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Watertown’s Austin Farry hits his stride at Bentley

Since March, when he pounded out four hits and drove in three runs in a 7-3 win over Concordia (N.Y.) in Florida, the sophomore has been a fixture in the Falcons’ lineup.


Switch to defense suits Stoneham’s Macone

Former Austin Prep midfielder’s goal is to help Boston University win the Patriot League tournament.


Avon’s Maggie Hoffman hitting to all fields at Tufts

Maggie Hoffman is making the most of her senior season on the Tufts women’s softball team. The outfielder from Avon is batting .427 for the Jumbos (18-12), with 20 RBIs and 19 runs scored. She has struck out only four times in 85 at bats, by far the fewest among Tufts regulars.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Plymouth North grad Jake Stearns has compiled a 4-0 record with a 2.61 ERA for the Southern New Hampshire baseball team.

San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues Thursday, March 16, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)


Sharks star Joe Thornton undergoes knee surgery

The former Bruin’s future as a possible free agent this summer is uncertain after 12 years in San Jose.

April 24, 2017 - Incoming Athletic Director at Boston College Martin Jarmond speaks at an introductory press conference at BC's Yawkey Center in Boston, Mass. Photo Credit: Justin Saglio for the Boston Globe. Section: Sports. Reporter: Julian Benbow. Slug: BC AD.

New Boston College AD Martin Jarmond wants to be a ‘difference-maker’

Jarmond, hired from Ohio State, was formally introduced at the Heights on Monday.

Boston College linebacker Matt Milano competes in the broad jump at the 2017 NFL football scouting combine Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)


BC’s Matt Milano looking to make big jump

The four-year standout linebacker has high hopes he’ll get selected in the draft.

Mr. Hardin spoke to quarterback Roger Staubach as he sent Staubach into action during the 1964 Cotton Bowl.

Wayne Hardin, 91, Hall of Fame football coach at Navy

Mr. Hardin built standout programs at the US Naval Academy and Temple University, leading Navy to victory over Army five times in a row.

Quarterback Darius Wade completed 10 of 17 passes with the Maroon squad during Boston College’s spring football game on Saturday.

BC Spring Football

BC’s quarterback hopefuls blossomed in the spring

Darius Wade and Anthony Brown battled to a 17-17 tie in the Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game.

Jack Grinold.

Jack Grinold, longtime sports information director at Northeastern, dead at 81

Mr. Grinold spent more than 50 years at Northeastern University.

23nonoteworthy - Stephanie McFadries from Worcester State. (Frank Poulin)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Burlington’s Stephanie McFadries, a sophomore at Worcester State, is ranked third in Division 3 nationally in the javelin.

03/21/2017 CHESTNUT HILL, MA BC freshman quarterback E.J. Perry (cq) attends a spring football practice at BC's Alumni Stadium. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

BC’s E.J. Perry had help making adjustment to college football

Perry was born into a family with a strong football legacy, but he never shied away from carrying it.

Martin Jarmond was named Boston College athletic director on April 20, 2017. (Ohio State University photo)

Boston College hires Martin Jarmond as new athletic director

Jarmond, a deputy athletic director at Ohio State, succeeds Brad Bates.

Brison Gresham (center) battled for a rebound against St. Bonaventure last season.

Two more UMass players will transfer

DeJon Jarreau and Brison Gresham announced on Twitter they are leaving the men’s basketball program.

04/09/15: Boston, MA: Garden workers on skates clean off the ice during a timeout. Providence College and Omaha met in the semi-finals of the NCAA Men's Ice Hockey

NCAA’s Frozen Four coming back to Boston in 2022

It will mark the fourth time since 1998 that the NCAA men’s hockey championship will be played at TD Garden.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Waltham’s Jorge Salazar, senior netminder for Lasell’s men’s lacrosse team, had a week in net to remember.


