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Toronto Raptors forward Luis Scola (4) tries to drive past Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Toronto on Wednesday.  Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP
TORONTO (AP) — The mindset that propelled DeMar DeRozan to a 34-point effort may not have been much of a mystery to his Toronto Raptors teammates, who see it regularly. But it was to DeRozan. “I don’t know,” he said when asked how it felt to equal his second-highest offensive output of the year...
BOSTON (AP) — Junichi Tazawa and the Boston Red Sox have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract worth $3,375,000. As part of the agreement announced Wednesday, Tazawa could earn a $25,000 performance bonus for pitching in 70 games. The deal is not guaranteed. The 29-year-...
ATHOL — The Athol-Royalston Middle School boys’ basketball team held off Granby for a 40-38 victory, Wednesday. Nick Bousquet pumped in 15 points to lead the Marauders. Bryce King and Maysin Tarbell tacked on seven points each in the win. Mark Ferrari netted five points for Athol. Parker Deleo...
NEW YORK (AP) — Just as a trial was to begin, Major League Baseball and a group of its fans who had sued reached agreement Tuesday to expand the menu of online packages for televised games and lower prices. The deal came weeks after baseball’s lawyers said for the first time the league was going...
MONTREAL (AP) — Coach Michel Therrien’s frustration is starting to boil over. Once again, his Montreal Canadiens came out on the losing end despite outshooting their opponent and the rival Boston Bruins pulled out a 4-1 victory Tuesday night before a booing crowd at the Bell Centre. After...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have placed linebacker Jerod Mayo on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season. Mayo, 29, was injured in Saturday’s victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Mayo played in all 16 regular-season games and totaled 49 tackles and one...
DENVER (AP) — Antonio Smith says nobody can get into Tom Brady’s head. That didn’t stop Denver’s defensive lineman from trying by labelling New England’s quarterback a crybaby. “I’ve never seen any quarterback look to the referee right after he gets sacked more than Brady,” Smith said with a...
NORTHAMPTON — The Mahar girls’ indoor track team earned a pair of victories, Tuesday, at Smith College. The Lady Senators disposed of Greenfield (50-44) and Southwick (49-45), but came up short against Mohawk (58-36.). Mahar 50, Greenfield 44 Alex Temple was victorious in the 55m hurdles and...
ORANGE — The Mahar girls’ basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start in suffering its fourth consecutive loss, Tuesday night. The Lady Senators found themselves in an 11-4 hole after the first quarter and was never able to dig themselves out in a 44-39 loss to visiting Monson. The Mustangs...
NORTHAMPTON — The Athol High School girls’ indoor track team dropped to Greenfield (50-30) and Pope Francis (74-16) on Tuesday. Greenfield 50, Athol 30 Kyla Rathburn (high jump) and Tatyana Carrasquillo (shot put) were the only gold medalists for the Lady Raiders. Julia Ramos (55m), Tatianna...

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