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Gazette Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Alex Laraja, Amherst Regional

Monday, January 26, 2015

FIRST TEAM Joe Afflitto, senior, Smith Academy Billy Aldrich, senior, Belchertown Isamu Bix, senior, Amherst Regional Jamie Blinder, senior, Frontier Regional Bryan Brasil, senior, Hampshire Regional Steve Bruscoe, senior, Smith Academy Brendan Bzdel, senior Hampshire Regional Connor Curtain, junior, Belchertown Evan Delaney, senior, Hopkins Academy Keith Dixon, senior, Amherst Regional Tom Heavren, senior, Holyoke Catholic Jonathan Ingram, junior, Belchertown Zach …

Matt Vautour: UMass loss is Temple’s NCAA gain

Monday, January 26, 2015

Even as the UMass men’s basketball team was reaching the Top 25 and eventually the NCAA tournament last year, it was always tempting to wonder …

Thousands cheer for Patriots at Super Bowl sendoff in Boston

Monday, January 26, 2015

BOSTON — Brushing aside the controversy over deflated footballs, jubilant New England fans gathered downtown Monday for a spirited send-off as the Patriots headed to …

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

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

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Monday, January 26, 2015
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
  • JERREY ROBERTS
UMass students Jess Sterner, left, and Robert Abbot talk about the snowstorm Monday night in downtown Amherst.

    JERREY ROBERTS UMass students Jess Sterner, left, and Robert Abbot talk about the snowstorm Monday night in downtown Amherst. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, left, Public Safety Communications Center Director Kelly Banister and Fire Chief Brian Duggan refine the text of a "robocall" the mayor was about to make to the city Monday afternoon in advance of the extreme winter storm.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz, left, Public Safety Communications Center Director Kelly Banister and Fire Chief Brian Duggan refine the text of a "robocall" the mayor was about to make to the city Monday afternoon in advance of the extreme winter storm. Purchase photo reprints »

  • GENA MANGIARATTI: Dave Hayes works at his laptop at his home Monday.

    GENA MANGIARATTI: Dave Hayes works at his laptop at his home Monday. Purchase photo reprints »

Lindsey Vonn wins super-G for 64th World Cup victory

Sunday, January 25, 2015

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Lindsey Vonn mastered a tricky super-G race on Sunday for a record-extending 64th World Cup victory. The American star raced down the Engiadina course in 1 minute, 23.55 seconds with only one rival able …

AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal

Sunday, January 25, 2015

PHOENIX — The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship. It has become so much more since the first game was played in 1967. Super Bowl Sunday has become an …

Quinn has led Seattle to record-setting defense

Sunday, January 25, 2015

RENTON, Wash. — Almost every day during training camp and often during the season, Dan Quinn would put on large padded gloves and essentially go through a sparring session with the Seattle Seahawks defensive linemen as they warmed …

Family attorney: Cubs great Ernie Banks died of heart attack

Sunday, January 25, 2015

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks died after a heart attack, an attorney representing the Hall of Famer’s family said Sunday. With Banks’ widow standing nearby at a news conference at a downtown hotel, Mark Bogen said Banks had the heart attack Friday in Chicago and died …

Patriots’ Browner gets a 2nd chance at a Super Bowl ring

Sunday, January 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Brandon Browner received a Super Bowl ring last year even though he was watching from home 3,000 miles from the Seattle Seahawks when they won the title. Now the hard-hitting cornerback has a shot at more …

Murray beats Dimitrov, prepares for Australian challenge

Sunday, January 25, 2015

MELBOURNE, Australia — After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the crowd reaction what to expect in the quarterfinals. Murray, a two-time Grand Slam …

Belichick on deflated balls: ‘We try to do everything right’

Sunday, January 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Saying his team “followed every rule to the letter,” New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made …

Friday’s high schools: Mitch Ouimette, Hampshire Regional shoot down Easthampton in second half

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mitch Ouimette’s barrage from behind the arc led a game-deciding offensive explosion for the Hampshire Regional boys basketball team Friday night. With the game tied at halftime, the junior guard knocked down five 3-pointers in the second half and finished with 17 points as the Raiders beat rival …

Zach Kelley, Hopkins Academy rally late to down Pioneer Regional

Friday, January 23, 2015

HADLEY — Zach Kelley and the Hopkins Academy boys basketball team could not find the basket through the first 28 minutes against Pioneer Regional. The Golden Hawks missed inside, outside and at the free-throw line. They also struggled …

Cubs legend Ernie Banks dead at 83

Friday, January 23, 2015

Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Cubs’ first African-American player on Sept. 17, 1953, and went on to become an 11-time All-Star and two-time National League Most Valuable Player (1958-59). …