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South Carolina guard Tiffany Mitchell, right, dribbles around Kentucky guard Taylor Murray, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Kentucky 78-68. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 2 South Carolina looking to slow down UConn’s Stewart

Monday, February 8, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley thinks Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart is a sublime player and competitor who has transcended the game. Staley would know, having redefined point guard play as the game’s best player a quarter-century ago. Now, it’s up to Staley to gameplan against Stewart when the second-ranked Gamecocks (22-0) take on the No. 1 Huskies (22-0) …

Nothing new, rivals BU, BC meet again for Beanpot

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON – Boston College and Boston University had tougher times than usual in reaching the Beanpot championship game. It didn’t matter, though. BU or BC …

UNH basketball teams sweep Binghamton

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The University of New Hampshire basketball teams pulled off a sweep of Binghamton on Saturday, with the men winning, 59-55, on the road and the …

Gutsy play helps Tide beat Clemson, 45-40, for national title

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

GLENDALE, Arizona – Alabama needed it all to win the toughest national title game it had ever played during the Nick Saban dynasty. All of its power. All of its speed. Even one gutsy trick. Derrick Henry, O.J. …

Coach gives up playing his sport because of concussions

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Dan Frost doesn’t remember the four or five hours after his head smacked the water while tubing on the lake. He remembers all too well the months that followed. The nausea. The headaches. The trouble focusing. He couldn’t ride in cars. He struggled simply walking up stairs. Frost, …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Soccer Messi wins FIFA world player award for fifth time ZURICH – Lionel Messi won the FIFA world player of the year award for a record fifth time. Messi ended Cristiano Ronaldo’s two-year hold on the Ballon d’Or …

Lipman named NSSA New Hampshire Sportscaster of the Year

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) named University of New Hampshire radio broadcaster Bob Lipman the 2015 New Hampshire Sportscaster of the Year. Monday’s announcement marked the sixth time overall and fourth consecutive for Lipman, a Concord resident who does radio play-by-play for the UNH football program. …

Alabama beats Clemson, 45-40, to win national championship

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

GLENDALE, Arizona – No. 2 Alabama won its fourth national title in the last seven seasons, outlasting the dynamic play of Deshaun Watson and No. 1 Clemson in a 45-40 victory Monday night in the College Football Playoff …

’Bama on verge of unprecedented run, with Clemson in the way

Monday, January 11, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Regardless of the outcome of Monday night’s College Football Playoff championship game between No. 1 Clemson and No. 2 Alabama, a case can be made that no team in the history of the sport has …

A look at some national title game-deciding upsets

Monday, January 11, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Favorite or underdog? For those who don’t having a rooting interest when Alabama meets Clemson for the national championship on Monday night, consider cheering for the team oddsmakers are giving little chance to win. It …

UNH men’s basketball team finishes strong to win America East opener

Sunday, January 10, 2016

DURHAM – Jaleen Smith scored 15 points, Jacoby Armstrong had 14 and the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team won its America East opener Saturday, 58-43 over Binghamton. Both Smith and Armstrong hit half their shots to boost the Wildcats, who shot just 34 percent. The Wildcats’ …

Alternating between long-term and short-term focus, Clemson eyes first-ever 15-0 season

Sunday, January 10, 2016

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson had nearly wrapped up a summertime appearance when someone asked if the Tigers could win a national championship. “No doubt about it,” Watson said with a grin. “15-0.” Fifteen? Are there …

North Dakota State beats Jacksonville State for fifth straight FCS championship

Sunday, January 10, 2016

FRISCO, Texas – Carson Wentz got one more game as North Dakota State’s quarterback before the NFL draft – and another FCS title. A potential first-round pick, Carson threw for a touchdown and ran for two more scores …