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Mahar running back Jon Gariepy breaks free and takes the ball 39 yards and into the end zone for the 40-0 Senator lead. The run also surpassed 1,000 total rushing yards on the season for Gariepy. Photo by Mike Phillips
ORANGE — Rarely does a high school football team play on Thursday night but there were the Mahar Senators, taking on the Monument Mountain Spartans, controlling the entirety of the game on all sides of the ball, giving everyone something to cheer about. The team won 40-8, running back Jon...
This undated photo provided by The Strong shows the three toys inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame Class of 2017, from top left, the Wiffle Ball, the paper airplane and the board game Clue. The trio was honored at the upstate New York hall on Thursday, Nov. 9. Victoria Gray/The Strong via AP
The board game Clue. In the National Toy Hall of Fame. With the Wiffle Ball and paper airplane. The mystery of which toys earned the status of toy superstardom was solved Thursday with the announcement of the hall of fame’s Class of 2017. The whodunit game Clue, where players also must name...
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) lies injured on the turf after tackling Arizona Cardinals wide receiver John Brown during the second half of Thursday night's game in Glendale, Ariz. Sherman did not return to the game after the injury. AP Photo/Rick Scuteri
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Russell Wilson has been confounding the Arizona Cardinals with his escape antics for a long time. He did it again Thursday night in the biggest play of the Seattle Seahawks’ 22-16 victory. In what his coach Pete Carroll called “an extraordinary play,” Wilson eluded the...
BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered substantial damage to parts of the brain that affect memory, judgment and behavior from the most severe case of a degenerative disease linked to head blows ever found in someone so young, a researcher said Thursday. Dr....
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was quick to say yes when asked if he’s playing at as high of a level as he ever has. The follow up question of why wasn’t quite as easy for Houston’s bearded star. “I don’t know,” he said before letting out an awkward laugh and looking around before continuing. “...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s half-season run from his six-game suspension ended Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to let him play while it considers his appeal. A bespectacled Elliott in a suit and tie sat directly in front of a three-judge panel that...
PARIS (AP) — A decision on whether Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the Pyeongchang Paralympics is expected by the end of the year. International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons, speaking during a visit to Paris, said Friday that the IPC task force will meet in...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers on Thursday, a day after he was cut by the Green Bay Packers for “failing to disclose a physical condition.” He didn’t play in the Packers’ 30-17 loss on Monday to the Detroit Lions after being...
MIAMI (AP) — While Giancarlo Stanton’s destination remains unclear, Don Mattingly will be back with the Miami Marlins next season. President of baseball operations Michael Hill confirmed Thursday that Mattingly will return for the third season of his four-year contract as manager. The decision...
NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime Yankees coach Rob Thomson became the first person to audition for the New York manager job that opened when Joe Girardi was jettisoned last month. A 54-year-old Canadian who has been with the Yankees for 28 seasons, Thomson spent a decade as a coach under Girardi....

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