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HAVERHILL — The Methuen natives had spoken on the phone, and ran into each other at a restaurant last summer, but this was the first time they’d really seen each other in nearly two decades.

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Pelham’s Conor Maslanek and West Newbury’s Tyler Knox know what it’s like to finish second at the New England Tournament.

BOSTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored one of his two goals in Washington’s three-goal first-period and former Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara played his first game in front of Boston’s fans in the Capitals’ 8-1 victory Sunday night.

DENVER (AP) — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown fueled an amazing 31-3 run that helped the Boston Celtics put the skids on the NBA’s hottest team with a 105-87 win over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday.

HAVERHILL -- Early in the fourth quarter Saturday afternoon, Whittier was deadlocked with the defending Division 8 North Sectional champs.

EMMITSBURG, Md. – The Merrimack College men’s lacrosse team got the last laugh Saturday afternoon at Waldron Family Stadium, as it won a back-and-forth battle against Mount St. Mary’s, 12-11.

TEWKSBURY — Unbeaten Tewksbury proved too tough for a young Lawrence squad Saturday afternoon as the Redmen (5-0) rolled to a 35-0 victory.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Hideki Matsuyama showed he could handle Augusta National when he first showed up as a 19-year-old amateur. Ten years later, the Japanese star put himself on the cusp of a green jacket Saturday at the Masters.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Eduardo Rodríguez won in his return from heart inflammation that caused him to miss the 2020 season, allowing three runs over five innings Thursday to lead the Boston Red Sox over Baltimore 7-3 Thursday in the Orioles' home opener.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored a shorthanded goal, Jeremy Swayman made 31 saves to win his second NHL start and the Boston Bruins beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Thursday night.

WORCESTER -- In a game that featured 23 combined runs, 20 hits and seven errors, the Merrimack College baseball program had the last laugh in a 12-11 win at the College of Holy Cross Wednesday evening from Fitton Field.

BOSTON (AP) — Randy Arozarena got twisted around in deep right field on J.D. Martinez’s two-run double with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning, sending the Boston Red Sox past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Tuesday night.

BOSTON (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 35 points and the Philadelphia 76ers rolled to a 106-96 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patrice Bergeron recorded a hat trick and reached 900 career points, and Brad Marchand’s short-handed goal led the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There was another team out there that was marching through the season undefeated, that looked unstoppable at times, that had all arrows pointing toward a national title.

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INDIANAPOLIS – The two consensus best teams in men's college basketball all season took the court Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium to determine the 2021 national title.

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Over the years, coaches and athletes from other sports, with lacrosse in particular, have tried to lure North Andover senior track standout Ava Nassar.

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