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Monday, January 26, 2015

NHL Source: Los Angeles Kings release Richards A person familiar with the move told the Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings released center Mike Richards. The person spoke yesterday on condition of anonymity because the Kings had not announced the decision. Richards was a standout for the Flyers when he was acquired by the Kings, but his scoring has …

Coach K gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John’s, 77-68

Monday, January 26, 2015

Coach 1K Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win yesterday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. …

UNH’s hot start cooled off by Maine goalie in 4-0 loss

Sunday, January 25, 2015

DURHAM – Time is slipping away from the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, and the Wildcats took the Whittemore Center ice like they …

Bow’s Daley’s battle with brain tumor drawing national support

Friday, January 9, 2015

A local college hockey player’s medical struggle is gaining national recognition, and drawing support from the highest level of his sport. Bow native Sam Daley, a former goaltender at Bishop Brady and current goalie for the team at New York University, is battling a brain tumor that was …

Oregon capitalizes on championship run with brand campaign

Friday, January 9, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. – In the days leading up to the Rose Bowl, Oregon sent customized football jerseys to some of its famous fans, including guitarist Tommy Thayer of Kiss, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and retired boxer Lennox Lewis. The jerseys were part of a social media campaign …

Ducks and Buckeyes settle into ‘weird’ prep week

Thursday, January 8, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon is treating this week like any other this season. And while that’s more comfortable in a way, it also feels a little odd. After all, the Ducks are preparing to face Ohio State in …

Florida State’s Jameis Winston will enter NFL draft

Thursday, January 8, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston announced that he is going to the NFL on the same day the woman who accused him of sexual assault filed a lawsuit against the school’s board of trustees. The …

Town of Oregon, Ohio, clarifying its allegiance before championship

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Ohio city of Oregon is adding a twist to its name and declaring its allegiance to its home state Buckeyes as they face the Oregon Ducks in college football’s championship game next week. The mayor of the Toledo suburb announced yesterday that the city will be known …

UConn’s Ollie funding basketball court for disabled

Monday, January 5, 2015

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – UConn basketball Coach Kevin Ollie donated $50,000 to fund the building of a basketball court designed to be used by children with disabilities. The court, developed by an organization called Bankshot, is being set …

UNH women’s basketball team beats Stony Brook; men fall

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The University of New Hampshire basketball teams split their America East-opening doubleheader yesterday at Stony Brook, with the women winning, 60-52, before the men lost, 71-61. Elizabeth Belanger and Carlie Pogue scored 12 points apiece to lead the women, who improved to 9-4. Belanger shot 6-of-12 from the …

College football playoff a success, so why did it take so long?

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Midway through the first College Football Playoff, one thing really stands out. Why did it take so long for this to happen? The two semifinal games produced record TV ratings, packed stadiums, plenty of social media chatter and …

Big plays late help Florida beat East Carolina in Birmingham Bowl

Sunday, January 4, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Florida Gators got big plays from star cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, quarterback Treon Harris and two of their lesser known teammates. Harris threw an 86-yard scoring pass to mostly unheralded receiver Ahmad Fulwood, and …

In first incarnation, College Football Playoff proves its value

Saturday, January 3, 2015

PASADENA, Calif. – We may never know the full extent of what we missed all these years. How many rightful national champions of college football’s highest level never even had a chance to play for the title? It …