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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's intimidating presence was missing from the middle of the Yankees' lineup for a big chunk of 2019 because of an injury-filled season.

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The New England Patriots are on to 2020, and with the arrival of the offseason comes a series of changes. Who will stay? Who might be available if others go? We’ll do our best to answer those questions, position by position, over the coming weeks. Today we address one of the most important q…

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo sent Friday from the commissioner’s office to all 30 teams and obtained by The Associated Press.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia won’t report to spring training with the rest of the Red Sox position players next week, manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday in somewhat of a eulogy for the former MVP’s career.

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ron Roenicke went to his usual locker in the Red Sox clubhouse at the team's spring training complex Wednesday morning and found that his clothes were all gone.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The crack of the bat at spring training camps replaced the sound of trash can lids banging in homemade YouTube videos as baseball emerged from its winter of cheating scandals and salary dumps to bask in the Florida and Arizona sun.

WASHINGTON (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert urged Congress to step in and put restrictions on college athletes’ ability to earn money from endorsements, telling a Senate committee Tuesday that federal action was needed to “maintain uniform standards in college sports” amid player-friendly l…

The New England Patriots are on to 2020, and with the arrival of the offseason comes a series of changes. Who will stay? Who might be available if others go? We’ll do our best to answer those questions, position by position, over the coming weeks. Today we address one of the team’s biggest l…

DETROIT (AP) — Andreas Athanasiou snapped a tie midway through the third period and scored an empty-net goal in the final minute, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Sunday.

MIDDLETON — The Lt. Derek Hines Memorial Game is always special. The Newburyport native was a four-year varsity player for St. John’s Prep, who graduated in 1999 and went on to captain West Point. He joined the 173rd Airborne Rangers, and was deployed to Afghanistan where he was killed in 2005.

BOSTON — Banking on Mookie Betts to be the missing piece in their World Series pursuit, the Los Angeles Dodgers finally pulled off a blockbluster deal with the cost-cutting Red Sox.

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The last time the Boston Red Sox dealt a probable future Hall of Famer, in the early part of his prime, to another baseball behemoth, they paid dearly for it.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — They were celebrating the passage of time as much as football at this Super Bowl: 100-year-old war veterans at midfield for the pregame coin flip, a 50-years-young pop diva handling halftime, and, of course, a quarterback who turns 25 this year saving the best part…

The New England Patriots are on to 2020, and with the arrival of the offseason comes a series of changes. Who will stay? Who might be available if others go? We’ll do our best to answer those questions, position by position, over the coming weeks. Today we address one of the team’s biggest a…

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — When the San Francisco 49ers were mired in a two-win season back in 2016 and headed to a third straight offseason with a coaching change, Joe Staley wondered if it was still worth the sacrifices needed to play offensive line in such a grueling sport.

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This is a tough one for all of us. It's probably tougher for the 20-somethings who grew up idolizing Kobe Bryant, who died Sunday at age 41 in a helicopter accident with eight other people including his daughter Gianna.

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CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was just trying to run out of bounds, not make the kind of shake-your-head, what-did-he-just-do play that will be shown on highlight reels for as long as the Kansas City Chiefs are in existence.

Chaim Bloom deserves the right to pick his person to lead the Boston Red Sox on the field.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Maybe it was fitting that Jimmy Garoppolo did his best Bob Griese impersonation in the victory that sent the San Francisco 49ers to Griese’s old stomping grounds in Miami for the Super Bowl.

Tom Brady is sitting out the Super Bowl for the first time since the Denver Broncos walloped him 23 times in the AFC championship four years ago, sending a hobbled Peyton Manning to the big game for his final hurrah.

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had what the team called a "significant setback” while rehabbing his left knee, the latest blow to the four-time All-Star's attempt to return to the field.

On paper, at least, the San Francisco 49ers have the perfect blueprint to knock off the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.

I admit it. I felt bad for a healthy, All-American, good-looking guy who has earned about $250 million over his illustrious career and another half-century to enjoy it.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arrowhead Stadium rocked to Whitney Houston's "I Want To Dance With Somebody.'' Kansas City fans' half-century wait to boogie in the Super Bowl is over — in great part due to their quarterback's magical feet, not to mention his majestic arm.

BOSTON — Near the end of his shift in the latter stages of the second period Thursday night, Patric Hornqvist of the Pittsburgh Penguins figured he’d take a few liberties with his stick and hit any Boston Bruin he could.

After a wild weekend of historic offensive performances by Derrick Henry and nearly every Kansas City Chiefs player, spiced by some timely defense from all the winners, we have the answers to the makeup of the NFL’s Final Four.

BYFIELD — The final score was admittedly a disappointment. Needing only a win to clinch a first round playoff bye, the New England Patriots were beaten at home by the lowly Miami Dolphins on the last weekend of the season, allowing the go-ahead touchdown drive in the final minutes of the game.

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Rotonda West, FL - Joseph A. Lariviere, 82, of Rotonda West, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020, at Englewood Community Hospital. He was born on July 31, 1937, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, to the late Joseph and Mary Gagnon Lariviere. Joe is remembered as a loving husband, a caring fath…