NEW YORK — It felt cruel. On the same day the New York Knicks announced they’re finally re-opening their practice facility after 2 1/2 months, news leaked that the team’s season is probably over.

BOSTON (AP) — Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even another pandemic.

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BOSTON – The previously postponed 2020 Boston Marathon has been canceled and will not be held on the Sept. 14 date officials originally targeted when they called off the traditional April running of the 26.2-mile road race due to the coronavirus, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced Thursday.

BOSTON — It’s 3 o’clock, about the time they'd be getting ready for the seventh-inning stretch at an afternoon Red Sox game. Josh Kantor settles onto the bench of the Yamaha Electone organ in his living room and clicks on his wife's iPhone to begin another show.

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NEWBURYPORT — Since Gov. Charlie Baker announced Massachusetts golf courses could reopen earlier this month, local golfers have been taking advantage of the opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy some time on the links.

We've all heard the expression that something is worth more than its weight in gold. Most of the time we mean it in a figurative sense, that something or someone is extremely valuable and not easily replaced.

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Blue sky hovered over 3 acres of well-cropped grass at Sarkisian Farms Driving Range and Ice Cream Stand in West Andover on Tuesday morning.

Normally this time of year is when a new team starts to come together. The rookies are in the building, the new acquisitions and new coaches are getting accustomed to their new roles, and everyone is starting to build the connections that will carry them through the coming season.

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MERRIMAC — Under normal circumstances, Pat Freiermuth would have spent the past two months with his Penn State football teammates gearing up for the coming season. There would have been meetings, practices and eventually the annual Blue-White Game, which typically draws tens of thousands of …

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The Greater Newburyport area has a proud football tradition, and over the past decade hundreds of local standouts have graced our fields. A select few, however, have transcended their programs and established themselves among greatest players in area history. Here are the top defensive playe…

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The Greater Newburyport area has a proud football tradition, and over the past decade hundreds of local standouts have graced our fields. A select few, however, have transcended their programs and established themselves among greatest players in area history. Here are the top offensive playe…

HAVERHILL — Walk the campus of Northern Essex Community College in the springtime and you’ll usually hear the sounds of sports — the crack of a baseball bat hitting a ball, athletes’ sneakers slapping against the running track as they train.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball owners gave the go-ahead Monday to making a proposal to the players’ union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans, a plan that envisioned expanding the designated hitter to t…

Thanks to Governor Baker’s Declaration of Golf Independence announced Thursday morning, golf on the North Shore and throughout Massachusetts is back in business; golf courses private, public and municipal.

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NEWBURYPORT — Since the coronavirus pandemic first prompted the shutdown of golf courses across the country, local country clubs and their staff have worked to make sure that when the time was right, they would be ready to open.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Governor’s Academy announced last month that it was switching to remote learning for the remainder of the school year, effectively ending all of the school’s spring sports seasons before they’d even had a chance to begin. With a large and diverse clas…

What makes a great New England Patriot? The ones who've meant the most — the ones who have really resonated throughout the franchise's rise into all-time great territory — have all been smart, hard-working, versatile and willing to do whatever it takes to help make the team better.

With the MIAA’s announcement that the spring season has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the high school athletic careers of the Class of 2020 have officially come to an end. This week we look to celebrate the accomplishments of these seniors and send them off the right way des…

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Since the Cape Ann League was established in 1974, Masconomet has consistently ranked as one of the league's top schools athletically. The Chieftains have won a total of 292 CAL titles — plus 29 more in other leagues for girls hockey and skiing — and have enjoyed decades-long runs of dominan…

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