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Mickey Mantle baseball playoffs begin with 4 shutouts

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pitching completely dominated the first round of the Mickey Mantle double-elimination tournament on Wednesday evening. The winning team shut out its opponent in all four games, including a pair of 1-0 contests. Amherst 1, Northampton 0 (5) — A pitchers’ duel between Amherst’s Jon Morrison and Hamp’s Hunter Salem was decided on Alex Cantor’s steal of home in the fifth … 0

Bautista homers as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 6-4

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TORONTO — Jose Bautista provided the power and R.A Dickey earned the win, but two perfect innings from promising rookie Aaron Sanchez was all anyone … 0

Gronk cleared to play at Patriots training camp

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. This summer, after another operation, the New England Patriots star … 0

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  • KEVIN GUTTING
Trevor Chalmers of Easthampton works from a bundle of cedar shingles he pre-nailed for residing the back wall of the School House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton on Tuesday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Trevor Chalmers of Easthampton works from a bundle of cedar shingles he pre-nailed for residing the back wall of the School House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton on Tuesday. Purchase photo reprints »

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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 »

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 going through the University of Massachusetts soccer coach’s mind. A few weeks earlier, … 1

Tour leader Nibali: A ‘flag-bearer’ against doping

Monday, July 21, 2014

CARCASSONNE, France — Barring a disaster for him on French roads from now until Sunday, the man who looks set to win the Tour de France says he understands that cycling is still paying for its longtime doping … 0

McIlroys have double success at British Open

Monday, July 21, 2014

HOYLAKE, England — Rory McIlroy was not the only winner at the British Open on Sunday. The BBC said McIlroy’s father, Gerry, and three of Gerry’s friends placed a combined bet of 400 pounds (now $680) in 2004 … 0

Local baseball/softball: Hamp Ripken advances to state final

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Northampton Cal Ripken 9-and-under baseball team continued its perfect run into Monday night’s state final with three victories over the weekend. Hamp (4-0) defeated Douglas 8-2 Sunday afternoon in the state semifinal and will face Hudson at 6 p.m. Monday in Westminster. Otis Follet earned the win … 0

Chief of Pyeongchang’s organizing committee quits

Monday, July 21, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea — The head of Pyeongchang’s organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics resigned Monday, saying new leadership is needed to complete preparations for the games. A former provincial governor, Kim Jin-sun was elected president of … 0

Ilitches release details on Red Wings arena complex

Sunday, July 20, 2014

DETROIT — The Ilitch family on Sunday unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena. “It’s always been my dream to see a vibrant and … 0

Pop-fly single gives Yankees 3-2 win over Reds

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEW YORK — When the ball went up, Brian McCann thought it was the second out of the inning. And when it came down, the Yankees had a three-game sweep. Jacoby Ellsbury got four hits and scored the … 0

Lydia Ko wins Marathon Classic with closing birdie

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Now that she’s officially a millionaire, Lydia Ko joked she’ll have to keep a closer watch on where her paychecks go. “I’ll probably see that going into my mom’s account,” she said with a laugh, … 0

Jameis Winston: ‘I learned from my mistakes’

Sunday, July 20, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Jameis Winston wants to look to the season ahead as the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for reigning national champion Florida State. He also knows he has to answer questions about his off-field conduct. “I understand the … 0

Lester sharp again as Red Sox sweep Royals

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BOSTON — Jon Lester just wants to put up impressive numbers on the mound. He will worry about the figures on his next contract later. Red Sox fans showed appreciation for his latest brilliant outing with loud applause … 0