Local sports

SVC hangs on to defeat Daniel Webster

BENNINGTON — The Southern Vermont College men's basketball team picked up its second New England Collegiate Conference win of the season on Thursday night, defeating Daniel Webster, 89-82.Down by one early, senior Nate Goldsmith three-point …

Slow start looms large for SVC

BENNINGTON — It was not the result that Southern Vermont college women's basketball head coach Sharief Hashim wanted in his home debut as coach of the Mountaineers.The Mountaineers got off to another slow start and fell to New England …

Panthers rebound against Spa Catholic

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — After blowing a 22-point lead and losing to Mount Anthony on Monday night, the Hoosick Falls boys basketball bounced back with a 64-45 win over Saratoga Central Catholic on Wednesday night.The Panthers jumped out to a …
Patriots

Pats not overlooking Texans

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Houston Texans face an enormous challenge against the New England Patriots on Saturday night.The Texans are 1-7 against the Patriots. They are winless in New England all time, including a shutout loss earlier this …

Pats' defense a challenge for Texans

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — As well as Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense have played this season, much of New England's success over the last month has been directly tied to a defense that enters the playoffs as one of the NFL's stingiest.The …

Pats' McDaniels, Patricia return for Houston

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots assistants Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia said they were humbled to speak with NFL teams about head coaching vacancies over the weekend, but have turned their attention to preparing for Saturday's playoff matchup …
Bruins
Schmidt, Hockey Hall of Famer, dies at 98

BOSTON — Milt Schmidt, the hockey hall of famer who led Boston to two Stanley Cup championships as the center of the "Kraut Line," served Canada in World War II and returned to the NHL to win its MVP award and two more titles as the Bruins …

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

Boston Bruins record 2-1 win over Florida Panthers

Celtics
Celtics recover after late Knicks rally to win Christmas matchup

NEW YORK — When the Knicks tried to make a Christmas comeback, the Celtics' response was strong and Smart.Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points, Marcus Smart made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 47 seconds left after Boston blew a late lead, and the …

Community sports
Red Sox
Red Sox trade Buchholz to Phillies

BOSTON — The Red Sox kept adding starting pitchers, and Clay Buchholz kept getting bumped further down in the rotation.There was David Price last offseason and Drew Pomeranz mid-year. By the time Chris Sale was acquired from the Chicago White …

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