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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NBA Bulls guard Butler out 3-4 weeks with knee sprain CHICAGO – Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a strained …

UNH men beat Maine, 88-75; women fall to Black Bears, 59-55

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The University of New Hampshire basketball teams split their games with Maine on Monday, with the men winning, 88-75, at home for their third straight …

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win over South Carolina

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – UConn Coach Gene Auriemma smiled at his three senior starters, savoring the latest virtuoso performance on the big stage by Breanna Stewart, Morgan Tuck and Moriah Jefferson – and fretting about their departure next season. …

BC beats BU in OT in first 1-0 Beanpot game in 64-year history

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

BOSTON – Alex Tuch scored 1:57 into overtime on Monday night, and Boston College beat Boston University for its 20th Beanpot championship in the first 1-0 game in the tournament’s 64-year history. The Green Line rivals played a spirited but scoreless three regulation periods, which also included a …

No. 2 South Carolina looking to slow down UConn’s Stewart

Monday, February 8, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley thinks Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart is a sublime player and competitor who has transcended the game. Staley would know, having redefined point guard play as the game’s best player a quarter-century …

Nothing new, rivals BU, BC meet again for Beanpot

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON – Boston College and Boston University had tougher times than usual in reaching the Beanpot championship game. It didn’t matter, though. BU or BC have owned the Beanpot tournament in recent history. For the 22nd time in the event’s 64-year history, the schools meet in the title …

UNH basketball teams sweep Binghamton

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The University of New Hampshire basketball teams pulled off a sweep of Binghamton on Saturday, with the men winning, 59-55, on the road and the women winning, 64-69, at home. Tanner Leissner had 21 points, Jaleen Smith had 16 and they made all the big plays down the …

Tirone makes 43 saves as UNH hockey teams holds off UMass Lowell, 3-2

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Saturday, then held off a comeback by No. 8 UMass Lowell to beat the River Hawks, 3-2, at Tsongas Arena. Andrew Poturalski got the Wildcats (10-14-4, 4-8-4 Hockey East) on the board just …

No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 2 North Carolina lose to unranked teams

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma, 80-69, on Saturday night to shake up the Big 12 race once again. Freshman reserve Dean Wade had 17 points for the Wildcats (14-9, 3-7), who snapped the Sooners’ four-game win streak by holding in check player …

Louisville announces postseason ban for men’s basketball

Saturday, February 6, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men’s basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned Coach Rick Pitino. President James Ramsey said at …

UNH men’s hockey team comes up short at Boston College, 4-3

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team pulled within a goal midway through the third period, but fell short against Boston College, 4-3, on Friday. Austin Cangelosi and Zach Sanford put the Eagles (19-4-4, 11-1-4 Hockey East) up 2-0 early in the second period. UNH (9-14-4, 3-8-4) …

Michigan gets the big name, Alabama gets the big class on signing day

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Signing day went much like this past season: Alabama dominated and Jim Harbaugh had everybody talking about Michigan. For a sixth consecutive year, Alabama landed the nation’s top signing class according to composite rankings of recruiting websites compiled …