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Hampshire Regional’s Brandon Weyant shuts down Greenfield in much-anticipated rematch

Friday, April 24, 2015

WESTHAMPTON — Hampshire Regional pitcher Brandon Weyant took Friday afternoon’s matchup against Greenfield as a personal challenge. In last year’s meeting, Weyant dueled with former Green Wave star Garrett Hudson and lost 1-0 in eight innings. The junior right-hander allowed a single run again Friday but came out on the winning side of a 4-1 victory. “I wanted this game, …

UMass falls to Delaware, backs into CAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament

Friday, April 24, 2015

AMHERST — That good news for the UMass men’s lacrosse team is that the Minutemen will get another chance to fix their problems that have …

PVPA girls ultimate team looks to build of 2014 success

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School girls ultimate team put together an impressive campaign in 2014, and if history and experience is any indication, 2015 …

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

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University of Massachusetts Amherst senior Andrew Sousa explains his team project, "Otto", to Tracy Whelen during the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Senior Design Project Day held in Marcus Hall on Friday. Otto is designed as a "personal cameraman" by using an autonomous quadcopter (drone) that will follow and videotape via the GPS signal from the user's smart phone.

    KEVIN GUTTING University of Massachusetts Amherst senior Andrew Sousa explains his team project, "Otto", to Tracy Whelen during the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Senior Design Project Day held in Marcus Hall on Friday. Otto is designed as a "personal cameraman" by using an autonomous quadcopter (drone) that will follow and videotape via the GPS signal from the user's smart phone. Purchase photo reprints »

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Annalyse Arnold, left, 16, leads four-year-old Kaleigh Fallon, dressed as Belle, down the runway during the "When I Grow Up" fashion show by Little Bear Learn and Care daycare center at Blue Guitar Space, Thursday in Easthampton.The fashion show encouraged anti-bullying efforts and developing social emotional skills at a young age, as well as celebrating diversity and individuality.

    DAN LITTLE Annalyse Arnold, left, 16, leads four-year-old Kaleigh Fallon, dressed as Belle, down the runway during the "When I Grow Up" fashion show by Little Bear Learn and Care daycare center at Blue Guitar Space, Thursday in Easthampton.The fashion show encouraged anti-bullying efforts and developing social emotional skills at a young age, as well as celebrating diversity and individuality. Purchase photo reprints »

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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 »

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. (AP) — Brooke Henderson has no photo on the LPGA Tour’s website and has to rely on sponsor exemptions to get into tournaments after being denied an age waiver to even play at Q-school. The …

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 …

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, …