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Defending champ NEC rugby team ready for national 7s tournament

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The New England College rugby team will try to defend its title in the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) 7s tournament this weekend in Chester, Pa. NEC, which won the national championship in the 15-man division in late April in Colorado, has made it to the championship game of the seven-man (the Olympic format) tournament the past two seasons. …

Tide boys’ sprinters dominate Capital Area Meet

Saturday, May 23, 2015

At the beginning of the season, Concord track Coach Hayden Daly was excited about his team’s mix of talented veterans and youth, especially in the …

Golson gets chance to replace Winston at Florida State

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Everett Golson came oh-so close to beating Florida State with Notre Dame last year. Now, he has another chance for victory at Doak Campbell Stadium …

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 …

Calipari, Kaminsky take top honors from the Associated Press

Saturday, April 4, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – John Calipari has been dealing with detractors for years. They call him the embodiment of everything that’s wrong in the one-and-done world of college basketball. He’s a crook who landed two programs on probation, a snake-oil …

Eichel, McIntyre, Vesey selected Hobey Baker award finalists

Friday, April 3, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Boston University forward Jack Eichel, North Dakota goalie Zane McIntyre and Harvard forward Jimmy Vesey were selected as the three finalists for the Hobey Baker award for the best player in college hockey. The Hobey Baker organization made the announcement yesterday. The winner will …

UNH goalie Tirone named Hockey East goalie of the month

Friday, April 3, 2015

University of New Hampshire freshman goalie Danny Tirone was named the Hockey East Goalie of the Month for March yesterday. Tirone posted a 4-2-0 record with one shutout, a goals-against average of 1.44 and a save percentage of .950. Four of UNH’s six games were against teams ranked …

Kentucky’s Calipari citing more numbers than ‘1-and-done’

Friday, April 3, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Here are the numbers. John Calipari doesn’t care if you want to hear them or not: Kentucky’s grade-point average: 3.1 Number of players with a 3.0 GPA or better: 13. Number of players who have graduated …

Kentucky looking to do what UNLV couldn’t 24 years ago

Friday, April 3, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Twenty-four years ago, UNLV arrived in Indianapolis for a coronation disguised as a Final Four. The Runnin’ Rebels were a college basketball juggernaut. They hadn’t lost all season. In fact, they hadn’t lost for 45 straight …