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Saturday, Feb. 4 Varsity Athol wrestling at Franklin Tech, Eagle Duals, 9 a.m. Mahar wrestling at Southwick, Quad Meet, 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6 Varsity Mahar boys basketball at Pioneer, 7 p.m. Mahar girls basketball vs. Palmer, 7 p.m. Athol girls basketball at Frontier, 7:30 p.m....
Athol High School's Hope Parker makes a shot on the net over a Mahar defender Wednesday night at home.  Photo by Mike Phillips 
ATHOL — The Mahar girls’ basketball team continued its run of excellence and ended rival Athol High School’s streak of 14 consecutive postseason appearances. The Lady Senators (15-5) jumped on top early and held off a third quarter surge by the Lady Raiders (8-12) to pick up their 11th...
Mahar's Bryce Cleveland drives though Athol's defense in a match Wednesday night at home. Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The role of underdog fit the Athol High School boys’ basketball team well on Wednesday, but Mahar Regional survived a scare from its rival in a 44-34 win. The one-win Raiders led the Senators (18-2) at the half and heading into the fourth quarter before the Senators snapped out of their...
Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale throws the ball during baseball spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. AP Photo/David Goldman
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Red Sox hope adding Chris Sale to a rotation that already included Rick Porcello and David Price will boost the team to its first World Series title since 2013. “Boston’s like the Golden State Warriors now in baseball,” New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman...
In this April 29, 2014 file photo, Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino speaks to reporters about the Pro Football Hall of Fame fanjets at the I-X Center in Cleveland. Marino is re-signing with the Dolphins, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in order to officially retire as a member of the franchise. The Dolphins are signing six players for retirement purposes: Marino, Larry Little, Sam Madison, Bob Griese, Kim Bokamper and Nat Moore. AP Photo)
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins have signed free agent quarterback Dan Marino. Yes, that one. More than 17 years removed from his final NFL pass and 12 years after his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Marino “re-signed” with the Dolphins on Wednesday — as were five other...
Boston Bruins center Frank Vatrano, left, celebrates after scoring on Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonathan Bernier during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks won 5-3.  AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rickard Rakell is perhaps the only Anaheim Ducks forward who should feel good about his offensive game lately, and even he was mired in a five-goal goalless streak when the surging Boston Bruins visited. Rakell came through with two scores in a game that reminded the Ducks...
EULESS, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old transgender wrestler who qualified for the girls state tournament while transitioning from female to male has become a high-profile test of a year-old Texas policy now being criticized by the attorney who tried to keep the athlete from competing. Mack Beggs, a...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams apologized to Louisville’s Rick Pitino after the Cardinals coach had a heated verbal exchange with a fan as he came off the court for halftime during Wednesday night’s game. ESPN video of the incident showed Pitino walking off the court...
LeBron James, Steph Curry and the rest of the NBA have had a chance to catch their collective breath, kick their feet up for a few days and rest up after a frenetic first three-and-a-half months of the season. The big stars had their fun in New Orleans. Those who weren’t chosen for the All-Star...
BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been added to a list of people who could be called to testify at the double murder trial of former player Aaron Hernandez. Belichick’s name appeared on a list of possible witnesses filed Tuesday by Hernandez’s defense. Patriots...

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