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Granby girls complete turnaround, seeded eighth in Division 2 lacrosse tournament

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Granby girls lacrosse team pulled a 180 in its second varsity season. After going winless a year ago, the Rams finished 9-4-1 and earned the eighth seed in the West/Central Division 2 Tournament. Seeds for the boys and girls fields were announced Friday at Tantasqua Regional in Fiskdale. “I have to give it all to the girls. They came …

Josh Hamilton’s homers help Rangers to 7-4 win over Red Sox

Friday, May 29, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton homered in his first two at-bats, his first homers since he belatedly began his major league season this week …

Lightning strike: Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup

Friday, May 29, 2015

NEW YORK — The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third straight game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday …

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William Wallace tunes the piano at  Stevens Chapel at Williston Friday afternoon.

    CAROL LOLLIS William Wallace tunes the piano at Stevens Chapel at Williston Friday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

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Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz presents Helen Krok Backiel, who will turn 100-years-old on June 10, with a certificate as the eldest living alumnus of Bridge Street School on the occasion of the school building's 100-year anniversary Friday in Northampton.

    DAN LITTLE Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz presents Helen Krok Backiel, who will turn 100-years-old on June 10, with a certificate as the eldest living alumnus of Bridge Street School on the occasion of the school building's 100-year anniversary Friday in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

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Joseph Rex, left, and Wade Vandoloski of Four Rex Farm in Hadley prepare a dusty field near Hopkins Academy to prepare fields for growing watermelons, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers on Friday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Joseph Rex, left, and Wade Vandoloski of Four Rex Farm in Hadley prepare a dusty field near Hopkins Academy to prepare fields for growing watermelons, cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers on Friday. Purchase photo reprints »

Lightning face Rangers with trip to Cup finals on the line

Thursday, May 28, 2015

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — It’s one game for a trip to the Stanley Cup finals and the chance to play for hockey’s biggest prize. That’s what Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers face Friday night at Madison Square …

UMass crew takes on nation’s best at NCAA Division I Championship regatta

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Like most New Englander, as the seemingly never-ending snow and cold kept coming, the UMass rowing team waited anxiously for the weather to break. In most years, the Minutewomen are out on the water in the second week …

Rookie guards studying Patriots complex offensive system

Thursday, May 28, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots’ two rookie guards are helping each other study the team’s complex offensive schemes. They’ve already learned a much simpler strategy. No matter what the question, answer cautiously or risk the wrath of …

Defiant FIFA soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal

Thursday, May 28, 2015

ZURICH — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer’s world governing body. “We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all …

New French Open challenges await Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray

Thursday, May 28, 2015

PARIS — For Serena Williams, it was a bad right elbow that led to some shaky serving and a dropped set. For Novak Djokovic, first it was a balky right hip that needed treatment from a trainer; later …

9 likely challengers await American Pharoah in Belmont

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah figures to have nine challengers when he runs in the Belmont Stakes next week, trying to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Seven of his expected rivals return …

Wednesday’s high schools: Kate Sarnacki strikes for 14 goals, 100th of career as Granby girls lacrosse rolls

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kate Sarnacki netted 14 goals, including the 100th of her career, to pace the Granby girls lacrosse team to a 22-10 win over St. Mary in Westfield Wednesday. The sophomore added two assists, while Jess Paturno had four …

‘World Cup of fraud’ US probe targets soccer’s governing body with arrests at Swiss hotel, raids in Miami

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ZURICH — The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer’s global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional …

Amherst native James Ihedigbo attends Lions’ offseason workouts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — James Ihedigbo was on the field for the Detroit Lions’ offseason training activities Wednesday. But it’s not clear whether the Amherst, Massachusetts, native and former UMass All-American will stay there if his demand …

Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

Thursday, May 28, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over …