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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws to the plate during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Jake Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers

Sunday, August 30, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night. Arrieta (17-6) struck out a season-high 12 and became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball’s third no-hitter in less than three …

UMass field hockey beats Boston University for first win

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Nicole Kuerzi scored her first collegiate goal and Melanie Kreusch added a penalty stroke as the UMass field hockey team bounced back from a season-opening …

Scott Dixon snatches IndyCar championship away from Juan Pablo Montoya

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SONOMA, Calif. — Scott Dixon captured a fourth IndyCar championship by winning the season finale Sunday to snatch the title from Juan Pablo Montoya. Montoya …

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Jeffrey  Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field.

    CAROL LOLLIS Jeffrey Mish, facilities director of the Hadley Public Schools puts lines down on the Hopkins Academy soccer field. Purchase photo reprints »

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Pat Martin, left, Kevin Fontaine, Mike Childs and Jason Childs, all with Ezold General Contracting and Construction Management of Holyoke, pass each other on a pair of articulating boom lifts as they wrap up their day making improvements to the windows of Smith College's Stoddard Hall, at left, on Elm Street in Northampton Wednesday. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church can be seen at right.

    KEVIN GUTTING Pat Martin, left, Kevin Fontaine, Mike Childs and Jason Childs, all with Ezold General Contracting and Construction Management of Holyoke, pass each other on a pair of articulating boom lifts as they wrap up their day making improvements to the windows of Smith College's Stoddard Hall, at left, on Elm Street in Northampton Wednesday. St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church can be seen at right. Purchase photo reprints »

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Outer Stylie band members Tom Schack, left, and Nate Martel perform music inspired by the movie Easy Rider during Transperformance 25- Look at the Movies,  Wednesday afternoon at Pines Theater in Florence.

    DAN LITTLE Outer Stylie band members Tom Schack, left, and Nate Martel perform music inspired by the movie Easy Rider during Transperformance 25- Look at the Movies, Wednesday afternoon at Pines Theater in Florence. Purchase photo reprints »

Jimmy Carter’s cancer rekindles memories of 1980 Olympic boycott

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ATLANTA — Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter’s boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace. That doesn’t mean the former world record-holding swimmer has backed off from his belief that staying home in 1980 was a huge …

AP Source: LA strikes 2024 Olympic bid deal with USOC

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America’s 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week. If the council approves the deal at a meeting Tuesday, …

Juli Inkster wins The Legends Championship

Sunday, August 30, 2015

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster won The Legends Championship on Sunday, finishing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Trish Johnson. “If a 55-year-old can win, they can, too,” Inkster said about her Solheim Cup team that will face Europe …

Jason Day wins in a blowout at Barclays

Sunday, August 30, 2015

EDISON, N.J. — Jason Day powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field Sunday at The Barclays. Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, Day pulled away early and poured it on …

Jeff Maggert wins Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, takes Charles Schwab Cup lead

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ENDICOTT, N.Y. — Jeff Maggert won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his fourth Champions Tour victory of the year, closing with a 6-under 66 to beat Paul Goydos by two strokes. Maggert took the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, 119 points ahead of …

John Daly back on course a day after collapsing in Mississippi

Sunday, August 30, 2015

CANTON, Miss. — John Daly was out of the hospital and playing golf again Sunday less than 24 hours after he was stricken on the course with what he says was a collapsed lung. The two-time major champion …

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

Saturday, August 29, 2015

ATLANTA — A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the …

Joe Kelly wins 6th straight start, pitches Red Sox past Mets 3-1

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK — In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation. Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and lead the …

Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th as Red Sox beat Mets

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK — Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night. The Red Sox, …

Brady struggles but guides TD drive; defense, Garoppolo lead Patriots to comeback win over Panthers

Friday, August 28, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots …