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Nashua North and South athletics put on two-week pause

NASHUA --- The Nashua High School North and South winter sports teams have been placed on a two-week pause due to COVID concerns. Nashua athletic director Lisa Gingras said she ultimately made the decision Tuesday afternoon after consulting with city health and school officials. Teams resumed ...

Patriots Analysis: The hard rebuild should begin asap

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Now the fun begins. The New England Patriots are about to go into the abyss of an uncertain off-season, filled with questions that right now have no answers. Part of that has to do with the pandemic and its impact on every aspect of life, including what teams will and ...

Many local high school winter teams back at practice

NASHUA – They're back. Their holiday hiatus is over, as area high school teams resumed practicing on Monday. Most teams and athletic programs went on pause on Dec. 24, fearful that holiday travel would cause addition exposure during the pandemic. But now they have returned, and the NHIAA's ...

Tatum’s 40 helps Celtics roll over Raptors, 126-114

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 40 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 126-114 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Playing without three of their top guards, the Celtics shook off a slow start to lead by as many as 26 in the second half. They shot 48.8% overall. Tatum ...

Here’s how the NFL playoffs shape up, minus Patriots

From the rested in Kansas City and Pittsburgh to the relieved in Cleveland, Chicago and Los Angeles, the field for the Super Bowl chase is set. There are some powerhouses and some pretenders — and a team with a losing record. The reigning Super Bowl champion Chiefs (14-2) and Green Bay ...

NCAA says entire men’s March Madness will be in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA announced Monday that all 67 men’s basketball tournament games including the Final Four will be played entirely in Indiana in a bid to keep the marquee event from being called off for a second consecutive year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Games will be ...

That’s a wrap: Pats, Newton end season with win over Jets

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cam Newton saved his best performance this season for what was likely his final game with the New England Patriots. Newton threw three touchdown passes and caught another, and the Patriots rallied to beat the New York Jets 28-14 on Sunday. The win snapped a ...

Patriots Notebook: Meyers tosses TD again; Jets fire Gase

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Watch out, Jakobi Meyers may be a quarterback after all. Well, maybe. The former high school signal caller threw a TD pass to his mentor, New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, a trick play that gave the Patriots the lead for good in a 28-14 win over New York Jets ...

Career day for Martinez helps UNH to win over Maine

ORONO, Maine - Junior forward Jayden Martinez (Cibolo, Texas) led the Wildcats with a career-high 23 points as the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team defeated Maine, 62-58, Sunday afternoon at Memorial Gym. With the win, the Wildcats improve to 4-3 overall (3-1 America East), ...

Maine gets its revenge over UNH women, 76-56

DURHAM, N.H. - Kelly Fogarty bested her own Maine school record and tied an America East record with 10 made 3-pointers for a game-high 30 points as the University of Maine topped the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team, 76-56, Sunday afternoon in an America East contest at ...

Tatum leads Celtics to weekend split with Pistons, 122-120

DETROIT (AP) — Jayson Tatum hit a fallaway as Blake Griffin stumbled with 2.9 seconds left, then tied up the Detroit veteran on the other end to help the Boston Celtics beat the Pistons 122-120 on Sunday for a weekend split. Jaylen Brown led Boston with 31 points. He hit a late 3-pointer and ...

Patriots, Jets end their dismal seasons today at Gillette

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — If ever there was a year ripe for change at the top of AFC East it was this one. And heading into the final day of the regular season, a new standard bearer has emerged with the Buffalo Bills having claimed the division crown and the Miami Dolphins on the cusp of ...

Hudson’s Torres helps rally UNH women past Maine, 58-57

DURHAM - Senior Amanda Torres of Hudson led the Wildcats with 19 points as the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team defeated Maine on Saturday afternoon, 58-57, at Lundholm Gymnasium. The Wildcats improve to 2-6 overall (2-3 America East), while the Black Bears fall to 5-1 ...

Wildcat men fall short vs. UMaine in Orono, 59-56

ORONO, Maine - Marque Maultsby (Raleigh, N.C.) scored a game-high 17 points, but the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team was edged 59-56 by the University of Maine in Saturday afternoon's America East matchup at Memorial Gym. Maultsby hit 6 of 10 field goal attempts, including ...

Former Celtic Paul Westphal loses battle with cancer

Paul Westphal, a Hall of Fame player who won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 1974 and later coached in the league and in college, died Saturday. He was 70. He died in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to a statement from Southern California, where Westphal starred in college. He was ...

Pierson’s two goals give UNH OT win over UConn, 2-1

STORRS, Conn. - Junior forward Jackson Pierson (Zionsville, Ind.) scored both goals for UNH including the overtime game-winner as the University of New Hampshire men's hockey team defeated UConn, 2-1 at the Freitas Ice Forum on Saturday afternoon. UNH senior goalie Mike Robinson (Bedford) was ...

Silver Knights have had busy off-season

NASHUA – Holman Stadium is currently covered with snow, but that’s no big deal. If the defending Futures Collegiate League Champions Nashua Silver Knights had to start the season today, they could field a team – and then some. The Knights have had a busy off-season in filling the ...

No drama this time when Pats meet Jets

We’re now in 2021, but the Sunday season finale between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets will have that 2020 feeling. Ah, the Patriots and the Jets used to meet in January in the playoffs; remember the early 2011 game when Rex Ryan’s Jets knocked off New England in stunning ...