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BOSTON (AP) — New Boston Red Sox boss Dave Dombrowski on Friday night made his first big move to rebuild the franchise after its third last-place finish in four years, acquiring four-time All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres for four prospects. Kimbrel, who saved 39 games for...
Mahar running back Malik Adams tries to elude a Belchertown defender during a recent football contest in Orange. Adams needs 68 yards to join teammate Clay Richardson in the 1,000-yard club. The Senators host Pittsfield tonight. Photo By Josh Talbot
ORANGE — Another week, another chance for the Mahar football team to prove itself. After knocking off Easthampton last Friday, the Senators (7-2) take aim at Pittsfield High School. The Generals (6-3) were the No. 2 seed in the WMass Division V playoffs before being eliminated by Taconic last...
Athol High School quarterback Trever Mousseau tucks and runs during last week’s football contest in Athol. The Raiders seek their third straight win as they host Smith Voke tonight. Photo By Mike Phillips
ATHOL — After back-to-back victories, the Athol High School football team is beaming with confidence. They will have one more crack at a confidence boost heading into Thanksgiving Day when Smith Voke comes to town tonight. “Things are definitely better than they were a couple of weeks ago and we...
BOSTON (AP) — Things have turned around quickly for Matt Duchene. The Colorado center broke a tie in the third period with his sixth goal in five games and the Avalanche beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night. Duchene also had an assist. He had just one goal in his first 11 games this...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has returned to full participation in practice, a significant step forward in his recovery from a concussion. Bridgewater was hurt as he slid in front of St. Louis cornerback Lamarcus Joyner, whose shoulder-first hit...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray practiced Thursday for the first time since suffering a concussion and is optimistic about his chances of playing against Minnesota. Four days after being forced out of a game in Pittsburgh following a powerful helmet-to-...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — No one on the New York Giants’ roster knows the New England Patriots better than running back Shane Vereen. Vereen was drafted by the Patriots in 2011, learned under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady for four years and won a Super Bowl ring with them last season, catching...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, but still expects to play at Baltimore. Hurns, who has 36 catches for 635 yards and six touchdowns this season, sprained his left foot in last week’s loss at the New York Jets. Hurns set a...
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas receiver Dez Bryant went on a profanity-filled rant at a reporter in the locker room Thursday, and was further agitated when another reporter tweeted about the exchange. Bryant’s second tirade interrupted Jason Witten’s weekly session with the media, and the 13th-year...
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy runs with the ball against the New York Jets during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, in East Rutherford, N.J. AP Photo/Bill Kostroun
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Jilted by the Jets, Rex Ryan got even. Thanks to his pride and joy, the defense, Ryan’s return to the Meadowlands was a successful one Thursday night. That defense shut down Ryan’s former team for much of the game, and the Bills scored on offense and special teams in...

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