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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Despite scoring 36 points in their rout of the Miami Dolphins last Thursday night, Tom Brady says his undefeated New England Patriots could have done more on offense. A scary thought. “I think after every game we evaluate the things you do well and the things you don’t...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Kenseth is appealing his two-race suspension Thursday, but NASCAR apparently will contend he altered the outcome of a race by intentionally wrecking Joey Logano. Kenseth delivered payback after being spun by Logano three races ago. On Sunday, he deliberately crashed...
Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) loses control of the basketball against Indiana Pacers' Lavoy Allen, left, and Jordan Hill during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, in Indianapolis. The Pacers won the game 100-98. AP Photo/Darron Cummings
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Hill said the difference during the Pacers’ last two games was obvious. “Playing together more, not just on the offensive end but on the defensive end,” said Hill, who scored 10 points. “We have been helping each other and communicating a lot better and being there for...
Mahar’s Troy King is given a lift after knocking in the game-winning goal in a 3-2 shootout victory over rival Athol High School in a WMass Division III tournament contest, Wednesday night. Photo By Josh Talbot
ORANGE — The Mahar boys’ soccer team proved resilient as they overcame a two-goal deficit to eliminate rival Athol High School with a 3-2 shootout victory, Wednesday night, at the James S. Woodward Athletic Complex. The contest was tied after 80 minutes of regulation. A pair of 10-minute...
The local sports scene is busy tonight with three tournament games. Let’s take a look: No. 7 Athol volleyball vs. No. 10 Mount Everett, Mallet Gymnasium, 5 p.m. This year’s Lady Raiders feel like they have something to prove and the Eagles are likely to feel their wrath. After consecutive...
Athol High School's Hope Parker passes the volleyball during last week's match against South Hadley. The Raiders take a three-game winning streak into Thursday's opening round tournament contest with Mount Everett. Photo By Josh Talbot
ATHOL — The Athol High School girls’ volleyball team will host Mount Everett in the opening round of the WMass Division III tournament. The Lady Raiders (12-7) landed as the seventh-seed in the 10-team tournament and host the No. 10 Eagles on Thursday. The contest is scheduled for 5 p.m. Athol...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The world champion Kansas City Royals basked in the adulation of hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans in a parade and rally Tuesday that nearly shut down downtown for hours. After driving a 2.3-mile route in a caravan, team owner David Glass, manager Ned Yost and...
Boston Bruins' Torey Krug (47) and Dallas Stars' Colton Sceviour (22) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Tuesday. The Stars won 5-3. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer
BOSTON (AP) — Although Tyler Seguin insisted it’s no longer personal when he returns to Boston, he certainly played like it was. Seguin scored three goals against his former club as the Dallas Stars beat the Bruins 5-3 on Tuesday night. “It felt like it’s been a long enough time,” said Seguin...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are experienced with not overlooking any opponent regardless of the records coming into a game. “That’s for sure. I’m sure (coach) Bill (Belichick) will put you in the right place if he catches you slipping up and looking past them,” defensive...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The only action at the NFL’s trade deadline Tuesday came in Denver, where tight end Vernon Davis arrived to take his physical and begin learning the language of Peyton Manning’s suddenly revved-up offense. Joe Thomas won’t be joining them. Switching teams in pro football...

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