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Plymouth State baseball Coach McManus set to leave his team on his terms

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

After 31 years as a head coach, Dennis McManus knows how to create a game plan. For the past three years, the Concord native has been crafting a long-term plan for himself and his Plymouth State baseball program. McManus, who graduated from Bishop Brady in 1969, decided three years ago his run as the PSU head man was coming to …

’76 Hoosiers hoping Kentucky can pull off perfect quest

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Quinn Buckner says he and his 1976 Indiana teammates aren’t chilling any champagne to uncork in celebration of a Kentucky loss. Instead, the …

Winnisquam grad Wakefield signs professional baseball contract

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Former Plymouth State University baseball player Ryan Wakefield, a Sanbornton native, signed a professional contract with the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League last …

Competitive schedules put impressive teams with unimpressive records in Sweet Sixteen

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The NCAA tournament has never had so many teams with so many losses make it so far. Six of the regional semifinalists have 10 or more losses, including three with 13. The reaction around college basketball has been …

Connaughton’s ambition powers Notre Dame to Sweet 16

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Pat Connaughton does whatever it takes to help Notre Dame win. Diving for a loose ball. Grabbing a rebound. Getting in the face of a teammate. The 6-foot-5 forward has been the heart and …

Louisville goes from slumping to soaring in NCAA tournament

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville squad given little chance of advancing past its first NCAA tournament game is still hanging around, poised to make a Final Four run. That’s what tournament wins can do for a squad. With …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Soccer Dempsey injures hamstring, out 2-3 weeks CHICAGO – U.S. captain Clint Dempsey will miss exhibition games at Denmark and Switzerland because of a strained right hamstring. He is expected to be sidelined two to three weeks. The …

UNH’s Downing signs entry-level deal with Minnesota Wild

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

University of New Hampshire senior forward Grayson Downing began the professional side to his career yesterday, signing a two-year entry-level deal with the Minnesota Wild that will begin this upcoming 2015-16 season, the team announced. Downing was named an alternate captain before the season and ended up leading …

Mental blunders lead to memorable moments on NCAA tournament stage

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. – In the 2008 national championship, with Kansas trailing Memphis by three and 10.8 seconds left in the game, Coach Bill Self called for his team to run a play called “Chop.” The play, designed to …

Maryland women top unbeaten Princeton; UConn routs another opponent

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Maryland ended Princeton’s undefeated season, UConn won in another rout, and Tennessee remained perfect at home last night. All three teams advanced to the Sweet 16. The Lady Vols improved to 56-0 in NCAA tournament games at home …

BU draws top seed in hockey’s Northeast Regional in Manchester

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Northeast Regional will be played Friday and Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Hockey East champion Boston University is the region’s top seed and will take on No. 4 Yale on Friday at 2 p.m. No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth plays No. …

Dayton keeps dancing with upset of Kentucky

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ally Malott scored 28 points and Amber Deane added 23 to lead No. 7 seed Dayton to a 99-94 upset of second-seeded Kentucky yesterday. Deane hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds remaining to send the Flyers (27-6) to …

Shockers win battle of Kansas, beat Jayhawks, 78-65

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The boys from Wichita State had been hearing it in text messages from friends, and on social media from total strangers: Don’t let the chance to stick it to Kansas slip away. The Shockers would never dream of …