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Matt Vautour: Can UMass football exceed low expectations?

Friday, August 22, 2014

A week from now, everyone will have a better idea, who was right — the professional prognosticators, who’ve predicted another bad year for the UMass football team, or the Minutemen themselves, who believe they’re on the brink of a break out season. UMass opens against Boston College on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. The Minutemen were picked last … 0

Tom Brady, Patriots dominate Panthers 30-7

Saturday, August 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal. The New England Patriots didn’t allow a point for more … 0

Mariners get 5 runs with 2 outs in 9th, beat Bosox

Saturday, August 23, 2014

BOSTON — Austin Jackson’s bases-loaded double with two outs in the ninth inning keyed a five-run rally, and the Seattle Mariners sent the Boston Red … 0

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WMass Tournament Scores/Schedules
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Richard Richardson, right, talks about the 20th anniversary celebration at the Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen. The event Saturday between noon and 4 p.m. will celebrate arts, music and the Hilltowns.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Richard Richardson, right, talks about the 20th anniversary celebration at the Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen. The event Saturday between noon and 4 p.m. will celebrate arts, music and the Hilltowns. Purchase photo reprints »

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Adam Jaracz holds his market lamb Damian during competition at the 146th annual Cummington Fair on Friday.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Adam Jaracz holds his market lamb Damian during competition at the 146th annual Cummington Fair on Friday. Purchase photo reprints »

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Front side of the new South Hadley Library is seen Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  The library is moving from the old library on Bardwell Street, and expected to open sometimes in the week of Aug. 25.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Front side of the new South Hadley Library is seen Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. The library is moving from the old library on Bardwell Street, and expected to open sometimes in the week of Aug. 25. Purchase photo reprints »

Ryu has 66, leads by 5 at Canadian Women’s Open

Saturday, August 23, 2014

LONDON, Ontario (AP) — So Yeon Ryu used a second straight bogey-free round to pull away at the Canadian Women’s Open. Ryu shot a 6-under 66 Friday at the London Hunt and Country Club to get to 15 … 0

US beats Puerto Rico 112-86 in hoops exhibition

Saturday, August 23, 2014

NEW YORK — Mike Krzyzewski is ready to decide who is going with him to Spain. The U.S. national team coach said the Americans expect to trim their roster to 12 on Saturday before leaving for Europe, after team officials had previously said they might carry extra players. … 0

NWSL playoffs open busy time for women’s soccer

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In the space of about a week, a group of players from the U.S. team wrapped up the regular season with their National Women’s Soccer League teams, got together for an international friendly against Switzerland, and now face … 0

Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

Saturday, August 23, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The wait is almost over. The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed on Saturday, making the Cavaliers an instant favorite in the Eastern Conference and turning Andrew Wiggins into something of an anomaly. When … 0

Hampshire county residents shine at Gay Games

Friday, August 22, 2014

Kristen Elechko of took home the first gold medal awarded at last week’s Gay Games launching a successful run at the event for Hampshire County participants in Cleveland. This was the ninth edition of the quadrennial event that … 0

Boston’s Farrell: Castillo is “exciting, athletic”

Friday, August 22, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager John Farrell calls outfielder Rusney Castillo “an exciting, athletic player.” The Cuban defector is expected to show off those talents for Boston soon, perhaps within the next week. Farrell spoke Friday amid multiple media reports that the Red Sox had agreed with … 0

Scott, Tringale tied for the lead at Barclays

Friday, August 22, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title. Scott ran off four straight birdies in … 0

Column: A salute to football’s worst of the worst

Friday, August 22, 2014

ATLANTA — This isn’t another column about Florida State or Alabama. They get enough attention. With the start of college football right around the corner, we’d like to give a shoutout to the Bottom 10, those schools where optimism is about as appropriate as refusing to dump a … 0

Pinkel, Alden say protocol followed for Washington

Friday, August 22, 2014

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and athletic director Mike Alden say they followed what they believed to be the school’s protocol when former running back Derrick Washington was accused of rape in 2008. Pinkel said Friday at a news conference that he learned of the … 0

Sideways rain no problem for Phelps at Pan Pacs

Friday, August 22, 2014

GOLD COAST, Australia — Michael Phelps added “crazy, sideways rain” to the list of things he’s learning from in his comeback to international competition, and handled the bad weather conditions without too much trouble Saturday to qualify for … 0