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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....
BOSTON (AP) — When David Ortiz took one final, hat-tipping trot around Fenway in October, with him went the franchise’s biggest personality and one of the last links to its most recent run of Word Series titles. Boston is about to get its first full bite of life without Big Papi’s on-field...
BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask’s return provided the Boston Bruins with a much-needed boost of energy Tuesday night. Rask made 24 saves following a one-game absence and the Bruins beat the Nashville Predators 4-1, improving their playoff chances in the process. Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Noel...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Luke Maye can’t go to class without getting a standing ovation nor walk across campus without getting stopped by people requesting to take a photo with him. All because of one shot — one that lifted the Tar Heels past Kentucky to reach the Final Four...
Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Dawn Staley have decades-long connections through women’s NCAA Final Fours and Olympic gold medals. The coaches in Dallas this week for the Final Four are hardly strangers. “It really is an interesting dynamic,” Auriemma said Tuesday during a national...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles agreed Tuesday to terms on a two-year contract with defensive end Chris Long, who won a Super Bowl last season with New England. A No. 2 overall draft pick by the Rams in 2008, Long spent eight seasons with St. Louis before he joined the Patriots in...
PHOENIX (AP) — Time to celebrate? NFL fans could see an enhanced flow of play and fewer restrictions on how demonstrative players can be in their jubilation after big plays. At the busy league meetings Tuesday, owners passed several rules changes, adopting resolutions they believe will speed...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A city famous for its over-the-top persona is eagerly welcoming an NFL franchise that boasts an equally outsized reputation and the promise of big-league legitimacy for the desert gambling oasis, which up to now has seen major sporting events just passing through. Las Vegas is...
While the impending start of the world championships created urgency for USA Hockey and the women’s national team to hammer out a deal, the agreement had everything to do with tournaments over the next four years and beyond. The sides finalized an agreement Tuesday night that avoided what would’...
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — When Maria Sharapova realized her tennis career could be ended by what she claims was an accidental doping violation, the former world No. 1 decided she had to fight. “When you love what you do, and you do it with passion and integrity ... then you know what you...

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