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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NHL Flames sign ex-Bruins defenseman Hamilton to 6-year, $34.5M contract CALGARY, Alberta – The Calgary Flames signed Dougie Hamilton to a six-year contract. Hamilton’s deal is reportedly worth $34.5 million. That means the 22-year-old defenseman will count $5.75 million per season against the salary cap through 2020-21. The Flames acquired Hamilton from the Boston Bruins on Friday for the 15th, …

Bo Ryan stepping down as Wisconsin basketball coach after this year

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After 14 NCAA tournament appearances, seven …

Future UNH players Vela, Robinson drafted by Sharks

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A pair of future University of New Hampshire men’s hockey players were chosen in Saturday’s NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks. Incoming freshman Marcus …

Virginia wins 1st CWS title in 4-2 win over Vanderbilt

Thursday, June 25, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. – Pavin Smith homered and drove in three runs and Brandon Waddell turned in another strong College World Series pitching performance, leading Virginia over Vanderbilt, 4-2, on Wednesday night for the school’s first baseball national championship. …

Virginia’s 3-0 win over Vandy forces Game 3 in CWS finals

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. – Surprise starter Adam Haseley and Josh Sborz combined on the shutout, senior utility man Thomas Woodruff drove in two runs, and the Virginia Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt, 3-0, on Tuesday night to force a winner-take-all game …

Vanderbilt holds Virginia to 4 hits, wins CWS finals opener 5-1

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. – Carson Fulmer combined with two relievers on a four-hitter, Will Toffey’s two-run double broke a scoreless tie in the sixth, and defending national champion Vanderbilt opened the College World Series finals with a 5-1 victory …

Browns’ Manziel says ‘Johnny Football’ overtook him

Thursday, June 18, 2015

BEREA, Ohio – Johnny Football became more than Johnny Manziel could handle. “It just overtook who I was as a person,” the Browns quarterback said Wednesday. Speaking to the media for the first time since spending 10 weeks …

Lacrosse turns red, white and blue for Concord’s Maddie Crutchfield

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Concord’s Maddie Crutchfield, who recently completed her freshman year at Duke University, has been named to US Lacrosse’s 36-player women’s national team roster, one of only nine current college players to make the team. Crutchfield, a St. Paul’s …

Julien says keeping Bruins job doesn’t guarantee stability

Thursday, June 11, 2015

WILMINGTON, Mass. – Claude Julien knows that just because he’s now the NHL’s longest-tenured coach it doesn’t mean his stint with the Boston Bruins has more stability. “It just means that I’m probably the next one to fall …

Former UNH coach Bowes on ballot for College Football Hall of Fame

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bill Bowes, the former University of New Hampshire football coach, has been placed on the 2016 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Bowes became the youngest head coach in school history when he took the job in 1972. When he retired in 1998, he …

Florida, Haeger beat Michigan, 4-1, for repeat national title

Thursday, June 4, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Florida won its second straight national championship behind Lauren Haeger’s complete game in a 4-1 victory over Michigan last night. Haeger allowed five hits and struck out five. She reached base on all four of …

Florida softball beats Michigan in first game of best-of-three championship

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Lauren Haeger had a home run and three RBI against Michigan, but what she didn’t do last night could play a more important role in Florida’s championship hopes. Haeger, the national player of the year, …

Missouri pitcher’s injury makes head protection hot topic

Sunday, May 31, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Missouri Coach Ehren Earleywine feared the worst when pitcher Tori Finucane was struck by a line drive during a Super Regional game a week ago against UCLA. Finucane fell to the ground and clutched her face with both hands as players rushed to the mound. …