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Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. is congratulated by teammate Mookie Betts (50) after his home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Joe Kelly wins 7th straight start as Red Sox beat Phillies 7-5

Saturday, September 5, 2015

BOSTON — Joe Kelly has always been known as a hard thrower. But these days, he’s more than just a big fastball for the Red Sox. Kelly won his seventh straight start, pitching six effective innings in Boston’s 7-5 interleague win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. The 27-year-old right-hander struggled in the early part of the season, sometimes …

Serena Williams’ comeback extends Grand Slam try at US Open

Friday, September 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Can’t count out Serena Williams, no matter how big the deficit, no matter how off-target her strokes, no matter how much the …

Pats coach Belichick on having Brady back: ‘He never left’

Friday, September 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Like every game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he’s focused on his next opponent. But he doesn’t feel as if he’s got a …

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

MAC Survivor Pool - Week I
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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

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Dick Tracy watches as Gene Tacy removes the fountain in Trinity Row Park  last week.

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A motorcyclist was taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield with serious injuries after this accident on North King Street in Northampton about 3 p.m. Friday.

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Caleigh Finneral, 18, of Tewksbury, carries in her belongings to her dormitory with help from her mother Terry at the University of Massachusetts Friday in Amherst.

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Down 2 sets to none, Andy Murray comes back to win at US Open

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round. Murray, after all, is seeded No. 3, owns two major …

Phil Mickelson needing big week for chance at 21st straight team

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NORTON — Phil Mickelson only realized a few days ago his proud streak of qualifying for 20 consecutive teams was over. Even if he were to win the Deutsche Bank Championship this week, he could not finish among …

Column: Wait, Goodell got it wrong again? Roger that!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The day is coming when NFL owners won’t have enough faith in Roger Goodell’s judgment to let him order lunch. At his current pace, that won’t take long. Counting Thursday’s ruling in the so-called “Deflategate” case, the commissioner …

Summer makeover has 1st-place Mets primed for playoff run

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Thanks to a dramatic summer makeover, the New York Mets are pushing hard toward their first playoff appearance in nine years — with their oft-injured captain David Wright aboard for the ride. He can hardly …

Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh will race again; BC Classic is goal

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh will get another chance to race before being retired, with the goal the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic next month. Owner Ahmed Zayat said Thursday that racing’s 12th Triple Crown …

Battle of the new ‘Big 3’ at Deutsche Bank

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NORTON — Based more on current form than a mathematical formula, Jordan Spieth believes Jason Day is the No. 1 player in golf. Day is coming off a six-shot victory in the opening FedEx Cup playoff event. In …

Commentary: Has NFL’s PR machine finally met its match?

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Merry Christmas, Mr. Commissioner. Enjoy your lump of coal. Even though the holiday is nearly four months off, we already know what Roger Goodell will find under his tree on Christmas Day. It’s a movie scheduled for release …

Demetrious Johnson in tough rematch with John Dodson at UFC 191

Thursday, September 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Although Demetrious Johnson’s reign as the UFC’s flyweight champion is approaching historic lengths, he gets only a fraction of the attention lavished on the world’s other top mixed martial artists. The 5-foot-3, 125-pounder realizes that’s partly because he’s only a fraction of their size. The …

Red Sox rookie Henry Owens clobbered by Yankees in 13-8 loss

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox starters were due for a bad outing. And rookie lefty Henry Owens had a real bad one. Owens was tagged for seven runs in just 12/3 innings in the New York Yankees’ …

Darlington’s return: Lady in Black back on Labor Day

Thursday, September 3, 2015

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kyle Petty was never among the biggest fans of Darlington Raceway, once saying the big oval should be filled with water and turned into a stadium-sized bathtub. Still, the longtime NASCAR racer and NBC TV broadcaster never understood the Southern 500 leaving its historic spot …