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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. is congratulated by teammate Mookie Betts (50) after his home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Joe Kelly wins 7th straight start as Red Sox beat Phillies 7-5

Saturday, September 5, 2015

BOSTON — Joe Kelly has always been known as a hard thrower. But these days, he’s more than just a big fastball for the Red Sox. Kelly won his seventh straight start, pitching six effective innings in Boston’s 7-5 interleague win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. The 27-year-old right-hander struggled in the early part of the season, sometimes …

Serena Williams’ comeback extends Grand Slam try at US Open

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Can’t count out Serena Williams, no matter how big the deficit, no matter how off-target her strokes, no matter how much the …

Pats coach Belichick on having Brady back: ‘He never left’

Friday, September 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Like every game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he’s focused on his next opponent. But he doesn’t feel as if he’s got a …

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

MAC Survivor Pool - Week I
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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

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Dick Tracy watches as Gene Tacy removes the fountain in Trinity Row Park  last week.

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A motorcyclist was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield with serious injuries after this accident on North King Street in Northampton about 3 p.m. Friday.

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The move-in team at the University of Massachusetts brings incoming student's luggage into the dormitories Friday on the campus in Amherst.

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No. 4 Baylor, No. 5 Michigan State earn convincing opening victories

Friday, September 4, 2015

DALLAS — Seth Russell threw for 376 yards with three of his five touchdowns to Jay Lee, and the new starting quarterback also ran for a score as fourth-ranked Baylor finally got back on the field with 56-21 …

Judge’s NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in ‘Deflategate’

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK — A judge’s ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the “Deflategate” scandal: What did Brady know about a plot …

So long, lady in black: Jeff Gordon faces Darlington finale

Friday, September 4, 2015

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Jeff Gordon hopes to make his last Southern 500 as a full-time driver as memorable as the rest of his career at Darlington Raceway. Gordon is third all-time with seven Darlington victories, including a record …

Friday’s colleges: Kenyon lifts UMass women’s soccer to draw

Friday, September 4, 2015

Gabriela Kenyon’s goal in the 42nd minute helped the UMass women’s soccer team earn a 1-1 tie with Central Connecticut State, Friday at the Yale Classic in New Haven. The Minutewomen (0-2-2) will face the host team, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. UMass got a scare in the second …

Friday’s high schools: Amherst Regional golf wins season opener

Friday, September 4, 2015

The Amherst Regional golf team gave new coach Todd Cromack a victory in his first match, beating Central 194-230 Friday afternoon at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. Stephen McCudden shot a team-best 46 in the win for Amherst (1-0, 1-0 Suburban). Anna Casagrande and Alex Cantor each fired a …

Day, Spieth rolling in opposite directions at TPC Boston

Friday, September 4, 2015

NORTON — Brendon de Jonge described his opening round Friday at the Deutsche Bank Championship as coming out of nowhere. Jordan Spieth’s start — his third straight round over par — was becoming far too familiar for him. …

No. 3 Alabama plays Wisconsin where Tide wanted to end 2014

Friday, September 4, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Alabama will start its season with a new quarterback in the NFL stadium where Blake Sims and the Crimson Tide wanted to be last January. The third-ranked Tide play their opener Saturday night against No. …

No. 1 up for grabs at 2nd PGA playoff event in Boston

Friday, September 4, 2015

NORTON — The second FedEx Cup playoff event is all about the Big Three. And the battle for No. 1. Rory McIlroy returned to No. 1 in the world even though he skipped opening playoff event last week …

Judge’s NFL bashing skips judgment of Brady in ‘Deflategate’

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK — A judge’s ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the “Deflategate” scandal: What did Brady know about a plot …

Players hoping “Deflategate” can usher in change

Friday, September 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH — Tom Brady is free and Ramon Foster can’t help but laugh. Sorry, the irony is just a little too delicious. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ guard remembers joining the rest of his teammates in declining to ratify the …