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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, right, grapples with San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker, of France, left, in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in Boston. The Spurs won 95-87. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
BOSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge is still learning how to play with coach Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs. Just imagine where he’ll be once he’s comfortable. Aldridge had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and the Spurs beat the Boston Celtics 95-87 on Sunday. “No...
Members of the Kansas City Royals celebrate after Game 5 of the Major League Baseball World Series against the New York Mets Monday, in New York. The Royals won 7-2 to win the series.  AP Photo/Peter Morgan
NEW YORK (AP) — They worked all season to take one more step in the World Series. Eric Hosmer wouldn’t wait any longer. A daring dash by Hosmer tied the score in the ninth, and those bound-and-determined Kansas City Royals rallied yet again to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in 12 innings early...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Brad Marchand scored twice and Zdeno Chara picked up his first goal of the season to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Marchand, who extended his point streak to five games, also was given a major penalty and a game misconduct for...
BOSTON (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Terrence Ross had 13 of his 21 in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors took command in the second half and beat the Boston Celtics 113-103 on Friday night. DeMarre Carroll scored 10 of his 21 points in the third quarter and Kyle Lowry...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new minor league baseball team in Hartford, Connecticut, will have two mascots. The Colorado Rockies Double-A affiliate the Hartford Yard Goats introduced Chompers and Chew Chew to the public Friday. Chompers is a male green furry goat character with blue horns and a...
Athol High School's Tyler Lajoie (3) goes up for a head ball as Mahar defenders Levi Baruch (3) and Alex Barbera (4) close in during Friday's soccer contest in Orange. Lajoie scored three times, bringing his career point total to 97, in the Raiders 3-2 victory. Photo By Josh Talbot
ORANGE — The Athol High School boys’ soccer team waited 42 days for Friday’s rematch with rival Mahar. The Raiders made the most of it as they walked out of the James S. Woodward Athletic Complex with a 3-2 victory. It looked as if the Raiders would roll to victory as the Senators looked...
In case you weren’t yet convinced, this year’s Patriots team is very good. Thursday night’s victory over the Dolphins was the final push I needed — the Patriots will repeat as Super Bowl Champions and complete a 19-0 season. Sure, I’m kidding — a little — but I can’t get over how good Tom...
Pint-sized ghosts and goblins will be taking over our neighborhoods tonight as we celebrate Halloween. This holiday, which seems to be an excuse to extort candy from your neighbors, is very popular with children and who can blame them! Any excuse to eat candy bars is fine with me. My brother Chris...
ORANGE — The Mahar volleyball team wrapped up its 2015 season with a 25-11, 25-16, 25-20 loss to Pioneer, Friday night. The Senators recognized seniors Natalie Gonynor and Ashley Ehlen before the game, but the Panthers jumped all over Mahar in the first set and never looked back. Gonynor...
LUDLOW — The Mahar Regional football team saw their already slim chance at a postseason berth vanish Friday night as the Senators traveled to Ludlow High School and came out on the wrong end of a hard-fought 20-19 Intercounty League contest. The Senators (6-2, 5-2 IL) took a 13-7 lead into...

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