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Wednesday’s high schools: Kate Sarnacki strikes for 14 goals, 100th of career as Granby girls lacrosse rolls

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kate Sarnacki netted 14 goals, including the 100th of her career, to pace the Granby girls lacrosse team to a 22-10 win over St. Mary in Westfield Wednesday. The sophomore added two assists, while Jess Paturno had four goals for the Rams (8-4-1). Jenna Barthlow remained solid in the net for Granby with nine saves. Tantasqua 15, South Hadley 14 …

‘World Cup of fraud’ US probe targets soccer’s governing body with arrests at Swiss hotel, raids in Miami

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ZURICH — The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer’s global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives …

Amherst native James Ihedigbo attends Lions’ offseason workouts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — James Ihedigbo was on the field for the Detroit Lions’ offseason training activities Wednesday. But it’s not clear whether the …

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  • JERREY ROBERTS
Amherst Police work Wednesday night at the scene of a downed tree that took  down utility wires and blocked one lane of West Street (Route 116) between Glendale Road and Longmeadow Drive.

    JERREY ROBERTS Amherst Police work Wednesday night at the scene of a downed tree that took down utility wires and blocked one lane of West Street (Route 116) between Glendale Road and Longmeadow Drive. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
William Murillo, 4, left, and his brother Richard Murillo, 5, play a fishing game during rainy weather Wednesday night at the annual Amherst Rotary Club Community Fair on the Town Common. They were with their mother, Maria Murillo, of Belchertown. The fair runs through Sunday.

    JERREY ROBERTS William Murillo, 4, left, and his brother Richard Murillo, 5, play a fishing game during rainy weather Wednesday night at the annual Amherst Rotary Club Community Fair on the Town Common. They were with their mother, Maria Murillo, of Belchertown. The fair runs through Sunday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Workers disassemble the Grecourt Gates at Smith College in Northampton on Tuesday. The gates, installed at the corner of West and Elm streets in 1924, will undergo a refurbishing and be reinstalled in the fall semester.

    KEVIN GUTTING Workers disassemble the Grecourt Gates at Smith College in Northampton on Tuesday. The gates, installed at the corner of West and Elm streets in 1924, will undergo a refurbishing and be reinstalled in the fall semester. Purchase photo reprints »

MIAA votes to delay change to middle school eligibility rule

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association backpedaled on its recent rule change in regards to the eligibility of middle school students on high school teams. Earlier this month, the MIAA voted to change Rule 53 for the 2015-2017 handbook. Currently, middle school students are eligible for high school teams …

Rookie guards studying Patriots complex offensive system

Thursday, May 28, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots’ two rookie guards are helping each other study the team’s complex offensive schemes. They’ve already learned a much simpler strategy. No matter what the question, answer cautiously or risk the wrath of …

Defiant FIFA soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal

Thursday, May 28, 2015

ZURICH — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer’s world governing body. “We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all …

New French Open challenges await Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray

Thursday, May 28, 2015

PARIS — For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set. For Novak Djokovic, first it was a balky right hip that needed treatment from a trainer; later …

9 likely challengers await American Pharoah in Belmont

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah figures to have nine challengers when he runs in the Belmont Stakes next week, trying to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Seven of his expected rivals return …

Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

Thursday, May 28, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over …

Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CHICAGO — Duncan Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals. Brandon …

Peyton Manning adjusting to new offense in Denver

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Shortly after the Denver Broncos received new orange T-shirts reading “Keep Your Feet,” the most expensive ones on the field got tangled. When Peyton Manning took the snap and turned to hand off, the quarterback …

Dustin Pedroia’s power not enough for Red Sox in 6-4 loss to Twins

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Given an early two-run lead by Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox starter Rick Porcello was trying to provide a shutdown inning. Porcello walked Aaron Hicks with one out. And it led to a big inning for the …

With 4 picks in draft, Celtics have to cast wide net

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WALTHAM — With four picks in next month’s NBA draft, the Boston Celtics can’t just focus on a couple of players who look like they might be in their range. The Celtics will look at as many as 100 or more potential rookies in preparation for the June …