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’Unbelievable’: Jankovic tops two-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova

Saturday, July 4, 2015

LONDON – About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy. “I cannot stop smiling. … I was very brave at the end. You know, here I am,” she said through a giggle. “Unbelievable.” Jankovic kept using that word – …

Bow’s Nerbonne finds comfort zone at national field hockey tournament

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bow’s Lindsey Nerbonne has been to national field hockey events in the past. But she never had as much fun, or success, as she did …

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 …

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 …

Franklin Pierce baseball team ranked No. 1 in the country

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

For the first time ever, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team is holding the No. 1 spot in the country, as the Ravens were moved up to the top place in the Division II polls by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, which oversees the American Baseball Coaches Association’s national rankings. …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Hill remembered at arena where she made layup CINCINNATI – Lauren Hill was remembered with her own music and words in the basketball arena where she had one of her greatest moments. Only this time, the …

Providence beats Boston University, 4-3, for NCAA hockey title

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON – Boston University goalie Matt O’Connor gave up a tying own goal in the third period, then Brandon Tanev scored with 6:17 left and Providence beat the Terriers, 4-3, last night for its first NCAA hockey title. …

Boston U’s Eichel wins Hobey Baker Award

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Boston University freshman Jack Eichel won the Hobey Baker Award yesterday as the top player in college hockey. Eichel, who is expected to be one of the first two players selected this year in the NHL draft, is …

Hill, who made inspirational layup, dies of tumor

Saturday, April 11, 2015

CINCINNATI – Lauren Hill’s teammates and coaches are remembering the 19-year-old college basketball player with her own inspiring words: “Never give up.” An example she lived by as she fought a brain tumor and rallied those around her …

Boston University, Providence win to set up all-Hockey East national championship

Friday, April 10, 2015

BOSTON – The Providence Friars didn’t even know if they’d make it to the NCAA Tournament. Now, they are a victory away from the first title in school history. Noel Acciari and Mark Jankowski scored second-period goals, Jon …

College hockey set for Frozen Four in Boston

Thursday, April 9, 2015

BOSTON – Traditional power or relative unknown? One will win college hockey’s biggest prize in the Frozen Four at the TD Garden. The first semifinal today has a newcomer, Nebraska-Omaha, making its first Frozen Four appearance, against Providence, …

Illinois State athletic staffers among 7 dead in plane crash

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field yesterday, killing all seven people on board, including Illinois State University’s associate head basketball coach and a deputy …