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Kate Sullivan joins 1K-point club at Hopkins Academy

Saturday, December 20, 2014

HADLEY — Completing the journey to 1,000 points is an amazing accomplishment for a high school basketball player. For Kate Sullivan of Hopkins Academy, it was more. After tearing her ACL last season, Sullivan faced a long, arduous recovery process before the beginning of her senior season. The hard work culminated into a celebration on Saturday in a 56-35 win …

Patriots edge Jets 17-16, clinch 1st-round playoff bye

Sunday, December 21, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs. The only question left is …

UMass stumbles in 85-65 loss to Providence

Saturday, December 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence assured itself that UMass wouldn’t win at the buzzer again. By the time the buzzer sounded, the game had been well …

Gazette writer Matt Vautour shares his thoughts about the Minutemen and college sports.

Gazette writers Mike Moran and Mike Wilkinson post online-only content, commentary and nightly scores.

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Tim Brennan stands near Union Station in Northampton Thursday where a train platform is being built.

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the signage of the Wanczyk Evergreen Nursery and Christmas trees are seen in Hadley, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

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(L-R) Gerard Peters, of Easthampton, Tricia Dandrea and Matthew Watkins, of Leeds, laugh as they have a conversation during a holiday luncheon hosted by National Honor Society at the Oliver Smith Restaurant at the Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA (L-R) Gerard Peters, of Easthampton, Tricia Dandrea and Matthew Watkins, of Leeds, laugh as they have a conversation during a holiday luncheon hosted by National Honor Society at the Oliver Smith Restaurant at the Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

Derek Kellogg keeps status quo as UMass looks to bounce back at BYU

Monday, December 22, 2014

Despite being frustrated at his team’s recent play, UMass coach Derek Kellogg isn’t changing his starting lineup when the Minutemen face BYU in Utah. “I’m going to keep it as it is,” said Kellogg, whose team has had …

Lions center Dominic Raiola suspended 1 game for stepping on opponent

Monday, December 22, 2014

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions will be short-handed when they face Green Bay for the NFC North title. Lions center Dominic Raiola has been suspended for one game after he stepped on Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson …

Johnny Manziel’s season over for Browns, Brian Hoyer hurt

Monday, December 22, 2014

CLEVELAND — Perhaps fitting, Johnny Manziel’s final play was a 1-yard loss. He didn’t get very far in his rookie season. Manziel will sit out Cleveland’s finale with a hamstring injury he sustained during Sunday’s loss to Carolina …

Typical NFL season: smiles for some, frowns for others

Monday, December 22, 2014

Smiling or frowning. “Woe is us” or “Wow for us.” Heading into the final week of the NFL regular season, hardly anyone has a neutral feeling about the 32 teams. There are success stories and there are flops. …

Patriots clinch playoff bye despite poor play

Monday, December 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick sounded like a coach whose team was just eliminated from playoff contention rather than one that clinched a first-round bye. Tom Brady was sacked four times and had a poorer passer rating than Geno …

NBA prepares for Christmas coming-out party

Monday, December 22, 2014

NEW YORK — Nearly two months have passed since the San Antonio Spurs collected their championship rings and began their title defense. The NBA season may have opened Oct. 28, but Christmas is the real coming-out party. Football’s …

Kentucky unanimous No. 1, Big 12 has 7 ranked

Monday, December 22, 2014

There is no doubt so far about Kentucky’s standing as the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 poll. The Wildcats (12-0) got every first-place vote for the third week in a row Monday, the latest …

South Carolina women remain No. 1 in AP Poll

Monday, December 22, 2014

Stanford had an unsuccessful trip east while Oregon State stayed unbeaten. The Cardinal lost at Chattanooga and Tennessee to fall to 16th in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll Monday. It’s the lowest Stanford has been in the Top 25 since Jan. 2, 2009 when the Cardinal were …

The ins and outs of the playoff races

Monday, December 22, 2014

With five of the six playoff slots in the NFC and four in the AFC decided, some would think much of the drama of the schedule’s final week has been removed. Think again. All nine of the teams …

Aaron Hernandez trial in January to take 6 to 10 weeks

Monday, December 22, 2014

FALL RIVER — The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to take six to 10 weeks, prosecutors said Monday. Hernandez was in Bristol County Superior Court for one of his final hearings …