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CHICAGO (AP) — A former Boston Celtics basketball player has been found guilty of receiving guns that were stolen off a freight train in Chicago. A federal jury on Thursday found Nate Driggers guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of stolen guns. Prosecutors accused the 43-year-old...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Family members of Aaron Hernandez are asking a judge to order Massachusetts prison officials to preserve evidence so they can investigate the circumstances of his death. A medical examiner says the former New England Patriots player hanged himself while serving a life...
ORANGE — The Mahar girls track team continued its winning streak with a 98.5 to 46.5 win over Greenfield on Tuesday. Kianna Reilly paced Mahar with wins in the triple jump (32’) and high jump (4’10) along with a third in the 200m and ran a leg of the winning 4x100m relay. Hannah Paul won the 100...
Athol High School's Jared Cormier at-bat during Wednesday's game against Greenfield. Photo by Mike Phillips
GREENFIELD — The Athol High School varsity baseball team was no match for the elements of Greenfield High School in a 7-0 loss on Wednesday. The Red Raiders committed six errors and couldn’t solve right-hander Tyler Townsley on the afternoon. Townsley tossed six shutout innings, striking out...
Toronto Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar steals second as Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts bobbles the ball during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday in Toronto. Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP
TORONTO (AP) — Even though they came up short in a ninth-inning rally attempt a night earlier, Kevin Pillar and the Toronto Blue Jays were able to carry some much-needed momentum into Wednesday night. Francisco Liriano and three relievers combined on a six-hitter, Darwin Barney hit a two-run...
Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) tries to thread through the Ottawa Senators during the second period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Boston, Wednesday. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — Bobby Ryan scored early in the third period, Craig Anderson stopped 22 shots and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 1-0 on Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series. It was Anderson’s fourth career playoff shutout. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves for...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Members of the Denver Broncos “No Fly Zone” secondary are relieved that star Aqib Talib won’t face a suspension over the shooting in Dallas last year in which the All-Pro cornerback admitted he accidentally shot himself. “Absolutely,” safety Darian Stewart said Wednesday...
BASKETBALL NEW YORK (AP) — The Big3, the 3-on-3 league involving former NBA players such as Allen Iverson that will debut this summer, will hold its draft next week. The league will hold a draft lottery on April 28, its combine the next night and the draft on April 30. The draft will be held...
It’s another love game for Serena Williams: She is pregnant — and, based on the timeline she offered, she already was when she won the Australian Open. A spokeswoman for Williams, Kelly Bush Novak, wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday: “I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting...
BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez’s death in prison — just days after the former NFL star was cleared of additional murder charges — remains shrouded in mystery. Why now? Is there more to the story? What happens to his estate? Authorities offered few answers after the 27-year-old Hernandez was...

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