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Gazette Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Alex Laraja, Amherst Regional

Monday, January 26, 2015

FIRST TEAM Joe Afflitto, senior, Smith Academy Billy Aldrich, senior, Belchertown Isamu Bix, senior, Amherst Regional Jamie Blinder, senior, Frontier Regional Bryan Brasil, senior, Hampshire Regional Steve Bruscoe, senior, Smith Academy Brendan Bzdel, senior Hampshire Regional Connor Curtain, junior, Belchertown Evan Delaney, senior, Hopkins Academy Keith Dixon, senior, Amherst Regional Tom Heavren, senior, Holyoke Catholic Jonathan Ingram, junior, Belchertown Zach …

Matt Vautour: UMass loss is Temple’s NCAA gain

Monday, January 26, 2015

Even as the UMass men’s basketball team was reaching the Top 25 and eventually the NCAA tournament last year, it was always tempting to wonder …

Thousands cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl sendoff in Boston

Monday, January 26, 2015

BOSTON — Brushing aside the controversy over deflated footballs, jubilant New England fans gathered downtown Monday for a spirited send-off as the Patriots headed to …

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

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

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Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, left, Public Safety Communications Center Director Kelly Banister and Fire Chief Brian Duggan refine the text of a "robocall" the mayor was about to make to the city Monday afternoon in advance of the extreme winter storm.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, left, Public Safety Communications Center Director Kelly Banister and Fire Chief Brian Duggan refine the text of a "robocall" the mayor was about to make to the city Monday afternoon in advance of the extreme winter storm. Purchase photo reprints »

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Angel Bou brings a snowplow blade in from the Northampton Department of Public Works yard Monday afternoon to attach to a bucket loader for the winter storm.

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Injured Legion of Boom members unworried

Monday, January 26, 2015

PHOENIX — The two All-Pros in the Legion of Boom promise they’ll be ready and “fearless” for the Super Bowl. Seattle safety Earl Thomas (separated left shoulder) and cornerback Richard Sherman (left elbow) are damaged goods, suffering injuries …

Richard Sherman, Seahawks take the trash-talk lead over Patriots

Monday, January 26, 2015

Richard Sherman gave Tom Brady an earful and trolled him on Twitter a few years ago. Now the All-Pro cornerback says the star quarterback isn’t really a choir boy. Sherman vs. Brady. Jeremy Lane vs. Rob Gronkowksi. Doug …

Fireworks help celebrate Venus Williams’ Australian Open run

Monday, January 26, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia — Fireworks lit up the sky above Rod Laver Arena the moment Venus Williams completed her fourth-round win at the Australian Open on Monday night. It’s been that kind of tournament so far for the 34-year-old, …

Watt gets 2 turnovers, dances in friendly Pro Bowl

Sunday, January 25, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Few moved very fast, no one flattened a quarterback and there were no bone-jarring hits in the gentle, friendly version of football played at the Pro Bowl Sunday. Even in a game dominated by offense, …

Celtics fall as Golden State picks up 19th home win

Sunday, January 25, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State coach Steve Kerr figured his team was due for an off night after four consecutive blowout wins. Fortunately for the Warriors, it happened at Oracle Arena, where they haven’t lost in more than …

Jason Brown wins first US title, holding off Adam Rippon

Sunday, January 25, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jason Brown gushed to Adam Rippon: “Oh my god, it was amazing.” He turned to Joshua Farris, his skating rival for nearly a decade, and told him, “It’s just so cool to continue to grow …

Sherman doubts any punishment ahead for Patriots

Sunday, January 25, 2015

PHOENIX — Relishing no longer being in the “villain” role, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is painting his team’s Super Bowl opponent as occupying that position. He also doubts that the Patriots will be punished by the NFL if …

Tavares scores 4, Team Toews outscores Team Foligno, 17-12

Sunday, January 25, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was enough to give a goalie nightmares: A record 29 goals, 25 players with at least two points and eight with at least four. In addition to the high-profile superstars who didn’t make it …

Coach K gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John’s 77-68

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Coach 1K. How grand. Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the …

No. 2 UConn women win 17th straight, 96-31 over Cincinnati

Sunday, January 25, 2015

CINCINNATI — Connecticut’s offense just keeps rolling up big numbers. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 12 of her 19 points in the first half, missing only one shot all game, and No. 2 Connecticut picked up its 17th straight victory …