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Zach Kelley, Hopkins Academy rally late to down Pioneer Regional

Friday, January 23, 2015

HADLEY — Zach Kelley and the Hopkins Academy boys basketball team could not find the basket through the first 28 minutes against Pioneer Regional. The Golden Hawks missed inside, outside and at the free-throw line. They also struggled defensively as Brad Hastings and the Panthers built an eight-point lead with just over four minutes left. But Kelley and the Hawks …

NFL says no conclusion yet on Pats’ deflated footballs

Friday, January 23, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The NFL said Friday it has interviewed dozens of people and collected physical evidence but has no conclusions yet on how the New …

Avery Bradley’s go-ahead 3 helps Celtics beat Nuggets 100-99

Saturday, January 24, 2015

DENVER — Avery Bradley scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left, and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat Denver 100-99 on …

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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Friday, January 23, 2015
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Roger Federer out of Aussie Open in 3rd round after loss to Andreas Seppi

Friday, January 23, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open, his chances of reaching a 12th consecutive semifinal at Melbourne Park erased in a shocking third-round loss to Andreas Seppi on Friday. Rafael Nadal is still in …

Local reaction mixed to Deflategate controversy

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valley residents had mixed reactions to Deflategate, the controversy involving the New England Patriots and whether the team willfully supplied underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game Sunday. According to reports, an NFL investigation discovered 11 out of …

4-time NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon ending career after ‘15

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Jeff Gordon, with a nagging back injury, a young family he wanted to spend more time with and a phenom waiting in the wings at Hendrick Motorsports, knew midway through last season that he had one more year …

Brady, Belichick offer no explanation for deflated balls

Thursday, January 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The two men most responsible for delivering wins for the New England Patriots both said Thursday they have no explanation for how footballs used to reach the Super Bowl were underinflated by 2 pounds per square …

Northampton bench comes through in 52-31 blowout of Agawam

Friday, January 23, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton girls basketball team’s bench powered a 52-31 win over Agawam to move the Blue Devils within a win of qualifying for the postseason. The lopsided win on Thursday gave coach Perry Messer a chance …

Thursday’s high school alpine skiing: Denhart brothers pace Northampton

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Denhart brothers of the Northampton boys ski team each earned a top-10 finish on the slalom course in the fourth PVIAC race Thursday at Berkshire East in Charlemont. Charlie Denhart came in fourth with a time of 31.42 seconds, while Jack Denhart was eighth at 33.34. The …

Thursday’s high school basketball: Téa Spellacy, Belchertown inch closer to postseason

Friday, January 23, 2015

Téa Spellacy scored a game-high 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, as the Belchertown girls basketball team beat Chicopee, 63-53, on the road Thursday to move within a win of qualifying for the postseason. Kayla Henry had eight points and nine assists for the Orioles (9-4, 2-1 Suburban), who …

Super Bowl notebook: Seattle CB Jeremy Lane doesn’t worry about Pats TE Rob Gronkowski

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Seattle Seahawks nickel cornerback Jeremy Lane said Thursday he doesn’t think New England All-Pro Rob Gronkowski is that good and being physical with the tight end is important. Asked what he thinks makes Gronkowski so good, Lane paused. “I actually don’t think he’s that good. He’s OK. He …

Colts linebacker says he noticed nothing wrong with Patriots’ football

Thursday, January 22, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson says he noticed nothing wrong with the football he intercepted against New England in last week’s AFC championship game. Talking after his Pro Bowl team practiced at Luke Air Force …

Not just NFL: Ball-tampering an issue for other sports, too

Thursday, January 22, 2015

PARIS — Scuffed balls, scratched balls, balls switched mid-game. Ball-doctoring isn’t only an issue for the NFL, which is investigating a report that the New England Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC championship game while beating the …