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Matt Vautour: Penn State fervor is alive and well in State College

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Moments before 12:30, not far from a sign that read “Team buses arriving at 1:30 p.m,” there isn’t space to be found along the roped route that those Penn State buses will pass through. Forty-five minutes later, the crowd of fans, mostly wearing replica jerseys in seemingly every number under 100, has swelled to three and even …

Patriots offense still struggling after 3 games

Monday, September 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players? The offensive …

Evan Delaney nets two goals as Hopkins Academy beats South Hadley, 2-0

Monday, September 22, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — Evan Delaney’s soccer abilities were on full display Monday afternoon at Town Farm Field. The Hopkins Academy senior midfielder was vocal to …

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

MAC Picks Week 4
Saturday, September 20, 2014

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

Monday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Monday, September 22, 2014
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Tuesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Monday, September 15, 2014
  • KEVIN GUTTING
Northampton Fire Capt. Matthew Lemberg leaves a resident of Forest Glen Drive after going door-to-door to evacuate about 10 houses on the street which were downwind from a ruptured gas line at 85 Cahillane Terrace Monday afternoon.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton Fire Capt. Matthew Lemberg leaves a resident of Forest Glen Drive after going door-to-door to evacuate about 10 houses on the street which were downwind from a ruptured gas line at 85 Cahillane Terrace Monday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

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Stephen Pripstein, who is the father of Jessica Ann Pripstein, speaks Monday at Hampshire County Courthouse after Ryan D. Welch was found guilty of murdering Jessica. In the background is Lenore Davies, left, a sister, and Lynn Terenowicz, a friend.

    JERREY ROBERTS Stephen Pripstein, who is the father of Jessica Ann Pripstein, speaks Monday at Hampshire County Courthouse after Ryan D. Welch was found guilty of murdering Jessica. In the background is Lenore Davies, left, a sister, and Lynn Terenowicz, a friend. Purchase photo reprints »

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Northampton Fire Capt. Matthew Lemberg, left, and Deputy Chief David Gagne look at a Mercedes SUV that backed into the Lathrop Community meetinghouse at 1 Shallowbrook Drive in Northampton about 4 p.m. Monday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton Fire Capt. Matthew Lemberg, left, and Deputy Chief David Gagne look at a Mercedes SUV that backed into the Lathrop Community meetinghouse at 1 Shallowbrook Drive in Northampton about 4 p.m. Monday. Purchase photo reprints »

Baltimore Ravens owner: ‘No misinformation’ by organization on Ray Rice

Monday, September 22, 2014

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti criticized a report that suggests he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested for knocking out …

Chiefs relishing must-win victory over Miami

Monday, September 22, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The sense of relief at One Arrowhead Drive was palpable. The first nine games last season were followed by what Chiefs coach Andy Reid calls “Victory Monday.” With the exception of some meetings and …

NFL vetting process: There are no sure things

Monday, September 22, 2014

By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history. It’s an expensive, painstaking and time-consuming process that includes personality tests, conversations with high school friends, …

Qatar insists World Cup question of ‘when not if’

Monday, September 22, 2014

Qatar organizers dismissed any chance of the 2022 World Cup being taken away from the Gulf nation after a warning on Monday by a FIFA executive committee member. Theo Zwanziger was quoted in his native Germany as saying that he believed the World Cup will not be played …

FIFA ethics judge hesitates on 2022 World Cup

Monday, September 22, 2014

GENEVA — For Qatar or Russia to be stripped of the World Cup, a key person in the legal chain needs to make use of the powers available to him. Events of recent days, however, suggest FIFA’s independent …

Mike Tyson aids motorcyclist after Vegas crash

Monday, September 22, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Retired boxer Mike Tyson may be famous for his aggressiveness, but he showed his compassionate side last week when he came to the rescue of an injured motorcyclist who had crashed on a Las Vegas interstate. Attorney Stephen Stubbs said his client, 29-year-old Ryan Chesley, …

NFL hires Dawn Hudson as marketing director

Monday, September 22, 2014

NEW YORK — The NFL has hired former LPGA board member Dawn Hudson as its chief marketing officer. Hudson replaces Mark Waller, who has moved back to his former job of overseeing the league’s international interests. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the appointment Monday. Hudson will handle the development, …

Gary Bettman says NHL proactive about off-ice conduct

Monday, September 22, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Amid the NFL’s domestic violence scandals, Gary Bettman says the NHL has been proactive about off-ice conduct. Speaking at The Canadian Club of Toronto, the NHL commissioner did not specifically address football’s problems but said hockey has tried to stay ahead of similar issues by …

Adam Silver: NBA will review domestic violence policies

Monday, September 22, 2014

NEW YORK — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic violence procedures in the wake of the NFL’s rash of incidents. Silver said Monday the league has been discussing with the NBA Players Association ways to further educate players and …

Seattle Seahawks beat Broncos in overtime

Sunday, September 21, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch scored on a 6-yard run on the first possession of overtime and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 26-20 on Sunday in a Super Bowl rematch that lived up to expectations. Seattle (2-1) blew a 17-3 fourth-quarter lead, watching Denver tie it …