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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 crowd was celebrating not a layup, but a life. A brief life that was fully lived. The 19-year-old college basketball player died …

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 …

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 …

Duke rallies past Wisconsin, 68-63, to win fifth national title

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Call them freshmen. Please, do not call them kids. Led by Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s talented group of youngsters outscored Wisconsin by 14 points over the final 13 minutes last night to grit out …

Duke, Wisconsin step into spotlight in national title game

Monday, April 6, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Duke languished in the shadows of Kentucky all season, the big blue juggernaut that nobody seemed to be talking about. It was a rarity for a program with such a championship pedigree, not to mention a …

UConn back in title game after 81-58 win over Maryland

Monday, April 6, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck have UConn back in the championship game for the third straight year. Now the Huskies are one victory away from a third straight title. Stewart scored 25 points and Tuck …

Coach Frese, Maryland hopes to end UConn’s run at Final Four

Sunday, April 5, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Brenda Frese and her Maryland Terrapins aren’t just happy to be back in the Final Four for a second straight season. They plan on sticking around through the weekend and play on Tuesday night for …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Golf Kim opens three-shot lead in ANA Inspiration RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Sei Young Kim made two late birdies yesterday to take a three-stroke lead in the ANA Inspiration. The long-hitting South Korean player shot a 3-under 69 to reach 10 under at Mission Hills with a round …

Duke beats Michigan State, heads to another championship game

Sunday, April 5, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – The latest Duke team to reach the national championship game got there behind a couple of freshmen and some of the trademark defense Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s teams have long been known for. Justise Winslow scored 19 …

A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements

Sunday, April 5, 2015

College standouts Jenna Tewksbury of Concord scored four goals to help lead the Wheaton women’s lacrosse team to an 11-8 victory over Babson. ∎ Bow’s Lindsey Bucknam scored four goals to lead the Southern New Hampshire women’s lacrosse team to a 21-14 win over Pace. Youth hockey The New …

Final Four has an impressive group of successful coaches

Saturday, April 4, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – National championships, multiple Final Four appearances, impressive won-loss records year after year. Whatever your criteria for deciding the best of the coaches, this year’s Final Four group has it. Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is one ring away …

Calipari, Kaminsky take top honors from the Associated Press

Saturday, April 4, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – John Calipari has been dealing with detractors for years. They call him the embodiment of everything that’s wrong in the one-and-done world of college basketball. He’s a crook who landed two programs on probation, a snake-oil …

Eichel, McIntyre, Vesey selected Hobey Baker award finalists

Friday, April 3, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Boston University forward Jack Eichel, North Dakota goalie Zane McIntyre and Harvard forward Jimmy Vesey were selected as the three finalists for the Hobey Baker award for the best player in college hockey. The Hobey Baker organization made the announcement yesterday. The winner will …