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NFL union releases Tom Brady testimony in “Deflategate”

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England Patriots quarterback he would be punished if he didn’t turn over his cellphone. In a 457-page transcript released on Tuesday, Brady maintained …

McCann, A-Rod and Yankees break loose again, rout Red Sox

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

NEW YORK — Brian McCann, Chris Young and the rest of the New York Yankees are enjoying quite a run these days. McCann and Young …

Northampton Cal Ripken 11U ends season with loss in New England Regional

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The Northampton Cal Ripken 11-and-under baseball team fell to Swanzey of New Hampshire, 10-4, Tuesday and was eliminated from the New England Regional tournament. Swanzey …

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  • JERREY ROBERTS
Workers from T Ford Company, in Georgetown, Mass., set up a pump Monday, part of their effort to repair footings at the base of the Mill River dam at Smith College. They estimate the work will be finished in two or three months.

    JERREY ROBERTS Workers from T Ford Company, in Georgetown, Mass., set up a pump Monday, part of their effort to repair footings at the base of the Mill River dam at Smith College. They estimate the work will be finished in two or three months. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Rebecca Hull of Amherst and her seven-year-old saluki, Tassle, pause to enjoy the cool air below Puffer's Pond dam during a walk in North Amherst on Sunday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Rebecca Hull of Amherst and her seven-year-old saluki, Tassle, pause to enjoy the cool air below Puffer's Pond dam during a walk in North Amherst on Sunday. Purchase photo reprints »

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Kyle McGillvran, left, and Brian O'Sullivan, both graduate students in accounting at the University of Massachusetts, shoot hoops on a shady court near the UMass Research Administration building on Butterfield Terrace in Amherst on Sunday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Kyle McGillvran, left, and Brian O'Sullivan, both graduate students in accounting at the University of Massachusetts, shoot hoops on a shady court near the UMass Research Administration building on Butterfield Terrace in Amherst on Sunday. Purchase photo reprints »

Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

Sunday, August 2, 2015

LONG POND, Pa. — Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left. Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go. Kyle Busch knew his Toyota was about out, too, …

New Texan Vince Wilfork looks to learn from J.J. Watt

Sunday, August 2, 2015

HOUSTON — Vince Wilfork bristled when asked what he could teach J.J. Watt. Then the 12-year veteran and first-year Houston Texan let out a hearty chuckle. “Teach him what?” he bellowed. “What am I going to teach J.J.?” …

Plan to limit Manning’s snaps will also benefit Broncos backup

Sunday, August 2, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The plan to give Peyton Manning a breather at training camp is designed to pay dividends not only for the five-time MVP but also his backup. Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Brock …

Bus stop: Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulled way into Football Hall

Sunday, August 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH — By the end of 2004, Jerome Bettis was done. Finished. Burned out. A dozen years in the NFL, most of them as the perpetually smiling blue-collared soul of the Pittsburgh Steelers, left him spent. The Steelers had just watched a 15-1 season evaporate a win shy …

GM Reese says Giants defense can surprise people without JPP

Sunday, August 2, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants’ revamped defense is going to surprise people this season, even without injured star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, general manager Jerry Reese said Sunday. Speaking to reporters for the first time since players reported, Reese refused to say much about Pierre-Paul, …

Tazawa falters in 8th, Red Sox fail to sweep Rays

Sunday, August 2, 2015

BOSTON — Junichi Tazawa showed Asdrubal Cabrera the same pitch once too often. Cabrera had a game-tying RBI double and scored on James Loney’s single in the eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep …

Fired-up Tom Brady talks trash, celebrates at Patriots camp

Sunday, August 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady trash-talked to Super Bowl star Malcolm Butler. He celebrated a second-team touchdown on a goal-line drill by raising his arms and hollering. Sure, Brady’s impending four-game suspension and upcoming court case continue to dominate …

Inbee Park wins Women’s British Open, captures 4th different major

Sunday, August 2, 2015

TURNBERRY, Scotland — As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women’s British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another …

Easthampton’s Chris Starcun makes the most of first season with Valley Blue Sox

Friday, July 31, 2015

HOLYOKE — Chris Starcun had reached the point in his baseball career where he needed the greatest possible challenge, especially coming off a breakthrough sophomore season at American International College. He found it just down the road from …

Judge orders Roger Goodell, Tom Brady appear in court Aug. 12, 19

Friday, July 31, 2015

NEW YORK — The federal judge handling Tom Brady’s attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman …