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UMass’ Blake Frohnapfel returns to football life after AD search ends

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

AMHERST — Search committee member Blake Frohnapfel had transformed back into quarterback Blake Frohnapfel Wednesday as he arrived at the UMass Performance Center for Wednesday’s spring practice, studying his playbook instead of the resumes of prospective candidates. But Frohnapfel, a junior athletically, but a grad student academically, left his stint as one of two students on the search committee that …

Injury-riddled Heat beat Celtics 93-86

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BOSTON — The Miami Heat were coming off a difficult loss at Milwaukee, and they were missing three key players due to injuries from the …

Judge lets ex-NHL player lawsuit over concussions continue

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The NHL’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by former players over concussion-related injuries was largely rejected Wednesday by a …

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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South Carolina set to take next step in women’s NCAA tourney

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her team is ready to finally push past the Sweet 16 and go deeper in the NCAA Tournament. The Gamecocks have reached the round of 16 three times in …

Div. I pitcher Carter Smith excelling with one hand

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Rick Robinson was settling into his new job as the baseball coach at Tennessee-Martin, moving some things around his office when he came across a few articles that had been written about the previous year’s team. He made …

Change to extra points likely in NFL

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PHOENIX — Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. While team owners didn’t vote on any extra-point proposals Wednesday, there was …

Duffy, McKennis win super-G crowns at nationals

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine — The race was all but wrapped up, the medals all but awarded. Then along came 19-year-old Drew Duffy, who turned in a speedy and surprising run from a late starting position to win the …

Kentucky prepared to face “Press Virginia”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

CLEVELAND — Nothing has rattled Kentucky to this point. Unbeaten and unblemished, the Wildcats have handled every challenge this season. They’re 36 for 36 in their run at hoops immortality. An interesting test awaits. Big Blue is about …

Wednesday’s college recaps: Mount Holyoke lacrosse tops Emerson, 9-6

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Catherine Ryan powered the Mount Holyoke lacrosse team to a 9-6 win over Emerson on Wednesday night in Boston. Ryan had five goals and one assist for the Lyons (4-3). Julia Bell added two more goals, while Charlotte Wagner and Katherine Guinee each added one. Wheaton 17, Smith …

6 teams with 10 or more losses most ever to reach Sweet 16

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The NCAA Tournament has never had so many teams with so many losses make it so far. Six of the regional semifinalists have 10 or more losses, including three with 13. The reaction around college basketball has been …

Rio mayor unveils controversial Olympic golf course

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro’s mayor unveiled the city’s controversial Olympic golf course on Wednesday and laid out an ardent defense of a project that has been criticized by environmental activists and is at the center …

MLS expanding to Minnesota, but stadium yet to be built

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Major League Soccer has committed to Minnesota, awarding an expansion franchise to start playing in 2018 with the expectation an outdoor stadium will be built before then. Bill McGuire, the former health care executive and current owner of the Minnesota United club in the second-tier North …

Nebraska blocks NCAA tournament live streaming at Capitol

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska lawmakers will have to watch the Big Dance after work. Nebraska Chief Information Officer Brenda Decker told legislative and judicial administrators in an email that websites for streaming the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament are blocked on the Capitol’s network. Sen. Bob Krist of …