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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) passes around Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland. AP Photo/Tony Dejak
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving gritted his teeth, tightened up his left sneaker and hopped to his feet. The pain couldn’t stop him. The Celtics couldn’t either. Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points despite playing on a tender ankle, LeBron James added 34 and the...
Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a wild pitch by Texas Rangers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox don’t need help putting runs on the board right now. They got some from the Texas Rangers anyway. Bogaerts had three RBIs and twice scored on wild pitches, Dustin Pedroia had a two-run double during a four-run sixth inning and the Red Sox beat...
New York Jets quarterbacks, including Josh McCown (15), run a drill with offensive line players during the team's organized team activities at its NFL football training facility, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Florham Park, N.J. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets’ starting quarterback job is up for grabs. That means a three-man competition this spring — and maybe summer — between Josh McCown, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, with the winner under center for the regular-season opener. At least that’s the...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators bounced back nicely two days after a blowout loss put them on the brink of elimination. Anderson stopped 45 shots, Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams wants to help diversify the tech industry now that she is joining a Silicon Valley boardroom for the first time. Online poll taking service SurveyMonkey announced Williams’ appointment to its board on Wednesday. Like many other African-Americans,...
SYDNEY (AP) — With retired greats Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher in the lineup, Liverpool beat Sydney FC 3-0 Wednesday in a friendly match marked by tightened security following the attack in Manchester. Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno and Roberto Firmino all scored in the first half of the...
Athol's Hope Parker tags out a Greenfield runner on an attempted steal to third base for the second out in bottom of first inning of a game on Tuesday. Photo by Mike Phillips
GREENFIELD — In a pitcher’s duel, the Athol High School softball team lost a tight matchup against Greenfield High School, 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon. Olivia Joy pitched well for Greenfield, pitching all seven innings, allowing only three hits while striking out eight in the win. Her counterpart,...
It never figured to end well for Rio. Just hosting the Olympics took everything out of the city. Trying to recover from them may be impossible. Nine months after hosting the world’s best athletes in a flawed — and mostly joyless — Olympics, Rio has little to show for the $12 billion effort....
NORTHFIELD — The Mahar baseball team defeated Pioneer Valley Regional 2-1, on Tuesday, after scoring one run in the sixth inning to secure the lead. Senators pitcher Sam Paul held Pioneer Valley to one run on four hits while striking out four and walking only two in seven innings. The Senators...
 ATHOL — The Athol Middle School softball team improved their record to 17-0 with victories on Monday and Tuesday over Gardner and Greenfield respectfully. The team defeated Gardner 42-7 on Monday and Greenfield 7-2 on Tuesday. Reily Polana pitched four innings against Gardner, striking out...

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