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Belchertown rebounds from opening loss, skates past Easthampton 8-1

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

EASTHAMPTON — After a disappointing result in its season opener Saturday, the Belchertown hockey team was eager to respond Wednesday night. The Orioles dominated play from the opening faceoff and put nearly 50 shots on goal in an 8-1 victory over Easthampton at Lossone Rink. “I thought we played a good, solid three periods,” Belchertown coach Matt Crutch said. “We …

Loui Eriksson’s OT goal gives Bruins 3-2 win vs. Wild

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for …

Rajon Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BOSTON — When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots …

Gazette writer Matt Vautour shares his thoughts about the Minutemen and college sports.

Week Guide III - Nov. 24-Dec. 1
Monday, November 24, 2014

Gazette writers Mike Moran and Mike Wilkinson post online-only content, commentary and nightly scores.

Wednesday’s Live Local Scoreboard
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Monday, December 15, 2014
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Monday, December 15, 2014
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John Pastorello, of South Hadley, changes a fuse amid his Christmas Light display Monday in the backyard of his home that faces McKinley Avenue.

    JERREY ROBERTS John Pastorello, of South Hadley, changes a fuse amid his Christmas Light display Monday in the backyard of his home that faces McKinley Avenue. Purchase photo reprints »

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Crosswalk of Henshaw and Elm in Northampton.

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Rhea Maciag, left, and Jenny Woodward, right, sing "Here Comes Santa Clause" during the opening of fifth annual Ho-Ho-Hotline at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA Rhea Maciag, left, and Jenny Woodward, right, sing "Here Comes Santa Clause" during the opening of fifth annual Ho-Ho-Hotline at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Purchase photo reprints »

Patriots chase bigger goals after clinching division

Monday, December 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The souvenirs from Darrelle Revis’ first division title in his brilliant eight-year career were safely stowed in his bag. For longtime New England players, the T-shirt with the message “PATRIOTS RUN THE EAST” and the championship …

Kelly Olynyk scores 30 in Celtics’ 105-87 win over 76ers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens might talk to Kelly Olynyk about playing hard before every game. Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points after a pep talk from his coach, leading the Celtics to a 105-87 victory …

Monday’s high school basketball: Courtney Urban, Easthampton beat Turners Falls for first win

Monday, December 15, 2014

Courtney Urban led all scorers with 12 points as the Easthampton girls basketball team beat Turners Falls, 43-34, Monday at home. Karina Volpe scored eight points, grabbed 10 rebounds, made six steals and had five assists for the Eagles (1-1). Sharp also had eight points with seven boards, …

Monday’s high school swimming: Belchertown sweeps South Hadley

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Belchertown boys and girls swimming teams each won their second straight meet to start the season, beating South Hadley on the road Monday afternoon. The boys won 53-27, the girls by a score of 60-33. Ben LaClair (200-yard free, 100 fly) and Matt Quinney (200 IM, 100 …

Damarcus Beasley retires from US national team

Monday, December 15, 2014

CHICAGO — DaMarcus Beasley, the first American to play in four World Cups, said Monday he is retiring from the U.S. national team after 14 years. The 32-year-old scored 17 goals and made 121 international appearances — fifth …

Troy Vincent: No regrets about Peterson conversations

Monday, December 15, 2014

Troy Vincent said he visited Adrian Peterson at his Texas home, held one of his sons on his lap and offered guidance to open the door toward getting the former NFL MVP back on track and on the …

Commentary: Some teams need home field for playoffs

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Cowboys don’t lose on the road, where the Bengals and Colts aren’t slouches, either. The Patriots, Broncos, Packers and Cardinals don’t lose at home. For most of the other playoff contenders, well, it’s who knows? Some teams …

Jon Lester hopes to end Cubs’ century-plus drought

Monday, December 15, 2014

CHICAGO — Jon Lester insisted there’s no reason the Chicago Cubs can’t contend next year and even capture their first World Series title since 1908, around the time the Model T was rolling off the assembly line. “I’m …

South Carolina women remain No. 1 in AP Poll

Monday, December 15, 2014

With most teams on exam break, there wasn’t much movement in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. The first 14 teams in the Top 25 remained unchanged this week. Top-ranked South Carolina won its lone game by 62 points with a rout of Savannah State. The Gamecocks did …

Kentucky still No. 1 in AP Top 25 after big loss

Monday, December 15, 2014

Kentucky took a big loss off the court and responded with another big win on it. Now the Wildcats (11-0) finally get a bit of a break. The Wildcats, still the unanimous No. 1 in the AP poll …