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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers opened their wallet to sign Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda to an incentive-laden deal that could be worth $106.2 million if he stays healthy, a risk the team was willing to take despite knowing he has had elbow issues. After the $25 million, eight-year contract was...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is catching grief from his neighbors over a temporary carport. Amendola erected the metal structure behind his 1774 home in Providence’s College Hill Historic District last month so that he can get to practice on time in a...
Mahar's Miller Richardson, top, grabs hold of Frontier's Josiah Murry during the 138-pound bout, Wednesday, in South Deerfield. Richardson won the match via decsion 4-2. Photo By Josh Talbot
SOUTH DEERFIELD — The Mahar wrestling team remains atop the Tri-County League following a 52-24 victory over Frontier Regional, Wednesday night. The Senators are seeking to repeat as TCL champions after sharing the crown a year ago. They looked the part on the mats in Wednesday’s victory as they...
BOSTON (AP) — Someone has vandalized a tribute to one of the most popular players in Boston Red Sox history. The team says a large No. 6 in honor of Johnny Pesky outside Fenway Park was scribbled with black graffiti. The paint was found at the top of the number Wednesday, but it’s not clear...
SOUTH HADLEY — The Athol High School wrestling team fell to South Hadley 40-27 on Wednesday. Forfeits at 113, 132 and 195 pounds ultimately proved too much for the Raiders to overcome. Additionally, neither team sent out wrestlers at 220 and 285 pounds. The Raiders were led by Merrick Decker (...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Danny Amendola had a good chuckle when he was asked if he was ever concerned that quarterback Tom Brady wouldn’t be able to play in New England’s playoff opener. “Oh, no,” the Patriots receiver laughed on Wednesday as the defending Super Bowl champions used their bye...
DENVER (AP) — Each of the NFL teams still standing has reason to believe confetti, a nice parade and some really big rings are headed their way. Each also knows the locker room clean-out could come this month. The AFC gets wild-card weekend started Saturday when the Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)...
Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas, left, grabs a loose ball beside Detroit Pistons' Ersan Ilyasova during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — Reggie Jackson’s sparkling play in the fourth quarter carried the Detroit Pistons to their latest strong finish. The 6-foot-3 point guard, who shined for three seasons at Boston College before turning pro in 2011, scored nine of his 24 points in the final period and Detroit rallied...
In this Oct. 8, 1995, file photo, Seattle Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. smiles from beneath a pile of teammates who mobbed him after he scored the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Seattle. Ken Griffey Jr. was elected into Baseball Hall of Fame with a record-setting vote on Wednesday. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File
NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Griffey Jr. was considered Mr. Clean during 22 years in the major leagues, untainted by accusations of drug use as he climbed the home-run list during the height of the Steroids Era. He nearly made a clean sweep in Hall of Fame voting. Griffey received 437 of 440 votes in...
Mahar's Sam Paul (13) drives past Frontier defender Justin Farrick during Tuesday's basketball contest in Orange. The Senators held off a late push by Frontier to earn a 45-34 victory over the Red Hawks. Photo By Josh Talbot
ORANGE — It wasn’t pretty, in fact it was ugly, but the Mahar boys’ basketball team held off Frontier for a 45-34 victory, Tuesday night. The Senators led by as many as 12 early in the fourth quarter when the Red Hawks went on a run. A thunderous dunk from Dylan Husted moved Frontier within six...

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