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Deerfield Mantle stays alive, knocks out Easthampton

Sunday, July 27, 2014

DEERFIELD — Led by an offensive outbreak in which eight of their nine starters recorded a hit, Deerfield defeated Easthampton 10-2 in a Mickey Mantle Tournament elimination game Sunday afternoon. Seth Gewanter spearheaded the Deerfield offense, going 3 for 4 with a double and four runs scored, while Kevin Banas went 2 for 3 with a double, two runs batted … 0

Weekend round: South Hadley, Frontier Mantle; Easthampton Metro advance in tournies

Monday, July 28, 2014

A wild weekend of Mickey Mantle Tournament action concluded with three teams still in the running for the championship. Along with top seed Deerfield are … 0

Ortiz’s 3-run homer helps Red Sox end skid

Sunday, July 27, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t like the way David Ortiz acted after he helped beat them with a three-run homer, and … 0

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

Remembering Sam Koch
Friday, July 25, 2014
Oleg Yevenko in a Bruins uniform
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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

WMass Tournament Scores/Schedules
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • CAROL LOLLIS
Wendy Blow, of Westhampton picks Rasberries at her home off Kings High Way Friday afternoon.

    CAROL LOLLIS Wendy Blow, of Westhampton picks Rasberries at her home off Kings High Way Friday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

  • YOSHITAKA HAMADA
James Gryszan, of Northampton, picks up flowers for cancer patients at the Northampton Community Garden Monday, July 28, 2014.  Gryszan said he grows about 12 kinds of flowers at the garden and usually brings the flowers to the Nobel Hospital in Westfield.

    YOSHITAKA HAMADA James Gryszan, of Northampton, picks up flowers for cancer patients at the Northampton Community Garden Monday, July 28, 2014. Gryszan said he grows about 12 kinds of flowers at the garden and usually brings the flowers to the Nobel Hospital in Westfield. Purchase photo reprints »

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Martin Espinola of Northampton stakes out a spot on Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield to photograph a storm sweeping over the Connecticut River Valley from the southwest Monday afternoon.

    KEVIN GUTTING Martin Espinola of Northampton stakes out a spot on Mount Sugarloaf in South Deerfield to photograph a storm sweeping over the Connecticut River Valley from the southwest Monday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

Juan Pablo Montoya back at Indy intent on winning for Penske

Friday, July 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya is back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — one night only, an encore of sorts, in a guest-starring role for Team Penske. The Colombian is entered in the Brickyard 400 for the explicit … 0

Local baseball: South Hadley beats top seed in Mantle Tournament

Friday, July 25, 2014

Matt Werenski’s complete-game performance led the South Hadley Mickey Mantle baseball team to a 6-4 road playoff victory over top-seeded Deerfield Thursday evening. Both teams won their opening games and remain in the tourney. Werenski gave up three earned runs and seven hits with five strikeouts. Mario Olivera … 0

NCAA enforcement director defends investigators

Friday, July 25, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Jonathan Duncan understands that a perfect NCAA enforcement division won’t catch every cheater in college sports. He still believes his team is getting the job done. Two days after Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby called the … 0

Ryan, Vishaway lead Easthampton over Amherst in Mickey Mantle playoff

Thursday, July 24, 2014

AMHERST — Jamie Ryan didn’t expect to take the mound for his Easthampton Mickey Mantle baseball team in Thursday evening’s playoff game. But an injury to scheduled starter Brandon Bennett forced Ryan into duty and he responded with … 0

Cavs sign Wiggins, who can’t be traded for 30 days

Thursday, July 24, 2014

CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one. The Cavaliers signed the No. 1 overall draft pick Thursday, a deal that prevents Wiggins from being traded for 30 days. Wiggins has been linked to … 0

Bizarre Clippers court case nears close

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The bizarre battle over the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers goes to a judge Monday and he may not have the final word on the dispute. The story has taken one strange turn after another since a recording surfaced of team owner Donald Sterling … 0

Yankees acquire West Springfield native LHP Chris Capuano

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have acquired left-hander Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in their latest trade with a team from the NL West. The Yankees announced after Thursday’s 4-2 win over Texas that they’d gotten the 35-year-old Capuano for cash. Capuano started the season … 0

Ravens RB Ray Rice receives 2-game suspension from NFL

Thursday, July 24, 2014

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on … 0

Manning getting used to new faces on Broncos

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Though his physical condition is no longer a big question mark for Peyton Manning, when he looks around at training camp, he must feel like he’s starting over again. Manning lined up for his first … 0

Nibali wins Stage 18, closes in on Tour victory

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ARGELES-GAZOST, France — Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days. On the … 0