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This image released by Sony Pictures shows the poster art for the film, "Concussion," to be released in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day. Even though the holiday is nearly four months off, we already know what Roger Goodell will find under his tree on Christmas Day. It's a movie scheduled for release that morning based on a true story and bluntly titled "Concussion." It could do for the NFL what "The Insider" did for Big Tobacco and "Erin Brockovich" did for big energy companies. (Sony Pictures via AP)

Commentary: Has NFL’s PR machine finally met its match?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Merry Christmas, Mr. Commissioner. Enjoy your lump of coal. Even though the holiday is nearly four months off, we already know what Roger Goodell will find under his tree on Christmas Day. It’s a movie scheduled for release that morning based on a true story and bluntly titled “Concussion.” It could do for the NFL what “The Insider” did for …

Red Sox rookie Henry Owens clobbered by Yankees in 13-8 loss

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox starters were due for a bad outing. And rookie lefty Henry Owens had a real bad one. Owens was …

Serena Williams puts aside slow start to reach 3rd round of US Open

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NEW YORK — The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open — the first true Grand Slam in tennis …

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

MAC Survivor Pool - Week I
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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

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Brady sits out after court victory, Giants top Patriots 12-9

Thursday, September 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over the New England Patriots, who had already won a much larger victory earlier in the …

Thursday’s local results: Hopkins Academy golf team downs Turners Falls

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team cruised past Turners Falls, 21-3, Thursday at Hickory Ridge Country Club. Jack Ter Doest earned medalist honors with a 38 and a 4-0 victory over Patrick Salls to pace the Golden Hawks. Caleb Farnham had a 39 and a 4-0 win in Hopkins’ …

UMass to retire jersey for John Calipari on Dec. 16

Thursday, September 3, 2015

UMass will retire a jersey to honor John Calipari prior to the men’s basketball game against New Orleans at the Mullins Center on Dec. 16. That game highlighted the UMass schedule that was released Thursday. The Minutemen will be on TV 14 times, including five on NBC Sports …

UMass prepared for the challenge of playing at higher altitude at Colorado

Thursday, September 3, 2015

AMHERST — A season where the UMass football team is trying to take its program to new heights will start in a lofty spot. Colorado’s Folsom Field, which hosts the Minutemen’s opener against the Buffaloes on Sept. 12 at 2 p.m., is nestled in the Rocky Mountains, 5,360 …

Fans happy drawn-out ‘Deflategate’ controversy at an end

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Michael Rubeck and his father, Glenn, were about 15 feet apart outside Mimmo’s Pizza in Northampton when Michael, 10, zipped a football in his dad’s direction. The ball landed at Glenn’s feet and skipped past. The …

Judge quashes suspension in ‘Deflategate’

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league’s four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly …

Los Angeles mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president

Thursday, September 3, 2015

LONDON — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took his city’s newly-launched bid for the 2024 Summer Games to IOC headquarters on Thursday, saying it’s time “to bring the Olympics back home” to the United States after an absence …

ESPN pulls Curt Schilling for next month after anti-Muslim tweet

Thursday, September 3, 2015

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN says commentator Curt Schilling won’t appear on the air for the next month in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet. ESPN said Thursday that Schilling won’t be on telecasts for the rest of …

Down 2 sets to none, Andy Murray comes back to win at US Open

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round. Murray, after all, is seeded No. 3, owns two major …

Phil Mickelson needing big week for chance at 21st straight team

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NORTON — Phil Mickelson only realized a few days ago his proud streak of qualifying for 20 consecutive teams was over. Even if he were to win the Deutsche Bank Championship this week, he could not finish among …