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Red Sox spend on Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez to shake cellar

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON — The Red Sox are hoping to spend their way out of the AL East cellar with two big free agent signings. The first team in major league history to go from worst to first and back again has agreed to terms third baseman Pablo Sandoval, his agent confirmed Monday night. According to a baseball official with knowledge of …

Patriots get another blowout win against top team

Monday, November 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have piled up points and big victory margins against NFL division leaders. Now they’re preparing to face another one …

Evgeni Malkin scores in OT, Penguins beat Bruins 3-2

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Evgeni Malkin scored his second goal of the night 32 seconds into overtime, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the …

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

Week Guide III - Nov. 24-Dec. 1
Monday, November 24, 2014

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

Western Massachusetts Fall Tournaments
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  • JERREY ROBERTS
Second graders Travis Emerson, left, and Luke Pesce have fun using an iPad during iPad Play Day Monday at Ryan Road School. The play day gave parents and their children a chance to explore how iPads and its apps can impact social skills, play and learning. It was coordinated by Josh Dickson, who is a special education teacher at Ryan Road School. The iPads were borrowed from the New England Assistive Technology Center in Hartford.

    JERREY ROBERTS Second graders Travis Emerson, left, and Luke Pesce have fun using an iPad during iPad Play Day Monday at Ryan Road School. The play day gave parents and their children a chance to explore how iPads and its apps can impact social skills, play and learning. It was coordinated by Josh Dickson, who is a special education teacher at Ryan Road School. The iPads were borrowed from the New England Assistive Technology Center in Hartford. Purchase photo reprints »

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Dana Zartman, right, of Easthampton, who was collecting for the Salvation Army in front of winter window dressing at Thornes Marketplace, seemed a bit early during Monday's unseasonably warm weather in the mid-60's.

    JERREY ROBERTS Dana Zartman, right, of Easthampton, who was collecting for the Salvation Army in front of winter window dressing at Thornes Marketplace, seemed a bit early during Monday's unseasonably warm weather in the mid-60's. Purchase photo reprints »

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Members of the First Church prepare to bake apple pies for the Bag Day fundraising event at the First Church in Northampton, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Members of the First Church prepare to bake apple pies for the Bag Day fundraising event at the First Church in Northampton, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

Patriots seek to slow down fast-starting Packers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots are one of the NFL’s best teams in the first half. Just not as good as the fast-starting Green Bay Packers when they’re at home. That’s where the Patriots (9-2) will be …

Red Sox make it official, introduce Pablo Sandoval

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BOSTON — Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez spent the last two seasons as NL West rivals. Now they’re teammates, signing with the Boston Red Sox as free agents to try to boost Boston out of the AL East …

Red Sox delete tweet; 2nd gaffe by Boston pro team

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BOSTON — Boston’s teams are having a bad month on social media. The latest gaffe: an innocuous, but ill-timed, tweet that the Red Sox rushed to delete. The tweet — “So how was everyone’s Monday?” — went out a minute after a Missouri prosecutor announced a grand jury …

AP source: Left-hander Jon Lester, Giants to meet

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval’s departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to meet with the World Series champions next week, a person with knowledge of the meeting said Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because …

Robbie Rogers rues slow acceptance of gays in sports

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NEW YORK — Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star Robbie Rogers wants some company, now that he’s the last man standing as an openly gay athlete in a U.S. professional league. Jason Collins recently retired from the NBA, and …

Packers offensive linemen power through injuries

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — While their teammates were in the end zone celebrating another score, offensive linemen Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang walked slowly back toward the Packers sideline. After another successful drive, it was time for the …

Messi sets European record with 74 goals

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scored a hat trick to shatter the Champions League goalscoring record by taking his tally in the competition to 74 in a 4-0 win over APOEL on Tuesday. The previous record …

UMass center Matt Sparks: Offensive line needs to boost QB Austin Whipple

Monday, November 24, 2014

AMHERST — Matt Sparks said Austin Whipple will be better than he looked against Akron when UMass plays Buffalo in the season finale at 1 p.m. Friday at McGuirk Stadium. UMass’ junior center has seen the redshirt freshman …

UMass freshman F Zach Coleman ready to increase his minutes, contributions

Monday, November 24, 2014

AMHERST — In the first few games of the season, UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg wasn’t as much reluctant to put redshirt freshman Zach Coleman in the game as he was reluctant to take Maxie Esho out. …

Chiefs place S Eric Berry on non-football illness list

Monday, November 24, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the non-football injury list Monday after a mass was found in his chest following last week’s game in Oakland. Team trainer Rick Burkholder said Berry may have lymphoma. Burkholder said that doctors are “75 percent” of the …