Local sports

Patriots soar past Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK, N.Y. — In the second showdown between the Mount Anthony and Hoosick Falls boys basketball teams, there were was no comeback or crazy ending to speak of. Instead, Monday night's game showcased MAU continuing its strong play from the …

MAU takes last shot to knock out Danbury

BENNINGTON — Like a good heavyweight boxing match, Monday's annual Martin Luther King Day wrestling matchup between Mount Anthony and Danbury (Conn.) went back and forth, coming down to the final round.In the last match of the night, at 132 …

Marauders compete in N.Y. meet

CANAJOHARIE, N.Y. — Eighteen swimmers from the Bennington Marauders competed at the Canajoharie Developmental meet this past Saturday. Eight of the swimmers placed in the top 8 and a handful of first place finishes, including Grace Burhans in …
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 …

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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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