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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 women winning, 64-69, at home. Tanner Leissner had 21 points, Jaleen Smith had 16 and they made all the big plays down the stretch for the Wildcats. Leissner’s two free throws with 1.3 seconds left …

Tirone makes 43 saves as UNH hockey teams holds off UMass Lowell, 3-2

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Saturday, then held off a comeback by No. 8 UMass …

No. 1 Oklahoma and No. 2 North Carolina lose to unranked teams

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wesley Iwundu scored 22 points, and Kansas State upset top-ranked Oklahoma, 80-69, on Saturday night to shake up the Big 12 race once again. Freshman …

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 …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Saturday, January 9, 2016

NFL Steelers running back Williams officially out against Bengals PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Cincinnati Bengals without DeAngelo Williams. The Steelers officially ruled the veteran running back out of Saturday’s wild-card game on Friday after Williams missed his third straight practice with an injured right …

Mack an AP All-Pro at two positions; Peterson, Watt unanimous

Saturday, January 9, 2016

NEW YORK – Khalil Mack made All-Pro history. Mack’s versatility and relentlessness earned him selection at two positions on the 2015 Associated Press All-Pro Team, an NFL first. The second-year Oakland Raiders defensive end and outside linebacker drew …