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If the Cubs and Astros are examples of rebuilding done right, the Philadelphia Phillies are proof that it isn’t so easy. Philadelphia has dropped 11 of 12 and is on pace to lose 110 games. There’s still time for the Phillies to show some progress in 2017, but after four straight years with at...
(A.P.) — George McPhee wants his fellow general managers to make him an offer he can’t refuse. The Vegas Golden Knights GM might as well be The Godfather of the NHL during this three-day expansion draft window. He holds the cards for a significant chunk of the league’s talent, fielding calls...
Philadelphia and Boston have agreed in principle on a trade where the 76ers would acquire the chance to take Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The Celtics will get the No. 3 pick, plus an additional first-...
Jordan Desrosiers takes the ball to the hoop in Thursday's basketball game. The Mahar varsity basketball team has much of its core back for another season and is continuing its winning ways, starting off the summer league 2-0. The team continues its summer league season on Tuesday against Lunenburg and Thursday against North Middlesex. Photo by Mike Phillips
The Mahar varsity boys’ basketball team finished last season on a high note. They finished the season with an 18-3 record. They had one player, Bryce Cleveland, represent the school on the All-Western first team. They had another on the second team and one player make the honorable mentions list...
Davis Love IV with his father Davis Love III caddying walk up the first hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. AP Photo/David J. Phillip
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — The Loves felt the love from the gallery at the U.S. Open. Davis Love IV made his professional debut at Erin Hills, shooting a 1-under 71 in his first round in a major tournament. His father, PGA Tour star Davis Love III, served as caddie. The younger Love, who goes by “Dru...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Paul George is committed to playing for the Indiana Pacers next season. After that, it’s anybody’s guess. The four-time All-Star forward provided clarity on his short-term plan Thursday before playing in a charity softball game just a short walk away from the only NBA arena...
 New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs through drills during NFL football practice in Metairie, La. Of most interest in 2017 might be how much potential Hall of Famers such as Peterson and Julius Peppers have left. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File
It’s mid-June, which means for the next month or so, NFL teams basically hibernate. Yes, even those 24/7, sleep-in-the-office, watch-film-around-the-clock coaches take some sort of a break. It’s also a good time to look at key developments of the offseason, and where some teams stand heading...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will be sidelined for several weeks with a stress injury to the scapula bone in the right shoulder, the latest setback to a career already slowed by Tommy John surgery and a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome operation. The injury-ravaged Mets also put second...
Former NFL player Joe Montana poses with Israeli football players. Eighteen members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame arrived for a weeklong visit to meet some of the 2,000 active players in Israel's various leagues organized by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who has been sponsoring the sport in Israel since it was launched in 1999. AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov
RAMAT HASHARON, Israel (AP) — Some of the greatest NFL players of all time descended on a converted soccer field outside Tel Aviv to watch local youths scrimmage in a big boost for the burgeoning sport of American football in Israel. Joe Montana, Jim Brown, Roger Staubach and Mike Singletary...
ATHOL — Put it in your schedule: The 23rd annual Athol Hospital Golf Classic will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. Reservations for golfers are on a first-come, first-served basis through July 28 or until the tournament is filled. The funds from this year’s...

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