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NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge’s latest mighty homer soared deep into left field, giving the Bronx one last jolt on a frigid night. Until next time, Yankee Stadium. Judge hit a homer to more than halfway up the bleachers, Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of one-run ball and the New York...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After a Super Bowl championship was ripped from his grasp, MVP Matt Ryan needed some time to grieve. He wasn’t alone on the Atlanta Falcons. This one hurt. A lot. “It sucks. There’s no getting around it,” Ryan said Wednesday. “You hang on to it for a little bit....
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — After a Super Bowl championship was ripped from his grasp, MVP Matt Ryan needed some time to grieve. He wasn’t alone on the Atlanta Falcons. This one hurt. A lot. “It sucks. There’s no getting around it,” Ryan said Wednesday. “You hang on to it for a little bit....
SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Bubba Watson fired a 6-under 66 in the first round to take a one-stroke lead at the weather-delayed Shenzhen International on Thursday. Starting on the 10th hole, Watson bogeyed the 12th but bounced back with birdies on Nos. 13, 14 and 16 to turn in 34. A birdie at the...
 Mahar's Megan Rich winds up for a pitch during Tuesday's away softball game against Hopkins. The Lady Senators walked away with a 13-6 victory. Photo by Deb Duguay
ORANGE — The Mahar softball team played an away game against Hopkins Academy and came away with 13-6 victory on Tuesday afternoon. With a couple key starters away on family vacations during school vacation week, Mahar was relegated to starting some players in positions other than their normal...
ATHOL — The Athol-Royalston Middle School softball team, playing an away game on Tuesday, downed Turners Falls 18-4. Pitching for Athol, Lyndsey Leblanc went five innings, with 12 strikeouts, two walks and three hits allowed. Reliever Kristina Sigurdsson went one inning and recorded two...
ATHOL — The Athol High School girls softball team lost at home to Turners Falls 3-1 in eight innings on Tuesday. Despite the loss, Jess Soucie pitched well, with five strikeouts and three walks, said Coach Sharon Chauvette. The Lady Raiders scored in the third to take a 1-0 lead. Amber Mahony...
ATHOL — The Athol High School boys volleyball team’s five-match win streak was snapped as they fell on the road in Agawam 0-3 in an independent match on Tuesday. The Red Raiders went 16-25, 20-25 and 14-25 and struggled with the fast-tempo offense of the Brownies, which included several capable...
Boston Red Sox's starting pitcher Brian Johnson throws against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Tuesday. Boston's 8-7 win was Johnson's first. Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP
TORONTO (AP) — Twenty-one months removed from his first and only start, Brian Johnson was back on a major league mound Tuesday night. He certainly made the most of it, helping the Boston Red Sox to an 8-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays, picking up his first win in the process. “It’s...
Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (44) battles for a rebound against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
BOSTON (AP) — The Chicago Bulls talked often during the regular season about believing they had the personnel to play as a physically imposing team. Their output has caught up to those desires so far during the postseason. Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo finished one rebound shy of...

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