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(AP) — Matt Cullen could have easily called it a career at age 40 after winning consecutive Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins. That’s what he and everyone around him expected him to do, but his body bounced back strongly enough this summer from the postseason grind that he believed he...
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A gun charge against an NFL linebacker has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied, the player’s attorney said. The charge against free agent Khaseem Greene was dismissed by a judge after a request from prosecutors, NJ.com reported this...
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Kenseth still doesn’t have a job lined up for next season and the two-time Daytona 500 winner doesn’t really want to discuss his situation. Kenseth is in the final year of his contract with Joe Gibbs Racing and the team has said Erik Jones will drive the No. 20 Toyota...
SEATTLE (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Amanda Hopkins’ phone rang. It was a call she dreamt of receiving, one that broke barriers and made her a part of baseball history. Almost immediately, her competitiveness took over. “She put a sign up on her bedroom door saying, ‘Stay out, we’re opponents...
Fordham football coach Andrew Briener stands on the sideline during the team's game against Yale on Oct. 15, 2016, in New York. Breiner, considered one of the bright young offensive minds in college coaching, let the AP sit in on a summer game-planning meeting, and then explained how he and his staff do it during the season. Vincent Dusovic/Fordham Athletics vs AP
NEW YORK (AP) — A big dry erase board hangs on the wall of one side of the meeting room. It has rows and rows of numbers and words handwritten in blue marker that only make sense to someone who speaks the language of football. On the opposite wall sits another big white board, mostly empty with...
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have placed ace left-hander Jon Lester on the 10-day disabled list with left lat tightness and shoulder fatigue. Lester departed Chicago’s 13-10 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday in the second inning. He is 8-7 with a 4.37 ERA in 26 starts after helping the Cubs win...
Pictured is the Red Raiders' offensive first team practicing drills at Athol High School on Friday morning. The team practiced through heavy rain and less than ideal field conditions. Photo by Adam Lewis
ATHOL — Football season is upon us. The Athol High School varsity football team began practice on Friday afternoon amidst sideways rain and less than ideal field conditions. But regardless of the conditions, coaches and players were happy that football is finally back. “It’s nice. It’s always...
(AP) — One key to drafting a winning fantasy football team is to construct a roster with as much depth as possible at almost every position. To accomplish this goal, you need to have a firm grasp of the talent at each position relative to the other positions across the entire player pool. People...
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) throws a pass for a first down against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of an NFL preseason football game Thursday. AP Photo/John Raoux
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles’ career in Jacksonville could be nearing an end. Coach Doug Marrone opened up the team’s quarterback job after Bortles’ latest inconsistent performance Thursday night, giving Chad Henne a chance to start. “I’m looking for someone who is going to lead...
In this file photo, fans enjoy pre-game festivities along Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park. Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry says he wants to take steps to rename all of Yawkey Way, a street that has been an enduring reminder of the franchise's complicated racial past. AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox will ask the city to rename Yawkey Way, the street alongside Fenway Park, to erase what owner John Henry called a haunting reminder of the ballclub’s history of racial intolerance. Henry told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he welcomes changing the name of the...

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