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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 »

Tiger Woods says he should be picked for Ryder Cup

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Even after his worst 72-hole finish in a major, Tiger Woods says he would pick himself for the Ryder Cup team. His first major of the year, and second tournament since March 31 back surgery, … 0

Rory McIlroy wins 3rd major championship at British Open

Sunday, July 20, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf’s oldest trophy. On the claret jug, his name is etched in silver below Phil Mickelson. … 0

Gomes hits pinch HR to lift Red Sox over Royals

Saturday, July 19, 2014

BOSTON — Jonny Gomes hit a go-ahead two-run pinch homer in the sixth after another two-run shot in the inning by Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Friday night. The … 0

Amherst Legion falls to Greenfield, sets up must-win game Saturday

Saturday, July 19, 2014

GREENFIELD — An eight-run second inning did in Amherst Post 148 early and they were unable to recover as Greenfield advanced to the bracket championship of the third-round, double-elimination in the American Legion Baseball tournament with a 14-3 victory Friday night at Veterans Field. Amherst is still alive … 0

Northampton Cal Ripken baseball cruises in opener of state tournament

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Three pitchers combined on a 2-hitter as the Northampton Cal Ripken 9-and-under team began the state tournament with a 10-3 victory over Marlboro Friday afternoon in Westminster. Otis Follet (three innings, five strikeouts), Dominic Badorini (two innings, three … 0

Yankees’ Sabathia scheduled for season-ending knee surgery

Friday, July 18, 2014

NEW YORK — CC Sabathia is scheduled for season-ending surgery on his right knee next week, ending any hope of him returning to the New York Yankees’ ravaged rotation this year. Sabathia will have surgery Wednesday, and general … 0

Astros fail to sign first pick in MLB draft

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Houston Astros failed to sign the first pick in this year’s draft, San Diego high school left-hander Brady Aiken, before Friday’s deadline. The head of the players’ association says the union is working with the pitcher and his advisers to explore “all legal options.” Aiken originally was … 0

Lawyer: Clippers sale could miss August deadline

Friday, July 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES — A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling’s stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline. At a hearing to set parameters for the … 0

Vikings suspend assistant coach for anti-gay remarks

Friday, July 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will suspend special teams coordinator Mike Priefer without pay for three games this season and donate $100,000 to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights groups, in response to former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations of anti-gay remarks made by Priefer. The Vikings released Friday … 0

UConn to pay $1.3M in sex assault handling lawsuit

Friday, July 18, 2014

STORRS, Conn. — The University of Connecticut will pay $1.3 million to settle a lawsuit by five women who alleged the school did not take seriously their claims of sexual assaults on campus. The bulk of the settlement, … 0