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Mahar's Quinn Gervais goes up for a layup over Monty Tech's Nick McDermitt. Gervais had eight points in the second half and 10 altogether, leading his team past Monty Tech, 42-37, on Thursday in the team's summer league season. Photo by Mike Phillips
FITCHBURG — Basketball is a game about creating runs and Mahar proved it Thursday, using a 12-2, second half run to push past Monty Tech 42-37 in the Monty Tech varsity summer basketball league. Mahar improves to 2-0 and will face Lunenburg on Tuesday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. After trading baskets...
Chris Sale throws a pitch during the third inning of Thursday's game. Sale went eight innings and struck out 10 for the Red Sox in the 1-0 loss against the Phillies, a game that came down to a pitchers duel between Sale and his counterpart Nick Pivetta. AP Photo/Derik Hamilton
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Pivetta figured that if the Phillies were going to end their losing streak he needed to keep up with Boston ace Chris Sale. Pivetta did just that with the best performance of his young career in a pitchers’ duel with Sale. Pinch-hitter Ty Kelly doubled home the only run...
Rickie Fowler hits a tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday. Fowler is currently in the lead at -7, carding a bogey free round on day one. Fowler is scheduled to tee off today at 2:36 p.m. EST. AP Photo/David J. Phillip
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Erin Hills played like a pushover for a U.S. Open. Check out the score of Rickie Fowler, who matched the U.S. Open scoring record to par for the opening round with a 7-under 65. Right behind him were 43 other players who broke par, breaking a championship record that had stood...
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Markelle Fultz wants to be the first player chosen in the NBA draft next week, either by the Boston Celtics or whatever team ends up with their No. 1 pick. Just in case he isn’t, he also wants the Los Angeles Lakers to know what they can get at No. 2. Fultz went...
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 25 separate investigations of suspected corruption linked to FIFA and World Cup bidding are being led by federal prosecutors in Switzerland, the country’s office for the attorney general said Friday. The office of Michael Lauber confirmed the scale of “...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics brought up top prospect Matt Chapman on Thursday, expecting him to be their regular third baseman, and the 24-year-old was set to make his major league debut against the New York Yankees. Chapman had two walks and a run in his debut. As Chapman made his much-...
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Rory McIlroy sprayed the ball all over the place. Casting aside his own advice, he decided to stay for another day at the U.S. Open. McIlroy hit just five of 14 fairways on his way to a 6-over 78 in the first round. He got a close look at some of Erin Hills’ notoriously thick...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The NCAA didn’t feel Louisville went far enough with its self-imposed sanctions following a sex scandal investigation, so the governing body Thursday handed down a few more. An outraged Rick Pitino feels the NCAA went too far. After completing its investigation of Katina...
ATHOL — This Saturday, June 17, the Athol soccer club boys grade 9-PG team will compete in the Nashoba Cup in Pepperell at 10:30 a.m. If they win the game, they will move onto the championship game, taking place at 2:30 p.m. the same day. If the team wins both games, they will represent Nashoba...
David Vitello concentrates hard on hitting the ball during batting practice in the Chuck Stone Little League 11-12 all-stars' first practice of their season. The team begins group stage play on Tuesday June 27. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — The Chuck Stone Little League all-star team’s season is now under way. The team began practice on June 14 by taking batting practice and fielding drills. “We were just trying to get them used to some new teammates, trying to get them used to each other,” said head coach Jeff Parker. “We...

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