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HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. chugged another beer, left his crew guys on pit road after a nearly hour-long post-race party and bolted for the championship stage. He had another celebration ahead with one of his best buddies in racing. Earnhardt raised a cold one. Martin Truex Jr....
(AP) — Florida has seemingly zeroed in on Chip Kelly to be the program’s next football coach. The Gators met with Kelly about the vacant job Sunday, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person said athletic director Scott Stricklin and five key staffers met with Kelly in New...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday’s game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Lynch hasn’t stood for the...
The Athol girls’ varsity soccer team graduates six seniors this season. Pictured are the seniors of the Athol girls’ varsity soccer team, left to right—Amber Mahony, Kaitlin Baptista, Destiny Wrigley, Mercedez Young and Payton Parker.  Photo by Mike Phillips
ATHOL — In the fifth installment of a series detailing each of the fall sports teams from both Athol High School and Mahar Regional School, each season in review will take a look back at the defining moments, surprises and statistics of the 2017 season. The fifth season in review is for the Athol...
New England Patriots offensive guard Joe Thuney (62) celebrates a team touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, in Denver. The Patriots take on the Oakland Raiders this sunday in Mexico City. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey
(AP)—Hola, Los Patriots y Los Raiders. Bienvenido a Azteca. The NFL’s final international game this season features the back-on-target Patriots and the disappointing Raiders on Sunday. It’s the second straight year Oakland has given up a game in California to host one in Mexico City. In 2016,...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks Miami Marlins fans should be understanding if the team’s new owners trade All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter and Miami’s chief executive officer said this week the Marlins must cut payroll...
(AP)—Hue Jackson’s position on an NFL coaching hot seat is no surprise. Nothing was expected of the Browns anyway. Ben McAdoo’s spot on a similarly burning seat is stunning because plenty was projected for the Giants. Those are the two most prominent cases of a head coach in trouble as the NFL...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Tevin Coleman kept the Falcons’ running game moving for one week after Devonta Freeman was lost with a concussion. With Freeman’s recovery time unknown, Coleman may be left in the lead role for another game, and possibly longer. Freeman, the league’s highest-paid...
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College coach Steve Addazio needs to replace his starting quarterback and figure out a way to turn things around after a loss to North Carolina State that snapped a three-game winning streak. So the excitement about playing in Fenway Park is less on his mind than the...
Pictured are the members of the Mahar field hockey program. The varsity team finished the season with an 8-8-1 record and earned the sixth seed in the West Division II playoffs. They were taken down 5-0 by the Mohawk Trail Warriors in the opening round of the playoffs. Photo by Adam Lewis
ORANGE — In the fourth installment of a series detailing each of the fall sports teams from both Athol High School and Mahar Regional School, each season in review will take a look back at the defining moments, surprises and statistics of the 2017 season. The fourth season in review is for the...

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