Gregg Berhalter went to the Netherlands 28 years ago to turn pro and will apply some of the early lessons he learned when he coaches the United States against the Dutch on Saturday for a berth in the World Cup’s quarterfinals. The U.S. was knocked out in the round of 16 in extra-time losses to Ghana in 2010 and Belgium in 2014 then failed to qualify for the 2018 tournament. The Americans have not reached the quarterfinals since 2002. The Netherlands is a three-time World Cup runner-up and finished third in 2014.
Roberto Martinez said his goodbyes and left with his next whereabouts unknown. It is the end of an era for Belgium’s golden generation. But for the man who led it to third place at the 2018 World Cup it is the beginning of something new. A return to club soccer is on Martinez’ horizon after his six years in charge of Belgium ended in elimination at the group stage in Qatar. Precisely which club may be dependent on how the Spanish coach’s time with Belgium’s most celebrated group of players is assessed.
Major winners Adam Scott and Hannah Green underlined their big-event mentality to move into contention after two rounds of the concurrent Australian Open men’s and women’s golf championships. Scott shot a bogey-free 7-under 63 to equal the host club Victoria’s course record also carded by local pro David Micheluzzi in the opening round. The pair will go head-to-head in the final group on Saturday after Micheluzzi carded a steady 71 at Kingston Heath to be tied for the lead with Scott at 8-under 134. Green had five birdies in her last eight holes to take the halfway lead at 11-under 134 in the women’s event.
Stony Brook hosts the Yale Bulldogs after Tyler Stephenson-Moore scored 23 points in Stony Brook's 89-48 win over the Saint Joseph's (L.I.) Golden Eagles. Saturday's matchup is the first of the season for the two squads. Stony Brook is 2-0 at home, and Yale is 1-1 on the road.
Rhode Island hosts the Providence Friars after Brayon Freeman scored 21 points in Rhode Island's 53-49 loss to the Boston College Eagles. The teams play Saturday for the first time this season. Rhode Island is 1-2 at home, and Providence is 0-1 on the road.
South Carolina State visits the Furman Paladins after Lesown Hallums scored 22 points in the Bulldogs' 73-68 victory against the East Carolina Pirates. Saturday's meeting is the first of the season for the two teams. Furman is 3-0 at home, and South Carolina State is 1-7 on the road.
Miami (OH) hosts the Indiana State Sycamores after Morgan Safford scored 26 points in Miami (OH)'s 95-78 victory over the Jackson State Tigers. The teams match up Saturday for the first time this season. Miami (OH) is 3-2 at home, and Indiana State is 0-0 on the road.
Mount St. Mary's plays the Rider Broncs after Jalen Benjamin scored 28 points in Mount St. Mary's 73-58 victory against the Saint Peter's Peacocks. The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season. Mount St. Mary's is 1-0 against the MAAC, and Rider is 0-0 against conference opponents.
The West Virginia Mountaineers will take on the Xavier Musketeers. The teams square off Saturday for the first time this season. Xavier is 4-1 at home, and West Virginia is 1-0 on the road.
Coppin State visits the Loyola (MD) Greyhounds after Sam Sessoms scored 22 points in the Eagles' 109-82 loss to the UMBC Retrievers. The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season. Loyola (MD) is 2-0 at home, and Coppin State is 1-6 on the road.
RUTLAND — Mount Anthony football defeated Bellows Falls 24-17 in double overtime on Saturday to win its first state championship since 1994.
NORTH BENNINGTON — The Golden Stick Wiffle Ball regional tournament came to town on Saturday, featuring seven teams from around New England.
BENNINGTON — Temperatures in the area are still regularly approaching 90 degrees but at least one man already has his mind on this winter, and more specifically snowshoeing.
BURLINGTON — William Clarence Matthews, who broke several color barriers in baseball in the early 20th century including playing professionally in Burlington, will be honored at historic Centennial Field prior to the Vermont Lake Monsters game on Thursday. Jeff Schulman, UVM director of athl…
BENNINGTON — Golf is a mental game, but there’s no need to tell that to Champlain Country Club’s Andrea Brown.
MANCHESTER — The Devin Speno to Tristan Evans connection was deadly during the second annual Vermont All Star Football Camp 7v7 tournament on Saturday afternoon at Judy McCormick Taylor Field.
DUMMERSTON — For years, the Putney Rowing Club has kept its row boats out of the weather in two small shelters at the end of Putney Landing Road.
MANCHESTER — On what was just about a perfect night to be outside at Judy McCormick Taylor Field, the Burr and Burton Bulldogs were nearly perfect, as well. The BBA girls raced out to an early lead and never looked back, overwhelming Brattleboro for a 20-4 victory at home.
A crew at Walker Farm's Elysian Hills in Dummerston prepares for a busy weekend on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, unloading trees brought in from a New Hampshire tree farm to help fill out its selection of trees and allow more people the opportunity to cut down their own tree from its lot.
Members of All Souls Church in Brattleboro make wreaths and other holiday decorations on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, for the annual Holiday Bazaar that will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar has been going on since the late '70s and people can also buy handmade g…