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Coach Mark Whipple frustrated with final practice, but pleased with camp overall as UMass switches to game-week mode

Thursday, August 21, 2014

AMHERST — Like most college football teams at this time of year, UMass was glad to see training camp come to a close. But coach Mark Whipple wasn’t happy with how the Minutemen ended it. “We weren’t ready to go. It was probably our worst day. We have a lot of work ahead,” said Whipple, who put his squad through … 0

Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

Thursday, August 21, 2014

BOSTON — Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker. Shoemaker threw … 0

Panthers, Patriots take different approach to game

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Carolina Panthers already have played their big preseason game. Now the New England Patriots will play theirs. The third exhibition game usually … 0

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Front side of the new South Hadley Library is seen Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  The library is moving from the old library on Bardwell Street, and expected to open sometimes in the week of Aug. 25.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Front side of the new South Hadley Library is seen Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. The library is moving from the old library on Bardwell Street, and expected to open sometimes in the week of Aug. 25. Purchase photo reprints »

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Catia Correia, the class of 2014 graduate from Amherst Regional High School, speaks during the WHMP's community forum "Ready, Writing & Racism" at Town Commons in Amherst Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Catia Correia, the class of 2014 graduate from Amherst Regional High School, speaks during the WHMP's community forum "Ready, Writing & Racism" at Town Commons in Amherst Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

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Dr. Marty Nathan, second from right, cheers after Mayor David Narkewicz agreed to implement immigration reform during a meeting Thursday at The First Churches. Nathan also spoke during the meeting. Bliss Requa-Tratz, left, who is an organizer for Just Communities, asked the mayor for his support at the meeting. Also shown are Jaime Pizha, second from left, a church leader at Iglesia Quechua Bautista Nueva Vida, and Sharon Moulton, who also spoke.

    JERREY ROBERTS Dr. Marty Nathan, second from right, cheers after Mayor David Narkewicz agreed to implement immigration reform during a meeting Thursday at The First Churches. Nathan also spoke during the meeting. Bliss Requa-Tratz, left, who is an organizer for Just Communities, asked the mayor for his support at the meeting. Also shown are Jaime Pizha, second from left, a church leader at Iglesia Quechua Bautista Nueva Vida, and Sharon Moulton, who also spoke. Purchase photo reprints »

Brady ready for increased action against Carolina

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady left the practice field Wednesday and for the first time this season, strode through the locker room to the media room podium rather than making the short jaunt to the sideline to address reporters. … 0

Tom Brady, Patriots still a constant in AFC East

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW YORK — Tom Brady has seen plenty of other quarterbacks come and go in the AFC East. While the faces across the sideline keep changing, Brady has been a constant since leading the New England Patriots to … 0

MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn. — Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league’s new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the conference at uncertain time for college athletics. The MAC and ESPN officially announced the new deal, which runs through the 2026-27 season, on Tuesday. The … 0

Rory McIlroy wants strong finish to great year

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PARAMUS, N.J. — The last player to win back-to-back majors in the same season didn’t even make it to the FedEx Cup finale at East Lake. “That’s not going to happen,” said Rory McIlroy, with a smile. He’s … 0

As season opener looms, questions at tight end remain

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

AMHERST — With less than two weeks until UMass’ Aug. 30 season opener against Boston College, the tight end scenario remains in a state of flux. Brandon Howard and Rodney Mills, who if healthy would be No. 1 … 0

Breaking down WNBA first-round playoff series

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A look at the four first-round series in the WNBA playoffs, which start Thursday: No. 1 Atlanta (19-15) vs. No. 4 Chicago (15-19) Season Series: Sky won 3-2. Atlanta: The Dream looked good for the first three months … 0

UMass QB Blake Frohnapfel receiving support from former team

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

AMHERST — Shortly after UMass coach Mark Whipple officially announced that Blake Frohnapfel would be the Minutemen’s starting quarterback, several Marshall fans and players took to Twitter to congratulate him, many of whom pledged to root for the … 0

Colleges add luxury touches to new stadiums

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lining the brightly lit hallways of Populous, one of the leading architectural firms behind college sports, there are hundreds of scale models and graphic renderings of college football stadiums in various stages of renovation … 0

Bud Selig reiterates Athletics need a new ballpark

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. — Bud Selig will likely leave his tenure as baseball commissioner early next year with one unsettled situation that has him “frustrated.” The Oakland Athletics still don’t have the new ballpark he says he believes they … 0

Isner wins in straight sets at Winston-Salem Open

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — John Isner shook off a slow start to beat fellow American Bradley Klahn 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 on Tuesday in the second round of the Winston-Salem Open. Isner, the tournament’s top seed and two-time winner, served … 0