Local sports

Stingy Patriots shut down BBA

MANCHESTER — The Mount Anthony girls basketball team are rounding into form as the season enters its final days. They did it on both ends of the floor Monday night against Burr and Burton, holding the Bulldogs to single digits in all four …

Mountaineers dominate in win against Dean

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College men's volleyball team picked up its second win of the season on Monday night, defeating Dean 3-0.SVC took the first two sets 25-17 over the Bulldogs and then claimed its second sweep of the season with …

MAU places third at state competition

VERGENNES — The Mount Anthony cheerleading team earned third place honors in Division I at the state competition on Saturday evening.Rutland placed first in Division I to claim its third-straight state championship, while Essex came in second …
Patriots

Alabama tab Pats' assistant Daboll as new offensive coordinator

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama has hired New England Patriots assistant Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, reuniting him with his former boss Nick Saban.Saban announced Monday that Daboll will replace Steve Sarkisian, …

Patriots parade around Boston

BOSTON — Snow, rain and chilly temperatures didn't dampen the joy of New England Patriots fans exulting in their team's latest championship Tuesday.The five-time Super Bowl winners received a hero's welcome as they paraded through downtown …

Brady responsible for Pats' five super bowl titles

HOUSTON — With a record five Super Bowl rings, Tom Brady certainly has established himself as the measuring stick for quarterbacks, NFL players and, just maybe, for all team-sport athletes.The difference in the Patriots being 5-2 or even 0-7 …
Bruins
Bruins fire coach Claude Julien

BOSTON — The Bruins felt they needed to a change at the top, even if it meant doing it on a day when the city was celebrating a championship.Boston fired Stanley Cup-winning coach Claude Julien on Tuesday, just hours before a downtown parade …

Schmidt, Hockey Hall of Famer, dies at 98

Hayes scores early, Rask shuts down Kings in Bruins' 1-0 win

Celtics
Isaiah Thomas is a full-fledged All-Star

NEW ORLEANS — Isaiah Thomas isn't even average.The Boston Celtics list their two-time All-Star point guard at 5-foot-9 — even that is believed to be a bit generous — and 185 pounds. That means Thomas actually is slightly shorter …

Celtics recover after late Knicks rally to win Christmas matchup

Community sports
Red Sox
Moreland not trying to replace Ortiz

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Mitch Moreland knows he's likely the only new player in Boston's lineup since David Ortiz retired at the end of last season.He's just not listening to those who say he needs to replace Big Papi's lofty production."I try not …

Henry has championship aspirations for Red Sox

Key offseason additions look to lead Red Sox

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