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Softball coaching legend Dick Blood calls it a career

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dick Blood really didn’t want much to do with softball. Coach girls? No thanks. Now, nearly 40 years later and four games away from retirement, the soft-spoken coach can’t imagine his life without it. After 15 years at the Hopkinton High helm, stints at New Hampshire College (now SNHU) and Dartmouth, and the last 20 seasons at Cornell, Blood is …

Dick Blood’s career by the numbers

Saturday, April 25, 2015

DICK BLOOD’S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 264-43 record at Hopkinton High (1980-94) 8 Class M championships at Hopkinton (1985-89, ’91, ’93, ’94) 621-345-2 record at Cornell with …

Downing named UNH MVP; MacDonald picked as 2015-16 captain

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team acknowledged its best player from last year while getting itself ready for the next one. Grayson Downing …

Rangers put Penguins in 3-1 hole with OT victory

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins last night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series. The Rangers lead the series, 3-1, heading back to New York for Game 5 tomorrow night. In …

Franklin Pierce baseball team ranked No. 1 in the country

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

For the first time ever, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team is holding the No. 1 spot in the country, as the Ravens were moved up to the top place in the Division II polls by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, which oversees the American Baseball Coaches Association’s national rankings. …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Hill remembered at arena where she made layup CINCINNATI – Lauren Hill was remembered with her own music and words in the basketball arena where she had one of her greatest moments. Only this time, the …

Providence beats Boston University, 4-3, for NCAA hockey title

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON – Boston University goalie Matt O’Connor gave up a tying own goal in the third period, then Brandon Tanev scored with 6:17 left and Providence beat the Terriers, 4-3, last night for its first NCAA hockey title. …

Boston U’s Eichel wins Hobey Baker Award

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Boston University freshman Jack Eichel won the Hobey Baker Award yesterday as the top player in college hockey. Eichel, who is expected to be one of the first two players selected this year in the NHL draft, is …

Hill, who made inspirational layup, dies of tumor

Saturday, April 11, 2015

CINCINNATI – Lauren Hill’s teammates and coaches are remembering the 19-year-old college basketball player with her own inspiring words: “Never give up.” An example she lived by as she fought a brain tumor and rallied those around her …

Boston University, Providence win to set up all-Hockey East national championship

Friday, April 10, 2015

BOSTON – The Providence Friars didn’t even know if they’d make it to the NCAA Tournament. Now, they are a victory away from the first title in school history. Noel Acciari and Mark Jankowski scored second-period goals, Jon …

College hockey set for Frozen Four in Boston

Thursday, April 9, 2015

BOSTON – Traditional power or relative unknown? One will win college hockey’s biggest prize in the Frozen Four at the TD Garden. The first semifinal today has a newcomer, Nebraska-Omaha, making its first Frozen Four appearance, against Providence, …

Illinois State athletic staffers among 7 dead in plane crash

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field yesterday, killing all seven people on board, including Illinois State University’s associate head basketball coach and a deputy …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

COLLEGE BASKETBALL 12-year-old ties for first in ESPN bracket challenge HAWTHORN WOODS, Ill. – A sixth-grade boy from suburban Chicago completed a near-perfect bracket predicting the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, finishing in a tie for first in ESPN’s …