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Special teams coach Mark Michaels reunites with UMass, Mark Whipple

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

AMHERST — There wasn’t much of a get-to-know-each-other phase with the UMass coaching staff and new special teams coordinator Mark Michaels. Like so many Minuteman coaches Michaels is the new and old special teams coach. Not only did he work for Mark Whipple at UMass, Brown and New Haven, but he was an assistant coach under Tom Masella when the …

Kelly Olynyk overcomes eye injury, leads Celts past Pacers 100-87

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BOSTON — Kelly Olynyk stood against a wall in the middle of the locker room, looking more like he just left a boxing ring than …

Club volleyball player serves up lawsuit over playing time

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A 16-year-old club volleyball player and her family are suing after they say her coaches spiked her playing time, telling her …

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  • JERREY ROBERTS
Christopher Petersen and Nicole Metcalf practice ballet during a class for adults earlier this month at Amherst Ballet.

    JERREY ROBERTS Christopher Petersen and Nicole Metcalf practice ballet during a class for adults earlier this month at Amherst Ballet. Purchase photo reprints »

  • MICKY BEDELL
Joan O'Brien, 56, walks her dog Sally down East Street in Northampton on Wednesday, March 25.

    MICKY BEDELL
Joan O'Brien, 56, walks her dog Sally down East Street in Northampton on Wednesday, March 25. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Jim Brooks of Northampton takes a recreational shell out for a row on the Connecticut River. The oars are fixed into the oar locks so the blade is "square," the best angle to power through the water, but this immobilization also keeps the blade from being "feathered," or turned parallel to the surface, during the return stroke out of the water.

    KEVIN GUTTING Jim Brooks of Northampton takes a recreational shell out for a row on the Connecticut River. The oars are fixed into the oar locks so the blade is "square," the best angle to power through the water, but this immobilization also keeps the blade from being "feathered," or turned parallel to the surface, during the return stroke out of the water. Purchase photo reprints »

Wednesday’s high schools: Alex Bachand leads Belchertown boys lacrosse to win over Chicopee Comp

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Belchertown boys lacrosse team opened the season with a 10-8 win over Chicopee Comp on the road Wednesday. Alex Bachand poured in six goals and an assist, while Alex Wordsworth had four goals for the Orioles (1-0). Ben Magarian had two assists and Connor Hughes had one …

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass softball bats come alive in rout of Yale

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The UMass softball team exploded in a 16-6 win over Yale in New Haven, Connecticut, Wednesday. Six players had at least two hits as UMass (6-15) set season highs for runs and base hits. Olivia Godin, Gianna Hathaway and Tara Klee each had three hits each, while Taylor …

UConn women not looking past opposition in Final Four

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Four No. 1 seeds are in the Final Four of the women’s NCAA Tournament for only the third time, yet there’s still a distinctive feel it’s really two-time defending champion Connecticut’s title to lose. Notre …

Ex-friend: Aaron Hernandez thought helicopters followed him

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FALL RIVER — A man who sued Aaron Hernandez over being shot in the face in Florida testified Wednesday in the former New England Patriots player’s murder trial that Hernandez thought he was being followed by helicopters and …

George Mason tabs ex-Williams coach Dave Paulsen

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FAIRFAX, Va. — Next season marks the 10th anniversary of George Mason’s improbable run to the 2006 Final Four. New coach Dave Paulsen expects celebrations to commemorate the occasion. There was little celebrating during the past two seasons, …

Oklahoma State AD supports men’s basketball coach Travis Ford

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder still has high hopes for Travis Ford as Oklahoma State’s basketball coach. Holder sent out a statement Tuesday evening saying Ford would remain the coach amid speculation that Ford’s job was in jeopardy. Prominent booster T. Boone Pickens tweeted …

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez says he will have Tommy John surgery

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The Red Sox said Dr. James Andrews will operate Thursday in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Vazquez had been expected to do much …

Lydia Ko takes aim at record for consecutive rounds under par at season’s first major

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — The rough is a little longer at Mission Hills, giving Lydia Ko an added challenge in her bid to break Annika Sorenstam’s record for consecutive rounds under par. A year after Lexi Thompson blasted …

Blake Swihart keys 9th-inning rally as Red Sox beat Rays 11-8

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in Boston’s nine-run ninth inning Tuesday and the Red Sox beat a Tampa Bay Rays split squad 11-8. The Red Sox …

Patriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

FALL RIVER — New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing. Kraft was called …