• Morning Briefing — March 28 - 03/28/2015 08:51 AM EDT
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    Gassaway breaks state record at Nationals

    All six MAU seniors head into wrestlebacks
    03/27/2015 09:34 PM EDT
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. >> Mount Anthony Union High School senior wrestler Troy Gassaway won his first two matches at the National High School Coaches Association Nationals to break the Vermont state wins record Friday. Gassaway won his 236th career match, passing Jesse Webb into first place in state history. 
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    SVC baseball aiming for playoff berth
    03/27/2015 08:57 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> For the Southern Vermont College baseball team, the term "follow the leader" has taken on an extra layer of importance this year. Because for the 2015 Mountaineers, following the leaders in the clubhouse should help the team to its first postseason appearance since the 2011 season. Full Story

    RED SOX
    Red Sox look for a repeat of 2013

    BOSTON (AP) -- A revamped lineup and change in attitude has the Boston Red Sox looking to repeat a feat they performed just two seasons ago when they went from worst to World Series champions. Full Story
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    Agents: Darrelle Revis returns to Jets

    Cornerback won the Super Bowl with New England this past season
    Darrelle Revis is coming back to the New York Jets after winning the Super Bowl with the rival New England Patriots last season. Full Story
    CELTICS
    Lack of drive big problem in Celts' loss

    BOSTON -- This much is certain: Boston is starving for playoff basketball. So much it can taste it. If you were at TD Garden on Wednesday night, you know I'm not lying. Full Story




     
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    Gassaway breaks state record at Nationals

    All six MAU seniors head into wrestlebacks
    03/27/2015 09:34 PM EDT
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. >> Mount Anthony Union High School senior wrestler Troy Gassaway won his first two matches at the National High School Coaches Association Nationals to break the Vermont state wins record Friday. Gassaway won his 236th career match, passing Jesse Webb into first place in state history. 
    Full Story
    SVC baseball aiming for playoff berth
    03/27/2015 08:57 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> For the Southern Vermont College baseball team, the term "follow the leader" has taken on an extra layer of importance this year. Because for the 2015 Mountaineers, following the leaders in the clubhouse should help the team to its first postseason appearance since the 2011 season. Full Story

    Texas aims to knock off UConn in Sweet 16
    03/27/2015 08:52 PM EDT - ALBANY, N.Y. >> Texas coach Karen Aston hasn't seen the tape from her first meeting with Connecticut, which came in the 2003 Final Four. The Longhorns lost by two that night when Aston was an assistant coach. Now she'll have to figure out a way to beat the top-seeded Huskies as Texas makes it first appearance in the Sweet 16 in 11 years when the teams play Saturday. Full Story

    Medical experts look beyond law to make youth sports safer
    03/27/2015 08:52 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> To toughen safety standards in youth sports, medical experts are turning away from lawmakers and toward high school sports associations to implement policies and procedures to prevent deaths and serious injuries. The National Athletic Trainers' Association and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine completed two days of meetings and programs with representatives from Full Story

    Endicott sweeps SVC in NECC battle
    03/26/2015 09:52 PM EDT - BENNINGTON >> In a men's volleyball matchup between the top two teams in the New England Collegiate Conference, Endicott showed why they are No. 1, but Southern Vermont showed why they aren't far behind in second. The Gulls swept the Mountaineers in three sets to move to 11-0 in NECC play. The game scores were 25-17, 25-20 and 26-24. Full Story

    Red Sox look for a repeat of 2013
    03/26/2015 09:26 PM EDT - BOSTON >> A revamped lineup and change in attitude has the Boston Red Sox looking to repeat a feat they performed just two seasons ago when they went from worst to World Series champions. Like the hip-hop song they blasted in their locker room after the 2013 division and World Series titles were clinched in Fenway Park, the Red Sox started at the bottom. Full Story

    Roundup: Arlington raises $8,000 for food shelf
    03/26/2015 09:25 PM EDT - ARLINGTON >> The Arlington Memorial High School basketball teams altered their admission prices this year to raise money for the Arlington Food Shelf, and the switch helped the Eagles raise more than $8,000 for the organization. Changing admission prices to $1 or a non-perishable food item, with all proceeds going to the Food Shelf, AMHS athletic director Tim Stewart announced that the Full Story

    Alaska police officers corral grazing miniature horses

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police officers in Alaska's biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their corral. Full Story
    (Brennan Linsley/AP)
    Colorado town microcosm of art urban development movement

    LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — A national movement that counts on painters, dancers and musicians to help revitalize downtowns is coming to this Colorado city as the first residents prepare to move into new low-income apartments built for artists and their families. Full Story
    'The Sopranos' Drea De Matteo loses New York home in explosion

    'Modern Family’ actress Sarah Hyland grew up across the street from buildings that burned and collapsed in accident caused by gas and plumbing work.