, and their chance at a national championship, slip away. “I still feel like we have another game to play and it’s just hard,” New …

Injuries take their toll as UNH falls in semis

Saturday, December 20, 2014

DURHAM – To their credit, the players and coaches didn’t use it an excuse, but there’s no question injuries played a role in the University of New Hampshire’s 21-18 FCS semifinal loss to No. 5 Illinois State (13-1) yesterday at Cowell Stadium. By the end of the game, the No. 1 Wildcats (12-2) …

High schools: Bow boys’ hockey team picks up first win of season, 4-2, over Hollis-Brookline/Derryfield

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Trailing 2-0 early in the second period yesterday, the Bow High boys’ hockey team finally started doing what it hadn’t done to that point this season: playing without the puck. And when the Falcons changed their ways, it paid off. Austin Beaudette took a terrific pass from Alex Killion and scored 4:15 into …

High schools: Brady-Trinity pours it on in opening 6-1 win over Concord

Thursday, December 18, 2014

For two-plus periods, it was a game. In 88 seconds, it turned into a rout. The Bishop Brady-Trinity girls’ hockey team was in charge throughout, taking a lead in the opening minutes that it wouldn’t relinquish. But Concord …

UNH football team savors chances to play in front of home crowd

Thursday, December 18, 2014

DURHAM – Last year they reached the FCS semifinals for the first time ever. Last week they hosted a quarterfinal game for just the second time in school history. Saturday’s game will be a mashup of those two feats as No. 1 UNH (12-1) hosts No. 5 Illinois …

Eriksson’s OT goal gives Bruins 3-2 win vs. Wild

Thursday, December 18, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota last night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the …

Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots down the stretch, either. Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven …

Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets’ enemy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets. Not this way, though. This time around, he’s an enemy. He’s a member of the playoff-bound New England …

Patriots expect tough game against Jets, really

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With straight faces, the New England Patriots always find something to praise about their next opponent, no matter how bad that team’s record may be. “They’ve got a real good defense,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady …

Reports: Bears benching Cutler

Thursday, December 18, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Multiple reports say the Chicago Bears are benching quarterback Jay Cutler and going with Jimmy Clausen. ESPN first reported yesterday that the Bears were switching quarterbacks, with Clausen getting the nod over Cutler for …

Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB’s belt

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at the Carolina 7, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter. Roethlisberger looked left, cocked his arm and completed his entire throwing motion, luring a Panthers …

Kurt Busch testifies at no-contact order hearing

Thursday, December 18, 2014

DOVER, Del. – NASCAR driver Kurt Busch had his turn on the witness stand yesterday and testified that he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave his motorhome the night she claims he assaulted her. Testifying at a hearing …

Panthers outlast Capitals in longest NHL shootout

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SUNRISE, Fla. – Roberto Luongo has been around the NHL for 15 seasons, and yet the veteran goalie still had a chance to see something new. Luongo and the rest of the Florida Panthers held off the Washington …