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Amherst girls tennis sees regular-season win streak snapped

Thursday, April 23, 2015

AMHERST — When Amherst girls tennis coach C.J. Holt looked at the season’s schedule, he thought Minnechaug would be a tough opponent. On Thursday, the Falcons proved him right, forcing three matches to third sets to win 3-2 at Amherst Middle School. “We want to win every time we step on the court, but we expected a big match out …

UMass notebook: Important weekend ahead for lacrosse, softball teams

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The UMass women’s lacrosse team will put the nation’s longest active conference winning streak on the line this weekend, while the men’s lacrosse and softball …

James scores 31, Cavs beat Celts for 3-0 series lead

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BOSTON — LeBron James got to the arena early. When he left the Cleveland Cavaliers had a chance to put an early end to the …

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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Richard Hayden of Marois Construction guides a stone section from the front steps of the Hampshire County Courthouse as it's removed for renovation Thursday in Northampton.

    DAN LITTLE Richard Hayden of Marois Construction guides a stone section from the front steps of the Hampshire County Courthouse as it's removed for renovation Thursday in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Wayne Smith, who served two tours in Vietnam as an Army medic, speaks Thursday during "The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War: Why They Still Matter" in Goodell Hall at UMass.

    JERREY ROBERTS Wayne Smith, who served two tours in Vietnam as an Army medic, speaks Thursday during "The Conflicting Legacies of the Vietnam War: Why They Still Matter" in Goodell Hall at UMass. Purchase photo reprints »

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Gus Mason and David Sullivan at a speak out at Umass against student debt.

    CAROL LOLLIS Gus Mason and David Sullivan at a speak out at Umass against student debt. Purchase photo reprints »

Joey Logano wins pole at Richmond, his third of the season

Friday, April 24, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. — Joey Logano won the pole position Friday night for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. The Daytona 500 winner turned a fast lap at 127.071 mph in the third round …

5 horses to watch for 141st Kentucky Derby

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Kentucky Derby routinely attracts a full field of 20 horses, even though half or more of them have little chance of winning. The prestige of having a Derby runner is too much to resist for owners and …

Dortmund, American Pharoah vie for favorite in 141st Kentucky Derby

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bob Baffert is riding high these days, knowing he holds a pair of aces heading into the Kentucky Derby. The white-haired trainer has the probable favorite in either undefeated Dortmund or American Pharoah, giving him a double shot …

Canadian Brooke Henderson shoots tournament record for LPGA lead

Friday, April 24, 2015

DALY CITY, Calif. — Brooke Henderson has no photo on the LPGA Tour’s website and has had to rely on sponsor exemptions to get into tournaments after failing to earn a card in qualifying school. The 17-year-old Canadian …

Hudson Swafford, Boo Weekley atop Zurich Classic leaderboard

Friday, April 24, 2015

AVONDALE, La. — Hudson Swafford shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the Zurich Classic lead with Boo Weekley when second-round play was suspended Friday because of the threat of severe weather. Swafford had an 11-under 133 …

Roger Goodell: LA projects viable for bringing back team

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — Roger Goodell says the two stadium projects in the Los Angeles area look promising enough to lead to the return of the NFL to the nation’s second-largest city. The NFL commissioner told the Associated Press Sports Editors group Friday that he thinks the projects in …

Former Smith College SID Carole Grills named Pete Nevins Award winner

Friday, April 24, 2015

Former Smith College sports information director Carole Grills has been named the 2015 ECAC-SIDA Pete Nevins Award for Distinguished Achievement recipient. “I am deeply honored to be this year’s recipient,” Grills said in a release. “I know how highly Pete was regarded and respected by this organization and …

Clint Bowyer, Tony Stewart looking for good runs at Richmond

Friday, April 24, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. — Clint Bowyer is having a terrible year. Tony Stewart, too. The veteran drivers have struggled through most of the first eight races this year before breakthrough performances last weekend at Bristol. Neither driver believes they’ve …

Wladimir Klitschko back in US, meets unbeaten heavyweight Bryant Jennings

Friday, April 24, 2015

NEW YORK — It’s difficult to tell if Wladimir Klitschko has a tougher time holding up all his championship belts or defending them in the ring. That’s where he will be Saturday night, in Madison Square Garden for …

Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

Friday, April 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS — Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It’s gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, …