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More than 1,000 support gay community at UMass rally, countering five from Westboro Baptist Church

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AMHERST — The Westboro Baptist Church’s anti-gay protest at the University of Massachusetts came and went quickly and without incident Wednesday, while a rally supporting the campus’ gay community drew over 1,000 people. The two events were sparked by UMass sophomore Derrick Gordon becoming the nation’s first openly gay men’s college basketball player. Five protesters, including one child, held slur-filled … 0

UMass receivers Jalen Williams, Shakur Nesmith shine in spring game

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AMHERST — A pair of tall receivers, who’ll try to crack the University of Massachusetts’ starting lineup in the fall, stood out in the annual … 0

Bruins center Patrice Bergeron gets boost from Olympics

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WILMINGTON (AP) — For Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, the 2014 Olympics were about more than winning a second gold medal with Canada. The Sochi … 0

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

UMass leaving MAC football after 2015
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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

Wednesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Monday, April 14, 2014
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Monday, April 14, 2014
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
  • CAROL LOLLIS
Dave Roitman led a group of Activists with  Represent.Us in a chant during a protest Tuesday evening  on Main street Northampton calling for "No Taxation Without Representation."

    CAROL LOLLIS Dave Roitman led a group of Activists with Represent.Us in a chant during a protest Tuesday evening on Main street Northampton calling for "No Taxation Without Representation." Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Holly Ghazey of Northampton helps her grandson, Robby Bates, 3, of Hatfield, wash two dolls at the Sunnyside Child Care Center table of the Brain Building Festival at Jackson Street School in Northampton Saturday. The yearly event is hosted by the Northampton public schools as part of the Week of the Young Child celebrations.

    KEVIN GUTTING Holly Ghazey of Northampton helps her grandson, Robby Bates, 3, of Hatfield, wash two dolls at the Sunnyside Child Care Center table of the Brain Building Festival at Jackson Street School in Northampton Saturday. The yearly event is hosted by the Northampton public schools as part of the Week of the Young Child celebrations. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Donovan Riley, right, of Amherst Regional, shoots against Jack Shea, of Northampton, Monday in Northampton.

    JERREY ROBERTS Donovan Riley, right, of Amherst Regional, shoots against Jack Shea, of Northampton, Monday in Northampton. Purchase photo reprints »

Court clears Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown of doping

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LONDON — Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible “environmental contamination” of her urine sample, sport’s highest appeals body said Tuesday. The Court of Arbitration for … 0

Musings from the Masters

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The moment doesn’t get much bigger than this — a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win. Too bad this wasn’t the Masters. This was a week earlier at … 0

Mount Holyoke lacrosse team pays it forward — and reaps unexpected return

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

SOUTH HADLEY — It’s difficult for the captains of the Mount Holyoke College lacrosse team to explain why they cleaned up a mess they did not make while waiting for a flight at Bradley International Airport to spring … 0

Celtics near season’s end with loss to 76ers

Monday, April 14, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Chris Johnson stepped back, heaved up a desperation 3-pointer and watched it fall in to tie the game with 0.9 seconds on the clock. Or so he thought. As it turned out, Johnson stepped back a … 0

UMass notebook: Chaz Williams prepares for NBA draft with stop at Portsmouth Invitational

Monday, April 14, 2014

With his college career behind him, former University of Massachusetts guard Chaz Williams will get his next chance to impress professional scouts this week at the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament, which begins Wednesday. Williams, who averaged 15.6 points … 0

Monday’s college recaps: Ex-UMass star Judy Strong named to USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame

Monday, April 14, 2014

Former University of Massachusetts field hockey player Judy Strong was named to the United States Field Hockey Hall of Fame. The 2014 class will be inducted on June 28 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. Strong joins former UMass player Pam Bustin and coach Pam Hixon in … 0

Monday’s high school lacrosse recaps: Aidan Bass gives Amherst late win over Northampton

Monday, April 14, 2014

Aidan Bass scored with 28 seconds left in regulation to complete a hat trick and deliver a 7-6 road victory for Amherst Regional over Northampton. Donovan Riley scored twice for the Hurricanes (2-2), while Alex LaRaja (two assists) … 0

Connecticut Sun trade Tina Charles to Liberty; draft Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike with No. 1 pick

Monday, April 14, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Tina Charles didn’t want to play in Connecticut anymore, so the Sun got what they could for the 2012 league MVP. Connecticut traded Charles to New York for Alyssa Thomas, Kelsey Bone and the Liberty’s … 0

Monday’s high school softball recaps: Granby squeezes past Hopkins Academy for first win

Monday, April 14, 2014

Abi Beauregard laid down a successful safety squeeze to score the game-winning run as the Granby softball team won for the first time this season, defeating Hopkins Academy 7-6 Monday. Beauregard struck out eight and walked nobody, allowing … 0

Monday’s high school baseball recaps: Smith Academy wins rematch with Frontier Regional

Monday, April 14, 2014

The setting and significance were different, but the Smith Academy and Frontier Regional baseball teams staged another one-run nailbiter. In a rematch of last season’s sectional Division 3 title game, won in extra innings by the Red Hawks, it was the Falcons who emerged Monday afternoon with a … 0