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Four years and five schools later, UMass punter Brian McDonald takes one more shot at Division I

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AMHERST — After an eight hour bus ride through over 500 miles of mostly cornfields, Brian McDonald averaged 41.8 yards per punt on four kicks doing his part to help Minnesota-Morris beat Iowa Wesleyan, 29-24. Exactly 200 people watched in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, a game between two previously winless Division III teams that was about as far away from big-time … 0

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO — Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox … 0

Patriots trade Pro Bowl lineman Logan Mankins to Buccaneers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract … 0

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

Tattoo Tuesday: Jovan Santos-Knox
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
UMass Depth Chart
Monday, August 25, 2014

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

WMass Tournament Scores/Schedules
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Jodie Castanza, of Northampton, watches as her son, Logan, 18 months, points at the stage during Transperformance XXIV Tuesday at Pines Theater.

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Northampton downtown property owner Alan Scheinman listens to questioning by Northampton Business Improvement District lawyer Harry Miles in Superior Court 1 in Northampton on Monday during a civil suit against the Northampton BID brought by Scheinman and fellow downtown business owner Eric Suher.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton downtown property owner Alan Scheinman listens to questioning by Northampton Business Improvement District lawyer Harry Miles in Superior Court 1 in Northampton on Monday during a civil suit against the Northampton BID brought by Scheinman and fellow downtown business owner Eric Suher. Purchase photo reprints »

Gronkowski’s health key to success of Patriots, Brady

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and his receiving corps are more comfortable in their second season together. The star quarterback also may have his biggest target back for the New England Patriots’ opener. If Rob Gronkowski can stay healthy … 0

Giants looking to end 2-year playoff drought

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After missing the playoffs the past two seasons, Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants aren’t one of the morning-line favorites to get back to the postseason. New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and Eli Manning are struggling to get the West Coast scheme in … 0

UMass football jersey hangs from Boston College’s Doug Flutie statue ahead of Saturday’s matchup at Gillette Stadium

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AMHERST — From the moment UMass announced its intention to move its football program into the Bowl Subdivision, the Minutemen didn’t try to hide their hopes that the upgrade would include an annual game with Boston College. UMass … 0

Jets will fly as far as Geno Smith takes them

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Geno Smith has noticed his teammates responding differently to him these days. A year ago, he was merely a wide-eyed rookie trying to find his way in the NFL. Now, he’s the undisputed starting … 0

Sports Briefs: Darlington Raceway gets Labor Day back in 2015

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Darlington Raceway gets Labor Day back in 2015 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Darlington Raceway will return to its traditional Labor Day weekend date next season in one of the few significant changes to NASCAR’s 2015 Sprint Cup Series schedule. To get Darlington back to Labor Day weekend after … 0

Lesley Visser to lead historic all-women talk show on CBS Sports Network

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they’re set to make television history. The network announced Tuesday that “We Need to Talk” will premiere Sept. 30 on CBS Sports Network. … 0

US teen CiCi Bellis, 15, stuns Dominika Cibulkova at US Open

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NEW YORK — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal … 0

Judge OKs Aaron Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — A judge on Tuesday granted a request by former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez to suppress evidence from two cellphones and three iPads taken from his home in a search during a 2013 murder investigation. Bristol Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh … 0

Denver Broncos already facing adversity

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DENVER — General manager John Elway wanted more of an edge on defense after Denver’s shellacking in the Super Bowl, so he went out and signed free agents DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward. This trio of … 0

No reason to feel sorry for Jim Furyk

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — The good news for Jim Furyk is that people finally stopped talking about his golf swing that only a mother could love and a father could teach. Now it’s whether he knows how to win. … 0