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Friday night football: Smith Voke can’t put out win, falls 6-4 to Dean tech

Friday, September 12, 2014

HOLYOKE — It’s the little thing that can keep you in a football game with a chance to win at the end. For Smith Vocational, a picture-perfect 53-yard punt by Jared Pease pinned Dean Tech at its own 1-inch line clinging to a two-point lead late in the fourth quarter Friday. The Vikings eventually forced a fumble, recovered by Angel …

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse, inactive for Sunday’s game vs Patriots

Friday, September 12, 2014

Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his …

Vanderbilt will try to solve QB woes against UMass

Friday, September 12, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It is a rare depth chart oddity. Next to starting quarterback on Vanderbilt’s two-deep for Saturday’s game against UMass, it reads: “Johnny …

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

UMass to play Old Dominion in football
Thursday, September 11, 2014
MAC Picks Week 3
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tattoo Tuesday: Josh Bruns
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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

Friday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Friday, September 12, 2014
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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Mike Philpott, top, from left, Aaron Oldenberg and Brian Anderson, all of Belchertown, install a sunshade during work on Jessica's Boundless Playground Sunday on State Street in Belchertown. Fran Garrow, bottom, runs the lift.

    JERREY ROBERTS Mike Philpott, top, from left, Aaron Oldenberg and Brian Anderson, all of Belchertown, install a sunshade during work on Jessica's Boundless Playground Sunday on State Street in Belchertown. Fran Garrow, bottom, runs the lift. Purchase photo reprints »

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Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze Saturday afternoon at 87 Depot Road in Hatfield.

    JERREY ROBERTS Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze Saturday afternoon at 87 Depot Road in Hatfield. Purchase photo reprints »

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Mayor David Narkewicz, left, speaks during the Eva Trager memorial ceremony Friday on Main Street in Northampton.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Mayor David Narkewicz, left, speaks during the Eva Trager memorial ceremony Friday on Main Street in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

Sox beat Royals despite Ortiz leaving for family emergency

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Boston slugger David Ortiz left the ballpark early Sunday due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency. “He’s fine. He got called away from this game,” Farrell said. “There was …

Matt Vautour: Breakthrough or breakdown coming for UMass?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Is the UMass football team moving closer to a breakthrough or a breakdown? This is an important time for the Minutemen. They’ve shown they’re good enough to play competitively with big conference opponents. Colorado and Vanderbilt figure to be the bottom of the Pac 12 and …

Could Pacquiao fight be in cards for Mayweather?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch. And it might open the door — if just a crack — for the fight with Manny Pacquiao …

Isner, Querrey win; US beats Slovakia in Davis Cup

Sunday, September 14, 2014

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff. Isner captured the final nine games and beat …

NFL recaps: Chargers humble champs

Sunday, September 14, 2014

SAN DIEGO — Antonio Gates had three touchdown catches as the San Diego Chargers handed the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks their first loss, 30-21 on Sunday. The Chargers controlled the tempo to keep Seattle’s offense off the field. Gates’ 21-yard catch late in the third quarter …

Weekend colleges: UMass field hockey claims Kennedy Cup

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sabia Brooke had a goal and an assist for the UMass field hockey team, which won the 2nd annual Kennedy Cup with a 3-1 win at UMass-Lowell Sunday. Sarah Hawkshaw and Melanie Kreusch each added a goal for the Minutewomen (2-4). The cup is named in honor of …

USA routs Serbia to win basketball worlds

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MADRID — With golden confetti raining on their heads and “Party in the U.S.A” ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. Doesn’t matter. They had stopped listening long …

Giants, Coughlin off to another bad start

Sunday, September 14, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants are looking at another long season after only two games. Turnovers. Penalties. Missed tackles. Little offense. All the ingredients are in place for the Giants (0-2) to miss the playoffs …

Brady, Patriots bounce back to trounce Vikings

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown …

Brad Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR’s Chase

Sunday, September 14, 2014

JOLIET, Ill. — With a daring drive through the middle, Brad Keselowski showed how badly he wants to win another championship. Keselowski used a three-wide pass of Kyle Larson and Kevin Harvick at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday to …