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Roman Hanafin of Buckingham, Browne & Nichols snares a catch for a touchdown as Methuen's Jason Silverio defends in the Northeast 7v7 New England Championship tournament Thursday in Westwood.

Michael Landolfi leads Hanover to Northeast 7v7 football title over Marblehead

Junior quarterback led Hawks to wins over Scituate, Wilmington, previously-unbeaten Methuen, and Marblehead 21-20, in the New England Gold Cup final at Xaverian. 18 minutes ago

Serbia's Novak Djokovic left the court after being defeated by Germany's Alexander Zverev.

Djokovic loses to Zverev at Olympics, ending Golden Slam bid

There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany 1-6, 3-6, 6-1 Friday in the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics. 52 minutes ago

Margaret Steffens of Team United States looked for a way past Dora Leimeter of Team Hungary during the Women's Preliminary Round Group B match between Hungary and the United States.

Steffens breaks water polo scoring record as US women cruise

US women’s water polo captain Maggie Steffens broke the Olympic scoring record with a goal in the third period against the Russian Olympic Committee. 1 hour ago

Simone Biles.

Olympic star Simone Biles says she’s dealing with a bout of ‘the twisties’

Biles, who withdrew from the team and all-around competition because she felt she wasn’t mentally prepared, said she started struggling with her air awareness after qualifying last Sunday. 1 hour ago

USA's Xander Schauffele.

Schauffele has big finish and 1-shot lead in Olympic golf

Already with two eagles on his card, Xander Schauffele surged into the 36-hole lead at Kasumigaseki Country Club by finishing with three straight birdies to tie the Olympic record with an 8-under 63. 1 hour ago

US swimmer Michael Andrew.

US swimmer Michael Andrew goes maskless behind scenes at Olympics

Michael Andrew, who made waves for saying he wasn’t vaccinated against COVID-19, didn’t wear a mask behind the scenes after swimming his final at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. 2 hours ago

United States' head coach John Speraw during a men's volleyball preliminary round pool B match between Brazil and United States.

Frustration mounts for US men’s volleyball after 2nd loss

Mistakes left the usually calm US men's volleyball coach John Speraw bewildered on the sideline and knowing the Americans can ill afford any more setbacks following a four-set loss to Brazil in pool play on Friday.

Ashleigh Barty of Team Australia felt the heat during her Women's Singles First Round match.

In Tokyo, climate change has made for a hot Olympics

Fifty-seven years ago, when the Summer Games were last held in Tokyo, the average high temperature was about 68 degrees Fahrenheit, and the warmest day was 74. This time around, the nightly lows in Tokyo are hotter than that previous high of 74. The calendar change is the main culprit, of course.