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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Julian Edelman is a step closer toward playing his entire NFL career with the New England Patriots. The 31-year-old receiver confirmed Tuesday that he has signed a contract extension that runs through the 2019 season. Edelman was one of the heroes of New England’s...
PHOENIX (AP) — Love is not a word you hear often from coaches in any sport. Torey Lovullo uses it often. The 51-year-old first-year manager of the surprising Arizona Diamondbacks has developed a symbiotic relationship with his players that’s at the core of the team’s strong start this season...
Mahar's Brennan Mailloux goes up for a layup under an Oakmont defender. Mailloux's layup capped off an 8-0 run for Mahar in the second half, putting them up 28-19 at the time. Photo by Mike Phillips
FITCHBURG—In the Monty Tech summer league opener, the Mahar boy’s basketball team fended off an Oakmont second-half comeback to win 36-32 on Tuesday. The team starts their season off 1-0. “I think the critical piece was just not making mistakes, turning the ball over, not allowing them easy...
FITCHBURG—The Mahar JV, Kimball Cooke Insurance Senators opened up their summer basketball league with a 38-33 win over the Parker School on Monday night. Jaden Softic scored 15 points for the Senators while Matthew Kyesluk added 10 points. Jakob Carron and Jake Tenney both played stellar defense...
STERLING — On Friday, June 9, the North County fast pitch travel softball 14U and 12U teams captured championships in the 2017 Sterling Summer Slam Championship invitational tournament. The tournaments are sanctioned USA softball events. The North County team is comprised of local girls from Athol...
An inside shot of what the monster truck, Grave Digger, looks like on the inside of the car. Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — Over 150 people showed up within the first hour and approximately 400 people showed up in all to see the Grave Digger outside of Pete’s Tire Barns Inc. at 275 East Main Street on June 12. Patrons of the monster truck had the opportunity to sit inside the truck and then enjoy various...
ATHOL — In a special event for the weekly Cruise Nite series at Market Basket in Athol, Paul Mennett of NESN and the magazine “Cruisin’ New England” will attend the event on Wednesday, June 14. Mennett will choose two participants to represent Market Basket in the top 100 Super Wheels Showdown at...
Pictured is Sportsman Modifieds winner Brian Chapin at Monadnock Speedway on Saturday. Photo courtesy of New England Graphix
WINCHESTER, N.H. — The New England Pro Four Modifieds and the open AC-style Late Model special joined the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action this past Saturday night in front of a large crowd. After a lot of recent rain, Mother Nature greeted race fans and teams with a beautiful day for...
Deven Marrero scores the game-winning run, on a single by Dustin Pedroia, as he beats the tag by Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp during the eleventh inning on Monday. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — Dustin Pedroia may have had to run a lot harder from his teammates than he did on his game-winning hit. Pedroia singled home the winning run in the 11th inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comeback win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night. Pablo Sandoval opened...
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates with fans after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 to win the NBA championship. AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant capped his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home that coveted NBA championship he joined Golden State last July so determined to get, scoring 39 points in a fast-and-furious, Finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the...

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