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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 »

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

Chris Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank

Monday, September 1, 2014

NORTON — Chris Kirk picked up the biggest victory of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Still to be determined is just how big. Kirk closed with a 5-under 66 in another wild Labor Day finish … 0

Eugenie Bouchard loses to Ekaterina Makarova in US Open’s 4th round

Monday, September 1, 2014

NEW YORK — Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry. She got her blood pressure checked. Plastic bags filled with ice were rubbed on her shoulders, arms and legs … 0

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

Monday, September 1, 2014

BIDDEFORD, Maine — A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball’s earliest greats. Now, the trove of more than 1,400 tobacco … 0

Rams announce practice squad minus Sam

Monday, September 1, 2014

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams have signed 10 players to their practice squad. As expected, Michael Sam was not among them. The Rams added two each at linebacker, offensive line, wide receiver and safety Monday, fortifying needy positions. Sam starred at defensive line for Missouri, but … 0

Commentary: Tony Stewart’s Chase status doesn’t matter

Monday, September 1, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart has one final shot to make the Chase, and it’s not a very good one: He must win Saturday night at Richmond, where he last visited Victory Lane in 2002. He sat out … 0

Sports briefs: Cole Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves

Monday, September 1, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate. Hamels (8-6) was pulled after six innings … 0