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UMass miscues prove costly in 5-3 loss to Boston College

Friday, November 21, 2014

AMHERST — There are no own goals in hockey. Somebody on offense has to get credit, but two of Boston College’s goals went in off UMass players and they proved to be the difference. BC eliminated an early UMass lead and held off the Minutemen for a 5-3 win in front of 5,939 Friday at the Mullins Center. “It’s pretty …

LeGarrette Blount back in Patriots backfield

Friday, November 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — There was no name over his locker stall and he had yet to officially secure the number he’ll wear this Sunday. Still, …

Briefs: UMass women’s basketball team takes down North Texas

Friday, November 21, 2014

Minutewomen take down North Texas The UMass women’s basketball team beat North Texas, 56-46, Friday in the Hospitality Hill Challenge in Denton, Texas. Kim Pierre-Louis …

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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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 …

Raiders snap 16-game skid with 24-20 win vs. KC

Friday, November 21, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. — Rookie Derek Carr gave the Oakland Raiders something to celebrate for a change. Carr threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1:42 remaining, and the Raiders snapped a 16-game losing streak with a …

State asks work be halted on Olympic golf course

Thursday, November 20, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO — Construction work on the golf course for the 2016 Olympics could be halted under a filing made by state prosecutors suing the city of Rio de Janeiro and the developer over environmental rules. In …

FIFA to review World Cup corruption report

Thursday, November 20, 2014

GENEVA — FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question. The head of FIFA’s auditing committee will examine the full 430-page confidential report by American prosecutor Michael Garcia into impropriety during the bid …

Amherst boys soccer looks for program’s first state trophy

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Amherst Regional boys soccer team has the chance to finish a quest it started in 2012 — winning a state championship. That year, the Hurricanes beat Ludlow in penalty kicks for their first Western Massachusetts Division 1 …

Different Belchertown team on state title defense

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It took a combined 200 minutes of play and 17 rounds of penalty kicks, but the Belchertown boys soccer team is in position to defend what the program earned last season. Within a span of just over 48 …

After week off, UMass hockey preparing to BC, Vermont

Thursday, November 20, 2014

AMHERST — After a rare November week off, the UMass hockey team will play three games in five days before Thanksgiving. The Minutemen will host Boston College and Vermont on Friday and Saturday, respectively, at the Mullins Center …

UMass outlasts Manhattan, 77-68 in overtime

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AMHERST — For the third straight year, UMass gave ESPN some morning drama in its annual Tip-Off Marathon, a 24-hour basketball event. After failing to close out Manhattan in regulation, the Minutemen regrouped and controlled overtime en route …