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Belchertown rebounds from opening loss, skates past Easthampton 8-1

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After a disappointing result in its season opener Saturday, the Belchertown hockey team was eager to respond Wednesday night. The Orioles dominated play from the opening faceoff and put nearly 50 shots on goal in an 8-1 victory over Easthampton at Lossone Rink. “I thought we played a good, solid three periods,” Belchertown coach Matt Crutch said. “We …

Loui Eriksson’s OT goal gives Bruins 3-2 win vs. Wild

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for …

Rajon Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BOSTON — When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots …

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

Week Guide III - Nov. 24-Dec. 1
Monday, November 24, 2014

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

Wednesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Monday, December 15, 2014
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Monday, December 15, 2014
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John Pastorello, of South Hadley, changes a fuse amid his Christmas Light display Monday in the backyard of his home that faces McKinley Avenue.

    JERREY ROBERTS John Pastorello, of South Hadley, changes a fuse amid his Christmas Light display Monday in the backyard of his home that faces McKinley Avenue. Purchase photo reprints »

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Crosswalk of Henshaw and Elm in Northampton.

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Rhea Maciag, left, and Jenny Woodward, right, sing "Here Comes Santa Clause" during the opening of fifth annual Ho-Ho-Hotline at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Rhea Maciag, left, and Jenny Woodward, right, sing "Here Comes Santa Clause" during the opening of fifth annual Ho-Ho-Hotline at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

High school indoor track: Amherst boys, girls open season with pair of wins

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Amherst Regional girls indoor track and field team opened with two wins in the first PVIAC meet of the season, topping Chicopee Comp 67-28 and Chicopee 63-31, at Smith College on Friday. The Hurricanes took first place in six events. Kanya Brown won in the 55-meter dash, …

Yankees GM Brian Cashman: A-Rod now a full-time DH

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez faces a diminished role in his return to the New York Yankees, who have stripped A-Rod of his third-base job and plan to limit his role to full-time designated hitter — at most. …

Qatar: Small country the big new player in sport

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

DOHA, Qatar — Leaders of Qatar seem to have a simple formula for their plans over the next decade: money + sports (equals) global fame. Never in sporting history has a country invested so massively, quickly, broadly, internationally …

Role players keying Steelers’ playoff push

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PITTSBURGH — The numbers have become so sublimely routine, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is getting tired of talking about them. Every week it seems Le’Veon Bell, Ben Roethlisberger or Antonio Brown are setting a new club record …

Bears coach Marc Trestman laments lack of consistency

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman ran through the faults he saw in his team during its latest loss and it sure sounded familiar. The Bears have dropped six of their last eight games, occupy last …

Terrance ‘Pot Roast’ Knighton issues Super Bowl prediction for Broncos

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — John Fox has no problem with nose tackle Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton’s Super Bowl bravado. “I think that’s been the goal all season,” the Denver Broncos coach said when asked for his take on Knighton’s …

1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry retires

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PARIS — In announcing the end of a distinguished 20-year career, Thierry Henry made it clear where he felt more cherished. It wasn’t France, for which he won the 1998 World Cup, remains the national team’s leading goal-scorer, …

Saints beat Bears 31-15, grab South lead

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

CHICAGO — Drew Brees and the Saints found a cure for their problems — playing the Bears. Brees threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns, and New Orleans beat Chicago 31-15 on Monday night to grab the NFC …

Téa Spellacy joins 1,000-point club as Belchertown beats Pioneer Regional

Monday, December 15, 2014

BELCHERTOWN — Neither the playbook, nor the white board could have drawn up the shot Téa Spellacy took to become the 10th basketball player in Belchertown history to score 1,000 points. To open the second quarter of a …

UMass hockey hoping highly touted defenseman Brandon Montour makes an impact

Monday, December 15, 2014

AMHERST — The expectations on Brandon Montour probably aren’t fair. The 20-year-old freshman hasn’t played in a college hockey game yet and will have had just two practices under his belt when he makes his UMass debut Tuesday …