News archive from 28 October 2016, page 11

The College Picks: Wolverines to coast in battle of Michigan

Michigan-Michigan State is one of college football’s oldest and fiercest rivalries, but this year’s meeting is a David and Goliath mismatch. While Michigan is undefeated and figures to make a strong push toward a playoff berth, MSU is suffering...

 

Five story lines as Hockey East faces off

This is the 33rd regular season for the six-month, 
298-game odyssey known as Hockey East.
Boston University is the overwhelming pick of the league coaches to hoist the Lamoriello Trophy on TD Garden ice next March. Until then, here’s five key...

 

UMass hockey looks to compete with coach Greg Carvel

UMass coach Greg Carvel has given his team a mantra for the 2016-17 Hockey East regular season: Compete hard. “I’m fine with the record. I’m more concerned with trying to build a culture and then see where we’re at. I want to see us get better every...

 
No. 25 Virginia Tech holds off Pitt in 39-36 win

No. 25 Virginia Tech holds off Pitt in 39-36 win

PITTSBURGH — One of the nation's worst secondaries kept daring Virginia Tech quarterback Jerod Evans to throw. So he did. Over. And over. And over. The junior shook off a right ankle injury to throw for a career-high 406 yards and two touchdowns to...

 

Revolution come to grips with bad season

FOXBORO — As four MLS teams prepared for Knockout Round matches last night, Revolution players shuffled through the rituals necessary to draw their season to a close. The combination of meetings and physicals at Gillette Stadium yesterday evening...

 
Valdez sends Seattle past Sporting KC 1-0 in MLS playoffs

Valdez sends Seattle past Sporting KC 1-0 in MLS playoffs

SEATTLE — Nelson Valdez found a perfect moment to snap his scoring drought. Valdez scored his first MLS goal in nearly a calendar year on a header in the 88th minute to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Thursday...

 
Mancosu scores twice, Impact beat United 4-2 to advance

Mancosu scores twice, Impact beat United 4-2 to advance

WASHINGTON — Matteo Mancosu scored twice and the Montreal Impact beat D.C. United 4-2 in an MLS Cup Playoffs knockout match Thursday night. The fifth-seeded Impact will host the top-seeded New York Red Bulls on Sunday in the first game of the two-leg...

 
Joyful spirit at Olympic Stadium turns sour for West Ham

Joyful spirit at Olympic Stadium turns sour for West Ham

LONDON — The joyful spirit from the 2012 London Games has gone from the Olympic Stadium, replaced instead by hatred and ugly skirmishes. West Ham's new home, converted into a soccer stadium with the seats newly painted in the team's claret and blue...

 
Hideki Matsuyama piles up birdies and leads in Shanghai

Hideki Matsuyama piles up birdies and leads in Shanghai

SHANGHAI — Hideki Matsuyama made nine birdies in suddenly chilly conditions for a 7-under 65 that gave him a three-shot lead going into the weekend at the HSBC Champions. Neither the rain in the opening round nor the bone-chilling cold on Friday seem...

 
Rickie Fowler rides Ryder Cup confidence to strong start in HSBC

Rickie Fowler rides Ryder Cup confidence to strong start in HSBC

SHANGHAI — Rickie Fowler dropped by PGA of America headquarters in Florida with the Ryder Cup trophy last week as a way to let the employees share in the U.S. celebration. The trophy stayed behind. Fowler brought memories of Hazeltine all the way to...

 
Amy Yang leads LPGA Malaysia at 63; Michelle Wie shoots 66

Amy Yang leads LPGA Malaysia at 63; Michelle Wie shoots 66

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Amy Yang took the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia lead, and Michelle Wie had her best score in more than a year. Lydia Ko had to fight to get back to even par in her first event since firing her caddie. Yang shot an 8-under 63 — one...

 

Top 5 powers clash when Everett meets Haverhill

Tomorrow’s matchup between Haverhill and Everett is one better suited for a sectional or state final. However, thanks to the luck of the draw, one of these two top-five ranked teams will be out of the tournament come Saturday night. The two powers...

 

Pickorama: Won if by air describes Andover and E.J. Perry

I spent the last few weeks whining about seven- and eight-win performances. Boy, did I long for those days last week. This space took on more water than the Titanic as I sunk to a season-low 5-5. The hope is that this was my one downer before the...

 

Brad Rogers carrying the load at Hanover

HANOVER — Coming into high school, Brad Rogers was not a running back. But as a freshman at Hanover, the coaching staff made a change and moved Rogers from the defensive side of the ball to the backfield. That’s called a good coaching move. Rogers...

 
Kerber, Cibulkova advance to WTA semifinals

Kerber, Cibulkova advance to WTA semifinals

SINGAPORE — Angelique Kerber helped Dominika Cibulkova reach the semifinals of the WTA Finals on Thursday. Kerber, who had already advanced from the Red Group, beat Madison Keys 6-3, 6-3 to finish 3-0 in the round robin and eliminate her American...

 

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