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Wednesday’s high schools: Kate Sarnacki strikes for 14 goals, 100th of career as Granby girls lacrosse rolls

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kate Sarnacki netted 14 goals, including the 100th of her career, to pace the Granby girls lacrosse team to a 22-10 win over St. Mary in Westfield Wednesday. The sophomore added two assists, while Jess Paturno had four goals for the Rams (8-4-1). Jenna Barthlow remained solid in the net for Granby with nine saves. Tantasqua 15, South Hadley 14 …

‘World Cup of fraud’ US probe targets soccer’s governing body with arrests at Swiss hotel, raids in Miami

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ZURICH — The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer’s global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives …

Amherst native James Ihedigbo attends Lions’ offseason workouts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — James Ihedigbo was on the field for the Detroit Lions’ offseason training activities Wednesday. But it’s not clear whether the …

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  • JERREY ROBERTS
Amherst Police work Wednesday night at the scene of a downed tree that took  down utility wires and blocked one lane of West Street (Route 116) between Glendale Road and Longmeadow Drive.

    JERREY ROBERTS Amherst Police work Wednesday night at the scene of a downed tree that took down utility wires and blocked one lane of West Street (Route 116) between Glendale Road and Longmeadow Drive. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
William Murillo, 4, left, and his brother Richard Murillo, 5, play a fishing game during rainy weather Wednesday night at the annual Amherst Rotary Club Community Fair on the Town Common. They were with their mother, Maria Murillo, of Belchertown. The fair runs through Sunday.

    JERREY ROBERTS William Murillo, 4, left, and his brother Richard Murillo, 5, play a fishing game during rainy weather Wednesday night at the annual Amherst Rotary Club Community Fair on the Town Common. They were with their mother, Maria Murillo, of Belchertown. The fair runs through Sunday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Workers disassemble the Grecourt Gates at Smith College in Northampton on Tuesday. The gates, installed at the corner of West and Elm streets in 1924, will undergo a refurbishing and be reinstalled in the fall semester.

    KEVIN GUTTING Workers disassemble the Grecourt Gates at Smith College in Northampton on Tuesday. The gates, installed at the corner of West and Elm streets in 1924, will undergo a refurbishing and be reinstalled in the fall semester. Purchase photo reprints »

Usain Bolt wins 200 at cold, wet Golden Spike meet

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Usain Bolt cruised to victory in the 200 meters race at the Golden Spike meet on Tuesday, as the Jamaican star prepares for the world championships after a season marred by injuries. Facing rain …

Bears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California

Monday, May 25, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby. McDonald was taken into …

Odd-man in: Mets go to 6-man rotation to cut innings

Monday, May 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Mets manager Terry Collins called his starting pitchers into his office last weekend to talk numbers — as in six-man rotation. Matt Harvey has thrown 582/3 innings following his return from Tommy John surgery. NL …

Long road back: Rangers’ Josh Hamilton makes season debut

Monday, May 25, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — Back on a big league field, Josh Hamilton struck out on four pitches in the first inning Monday. At least he was in the lineup, playing with the Texas Rangers for the first time in …

Rockets respond to Kevin McHale’s old-school coaching approach

Monday, May 25, 2015

HOUSTON — Kevin McHale’s stride is painful to watch. His limp is so pronounced it induces his 6-foot-10 frame into an odd bobbing motion with every deliberate step. And it tells a powerful story. The awkward gait for …

Joe Kelly tagged by Twins, Red Sox drop opener 7-2

Monday, May 25, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Kelly entered Monday’s game looking as if he had things figured out coming off of two of his best performances of 2015. The Minnesota Twins showed him otherwise. Kelly lasted just 12/3 innings, allowing seven …

Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch turns 50

Monday, May 25, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports’ most iconic moments …

Maria Sharapova, Tomas Berdych advance at French Open

Monday, May 25, 2015

PARIS — Maria Sharapova was unfazed by the boos she heard when leaving the center court of Roland Garros on Monday without treating the crowd to a post-match interview. After all, she had good reasons to rush to …

Monday’s high schools: Northampton baseball, Amherst softball pull out 1-0 wins; Holyoke Catholic qualifies for baseball tournament

Monday, May 25, 2015

A pair of local ballclubs ended their seasons with thrilling 1-0 victories on Memorial Day. Another made sure its season kept on going. The Northampton High School baseball team beat Agawam, 1-0, in its season finale at home …

AP sources: Brady’s appeal wouldn’t be heard by Wednesday

Monday, May 25, 2015

Two people familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press that Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal won’t be heard by Wednesday’s 10-day deadline. Both sources spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because no date for the appeal has …