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Some of the saddest own goals in soccer

Friday, July 3, 2015

Laura Bassett bent over, pulled her soccer jersey over her face and sobbed. Her teammates gathered around her, but nothing they said could make it better. Minutes earlier, the England defender had stretched out her leg to intercept a through ball in the last seconds of a Women’s World Cup semifinal against Japan. The ball deflected off her boot, past …

Headlines from around the world in sports

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 …

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 …

NHTI softball team wins opener at national tournament, 6-0

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The NHTI softball team defeated Penn State Brandywine, 6-0, in its opening game of the USCAA national tournament behind a 15-strikeout, four-hit shutout from Tori Lemay. The Lynx scored three runs in the second inning, capitalizing on timely hits and two Lions errors, and three more in the …

Manny Ramirez Jr. vows to make own baseball name for himself

Thursday, May 7, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – Manny Ramirez Jr.’s hair looked a tad long when University of San Francisco Coach Nino Giarratano offered a good-natured wisecrack about his dreadlocked dad. “Probably just a hint I need to cut the hair,” Ramirez …

Three Wildcats sign with NFL teams

Monday, May 4, 2015

Three University of New Hampshire football players are signing rookie free agent contracts with NFL teams following this weekend’s draft. Former UNH assistant and current Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly is bringing Mike Coccia to Philadelphia, the team …

UNH gets defensive in spring football game

Saturday, May 2, 2015

DURHAM – Determining a winner in an intrasquad football scrimmage can be tricky, especially with some players switching sides during the contest. But it seemed clear who came out on top in yesterday’s Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire’s Cowell Stadium. “I thought it was …

NEC rugby wins national championship in NSCRO 15s

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rugby champions The New England College rugby team won the national championship in the 15-man division of the National Small College Rugby Organization Sunday, defeating Mount St. Mary’s College, 32-15. It was NEC’s first national championship in the 15s, but its second straight appearance in the final game. …

New NCAA Division I chief puts transfer rules on priority list

Sunday, April 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Lennon is putting transfer rule changes near the top of his priority list. The NCAA’s new vice president for Division I governance told the Associated Press there are growing concerns among the division’s 345 members over the surging number of students switching schools – and …

Softball coaching legend Dick Blood calls it a career

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dick Blood really didn’t want much to do with softball. Coach girls? No thanks. Now, nearly 40 years later and four games away from retirement, the soft-spoken coach can’t imagine his life without it. After 15 years at …

Dick Blood’s career by the numbers

Saturday, April 25, 2015

DICK BLOOD’S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 264-43 record at Hopkinton High (1980-94) 8 Class M championships at Hopkinton (1985-89, ’91, ’93, ’94) 621-345-2 record at Cornell with 4 games remaining (1996-2016) 207 Ivy League wins, most in conference history 5 NCAA appearances (1999, 2001, ’04, ’09, ’10) 5 Ivy League …

Downing named UNH MVP; MacDonald picked as 2015-16 captain

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team acknowledged its best player from last year while getting itself ready for the next one. Grayson Downing was named team MVP at the Wildcats’ awards banquet yesterday, while rising senior Collin MacDonald was tabbed as the team’s captain for next …

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 …