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Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket against Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday. AP Photo/Chuck Burton
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rookie Jayson Tatum said he is beginning to feel more comfortable with the NBA game. It’s beginning to show, too. Tatum scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 102-91 on Wednesday night. “Tatum stepped up...
MS boys’ basketball Mahar 31 Athol 28 ATHOL — The two teams played close throughout the entire game but Mahar found themselves on top, defeating Athol 31-28 on Wednesday afternoon. The two teams played to a 15-all tie going into the half. Nicholas Burnett powered Mahar, scoring nine out of his...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Vince Carter scored a season-high 24 points, and the Sacramento Kings handed the Cleveland Cavaliers their second straight loss with a 109-95 victory on Wednesday night. The 40-year-old former dunk king gave Cleveland all kinds of problems in his return, shooting 10 of...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Bryce Petty remains the New York Jets’ starting quarterback, and will be under center against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Christian Hackenberg will be the backup, but coach Todd Bowles has not ruled out the second-year quarterback seeing his first action in a...
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Thirty-eight letters penned by Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams, including one in which he described crash-landing a fighter jet with “holes all over” it, are going up for auction. The letters written to his mistress show another side to Williams, who played for...
BOSTON (AP) — Bruins captain Zdeno Chara didn’t hesitate when he was asked if Boston is beginning to believe it’s a top team. “We know we have a good hockey team with good players. If we play to our way with our strength, we are effective,” Chara said after the surging Bruins beat the Ottawa...
Chicago Bulls’ Bobby Portis passes the ball around Boston Celtics’ Terry Rozier during Boston’s 117-92 win on Saturday in Boston.  AP Photo/Winslow Townson
(AP) — Stephen Curry is sitting, the Warriors aren’t really scoring, and yet Golden State is still winning. What happens when Curry and the offense come back? The defending champions went into the season as favorites to repeat, though Boston and Houston looked like title threats while running...
Kansas State running back Alex Barnes (34) scores a touchdown against UCLA in the second half during an NCAA college football Cactus Bowl game, Tuesday, in Phoenix.  AP Photo/Rick Scuteri
PHOENIX (AP) — Bill Snyder stood on a makeshift stage in the middle of a baseball stadium with a roof, a sparkling trophy at his side depicting a football sailing through cactus uprights. If this was the end of his storied coaching career at Kansas State, it sure was a great way to go out....
Linebacker James Harrison (pictured) signed with the Patriots on Tuesday after he was released on Saturday by the Steelers. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File
(AP) — James Harrison is no longer the odd man out or the oldest man in the locker room. The ex-Steelers star signed a one-year deal with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, three days after his unceremonious departure from Pittsburgh. The 39-year-old linebacker posted a photo on Instagram...
SHEFFIELD — Local Riley Drew made 14 saves on 15 shots for the Greenfield varsity hockey team in their 4-1 win over the Mount Everett Eagles Tuesday. Greenfield improved to 4-0 while the Eagles fell to 1-2. The one miscue came in the second period but the Green Wave made up for it, scoring three...

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