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Sam Koch, UMass men's soccer coach, dies at 59; led Minutemen to success over 23 seasons

Monday, July 21, 2014

University of Massachusetts men’s soccer coach Sam Koch died Sunday at his home in Hadley after a two-year battle with sinus cancer. UMass announced Koch’s death on Twitter at 9:52 a.m. Monday with this post: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sam Koch. An all-time great person who will be sorely missed.” Koch, 59, coached … 0

Matt Vautour: Coach Sam Koch dedicated life to UMass men’s soccer program

Monday, July 21, 2014

From my view at Elaine Sortino’s funeral last August, I had a pretty clear view of Sam Koch. I couldn’t help but wondering what was … 1

Belchertown tops South Hadley for Koufax B state championship

Monday, July 21, 2014

PALMER — The Belchertown River Rats captured the Sandy Koufax WMABC B Division state championship on Monday night, defeating the South Hadley Tigers in a … 0

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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Pam and Jeff Rys, of Ludlow, feed their bull terriers Annie, top, and Molly frozen yogurt Wednesday on Main Street in Northampton. Jeff said that not only do the dogs get a treat from them while on outings, but also from others that offer them. "They're big moochers," he said.

    JERREY ROBERTS Pam and Jeff Rys, of Ludlow, feed their bull terriers Annie, top, and Molly frozen yogurt Wednesday on Main Street in Northampton. Jeff said that not only do the dogs get a treat from them while on outings, but also from others that offer them. "They're big moochers," he said. Purchase photo reprints »

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Wayne Standley, of Greenfield, sits on a bench in front of the city hall in Northampton during a demonstration against Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Wayne Standley, of Greenfield, sits on a bench in front of the city hall in Northampton during a demonstration against Israel's invasion of the Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18. Purchase photo reprints »

  • UMass Lorden Field 6/7/14. Hopkins pitcher No.15 Andrew Omer, steps off the rubber to launch a 2 seam fastball to the plate in the top of the 2nd inning.
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    UMass Lorden Field 6/7/14. Hopkins pitcher No.15 Andrew Omer, steps off the rubber to launch a 2 seam fastball to the plate in the top of the 2nd inning. photo by J. Anthony Roberts Purchase photo reprints »

Chief of Pyeongchang’s organizing committee quits

Monday, July 21, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea — The head of Pyeongchang’s organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics resigned Monday, saying new leadership is needed to complete preparations for the games. A former provincial governor, Kim Jin-sun was elected president of … 0

Ilitches release details on Red Wings arena complex

Sunday, July 20, 2014

DETROIT — The Ilitch family on Sunday unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena. “It’s always been my dream to see a vibrant and … 0

Pop-fly single gives Yankees 3-2 win over Reds

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW YORK — When the ball went up, Brian McCann thought it was the second out of the inning. And when it came down, the Yankees had a three-game sweep. Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the … 0

Lydia Ko wins Marathon Classic with closing birdie

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Now that she’s officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she’ll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go. “I’ll probably see that going into my mom’s account,” she said with a laugh, … 0

Jameis Winston: ‘I learned from my mistakes’

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jameis Winston wants to look to the season ahead as the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for reigning national champion Florida State. He also knows he has to answer questions about his off-field conduct. “I understand the … 0

Lester sharp again as Red Sox sweep Royals

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BOSTON — Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud applause … 0

The 2 secret words for McIlroy: Process and spot

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy looked out at a room packed with reporters and knew he was going to disappoint them. All week, he had talked about two secret words he used as his trigger for the shots … 0

NY Giants loaded with new faces

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW YORK — The New York Giants usually treat the free agent market like a bug-infested swamp. They stay away. Not heading into this summer’s training camp, though. With far too many holes on offense, defense and special … 0

Patriots head to camp with restocked defense

Sunday, July 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots’ defense struggled for much of last season. And that was before it faced the NFL’s best offense in the AFC championship game. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won 26-16 and piled up … 0

Norway’s Kristoff wins Tour stage; Nibali leads

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NIMES, France — Almost at the line, Jack Bauer and Martin Elmiger were exhausted but could see it coming — their first Tour de France stage victory. Those last 50 meters, however, got in the way. A bunch … 0