Ethiopians complete 1st-ever sweep of Boston Marathon

Ethiopians complete 1st-ever sweep of Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) – Ethiopians nearly swept the Kenyans off the podium at the Boston Marathon on Monday, winning both the men’s and women’s races for the first time in history and taking five of the six spots on the … Read Full Story

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Greek officials: Brazil’s Rousseff cancels Olympic visit

Greek officials: Brazil’s Rousseff cancels Olympic visit

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greece’s Olympic committee says Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has canceled a scheduled appearance at this month’s flame-lighting ceremony in Greece for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

A committee statement Friday said it had … Read Full Story

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Tabor Academy to host Special Olympics MA Fitness Day April 23

Tabor Academy to host Special Olympics MA Fitness Day April 23

MARION, Mass. — On Saturday, April 23, athletes of all ages will descend on Tabor Academy from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to participate in the first ever Tabor Academy Special Olympics Fitness Day.

Focusing on a variety of sports … Read Full Story

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Formula One Schedule and standings

Formula One Schedule and standings

March 20 – Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne (Nico Rosberg)

April 3 – Bahrain Grand Prix

April 17 – Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

May. 1 – Russian Grand Prix, Sochi

May 15 – Grand Prix of Spain, Barcelona

May 29 – … Read Full Story

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Study: Amateur football hits linked to later-life difficulty

Study: Amateur football hits linked to later-life difficulty

BOSTON (AP) – The more hits to the head an amateur football player takes, the greater the risk that he will be depressed, have difficulty making decisions or develop other forms of cognitive impairment as an adult, a preliminary study … Read Full Story

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You can hide but you can’t run from Boston’s top cop

You can hide but you can’t run from Boston’s top cop

BOSTON (AP) – Memo to any criminals pursued by Boston’s top cop: You can hide, but you can’t run.

Police Commissioner William Evans is an accomplished athlete who has completed 49 marathons and raced the fabled Boston Marathon course 18 … Read Full Story

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Belgian players mark Brussels attacks ahead of Portugal game

Belgian players mark Brussels attacks ahead of Portugal game

LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Belgium’s national soccer team wore special jerseys to mark the Brussels attacks as they prepared for a friendly match against Portugalon Tuesday.

During the pre-game warmup, the players’ shirts had a message on the … Read Full Story

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Formula One Schedule and standings

Formula One Schedule and standings

March 20 – Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne (Nico Rosberg)

April 3 – Bahrain Grand Prix

April 17 – Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai

May. 1 – Russian Grand Prix, Sochi

May 15 – Grand Prix of Spain, Barcelona

May 29 – … Read Full Story

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Spokesman: Rio ‘confident’ games untouched by graft scandal

Spokesman: Rio ‘confident’ games untouched by graft scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – A spokesman for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says he’s “confident” the sprawling corruption scandal engulfing Brazil won’t touch projects connected to South America’s first games.

Rio spokesman Mario Andrada was asked about the growing … Read Full Story

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Anderson Varejao officially joins Warriors in Atlanta

Anderson Varejao officially joins Warriors in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) – Center Anderson Varejao joined the Golden State Warriors on Monday after agreeing to a deal for the rest of the season.

Varejao passed a physical but was not expected to play in Monday night’s game in Atlanta … Read Full Story

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Brazil minister says no plans to cancel Rio Games

Brazil minister says no plans to cancel Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazil’s sports minister says the possibility of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika virus “is not in discussion.”

Sports Minister George Hilton said in a statement Thursday that … Read Full Story

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Soares wins 2nd doubles title on same day at Australian Open

Soares wins 2nd doubles title on same day at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – Bruno Soares didn’t have much down time between his Australian Open doubles championship matches. No worries, he won them both.

On Sunday afternoon, he added the mixed doubles title with Elena Vesnina to the men’s doubles … Read Full Story

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2 from US join elite club: 7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents

2 from US join elite club: 7 marathons, 7 days, 7 continents

BOSTON (AP) – Two American endurance athletes have just redefined the meaning of the term “globetrotter.”

Daniel Cartica, of Chicago, and Becca Pizzi (PEE’-zee), of Belmont, Massachusetts, won the World Marathon Challenge, completing seven marathonsin seven days on … Read Full Story

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Brady-Manning among the best rivalries in sports

Brady-Manning among the best rivalries in sports

Tom Brady has more championship rings. Peyton Manning has nearly all the passing records.

Fans will always debate which quarterback is better. But there’s no arguing it’s one of the greatest rivalries in sports history.

So it’s fitting a Super … Read Full Story

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James, Anthony top 30 finalists for Olympic basketball team

James, Anthony top 30 finalists for Olympic basketball team

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are a step closer to a fourth Olympics, and Stephen Curry is in position for his first.

The NBA stars were among 30 players selected Monday as finalists for the U.S. basketball team that will … Read Full Story

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Hot team, cold team to meet in AFC playoffs

Hot team, cold team to meet in AFC playoffs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are about to find out if momentum means anything in an NFL season.
The defending Super Bowl champions have lost four of their past six games as they head into Saturday’s playoff … Read Full Story

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Rio Olympic track stadium goes dark due to unpaid bills

Rio Olympic track stadium goes dark due to unpaid bills

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The track and field stadium for this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics was without power Monday with the city hall and Rio soccer club Botafogo blaming each other for unpaid utility bills.

In a statement … Read Full Story

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Belenenses and Rio de Janeiro Brazil All Stars to take part in International Futsal Challenge in Mass. and R.I.

Belenenses and Rio de Janeiro Brazil All Stars to take part in International Futsal Challenge in Mass. and R.I.

FALL RIVER – Here’s an early Christmas present for Greater Fall River soccer fans.

The International Futsal Challenge, featuring two international and two domestic teams, will make a stop at Durfee High School’s Luke Urban Field House on Saturday, Dec. … Read Full Story

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