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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 overtime, Martin St. Louis started a goalmouth scramble when he threw the …

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 …

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 …

Three-Peat: UConn beats Notre Dame for third straight title

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are a perfect 10. The Hall of Fame coach joined some elite company in UCLA’s John Wooden after tying the Wizard of Westwood with his 10th NCAA Tournament title. …

UConn, Notre Dame set for rematch with national title at stake

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. – The women’s basketball championship game will have a familiar feel to it with UConn and Notre Dame playing for a title for the second straight year. It won’t be like last season’s game, when much …

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 …