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NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco 49ers defensive end Quinton Dial has been fined $17,363 by the NFL for his hit on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer last weekend. Dial was called for a debated roughing the passer penalty on Arizona’s winning drive. While the 49ers thought it was clean,...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is expected to return when Philadelphia visits the New England Patriots on Sunday. Bradford is listed as probable on the injury report Friday. He missed the Eagles’ last two games after sustaining a concussion and left shoulder injury in a 20-...
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning will stay behind in Denver when the Broncos travel to San Diego. Manning was scheduled to have his walking boot removed Friday afternoon so he can begin rehab on his injured left foot. Coach Gary Kubiak said Manning will stay in Denver with safety T.J....
ATLANTA (AP) — Alabama has set the bar high for the rest of the Southeastern Conference. Heading into another appearance in the SEC championship game, there’s no indication that anyone is close to knocking off Nick Saban’s behemoth from Tuscaloosa. Certainly not Florida, which will face the No...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Larry Fedora believes his North Carolina Tar Heels deserve a spot in the College Football Playoffs if they snap Clemson’s 15-game winning streak Saturday night in the ACC championship. “I most definitely do,” The Tar Heels fourth-year coach said Friday at a news conference...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Stanford used its first meeting against Southern California back in September as a springboard to a successful season that carried the Cardinal to a Pac-12 North title and top 10 ranking. A win in the rematch in the Pac-12 title game on Saturday night will send No. 7...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joe Gibbs Racing is not discussing upcoming personnel changes to its four-car Sprint Cup lineup. Both team owner Joe Gibbs and driver Carl Edwards said they were not ready to comment on speculation crew chief Darian Grubb will move into an engineering role with the organization...
MIAMI (AP) — If Barry Bonds thinks a full-time return to baseball will help his Hall of Fame chances, he could be disappointed. Maybe he’ll at least help the Miami Marlins. Bonds is joining the staff of new Marlins manager Don Mattingly as hitting coach. The media-shy, steroids-tainted home run...
Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price, center, holds up his new jersey with principal owner John Henry, left, and chairman Tom Werner at a news conference announcing his signing by the team at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday. AP Photo/Winslow Townson
BOSTON (AP) — For all the money the Red Sox are paying David Price, the Boston fans don’t just want a pitcher who gives the team a chance to win every five days. And it’s not enough for him to wind up among the Cy Young contenders in the offseason. With a seven-year, $217 million contract that...
ATHOL — The Athol Area YMCA is seeking teams for its men’s 5-on-5 basketball league which starts on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The league is played on Wednesday nights with an 11-week regular season ending on April 6. Playoffs begin on April 13 with the championship game being played on April 27....

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