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Four years and five schools later, UMass punter Brian McDonald takes one more shot at Division I

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AMHERST — After an eight hour bus ride through over 500 miles of mostly cornfields, Brian McDonald averaged 41.8 yards per punt on four kicks doing his part to help Minnesota-Morris beat Iowa Wesleyan, 29-24. Exactly 200 people watched in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, a game between two previously winless Division III teams that was about as far away from big-time … 0

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TORONTO — Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox … 0

Patriots trade Pro Bowl lineman Logan Mankins to Buccaneers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers upgraded their struggling offensive line, trading for six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins instead of offering a contract … 0

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

2014-15 UMass Hoop Schedule
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tattoo Tuesday: Jovan Santos-Knox
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
UMass Depth Chart
Monday, August 25, 2014

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

WMass Tournament Scores/Schedules
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Jodie Castanza, of Northampton, watches as her son, Logan, 18 months, points at the stage during Transperformance XXIV Tuesday at Pines Theater.

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Northampton downtown property owner Alan Scheinman listens to questioning by Northampton Business Improvement District lawyer Harry Miles in Superior Court 1 in Northampton on Monday during a civil suit against the Northampton BID brought by Scheinman and fellow downtown business owner Eric Suher.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton downtown property owner Alan Scheinman listens to questioning by Northampton Business Improvement District lawyer Harry Miles in Superior Court 1 in Northampton on Monday during a civil suit against the Northampton BID brought by Scheinman and fellow downtown business owner Eric Suher. Purchase photo reprints »

Patriots rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo gets first start vs Giants

Monday, August 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will get his first NFL start when the New England Patriots visit the New York Giants for Thursday night’s preseason finale. “It’s a good opportunity to get out there and get some quality reps, so it’s going to be fun,” Garoppolo … 0

Eli Manning looking to find his way in new offense

Monday, August 25, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After three miserable plays in Tom Coughlin’s so-called ‘green-zone,’ New York Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo let out his frustration at practice Monday. The wording was something like ‘make a play,’ with a sharper … 0

Freshman RBs often make immediate impact in SEC

Monday, August 25, 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette’s plans for this season don’t include any false modesty. “My expectations for this year are to rush for 1,000 yards, be All-SEC, be All-America and be a Heisman Trophy … 0

Retiring NBA referee Dick Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dick Bavetta never missed a game. Fortunately for him, not everyone has that same sense of devotion. The year was 1966, and Bavetta was in a stockbroker-league basketball game at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York. His … 0

Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

Monday, August 25, 2014

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The kids from Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series. Even at the end, the youngsters that had brightened a city and caught the imagination … 0

Will Power shakes off quake but can’t close out IndyCar title

Monday, August 25, 2014

It was just past 3 a.m. when Will Power was awakened from a deep sleep on the top floor of his hotel in Napa, California. The IndyCar Series points leader was in the middle of his first earthquake and wasn’t certain he was going to make it out … 0

Katie Ledecky leaves her mark in Australia

Monday, August 25, 2014

GOLD COAST, Australia — The long, deep breaths were a sign: Elation, satisfaction, relief. And just a touch of exhaustion. Katie Ledecky had just wiped almost six seconds off her own world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle to … 0

Tiger Woods splits with swing coach Sean Foley

Monday, August 25, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors. Woods said on his website Monday he will no longer work with Foley, the Canadian whom he hired when his game … 0

Mariners complete sweep of Red Sox

Sunday, August 24, 2014

BOSTON — Dustin Ackley sure loved facing the Red Sox pitching. Ackley had three hits and scored three runs, Seattle’s bullpen was sharp for the second straight day and the Mariners beat Boston 8-6 on Sunday for the … 0

Penn St. ex-officials’ case moves along under seal

Sunday, August 24, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The criminal case against three former Penn State administrators has been conducted under strict court secrecy for the past six months, with the judge sealing all filings — including a news organization’s effort to force them into the open. Nearly three years after two of … 0