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10/20/2014 10:47 PM EDT
BENNINGTON -- Boys soccer, girls soccer and field hockey teams throughout the state begin their quest for Vermont championships today and many Bennington-area teams have a solid shot at competing on Nov. 1 -- championship Saturday. In boys soccer, Mount Anthony is 11-2-1. The Patriots earned the No. 
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Bills lose top two backs
10/20/2014 10:45 PM EDT - ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out. Running back C.J. Spiller is out indefinitely -- and could miss the rest of the season -- after having surgery Monday to repair an injury to his collarbone. And co-starter Fred Jackson revealed during his weekly radio show on Buffalo's WGR that he could miss up to four weeks with a Full Story

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Peavy, Giants top Nats in NLDS opener

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Never much of a postseason performer, Jake Peavy sure outpitched Stephen Strasburg in the former No. Full Story
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FOXBOROUGH -- Chris Jones wasn't going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night. Full Story
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Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and Avery Bradley added 20 -- all in the first half -- to help the Boston Celtics beat the host Philadelphia 76ers 111-91 in an exhibition game. Full Story




 

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Searching for a title: Local teams begin pursuit of championship glory today

10/20/2014 10:47 PM EDT
BENNINGTON -- Boys soccer, girls soccer and field hockey teams throughout the state begin their quest for Vermont championships today and many Bennington-area teams have a solid shot at competing on Nov. 1 -- championship Saturday. In boys soccer, Mount Anthony is 11-2-1. The Patriots earned the No. 
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Bills lose top two backs
10/20/2014 10:45 PM EDT - ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out. Running back C.J. Spiller is out indefinitely -- and could miss the rest of the season -- after having surgery Monday to repair an injury to his collarbone. And co-starter Fred Jackson revealed during his weekly radio show on Buffalo's WGR that he could miss up to four weeks with a Full Story

Ex-champ Keselowski marches to his own beat
10/20/2014 10:44 PM EDT - TALLADEGA, Ala. -- It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way. Denny Hamlin famously feuded with him through the 2009 season, calling him "a complete moron" while alleging "every driver in the garage that comes up to me says, Full Story

Harvin happy to have chance with Jets
10/20/2014 10:37 PM EDT - FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Percy Harvin has been called lots of things during his NFL career. Talented but injury prone. Explosive on the field and combustible off. A playmaker but a troublemaker. The New York Jets’ newest wide receiver doesn’t deny he has had some issues. But he also wants to be judged from what he does starting now, not just his checkered past. Full Story

Rested or rusty? World Series is on
10/20/2014 10:37 PM EDT - KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head. Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday’s workout. "I can’t believe that just happened, dude," pitcher James Shields razzed. Full Story

Making a statement: Cambridge puts up 69 points in regular season finalé against Hoosic Valley
10/19/2014 11:08 PM EDT - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Chris Warnke didn't have to wait for the chicken barbecue going on in the parking lot to eat on Saturday. He was out feasting on the football field. The Cambridge Central School senior fullback gorged himself on the Hoosic Valley defense, rushing for 234 yards on just 13 carries for five scores to pace Cambridge in a 69-12 beat-down. Full Story

Roundup: Eagles rout Terriers
10/19/2014 11:09 PM EDT - LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP BELLOWS FALLS -- The Arlington Memorial High School boys soccer team scored four unanswered goals in the second half as they took down Bellows Falls, 6-1, in the regular season finale. Arlington had a 2-1 lead at halftime, both tallies courtesy of Lucas Stroffoleno. In the second half, Ryan Spencer made it 3-1, then Alex Paustian scored the next two. Full Story

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
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Museum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his "white son," inviting him to private rehearsals, recording sessions, on the road, his dressing room and home. Full Story