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Gronk promises he will play Sunday; Dolphins ready

Monday, September 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots’ opener at Miami this Sunday. Meanwhile, the news hardly caught the Dolphins by surprise. “I’m super excited,” said Gronkowski, who didn’t play in any of the four preseason games as he completed … 0

Matt Joyce’s RBI single in 10th lifts Rays past Red Sox

Monday, September 1, 2014

ST. PETERBURG, Fla. — Matt Joyce had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to help the Tampa Bay Rays salvage a … 0

Matt Vautour: The College Football Playoff field isn’t going to stay at four for long.

Monday, September 1, 2014

The squawking will start around 1 p.m. on Dec. 7, if not sooner. The four-team field for the first college football playoff will be out … 0

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

2014-15 UMass Hoop Schedule
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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

Tuesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
WMass Tournament Scores/Schedules
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • KEVIN GUTTING
The main entrance of the new Anne T. Dunphy School building in Williamsburg leads directly into the cafeteria commons. Here parents of kindergartners gather for coffee and pastries after dropping their children off on the first day of classes Tuesday.

    KEVIN GUTTING The main entrance of the new Anne T. Dunphy School building in Williamsburg leads directly into the cafeteria commons. Here parents of kindergartners gather for coffee and pastries after dropping their children off on the first day of classes Tuesday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Daniel Martinez, 4, "milks" a statue of a cow, one of the activities for children in the baby barnyard during the Three County Fair Monday in Northampton. He was with his mother, Eileen Martinez, of Belchertown.

    JERREY ROBERTS Daniel Martinez, 4, "milks" a statue of a cow, one of the activities for children in the baby barnyard during the Three County Fair Monday in Northampton. He was with his mother, Eileen Martinez, of Belchertown. Purchase photo reprints »

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
Universities and Students Services workers help moving incoming freshmen's belongings into Kennedy Hall in University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Universities and Students Services workers help moving incoming freshmen's belongings into Kennedy Hall in University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

Tom Watson fills out his Ryder Cup team

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NEW YORK — U.S. captain Tom Watson went with experience and a gut feeling Tuesday night when he filled out his Ryder Cup team with Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson. Not so valuable was recent success. … 0

UMass football notebook: Running back J.T. Blyden stands out during first season

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

AMHERST — On paper, J.T. Blyden’s stats didn’t jump off the page. The UMass tailback’s nine carries for 43 yards and one catch for 7 yards in Saturday’s loss to Boston College, weren’t especially eye-catching for a No. … 0

Bill Belichick says he’ll make call on Rob Gronkowski’s return

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

One day after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pronounced himself ready to return, Bill Belichick reminded him it will be the coach’s decision. “With all due respect to Rob, I’m glad he feels the way he … 0

Following his own rules, Gael Monfils into US Open quarterfinals

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NEW YORK — Gael Monfils follows his own rules. The guy does things on a tennis court no one else has — or can. Just search his name on YouTube and watch any of many video clips showcasing … 0

NFL suspends Colts owner Jim Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — The NFL suspended Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard on the Indianapolis Colts owner Tuesday just hours after … 0

Unbeaten US routs New Zealand 98-71 at worlds

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

BILBAO, Spain — American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge. The U.S. response wasn’t nearly as interesting. Just pound the ball … 0

Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Stephen Gallacher picked for European Ryder Cup team

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

VIRGINIA WATER, England — It was not an easy phone call for European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley — breaking the news to Luke Donald that he was being left off the team to face the United States … 0

Sylvia Fowles leads Chicago Indiana in 2OT to even Eastern Conference series

Monday, September 1, 2014

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Courtney Vandersloot and her Chicago Sky teammates would prefer to take the lead early on. Instead, they have been rallying from big deficits in the WNBA playoffs. In their latest game, Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points to help the Sky overcome a 14-point deficit to … 0

UMass hoping new OL Ryan Johnson can make a big impact

Monday, September 1, 2014

AMHERST — New UMass offensive lineman Ryan Johnson doesn’t just look big to normal-sized people. “He’s huge,” said 6-foot-4, 280-pound teammate Matt Sparks. “Just looking at him walk in, it’s like ‘wow he’s big.’ I’m really excited to have him.” Monday was the 6-foot-5, 320-pound junior’s first full … 0

Buccaneers G Logan Mankins settling in with new team

Monday, September 1, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — Logan Mankins was a little surprised, though not upset, by the trade that sent him from the New England Patriots to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs acquired the six-time Pro Bowl guard in exchange … 0