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Southern California NCAA college football coach Steve Sarkisian speaks to media before football practice, in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Sarkisian publicly apologized for his drunken appearance at a team rally last weekend, attributing his slurred, profane speech to a combination of alcohol and medication.(AP Photo/Nick Ut)

USC’s Sarkisian apologizes for drunken speech at team rally

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Southern California Coach Steve Sarkisian publicly apologized Tuesday for his drunken appearance at a team rally last weekend, attributing his slurred, profane speech to a combination of alcohol and medication. Sarkisian plans to seek unspecified treatment, but the second-year Trojans coach doesn’t believe he has a drinking problem. “I was not right, and I think the moral …

UNH football team’s offense looks sharper in Blue-White scrimmage

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

DURHAM – Senior quarterback Sean Goldrich has learned through experience that there’s never enough time to get ready for the start of the season. That’s …

Unanimous choice: Ohio State is No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25

Monday, August 24, 2015

Ohio State is the first unanimous preseason No. 1 in the Associated Press college football poll. The defending national champion Buckeyes received all 61 first-place …

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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 …

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 Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in …

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 Vela was selected in the seventh round as the 190th overall pick. This past season with the Langley Rivermen of the British Columbia …

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 …