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Belchertown rebounds from opening loss, skates past Easthampton 8-1

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After a disappointing result in its season opener Saturday, the Belchertown hockey team was eager to respond Wednesday night. The Orioles dominated play from the opening faceoff and put nearly 50 shots on goal in an 8-1 victory over Easthampton at Lossone Rink. “I thought we played a good, solid three periods,” Belchertown coach Matt Crutch said. “We …

Loui Eriksson’s OT goal gives Bruins 3-2 win vs. Wild

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for …

Rajon Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BOSTON — When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots …

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.

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John Pastorello, of South Hadley, changes a fuse amid his Christmas Light display Monday in the backyard of his home that faces McKinley Avenue.

    JERREY ROBERTS John Pastorello, of South Hadley, changes a fuse amid his Christmas Light display Monday in the backyard of his home that faces McKinley Avenue. Purchase photo reprints »

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Crosswalk of Henshaw and Elm in Northampton.

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Rhea Maciag, left, and Jenny Woodward, right, sing "Here Comes Santa Clause" during the opening of fifth annual Ho-Ho-Hotline at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Rhea Maciag, left, and Jenny Woodward, right, sing "Here Comes Santa Clause" during the opening of fifth annual Ho-Ho-Hotline at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

Stress fracture to sideline UMass’ Seth Berger at least four weeks

Thursday, December 18, 2014

AMHERST — An MRI on Wednesday revealed a stress fracture in Seth Berger’s left foot. The UMass men’s basketball sophomore forward is expected to be unavailable for at least four weeks. Berger, who started the first eight games …

Bengals heading back into withering spotlight

Thursday, December 18, 2014

CINCINNATI — Two big goals are still out there for the Cincinnati Bengals: Shine in prime time, win in the playoffs. The AFC North leaders have a chance to put a dent in the first one on Monday …

Air Marty offense mostly grounded with Jets

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Marty Mornhinweg’s reputation in NFL circles is that of a guy who likes to throw the ball in an attack-style offense that piles up points. That air approach has been mostly grounded in his two seasons with the New York Jets. The offensive coordinator …

Patriots must gear up for Jets’ running game

Thursday, December 18, 2014

FOXBOUROUGH (AP) — The Patriots know they’re preparing for a Jets offense that will run, run and run some more when the divisional foes meet Sunday in New Jersey. “This team wants to run the ball. They let you know the want to run the ball, that’s their …

Woman sues over elevator shaft fall at Fenway Park

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A 22-year-old woman who fell two stories down an elevator shaft at Fenway Park and was seriously injured is suing the owner of the Boston Red Sox and an elevator company. Elisabeth Scotland of Brigantine, New Jersey, sued Wednesday in Superior Court in Boston against …

‘Hands Up’ St. Louis Rams players to attend Ferguson Christmas party

Thursday, December 18, 2014

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson. The five players who did the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture before a recent home game are scheduled to appear at an Urban League of St. Louis Christmas Party on …

49ers’ Harbaugh mum on reported offer

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater. Harbaugh has one season remaining on …

‘Super Mario’ making presence felt in Buffalo

Thursday, December 18, 2014

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Jerry Hughes shakes his head in dismay and mutters, “That’s crazy.” The Bills defensive end has difficulty imagining how the Houston Texans were being second-guessed for selecting Mario Williams with the No. 1 pick …

Lindsey Vonn considering dropping slalom from repertoire

Thursday, December 18, 2014

VAL D’ISERE, France — Lindsey Vonn’s days of competing in all five ski disciplines may be behind her, since the four-time overall World Cup champion is seriously considering giving up slalom in her comeback from a career-threatening knee injury. The 30-year-old American racer thinks she is still somewhat …

FIFA meets amid crisis over Michael Garcia’s resignation

Thursday, December 18, 2014

MARRAKECH, Morocco — Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup …