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UMass slow to get going, falls 41-21 to Buffalo in season finale

Friday, November 28, 2014

AMHERST — UMass football coach Mark Whipple’s face was still red when he came into the postgame press conference. Some of it was from spending four hours on the sideline in the cold, but some of it was anger after his team dropped its season finale to Buffalo, 41-21, Friday at McGuirk Stadium. The Minutemen (3-9, 3-5 Mid-American Conference) may …

Dougie Hamilton’s OT goal lifts Bruins over Jets 2-1

Friday, November 28, 2014

BOSTON — After failing to get off to a quick start and a nearly poor finish, the Boston Bruins rallied for a victory that they …

Friday’s colleges: UMass ices No. 14 Quinnipiac, 3-2

Friday, November 28, 2014

Troy Power within the first minute of the third period and Henry Dill made 37 saves as the UMass hockey team beat 14th-ranked Quinnipiac, 3-2, …

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

Week Guide III - Nov. 24-Dec. 1
Monday, November 24, 2014

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

Western Massachusetts Fall Tournaments
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF HAMPSHIRE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHORUS
The Hampshire Young People's Chorus Chamber Singers  — 20 singers in grades six through 10 — will collaborate with the Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble for a second benefit for the Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Northampton Dec. 13.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF HAMPSHIRE YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHORUS The Hampshire Young People's Chorus Chamber Singers — 20 singers in grades six through 10 — will collaborate with the Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble for a second benefit for the Sidney F. Smith Toy Fund at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Northampton Dec. 13. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Shoppers on Main Street in downtown Northampton on Friday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Shoppers on Main Street in downtown Northampton on Friday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • ERIC GOLDSCHEIDER
Kerry Brown, who unloads trucks for Wal-Mmart at the Hadley store, went on strike two days this week to join protesters against the company's labor practices.

    ERIC GOLDSCHEIDER Kerry Brown, who unloads trucks for Wal-Mmart at the Hadley store, went on strike two days this week to join protesters against the company's labor practices. Purchase photo reprints »

No. 19 Marshall looks to end regular season 12-0

Thursday, November 27, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm figures his team’s best chance at ending No. 19 Marshall’s perfect season will come from forcing Thundering Herd quarterback Rakeem Cato to throw. Brohm doesn’t want to risk allowing Marshall’s …

Iron Bowl, Egg Bowl have huge stakes in SEC

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Some things to watch in the final weekend of the Southeastern Conference regular season: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 15 Auburn at No. 2 Alabama. As usual, there is plenty on the line in the Iron Bowl when …

Eagles roll over Cowboys 33-10 for NFC East lead

Thursday, November 27, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas — LeSean McCoy is looking more like the NFL rushing champion of a year ago, and Mark Sanchez is getting more comfortable in Philadelphia’s offense. McCoy ran for 159 yards and a touchdown, Sanchez had his …

Wisconsin escapes upset by Georgetown in the Bahamas

Thursday, November 27, 2014

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes’ acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and No. 2 Wisconsin needed to rally in the second half to beat Georgetown 68-65 on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals. The Badgers hadn’t …

Johnson shines in Detroit’s 34-17 win over Chicago on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 27, 2014

DETROIT — After a week of questions about his limited production of late, Calvin Johnson lifted Detroit’s offense with an emphatic reminder that he’s still one of the game’s most dynamic players. Johnson caught 11 passes for 146 …

Against odds, Chicago school aims for high school football championship

Thursday, November 27, 2014

CHICAGO — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois’ high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice. They …

5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe

Thursday, November 27, 2014

GENEVA — Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. A person familiar with the cases confirmed the names …

Watch No. 12: Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers

Thursday, November 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers really do have a lot in common. During this season’s first month, the star quarterbacks of the Patriots and Packers were facing questions about their teams’ slow starts. It’s no coincidence …

Pele doing ‘fine’ after taken to special care unit

Thursday, November 27, 2014

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pele, who is being treated for a urinary infection, is in good condition and is expected to leave the hospital in the next few days, his spokesman said Thursday. The hospital released a statement saying the 74-year-old Pele was transferred to …

Iron Bowl features dangerous receivers

Thursday, November 27, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Amari Cooper and D’haquille Williams have brought a new twist to the Iron Bowl. Instead of tailbacks and quarterbacks being the Alabama-Auburn game’s featured playmakers, it might just be those two talented receivers — provided …