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Coach Mark Whipple frustrated with final practice, but pleased with camp overall as UMass switches to game-week mode

Thursday, August 21, 2014

AMHERST — Like most college football teams at this time of year, UMass was glad to see training camp come to a close. But coach Mark Whipple wasn’t happy with how the Minutemen ended it. “We weren’t ready to go. It was probably our worst day. We have a lot of work ahead,” said Whipple, who put his squad through … 0

Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker threw … 0

Panthers, Patriots take different approach to game

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Carolina Panthers already have played their big preseason game. Now the New England Patriots will play theirs. The third exhibition game usually … 0

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Front side of the new South Hadley Library is seen Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  The library is moving from the old library on Bardwell Street, and expected to open sometimes in the week of Aug. 25.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Front side of the new South Hadley Library is seen Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. The library is moving from the old library on Bardwell Street, and expected to open sometimes in the week of Aug. 25. Purchase photo reprints »

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Catia Correia, the class of 2014 graduate from Amherst Regional High School, speaks during the WHMP's community forum "Ready, Writing & Racism" at Town Commons in Amherst Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Catia Correia, the class of 2014 graduate from Amherst Regional High School, speaks during the WHMP's community forum "Ready, Writing & Racism" at Town Commons in Amherst Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

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Dr. Marty Nathan, second from right, cheers after Mayor David Narkewicz agreed to implement immigration reform during a meeting Thursday at The First Churches. Nathan also spoke during the meeting. Bliss Requa-Tratz, left, who is an organizer for Just Communities, asked the mayor for his support at the meeting. Also shown are Jaime Pizha, second from left, a church leader at Iglesia Quechua Bautista Nueva Vida, and Sharon Moulton, who also spoke.

    JERREY ROBERTS Dr. Marty Nathan, second from right, cheers after Mayor David Narkewicz agreed to implement immigration reform during a meeting Thursday at The First Churches. Nathan also spoke during the meeting. Bliss Requa-Tratz, left, who is an organizer for Just Communities, asked the mayor for his support at the meeting. Also shown are Jaime Pizha, second from left, a church leader at Iglesia Quechua Bautista Nueva Vida, and Sharon Moulton, who also spoke. Purchase photo reprints »

Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CHICAGO — Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a “commitment” to his family. The three-time World Cup veteran asked U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann to not consider him for … 0

No joke! Chris Rock gets foul ball at Yankees game

Thursday, August 21, 2014

NEW YORK — Chris Rock almost made the play of the day at Yankee Stadium. Instead, the comedian wound up with a nice prize — a foul ball that nearly landed in his lap during Thursday’s game between … 0

Josh Hamilton drives in 3 runs as Angels beat Red Sox

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead … 0

Adam Rainaud sets record, makes history for Connecticut PGA

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Adam Rainaud’s summer of dominant golf continued Tuesday. The South Hadley native used a record-setting performance to become the first PGA Professional to win both the Connecticut PGA Championship and the Assistant Connecticut PGA Championship in the same year. After winning the PGA title by three strokes last … 0

Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2nd

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW YORK — Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title. The U.S. Tennis Association followed this week’s WTA rankings in announcing the seedings Wednesday. French Open runner-up Simona Halep … 0

Cowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFL

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW YORK — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value. For the eighth straight year, the Cowboys are worth the most of all 32 NFL franchises, according to Forbes. They’re … 0

Rex Ryan, Giants RB spice up ‘Snoopy Bowl’ rivalry

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Rex Ryan was up to the task of firing up a good, old preseason rivalry. OK, sort of. No, the games don’t matter in the standings. But since the only time the Jets and Giants play this season is Friday night at MetLife Stadium … 0

Matt Vautour: ALS Challenge about more than just ice buckets for former UMass forward Mike Babul

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Earlier this week, Wagner University posted a video of assistant men’s basketball coach Mike Babul, a former UMass forward, doing the Ice Bucket Challenge. Someone involved in sports taking part is hardly noteworthy right now. The internet is … 0

Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job for Browns

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BEREA, Ohio — Brian Hoyer defied long odds — and stiff-armed Johnny Football — to keep his dream job. Through sweat and tears, he fought his way back from a serious knee injury only to be faced with … 0

PAT experiment: 8 missed extra points

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL’s experiment with longer kicks on extra points. Regardless, it appears there’s a future for them. Eight kicks from the longer distance — usually 33 … 0