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Fired-up Tom Brady talks trash, celebrates at Patriots camp

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady trash-talked to Super Bowl star Malcolm Butler. He celebrated a second-team touchdown on a goal-line drill by raising his arms and hollering. Sure, Brady’s impending four-game suspension and upcoming court case continue to dominate NFL headlines. But inside the New England Patriots’ training camp bubble, Brady is as popular, competitive and focused as ever. “Man, he’s …

Goodwin-Boyd, PeoplesBank blank Easthampton Savings for Tri-County League title

Sunday, August 2, 2015

HOLYOKE — He joined PeoplesBank last season, following a family tradition, and has done his part to assure another one continues. Zach Goodwin-Boyd of Northampton …

Northampton Cal Ripken teams still alive at New England regionals

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Northampton Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team dropped its opener but rebounded to stay alive over the weekend at the New England Regional Tournament in …

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

UMass picked fourth in MAC East
Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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

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Kyle McGillvran, left, and Brian O'Sullivan, both graduate students in accounting at the University of Massachusetts, shoot hoops on a shady court near the UMass Research Administration building on Butterfield Terrace in Amherst on Sunday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Kyle McGillvran, left, and Brian O'Sullivan, both graduate students in accounting at the University of Massachusetts, shoot hoops on a shady court near the UMass Research Administration building on Butterfield Terrace in Amherst on Sunday. Purchase photo reprints »

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Northampton firefighter Andy Pelis, center, greets Northampton Police Sgt. Patrick Moody, in ball cap, following Northampton Fire Rescue's 16-8 loss to the Northampton Police Dept. in the first "Battle of the Badges" charity flag football game on Saturday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Northampton firefighter Andy Pelis, center, greets Northampton Police Sgt. Patrick Moody, in ball cap, following Northampton Fire Rescue's 16-8 loss to the Northampton Police Dept. in the first "Battle of the Badges" charity flag football game on Saturday. Purchase photo reprints »

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Carol I. Chandler of Chester sketches a scene at Childs Park in Northampton Friday morning. Chandler was preparing to meet at the park with other members of the Hilltown Plein Air Painters group.

    GREG SAULMON Carol I. Chandler of Chester sketches a scene at Childs Park in Northampton Friday morning. Chandler was preparing to meet at the park with other members of the Hilltown Plein Air Painters group. Purchase photo reprints »

Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football

Friday, July 31, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback’s lawsuit against the NFL and the team’s image around the league. The defending Super Bowl …

Trump lies low at Women’s British Open, Suzann Pettersen leads

Friday, July 31, 2015

TURNBERRY, Scotland — If the first day of the Women’s British Open was all about Donald Trump, the second day belonged to Suzann Pettersen. The Norwegian took a two-stroke lead into the weekend after being one of just …

Mets get Yoenis Cespedes at trade deadline

Friday, July 31, 2015

NEW YORK — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to …

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

Friday, July 31, 2015

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details. Piper, born Roderick Toombs …

What’s new in NFL? Plenty

Friday, July 31, 2015

NEW YORK — Bob Dylan sang about them. So did David Bowie. For 2015, the NFL is embracing the message from those musical giants. Yes, the most successful of American sports leagues is into changes. Extra-point attempts have …

Nancy Lieberman to become a Sacramento Kings assistant coach

Friday, July 31, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball’s highest …

American Pharoah poised for more racing history in Haskell

Friday, July 31, 2015

From a beauty salon in Beverly Hills to an intersection in Zurich people are talking about American Pharoah. Derek Jeter. Carrie Underwood. Drew Brees. Even Cheech and Chong. All have chatted up either the owner, trainer or jockey …

Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years

Friday, July 31, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it — and in the span of just 14 …

164 skydivers smash head-down world record in Illinois

Friday, July 31, 2015

OTTAWA, Ill. — Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record. It took the international team 13 attempts to …

Tiger Woods in contention at Quicken Loans after a 5-under 66

Friday, July 31, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to …