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Red Sox make 5 hits count, beat Rays 2-0

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BOSTON — Mookie Betts didn’t need any body English to coax his two home runs stay fair and help the Boston Red Sox snap a four-game losing streak. On the night the Red Sox honored their 1975 AL championship team, Betts easily cleared the Green Monster twice to help the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 2-0. Wearing the throwback uniforms …

Pats tackle Nate Solder healthy at voluntary team activities

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Nate Solder was blindsided by the news. Cancer. He had just turned 26. At 6-foot-8 and 320 pounds, he was in excellent condition. …

Manny Ramirez Jr vows to make own baseball name for himself

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Manny Ramirez Jr.’s hair looked a tad long when University of San Francisco coach Nino Giarratano offered a good-natured wisecrack about his …

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Tied at 1 in the seventh inning, John Jacques, right, of Hopkins Academy, steals second base ahead of Ben Arnold, of Frontier Regional, Tuesday at Hopkins.

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Lucia Jacoby, 5, of Amherst, has fun with Henry the Juggler Saturday during the Amherst Sustainability Festival on the Town Common.

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Greg Woodard  racks leaves in front of his home on Montague Rd. In Leverett.

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Isiah Thomas back in Garden fold, this time to run Liberty

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Isiah Thomas is back in New York, this time running the WNBA’s Liberty. Seven years after Thomas’ unsuccessful stint as Knicks president ended, Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan has hired him again. Liberty general manager Kristin Bernert …

Sleepless nights for Tiger Woods over Lindsey Vonn split, father’s death

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods felt rusty and tired Tuesday at The Players Championship — rust because he has played one tournament in three months, fatigue because of his personal life. He said only part of …

Meghan Bernard, Belchertown girls tennis stay perfect with sweep of South Hadley

Monday, May 4, 2015

BELCHERTOWN — The Belchertown girls tennis team is off to its best start under 11-year coach Jackie Kowal, as the Orioles picked up their ninth sweep of the season by beating South Hadley, 5-0, Monday. All but one …

Woman seeking man she kissed at Boston Marathon hears from his wife

Monday, May 4, 2015

BOSTON — A Tennessee woman searching for the stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon this year says she finally heard back — from the mystery man’s wife. Barbara Tatge says her daughter had dared her to …

Hanley Ramirez hurt as Rays shut down Red Sox

Monday, May 4, 2015

BOSTON — Clay Buchholz was roughed up early again. The bigger concern for the Boston Red Sox is how hard Hanley Ramirez banged into a wall. Ramirez, the club’s most productive hitter so far, ran into a side …

Monday’s high school track: Oliver Fox wins three as Frontier beats Mahar, Athol

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Oliver Fox took first place in three events as the Frontier Regional boys track & field team earned a pair of home victories Monday afternoon. The Red Hawks (4-1, 3-1 Intercounty) defeated Mahar 75-70 and Athol 111-33. Fox won the high jump (6 feet), the 100-meter dash (11.6 …

Monday’s high school tennis: Amherst girls sweep singles to down East Longmeadow

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Amherst Regional girls tennis team swept singles to beat East Longmeadow, 3-2, at home Monday. Allison McCann and Nya Saunders didn’t drop a game, cruising to 6-0, 6-0 victories at first and second singles, respectively, for the Hurricanes (7-2). Margaret O’Connell won 6-0, 6-1 at third singles. …

Monday’s high school lacrosse: Belchertown rebounds with win over Chicopee

Monday, May 4, 2015

Adam Mercer scored the deciding goal and the defense of the Belchertown boys lacrosse team held on as the Orioles edged Chicopee 8-7 at home Monday afternoon. The Orioles (8-2, 6-1 Suburban) rebounded from a loss to the Pacers on Thursday to remain in a first-place tie. Mercer …

Monday’s prep schools: Williston sinks Deerfield in girls water polo

Monday, May 4, 2015

Abbie Coscia, Emily Grussing and Mary Koback each scored two goals for the Williston Northampton girls water polo team in a 6-2 road victory over Deerfield Monday. Mary McCarthy stopped 13 shots in the win. …

Monday’s high school softball: Téa Spellacy powers Belchertown to first win

Monday, May 4, 2015

Téa Spellacy hit a seventh inning grand slam to help pad the Belchertown softball team’s first win of the season, 10-2 over Holyoke on the road Monday. Spellacy drove in six runs and doubled for the Orioles (1-7). Danielle Racicot went 3 for 3 with two runs scored …