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Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler in action during the overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Bulls won 115-111 in overtime. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NBA Bulls guard Butler out 3-4 weeks with knee sprain CHICAGO – Bulls guard Jimmy Butler will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a strained left knee and will be replaced in this weekend’s All-Star Game by Chicago teammate Pau Gasol. The Bulls said Tuesday that Butler has begun rehabbing his knee and will focus on conditioning over the next …

UNH men beat Maine, 88-75; women fall to Black Bears, 59-55

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The University of New Hampshire basketball teams split their games with Maine on Monday, with the men winning, 88-75, at home for their third straight …

No. 1 UConn takes top-ranked showdown with 66-54 win over South Carolina

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – UConn Coach Gene Auriemma smiled at his three senior starters, savoring the latest virtuoso performance on the big stage by Breanna Stewart, …

Leissner, UNH men’s basketball get past Maine

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tanner Leissner scored 30 points, a career high, and New Hampshire topped Maine, 99-91, Monday night. Leissner was 11-of-18 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds for the Wildcats (9-8, 2-2 American East). New Hampshire shot over 49 percent and outrebounded Maine 52-33, led by Iba Camara with …

Oklahoma loses to Iowa State in first game as unanimous No. 1

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

AMES, Iowa – After starting 1-3, Iowa State hardly looked a Big 12 contender – let alone a team with a shot at the national title. The Cyclones sent a message to the rest of the country Monday …

UNH basketball teams get swept by Stony Brook

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Ahmad Walker scored a season-high 19 points and added seven rebounds and four assists to lead the Stony Brook men’s basketball to an 80-50 win over New Hampshire on Saturday. Stony Brook (13-4, 4-0 America East) won its ninth in a row, while UNH (8-8, 1-2) has lost …

Oklahoma survives West Virginia’s upset bid on last-second tip-in

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Khadeem Lattin’s tip-in with one second remaining lifted No. 2 Oklahoma to a 70-68 victory over No. 11 West Virginia. Buddy Hield scored 17 points and Ryan Spangler added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Sooners (15-1, …

A lost weekend for UNH hockey team vs. Northeastern

Sunday, January 17, 2016

DURHAM – The game unraveled at a breathtaking pace, slashing the University of New Hampshire hockey team’s chances at a weekend split in a matter of minutes. With just under seven minutes to go in the second period, the Wildcats were tied with Northeastern at a goal apiece, …

UNH hockey team turns in a dud against Hockey East cellar-dweller Northeastern

Saturday, January 16, 2016

BOSTON – This wasn’t the way the University of New Hampshire hockey team drew it up. With Hockey East titans Notre Dame, Providence and Boston College looming on the horizon, this weekend’s series with last-place Northeastern was supposed to be the calm before the storm, a chance for …

UNH hockey notebook: Wildcats look to regain momentum against struggling Northeastern

Friday, January 15, 2016

DURHAM – Sweep Northeastern, pick up four points. Set themselves up well for a difficult stretch against Hockey East powers. Take care of business against said teams. Get hot heading into the final weeks of the season. At least, according to Dick Umile and the University of New …

Patriots Pro Bowl DL Chandler Jones: ‘I made a mistake’

Friday, January 15, 2016

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones apologized to his teammates and the New England fans on Thursday for “a pretty stupid mistake” that sent him, shirtless and disoriented, to a local police station. Police who went …

Patriots won’t let Jones’s trip to hospital distract them

Thursday, January 14, 2016

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After a year of “Deflategate,” the New England Patriots aren’t about to let Chandler Jones’s still-unexplained trip to the hospital bother them. “I think Coach (Bill) Belichick does a great job of really just, like, …

Slump continues for UNH women’s hoop team

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Despite a late 3-point barrage, the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team lost its seventh straight game, falling to Albany, 78-52, on Wednesday. The Wildcats dropped to 6-9 overall and 0-2 in America East, while the Great Danes improved to 12-3 overall and 3-0 in conference play. …