Brigit Bergin puts up a good defense

A junior at Bowdoin College, the Natick product has played defense in hockey, lacrosse, and soccer.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Marshfield’s Victoria McDonough, a freshman lacrosse attack at Bridgewater State, was named Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Player and Rookie of the Week.

16nonoteworthy - Jalil Gibson from Worcester State. (Frank Poulin)


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Kaleigh Finigan went on a 5-for-10 tear for Merrimack softball.

16nocampus - Jeremy Roberts of Reading attended Malden Catholic and now pitches for Stonehill College. (Stonehill College)


Roberts is the real deal at Stonehill

The former Malden Catholic lefthander led Stonehill with 31 strikeouts in 37 innings through his first six starts.

Dartmouth, Princeton to meet at Yankee Stadium in 2019

The game is part of Dartmouth College’s 250th anniversary celebration.

Steve Fisher, best known for his tenure at Michigan, coached at San Diego State for 18 years.

San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fisher steps down

Fisher was best known for coaching Michigan to the 1989 NCAA Tournament title and bringing the Fab Five to Ann Arbor.

University of Washington football coach Chris Petersen’s seven-year extension will give him a per-year average of $4.875 million in compensation.

Washington football coach Chris Petersen signs extension

The deal, for nearly $5 million per season, keeps Petersen in Seattle until 2023.

Denver’s Tanner Jaillet made a leg save, one of his 38 during the NCAA championship game.

Denver 3, Minnesota Duluth 2

Denver fends off Minnesota Duluth for NCAA crown

Jarid Lukosevicius had a hat trick and Tanner Jaillet made 38 saves for the Pioneers.

UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, right, shook hands with his father LaVar following a March game against Washington State.

Lonzo Ball’s father blames ‘3 white guys’ for UCLA loss

LaVar Ball says the Bruins lost in the NCAA Tournament because “three white guys” couldn’t pick up the slack after his son injured his hamstring.


GlobeNorth: Noteworthy performances

Manchester-by-the-Sea’s Kate Furber, a Middlebury College sophomore, was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Week.


GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Foxborough’s Alex Hyland, a sophomore gymnast at Kentucky, has qualified for the national championships for the second time.


GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Wrentham’s Jennifer Lacroix, a lacrosse player at Endicott College, had a solid seven-point performance that won her two honors.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 06: Dylan Gambrell #7 of the Denver Pioneers advances against Bobby Nardella #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during game two of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championship Semifinal at the United Center on April 6, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Frozen Four

Denver crushes Notre Dame to reach title game

Dylan Gambrell scored twice to lead Denver’s rout in the semifinals in Chicago.

Dylan Gambrell, of the Denver Pioneers, advanced against Bobby Nardella, of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, on Thursday.

Dominant Denver beats Notre Dame 6-1 in Frozen Four semis

Denver routed Notre Dame 6-1 on Thursday night to advance to the Frozen Four championship.

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 06: Alex Iafallo #14 of the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs scores the game-winning goal with 26 seconds left in regulation against Merrick Madsen #31 of the Harvard Crimson as Luke Esposito #9 defends during game one of the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Championship Semifinal at the United Center on April 6, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. Minnesota-Duluth defeated Harvard 2-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)


Harvard falls in Frozen Four semifinals

Minnesota-Duluth’s goal with 26.6 seconds left ended the Crimson’s title hopes.

United States forward Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson is congratulated by teammates after scoring during the second period of a IIHF Women's World Championship semifinal hockey tournament game against Germany, Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Plymouth, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Sports Log

US women’s hockey routs Germany, reaches gold medal game

Americans to face Canada for Women’s World Championship Friday in Plymouth, Mich.

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 04: Mike Vecchione #74 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates in his first NHL game against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 4, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


Ex-Malden Catholic standout Mike Vecchione eyes Hobey Baker

The former Union standout, now with the Flyers, is a finalist for the award.

The NESN broadcast team of Dave O’Brien (left) and Jerry Remy during spring training in 2016.


