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Amherst Regional falls 4-0 to Needham in state Division 1 final

Saturday, November 22, 2014

WORCESTER — The Amherst Regional boys soccer team had only allowed nine goals in 22 games, giving up two just once in a midseason victory. The Hurricanes couldn’t overcome a two-goal first half by Needham, falling 4-0 and ending their unbeaten streak in the state Division 1 championship at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday. “We could match them for skill, …

Wayland scores in first minute of overtime to end Belchertown repeat bid for state soccer title

Saturday, November 22, 2014

WORCESTER — One year later, the Belchertown boys soccer team again found itself in overtime playing for the state Division 3 championship. But this time, …

UMass can’t complete comeback against Irish in first loss of season

Saturday, November 22, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — With 4 minutes, 30 seconds left Saturday, a thin ray of light shined on a once hopeless game for the UMass men’s …

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

UMass holding out hope on Frohnapfel
Friday, November 14, 2014

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

Western Massachusetts Fall Tournaments
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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NFL stars are being shadowed by the unknowns guys

Friday, November 21, 2014

J.J. Watt tears it up on defense. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady tear up defenses. Same old same old in the NFL, you say? Then you aren’t paying much attention. Across the NFL, while many superstars are doing …

NFL to relocate Bills home game against Jets to Detroit

Friday, November 21, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Snowed out in Buffalo, the Bills are heading to Detroit to play their “home” game against the New York Jets on Monday night. The NFL announced the location and date of the game on Thursday …

Ivy title at stake for Harvard, Yale in The Game

Friday, November 21, 2014

CAMBRIDGE — Beating Yale year after year has its advantages, but Harvard defensive back Norman Hayes still felt as if he were missing something. “The Game is The Game, but this game is a little more special for …

Manfred given 5-year term as baseball commissioner

Friday, November 21, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Praising the transition as quick and orderly, Bud Selig announced Thursday that baseball owners unanimously approved a five-year term for Rob Manfred, who will succeed the longtime commissioner early next year. Selig spoke at …

Vick changed NFL with legs, but arms still win

Friday, November 21, 2014

The milestone came and went, chronicled with a blurb that got second billing to the news that his team actually won a game. So much has happened between the time Michael Vick came into the NFL, with the …

Two-platoon system thriving for No. 1 Kentucky

Friday, November 21, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Whether top-ranked Kentucky could beat the NBA’s winless Philadelphia 76ers isn’t the point for a squad looking strong enough to beat everybody else in college basketball. Early on, it doesn’t seem like it’s even close. …

LA Kings’ Voynov charged with domestic violence

Friday, November 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES — Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was charged with felony domestic violence on Thursday by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Voynov faces one felony count of corporal injury to a spouse with great bodily injury. …

Blue Jackets’ Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy

Friday, November 21, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson has filed for bankruptcy while earning millions under a $30.5 million contract in his ninth NHL season. In federal court records, the 27-year-old said his finances have fallen apart …

RB Blount rejoins Pats after being cut by Steelers

Friday, November 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — LeGarrette Blount’s teammates are glad to have him back in a New England Patriots uniform. Which one he wears, though, is still up in the air. Some players had trouble recognizing the 6-foot, 250-pound running back …

Williams leads UNC to 45-20 rout of No. 25 Duke

Friday, November 21, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. — Marquise Williams threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more, and North Carolina beat No. 25 Duke 45-20 on Thursday night. Williams was 18 of 27 for 276 yards with touchdown passes covering 3 …