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Northampton Little League Juniors win District 2 title over Agawam

Monday, July 6, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — For a split second, everyone looked confused when Northampton closer Jake Matakanski bounced toward the dugout after striking out the side in the top of the fifth inning. Family members and players jerked their heads this way and that, asking their neighbors if the game was really over. The answer came when Northampton coach Dan Smith jogged out …

Gazette Boys Track & Field Player of the Year: Amherst Regional senior Taj-Amir Torres

Monday, July 6, 2015

Boys Track & Field Taj-Amir Torres, senior, Amherst Regional Season highlights: Torres finished his stellar career with victories in the 100-meter dash (10.69 seconds) and …

Cady Lalanne scores in double figures in NBA summer league debut

Monday, July 6, 2015

Former UMass big man Cady Lalanne had a solid outing in his first NBA summer league game for the San Antonio Spurs. Lalanne, who was …

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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Bert Levine, left, of Long Island and Steve Deming of Rhode Island, both May graduates of the University of Massachusetts, toss a football near the UMass campus pond while friends take a break in the shade on Sunday afternoon in Amherst.

    KEVIN GUTTING Bert Levine, left, of Long Island and Steve Deming of Rhode Island, both May graduates of the University of Massachusetts, toss a football near the UMass campus pond while friends take a break in the shade on Sunday afternoon in Amherst. Purchase photo reprints »

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Bears feast on hummingbird nectar on the patio outside the Hatfield home of Richard and Nancy Carpenter.

    NANCY SIPPEL CARPENTER Bears feast on hummingbird nectar on the patio outside the Hatfield home of Richard and Nancy Carpenter.

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South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School.

    DAN LITTLE South Hadley celebrates Independence Day with fireworks Friday evening at Michael E. Smith Middle School. Purchase photo reprints »

UMass LB Jovan Santos-Knox named to Bednarik watch list

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

UMass football’s year of increased expectations began with an individual honor. Rising senior linebacker Jovan Santos-Knox was officially named to the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which is annually given to the best defensive player in …

US women begin home World Cup celebrations with LA fan rally

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Carli Lloyd looked out over the cheering mob of U.S. women’s national team fans and raised an arm in triumph. “It feels great to wake up as a world champion, and that feeling won’t ever …

Williams gets past Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova next

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LONDON — Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last 13 in yet another comeback, her Wimbledon quarterfinal …

Martin wins 4th stage of Tour and takes overall lead

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

CAMBRAI, France — German rider Tony Martin won the fourth stage of the Tour de France to take the overall lead, while Chris Froome and his main rivals safely came through the treacherous cobblestones on Tuesday. Martin, one …

PGA Grand Slam to move from Trump Course in Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — The PGA of America is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Donald Trump’s course in Los Angeles, the first significant fallout for golf from the Republican presidential candidate’s comments on Mexican immigrants. …

AP source: Warriors trade David Lee to Celts for Wallace

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free agent in 2010. Five years later, Lee is leaving with a championship — …

Monday’s summer baseball: Hamp Post 28 Legion beats South Hadley Pettengill

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Trailing by a pair after the first three innings, Northampton Post 28 scored five times in the fourth and four more runs in the fifth to roll 9-3 over host South Hadley Pettengill Insurance Monday in American Legion action. Ben O’Connor had two hits, scored twice and drove …

Having a field day

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Women’s World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in US

Monday, July 6, 2015

NEW YORK — The United States’ win over Japan in the Women’s World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television. The 5-2 victory Sunday, which gave the Americans a record third …

US enjoys 1 final World Cup title celebration before leaving Canada

Monday, July 6, 2015

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Megan Rapinoe strolled around taking selfies, occasionally sipping bubbly with her teammates and trying to balance the Women’s World Cup championship trophy on her head. A day after the United States claimed its third …