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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 …

’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 …

Winnisquam grad Wakefield signs professional baseball contract

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Former Plymouth State University baseball player Ryan Wakefield, a Sanbornton native, signed a professional contract with the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League last …

Dennis McManus bio

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Born: Concord High school: Bishop Brady, 1969 graduate Colleges: Plymouth State, Indiana University Coach: Plymouth State, 1984-2015 Manager: Concord Quarry Dogs, 2001-03 …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Baseball Verlander to miss start Thursday, hopes to pitch April 8 LAKELAND, Fla. – Justin Verlander will miss his scheduled spring training start Thursday but hopes to take his first scheduled regular-season turn for the Detroit Tigers on …

Izzo, Michigan State roll to Final Four the year after they were expected to

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

DETROIT – Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that’s part of the reason Coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much. “Last year we were picked by the president and …

Calipari’s scouting exhibitions pay off as another NBA-ready Kentucky team chases perfection

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It could’ve easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp. The Kentucky coach invited NBA scouts and GMs to a first-of-its-kind workout before the start of the season, so they could get a look at what all these …

UConn, Maryland march into women’s Final Four

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Getting to the Final Four never gets old for Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 27 points to help UConn beat Dayton, 91-70, last night to advance to the national semifinals for an eighth straight …

South Carolina earns 1st Final Four berth, beats FSU, 80-74

Sunday, March 29, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. – South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley climbed the ladder, snipped the final strand of net and raised it as thousands of garnet-clad fans cheered. Taking in the scene, she mouthed one word: “Unbelievable.” Believe it. Staley …

Spartans Final Four-bound after 76-70 OT win over Louisville

Sunday, March 29, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn’t going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard’s vow lasted no more than 10 seconds …

Duke back in Final Four after 66-52 win over Gonzaga

Sunday, March 29, 2015

HOUSTON – Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four. With their trio of freshmen starting, the Blue …

Providence heads to first Frozen Four in 30 years

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Tom Parisi broke a tie on a power-play goal with 5:01 left and Providence beat Denver, 4-1, in yesterday’s East Regional final in Providence to reach the Frozen Four for the first time since 1985. The Friars will …

Kentucky’s closest call might say most about team’s invincibility

Sunday, March 29, 2015

CLEVELAND – The team that almost felled the giant played a brand of basketball that looked something like joy. It looked fully realized and sublimely coached. Its expert ball movement let its offense locate a prized commodity opponents seldom find against Kentucky’s frightening length: space. The whole thing …