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Boston Red Sox' Christian Vazquez, left, greets teammates Xander Bogaerts, center, and Andrew Benintendi after they scored on Mookie Betts' double in the fifth inning of Monday's game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
BALTIMORE (AP) — Roaring from behind and then finally winning in extra innings, the Boston Red Sox did more than merely maintain their lead in the AL East. They showed their mettle, a characteristic that should come in handy during the postseason. Andrew Benintendi hit a two-run single in the...
WORCESTER — The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Molly Cleveland, of Athol, has earned a spot on the 2017 Assumption College Women’s Soccer team. Cleveland, a member of the class of 2019, is competing during the Greyhounds’ fall season, which began on Sept. 1....
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) is sacked by Detroit Lions' Jarrad Davis (40) during the first half of their matchup on Monday night in East Rutherford, N.J. AP Photo/Julio Cortez
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — So far, so good for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. Eli Manning and the New York Giants are heading in the opposite direction. Stafford threw for two touchdowns, rookie Jamal Agnew broke the game open with an 88-yard punt return and the Lions beat the Giants...
Varsity girls soccer Frontier 6 Athol 2 DEERFIELD — Grace Dufour and Angelica Baptista scored goals for the Athol Red Raiders in the first half but could not overcome the Red Hawks on Monday night, falling to 2-3 on the year. Dufour scored her second goal of the year off a cross pass from Ali...
ATHOL — The Athol-Royalston Middle School girls soccer team played a much older and bigger team on Monday afternoon but still came away with the 1-1 tie against the Pioneer Valley Immersion school. The sister-duo of Sammie and Elizabeth Mailloux put ARMS on the board as Elizabeth fed Sammie the...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski says the groin injury he suffered in New Orleans is not serious and pronounced himself as “day to day” regarding this week’s game against the Houston Texans. “The reports say out there that it was my groin and, yes, it is my groin,” the oft-injured New...
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes in the first half of his team's game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans on Sunday. Brady threw for 447 yards and three touchdowns throughout the game. AP Photo/Bill Feig
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If Tom Brady and the Patriots were suffering from a Super Bowl hangover, it looks as though a trip to New Orleans pulled the defending champions out of it. The 40-year-old Brady hasn’t often looked better in his long, illustrious career, providing an audible contingent of...
Boston Red Sox's David Price pitches in relief against the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning of Sunday's game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Red Sox plan to use Price, who is returning from the disabled list, out of the bullpen for the remainder of the regular season and into the playoffs. AP Photo/Steve Nesius
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Daivd Price had a flawless return from a nearly two-month layoff. The 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner pitched two hitless innings in relief for the Boston Red Sox in a 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. He was activated Thursday and pitched for the first time...
ATHOL — The following are the recaps of the YMCA’s youth soccer program. U7 Athol Savings Bank 2, Kessler Investments 0 Hunter Kuehl scored a goal and assisted another scored by Moziah Calypso. Brohden Whitney and Kuehl also played outstanding defense throughout the game. Rotary Club 5,...
Oakland Raiders' Johnny Holton (16) celebrates after recovering a fumble by New York Jets' Kalif Raymond during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons picked up where they left off against the Green Bay Packers, building a big halftime lead on the way to a dominating victory Sunday night. The rematch of last season’s NFC championship game was essentially a repeat: Ryan threw for 252 yards and a...

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