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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning waves to spectators following the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, Sunday, in Denver. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18 to advance to the Super Bowl. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel
DENVER (AP) — When Peyton Manning was watching games from the locker room a few months ago, none of this seemed possible. Manning back on the field, playing the role of the most decorated game manager in history. Manning churning his 39-year-old legs around right end for a 12-yard gain and a...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bruton Smith, the colorful chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc., delighted the audience with an off-the-cuff speech Saturday while accepting his place in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, touching on everything from his building of Charlotte Motor Speedway to his unwavering support of...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Boston Celtics jumped on the Philadelphia 76ers early, and never let up. Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points each and the Celtics cruised to a 112-92 victory over the 76ers on Sunday night. Avery Bradley had 19 points and Marcus Smart added 16 off the bench...
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Hanley Ramirez doesn’t expect any setbacks playing another new position with the Boston Red Sox this season. Ramirez, a shortstop for most of his career, struggled to adjust after moving to left field last year, leading the team to relocate him to first base in 2016...
LEOMINSTER — Athol High School’s Merrick Decker joined the 100-win club with a first period pin of Alan Skinner (Advanced Math & Science Academy) on Saturday. The feat came on a day where the Raiders went 0-1-1 at Leominster High School. Athol lost to AMSA 39-24, but tied Acton-Boxboro 36-36...
Athol High School's Hope Parker drives to the basket during Saturday's basketball contest at Hoosac. A scoring discrepancy doomed the Lady Raiders in a 40-39 loss to Wahconah. Photo By Mike Phillips
CHESHIRE — A scoring discrepancy played a vital role in a loss for the Athol High School girls’ basketball team, Saturday. The Lady Raiders believe the final score to have been 40-40 while Wahconah’s official book had the Warriors picking up a 40-39 victory. “After the third quarter was over,...
ATHOL — The Athol High School boys’ basketball team sits alone in the Hampshire League basement following a 73-33 loss to Turners Falls, Friday night. The teams entered in a tie for last place, but the Indians looked vastly superior in earning the win. Turners pumped in 24 first quarter points...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova reached a career milestone on Friday, which came as a nice surprise after a tough match. “Oh, wow. I’ve won 600 matches?” Sharapova said, when an on-court interviewer congratulated her for the achievement earned by winning her third-round match Friday...
BOSTON (AP) — Daniel Sedin was less concerned with making history than he was getting a win. In the Vancouver Canucks’ 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night, Sedin accomplished both. He became the Canucks’ career leader in goals with 348, scoring twice in the third period. “It’s...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Cornerbacks might have the toughest job in the NFL. They are expected to shadow a receiver, who knows where he’s going while the defender doesn’t, and the rules are stacked against them. Few truly excel at the job. This season, Arizona’s Patrick Peterson and Carolina’s Josh...

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