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BY IAN CLARK NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
WHEN A winning streak reaches a certain point, it’s kind of hard to ignore it.
EDITORIAL
American Hockey League scheduling means that the Manchester Monarchs Eastern Conference title will earn them only two home games in the first five matches in the opening round of the AHL playoffs.
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
On a day spent celebrating the endurance and never-quit spirit of this city, the Red Sox did their part, yet again.
ANDY SCHACHAT
My Boston Marathon 2014 day started with interviews on three radio stations. Each host asked questions about how I thought the day would be. As the long day drew to a close, the best way I can...
BY ROGER BROWN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
North Conway's Jeff Locke took another step toward a return to the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting rotation when he made his first appearance with the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians of the International...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
The results of the Red Sox pitching staff can't ultimately be independent of the Red Sox' fielding. Rather, they're actually subject to it - and thus far this season that hasn't really been a good...
ANDY SCHACHAT
The eyes of running communities from all four corners of the planet will be watching on Monday as well over 30,000 runners take part in the Boston Marathon. As always, the masses will include a few...
BY JOHN HABIB NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
Emotions will be at the forefront for many of the Manchester runners planning to compete in the 118th Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day.

UNH Notebook: Holy Toledo! Only 130 days until football opener

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Did you know it’s 130 days until the University of New Hampshire football teams opens the 2014 season against the Rockets of Toledo in the Glass Bowl on Aug. 30?

Portsmouth High School principal Jeffrey Collins will succeed R. Patrick Corbin as executive director of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Collins named NHIAA director

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Portsmouth High School’s principal for the last eight years, 44-year-old Jeff Collins, will officially succeed retiring NHIAA executive director Pat Corbin on July 1.

Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: Already, Wildcats' offensive skills are evident

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The first live scrimmage of spring football practices gave the Wildcats coaching staff a closer look at new players and returning players in new positions.

Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: Simpler, faster defense for Wildcat football team

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THE University of New Hampshire’s football team got better on the defensive side of the ball in 2013 and part of the reason things improved was that the coaching staff instituted changes...

Chung comes back to Patriots

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The New England Patriots signed safety Patrick Chung, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last month, the team announced Thursday.

Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: New players, new coaches, on gridiron

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THE Wildcats of the University of New Hampshire football team buckled their hard hats and got to work early on Tuesday morning on Bremner Field, which was circled by snowbanks.

Allen Lessels' UNH Notebook: Back to the grid grind for Wildcat football team

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THEIR winter workouts completed, the players on the University of New Hampshire football team move on to the next stage of preparation for another season of high expectations early on Tuesday morning.

New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is shown during a September 2013 game. The Patriots reached an agreement Thursday with Wilfork on a three-year, $22.5 million contract extension.

Defensive mainstay Wilfork to stay with Patriots

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The New England Patriots reached an agreement Thursday with mainstay defensive lineman Vince Wilfork on a three-year, $22.5 million contract extension.

UNH Notebook: Holy Toledo! Only 130 days until football opener

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Did you know it’s 130 days until the University of New Hampshire football teams opens the 2014 season against the Rockets of Toledo in the Glass Bowl on Aug. 30?

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Top boxing talent set for Rockingham Park

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There will definitely be a connection between Salem’s Rockingham Park and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday when New Hampshire hosts the first International Boxing Association (AIBA)-sanctioned amateur boxing event on American soil between the talented Cuba Domadores and the United States Knockouts.

Southern New Hampshire University's Riley Palmer(8), of Goffstown, is greeted by teammate Michael Mastroberti after Palmer hit a solo homerun vs. St. Anselm College Tuesday at Southern New Hampshire University.

NH College Roundup: SNHU baseball team tops St. Anselm

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Starter Mike Robert of Nashua and relievers Zach Zona and Lucas Olen combined on a four-hitter to lead 11th-ranked Southern New Hampshire University to its fifth straight win, 10-2, over rival St. Anselm College Tuesday at Penmen Field.

Trenton’s 11-run inning foils Fisher Cats

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A grand slam by prospect Gary Sanchez highlighted an 11-run fourth inning uprising to lead the Trenton Thunder past the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 11-5 in an Eastern League contest Sunday at Arm & Hammer Park in New Jersey.

Southern New Hampshire University's Alejandro Diaz slides home vs. American International College during game 2 of their doubleheader hosted at SNHU Sunday afternoon.

NH College Roundup: Palmer helps SNHU Penmen to doubleheader sweep

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Riley Palmer of Goffstown had a three-run homer in the opener and Manny Cruz collected three hits and two RBIs in the nightcap to lead 12th-ranked Southern New Hampshire University to a Northeast-10 baseball doubleheader sweep of American International College, 8-4 and 6-3 Sunday at Penmen Field in Manchester.

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