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Henderson, Hens ready to take their shot at Rutgers

NEWARK — Nolan Henderson is still something of an underdog. He was never the biggest kid or the most-highly recruited quarterback coming out of Smyrna High. And even though he more than …

Roundup: Indian River pulls away to win over Panthers

Indian River High netted six unanswered goals in the second half to register a 7-1 victory at Polytech in boys’ soccer on Monday afternoon. Jordan Illian scored three goals for IR (1-0-1), …

Former Phillies owner, UD football supporter Carpenter dies at 81

MONTCHANIN — Ruly Carpenter, the lifelong Delawarean who was the owner of the Phillies when they won their first World Series in 1980, died unexpectedly on Monday. He was 81 when he passed …

Shortage of Delaware referees is now critical

DOVER — There’s a lot of truth to the idea that football fans only notice a referee when the official makes a call they don’t like. And it’s clearly true that football …

Blue Hens put away 27-10 victory over St. Francis

NEWARK — Delaware’s players had been in this kind of position just a few months ago. Another underdog NEC team, Sacred Heart, came into Delaware Stadium in April and made the Blue Hens …
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SAN FRANCISCO (1-0) at PHILADELPHIA (1-0) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE: 49ers by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: 49ers 0-1; Eagles 1-0. SERIES RECORD: …
Jalen Hurts won over the city of Philadelphia with one outstanding performance. Now he gets to play in front of a packed stadium at home for the first time knowing how well he played last week …
Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday the NHL expects 98% of players to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of the season. The league projects that only between 10 and 15 of …
College Sports
The mere idea of trying to rank the greatest “games of the century” doesn't make sense, which makes it perfect for college football. The national champion, after all, for decades was …
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Half a century ago, the Nebraska-Oklahoma rivalry games offered a grand stage for the best Black college football players while the South dragged its feet on …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Relationships have been Donte Williams' stock in trade, his ability to connect with recruits and their families making him one of the most sought-after assistant coaches in the …
Outdoors
Second summer has been a little toasty during the day. The morning fishing has abided in the surf for my daily trips. It is easier to wait until second summer to fish early morning then not fight …
DOVER — The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control will begin construction this week on new lighting along the Pomeroy Trail in White Clay Creek State Park. The …
Sports

Young, stacked US team faces familiar battle in Ryder Cup

The Americans would seem to have a lot in their favor at the Ryder Cup. They are on home soil at Whistling Straits along the Wisconsin shores of Lake Michigan. A full house is expected, along with …

SB champs host Falcons, going for 10th straight victory

ATLANTA (0-1) at TAMPA BAY (1-0) Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, FOX OPENING LINE: Buccaneers by 11½, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: Falcons 0-1, Buccaneers 0-1 SERIES …

Steelers, Raiders going for a 2-0 start after Week 1 rallies

LAS VEGAS (1-0) at PITTSBURGH (1-0) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Steelers by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: Las Vegas 1-0; Pittsburgh 1-0 SERIES …

This Date in Baseball-Week Ahead

Sept. 21 1934 — Daffy Dean of the St. Louis Cardinals pitched a no-hitter against the Brooklyn Dodgers for 3-0 victory in the second game of an Ebbets Field doubleheader. Daffy’s brother …

This Date in Baseball-Week Ahead

Sept. 17 1912 — Brooklyn’s Casey Stengel makes his major league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates, finishing with four singles, two RBIs and two steals in a 7-3 win. 1920 — Bobby Veach …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeff Hafley spent the bulk of a midweek Boston College practice coaching the defense. The second-year head coach got enough of a peek of Dennis Grosel on the way out to see the …
Track coach Alberto Salazar received no relief from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which upheld his four-year ban for a series of doping-related violations that had long been pursued by American …