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Mahar's Kenzie Tenney (4) tosses the ball from under the net. Photo by Mike Phillips
AMHERST — Time and time again, Hoosac Valley High School pressed and trapped. The four-time defending Western Mass. champions have the formula to be successful, and it continued once again on Thursday night. The top-seeded Hurricanes made life difficult for Mahar Regional School ball handlers...
New York Mets designated hitter Tim Tebow swings and misses at a Boston Red Sox pitch during a spring training baseball game Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Port St. Lucie, Fla.  Molly Bartels/The Stuart News via AP
Tim Tebow made his first rookie mistake even before stepping into the batter’s box. The New York Mets newcomer walked behind home plate and took his practice swings near Boston’s on-deck circle. “I didn’t know who that was back there. I thought it was the ball boy,” AL Cy Young Award winner...
Clemson head coach Brad Brownell, right, argues with the referee during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Wednesday in New York.  AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Boeheim usually says what’s on his mind and it doesn’t matter if the topic is his team’s chances at making the NCAA Tournament’s field of 68. Syracuse lost to Miami 62-57 on Wednesday in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. It was a win that would...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A plane carrying the Michigan men’s basketball team slid off a runway during an aborted takeoff Wednesday, causing extensive damage to the aircraft and forcing passengers to exit through emergency doors onto wings and slides at Willow Run Airport. The 109 passengers and...
Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, center, looks for a shot between Boston Celtics' Amir Johnson, left, and Avery Bradley during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. AP Photo/Ben Margot
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Boston Celtics had their way in Golden State’s typically imposing building again. Last April, it was wrecking the Warriors’ record 54-game home winning streak. This time, they spoiled Golden State’s lone appearance at Oracle Arena in a nearly three-week span. Isaiah...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Championship team owners Joe Gibbs and Roger Penske as well as the late Davey Allison are among five new nominees for the 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame class. NASCAR announced the additions Wednesday. Three-time Late Model Sportsman and 1956 Modified champion Red Farmer and...
DALLAS (AP) — Tony Romo’s star-crossed career as the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys will soon be over. A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Cowboys will release Romo when the NFL year opens on Thursday. The person spoke to the AP on Wednesday...
Boston Bruins center David Krejci (46) pokes the puck past Detroit Red Wings goalie Jared Coreau (31) for a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Boston, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins had a relaxing night in the middle of a tight playoff chase. David Krejci scored twice and Drew Stafford had his first with Boston during a four-goal first period that carried the Bruins to a 6-1 victory over the struggling Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night....
U.S. Olympic Committee officials will consider recommending the ouster of USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny at their board meeting Thursday amid the fallout from a sexual assault scandal surrounding a former team doctor, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Penny is...
NEW YORK (AP) — After spending two postseasons as a guest studio analyst for Fox, Alex Rodriguez is expanding his role for the network. A-Rod will be a game analyst and feature reporter for the network and FS1 and will continue to work in the studio, the network said Tuesday in announcing a...

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