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SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Stanford edged closer to a third straight NCAA Women’s Golf Championship title match when storms halted play at Rich Harvest Farms. The Cardinal already had a 2-1 lead over Arizona State with two matches still on the course when the semifinals were halted by darkness...
MOSCOW (AP) — A pair of Olympic cyclists from Russia and Azerbaijan have been banned for doping by the International Cycling Union. The UCI says Tatyana Antoshina of Russia was given a four-year ban after testing positive for GHRP-2, which increases growth hormone levels in the body. Antoshina...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Weltman is finally getting the chance to run his own team after more than two decades of toil in NBA front offices. Faced with the daunting task of remaking the Orlando Magic, he wasted little time in adding a familiar face to help him. Hours after the Magic formally...
ATLANTA (AP) — An alarm and an emergency evacuation message on a sign board during the Atlanta Braves game turned out to be a false alarm. An equipment malfunction during an altercation at a ballpark restaurant was the source of confusion in the top of the third, the Braves said Tuesday night...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Coach Peter Laviolette insists they won’t just be happy to be there either. “Our guys know the big picture,” Laviolette said. “They understand...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax. Instead, he got the scare of his life. As he ordered dinner for his teammates at one of the few fast-food restaurants still open near...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile. Just as he did in Game 3. James did not address the media Monday, hours after one of the worst postseason games of his career, an 11-point, six-turnover, head-scratching atrocity in...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nolan Fontana was called safe and then out on the same play by the same umpire — without a replay review. Welcome to the majors, kid. Nothing is certain. Making his major league debut for the Los Angeles Angels, Fontana was initially ruled safe by second base umpire...
Athol's Destiny Ricko hits a long fly ball in to right field for a triple, driving in one run, in the bottom of the third inning in a match against Gardner Monday. At her previous at-bat Ricko hit a home run.  Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol High School varsity softball team topped Gardner 11-7 on Monday. Haley Bigwood picked up the win going five innings, recording six strikeouts and allowing three walks and six runs on five hits. Jessica Soucie got the save pitching in relief, with three strikeouts, one walk,...

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