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Blue Jays' Steve Pearce (28) is congratulated by Troy Tulowitzki, right, after his solo home run off Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez during the second inning of Monday night's game. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — Blue Jays reliever Ryan Tepera couldn’t believe his eyes when he looked up and saw that he was the winning pitcher — his fifth career victory. Starter Marcus Stroman was the best pitcher of the game, taking a three-hit shutout into the seventh inning and leaving without allowing an...
Mahar's Cecilo Sanchez (10) goes up for the rebound over a Parker A player while Zach Notre (42) looks on, trying to shore up any loose balls during Mahar's playoff game against Parker A in the Monty Tech JV summer basketball league on Monday night in Fitchburg. Photo by Mike Phillips
FITCHBURG—In the first round of the Monty Tech JV summer basketball league playoffs, third seed Mahar found themselves down 35-32 to the sixth seeded Parker A with nine seconds left. In need of the three, Mahar dished the ball out to the Jaden Softic who was open at the top of the arc. He took the...
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Joel Lanning always had the mentality of a linebacker when playing quarterback for Iowa State. Now he’ll be chasing QBs in and out of the pocket. After 14 starts at quarterback for the Cyclones the past two seasons, Lanning moved to defense during spring practice and is...
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Beef is back on the menu at the British Open, and Andrew Johnston can only hope there’s as much sizzle to be found at Royal Birkdale as there was last year when he made an entertaining run on the weekend at Royal Troon. There are brains here, too, thanks to a last...
PLYMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText ColorTom Brady has received just about every honor an NFL quarterback can expect. He’s won five Super Bowls as a member of the New...
Boston Red Sox's David Price pitches during the first inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the New York Yankees Sunday, July 16. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — Major league home run leader Aaron Judge hit a towering fly ball toward the triangle in Fenway Park’s center field, and Jackie Bradley Jr. began drifting over toward the bullpen wall. That’s when Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts knew. “Jackie does this little thing where,...
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park shot her second straight 5-under 67 on Sunday and won a final-round battle with front-running Shanshan Feng and teenage amateur sensation Hye-Jin Choi at Trump National Golf Club for her first LPGA Tour victory. The 23-year-old Park birdied the 15th to move...
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing has undergone an unexpected upheaval that forced the organization into a youth movement. The biggest surprise, though, was going 0 for 2017. Denny Hamlin ended that rut with the kind of finish down the stretch that showed that — yes, the new generation may...
Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after beating Marin Cilic in the Men's Singles final match on day 13 at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Sunday, July 16. AP Photo/Tim Ireland
LONDON (AP) — Never count out Roger Federer. Seems obvious, right? Especially after he won his record-breaking eighth Wimbledon championship and second Grand Slam title of this resurgent season. There have been times, though, when folks wondered whether he was done winning major tournaments. He...
Chuck Stone's Matthew Vitello delivers a pitch in the top of the third inning in the team's game against Orange on Sunday, July 16. Chuck Stone won the game 15-7. Vitello pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up only one hit while striking out six. Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — The Chuck Stone LL Open Jimmy Fund tournament team used eight hits and eight walks to score 15 runs en route to a 15-7 win over Orange on a bright and warm Sunday afternoon. Chuck Stone pushed six runs across in the second inning to start their 15-run effort. With two runners on base,...

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