Dave O’Brien has had quite a week at the microphone

From calling a stunning upset to announcing Chris Sale’s Red Sox debut, it’s been a week the veteran broadcaster will savor.

Boston-08/22/15 -Boston College football practice-scrimmage. Coach Steve Addazio. Boston Globe staff photo by John Tlumacki(sports)

Spring injuries mounting for BC football

OL Elijah Johnson (knee) and LB Max Richardson (foot) will be out the remainder of the practices.

Scouting Thursday’s Frozen Four games

Harvard opens the national semifinals at 6 vs. Duluth, followed by Denver vs. Notre Dame.

Boston MA 3/10/17 Harvard University Crimson head coach Ted Donato cheers on his team against the Yale Bulldogs during second period action of the ECAC quarterfinals game at Bright-Landry Center. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

Harvard set for Frozen Four semifinal

The Crimson are riding a school-best 17-0-1 unbeaten streak.

North Carolina coach Roy Williams addressed the crowd Tuesday after the Tar Heels returned to Chapel Hill, N.C.

Tar Heels get it right this time, bring home the title

For a whole year, North Carolina wondered if it’d get another chance.

Adam La Reau helped found Quincy’s O2X, which helps train first-responders, including the Boston Fire Department.

Kevin Paul Dupont

Meet the Navy SEAL who helped mold Harvard into Frozen Four contender

Adam La Reau has worked with the Frozen Four-bound Crimson for four years.

NCAA President Mark Emmert.

NCAA says North Carolina can host championship events

North Carolina will be considered as a host for NCAA championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people.

NCAA President Mark Emmert.

NCAA says North Carolina can host championship events

North Carolina will be considered as a host for NCAA championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people.

Amherst College won’t be the Lord Jeffs any more

The result of a year-long selection process to find a new nickname was unveiled on Monday.

North Carolina’s Theo Pinson looked skyward after the Tar Heels beat Gonzaga on Monday in the NCAA title game.


Perseverance was key for North Carolina

It was a night of hideous hoops, but it looked good in Tar Heel blue.

North Carolina’s Kennedy Meeks (left) and Gonzaga’s Silas Melson battled for the ball in the final minute of the game.

Missed out-of-bounds call in final minute helps North Carolina

The Tar Heels retained possession, and then used that possession to score the biggest basket of the game.

North Carolina head coach Roy Williams and players celebrate after the finals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Gonzaga, Monday, April 3, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. North Carolina won 71-65. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

North Carolina 71, Gonzaga 65

North Carolina outlasts Gonzaga to win national title

The Tar Heels scored the game’s final 8 points in winning their sixth NCAA crown.

Patrick Ewing’s most recent NBA coaching stop was on Steve Clifford’s staff in Charlotte.

Cambridge’s Patrick Ewing returns to Georgetown as coach

Ewing helped build the Hoyas into a power as a player in the 1980s.

Carolina Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell in action during the first period of an NHL hockey game against Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 6-3. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)


Hurricanes’ Bryan Bickell back in the NHL

Bickell, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, has been working his way back into shape.

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 01: Justin Jackson #44 of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts after defeating the Oregon Ducks during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. North Carolina defeated Oregon 77-76. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Christopher L. Gasper

North Carolina players have experienced success

Unlike many blue blood programs, the Tar Heels are stocked with juniors and seniors.

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 01: Jordan Bell #1 of the Oregon Ducks and Kennedy Meeks #3 of the North Carolina Tar Heels go for a loose ball in the second half during the 2017 NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at University of Phoenix Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Jordan Bell and the two rebounds Oregon couldn’t pull down

Yes, he should have boxed out, but there were four other Ducks on the floor as well. Unfairly, it will be remembered as Bell’s blunder alone.

North Carolina forward Justin Jackson (left) shot over Oregon's Dylan Ennis (31) and Kavell Bigby-Williams (35) in the first half.


North Carolina edges Oregon

The Tar Heels withstood a late Oregon rally and will face Gonzaga in Monday’s final.