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Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) dribbles through the Chicago Bulls defense of Cristiano Felicio (6) Isaiah Canaan (0) Bobby Portis (5) and Paul Zipser during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 23, 2017.AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
BOSTON (AP) — There’s a cloud trailing Isaiah Thomas these days. In his basketball world, though, there’s also been light. And, on occasion, even some levity. Minutes after Thomas posted a 33-point, seven-assist effort to lead Boston to a Game 4 road win over Chicago, the Celtics guard was asked...
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, left, and Utah Jazz forward Joe Johnson (6) battle for a loose ball during the first half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Friday, April 21, 2017, in Salt Lake City. AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
George W. Bush was early in his first term as president. Seattle was years away from losing the SuperSonics. “Arrested Development” hadn’t even started airing yet. That’s how long ago Utah’s Joe Johnson and Houston’s Nene made their NBA debuts. So-called old guys like them are delivering all...
Brett Gonyaw won the Sportsman Modified division last Saturday at the Monadnock Speedway Spring Dash. Photo courtesy of New England Graphix
WINCHESTER, N.H. — Monadnock Speedway opened their season on Saturday with the Spring Dash presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts to a packed house despite cold weather and occasional drizzles. The season opener featured the EXIT Realty Modified Touring Series 125 and the speedway’s weekly NASCAR Whelen...
ORANGE — The Mahar Middle School baseball team lost to Frontier 7-1 on Monday. Jaden Softic pitched five innings, recording four strikeouts and allowing seven walks, two hits and six runs. Collin Boyle pitched one inning, allowing one walk, three hits and one run. Liam O’Donnell pitched one...
ATHOL — The Athol High School softball games that were to be played on Friday have been rescheduled to May 6 at 3 p.m. Dan Bevis, Athol High School health and physical education teacher and assistant athletic director, said the varsity team will play at the high school and the junior varsity...
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez’s family and friends bid farewell to the former NFL star at a private funeral Monday, and a judge ordered that three suicide notes he left be turned over to his fiancee by the time he is buried. Dozens of mourners turned out for the invitation-only service...
EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will deliver the commencement address at a private Rhode Island university. The baseball legend is set to speak at the New England Institute of Technology’s 76th commencement at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence on...
ATHOL — The Athol High School varsity volleyball team lost to Chicopee Comp on the road 3-0 (15-25, 17-25, 16-25) in an independent match Monday.  Josh Herk led the team with six kills, and Colby Soltysik had 12 assists. Anthony Potenti added two kills and two aces. Hudson Carlson had seven digs...
Athol High School's Haley Bigwood, at short stop during Monday's softball game against Pioneer, scooped up the ball and threw to first for an out.Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — The Athol High School softball team beat Pioneer 7-2 on Monday. Jess Souci picked up the win, throwing all seven innings. She recorded three strikeouts and allowed four walks. Destiny Ricko had a double and two singles, with an RBI. Abby Leadbetter doubled and singled, with two RBIs....
ATHOL — The Athol High School varsity baseball team got back into the win column with an 8-1 defeat of Murdock on Friday. A seven-run third inning helped the Raiders (3-2) cement the victory. Kris Selanis, Robbie Nelson, Joey Lehtomaki and Merrick Decker all drove in runs in the frame. The...

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