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Amherst downs Easthampton for Mickey Mantle championship

Monday, July 27, 2015

DEERFIELD — Amherst’s Stephen McCudden had never pitched on back-to-back days until this week. On Monday, the rising junior followed Sunday’s shortened start with a lengthy relief appearance in which he struck out eight to guide Amherst to a 10-5 win over Easthampton in the Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League Mickey Mantle championship at Deerfield Academy’s Headmasters’ Field. “This is …

Amherst native Michael Hixon comes from behind to win bronze in 1-meter diving at world championships

Monday, July 27, 2015

KAZAN, Russia — Michael Hixon had quite the comeback for his first diving medal at the senior international level. The Amherst native was in 10th …

White Sox outlast Red Sox 10-8

Monday, July 27, 2015

BOSTON — Adam Eaton had three hits and drove in two runs to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Boston …

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  • CAROL LOLLIS
Sophia Collins of South Deerfield and  Eddie Bajgier of South Deerfield Polka to  Dennis Polisky and The Maestro's Men at the polish American Citizens Club annual chicken BBQ in South Deerfield Sunday afternoon.

    CAROL LOLLIS Sophia Collins of South Deerfield and Eddie Bajgier of South Deerfield Polka to Dennis Polisky and The Maestro's Men at the polish American Citizens Club annual chicken BBQ in South Deerfield Sunday afternoon. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Janet Grunwald, of Leeds, from left, Caroline Prince, 4, Elizabeth Prince, 6, Fiona Russell, and Russell's dogs Niles, front, and Caber, all of Northampton, picnic Thursday during an installment of the Music on the Porch concert series at the Florence Civic Center.

    JERREY ROBERTS Janet Grunwald, of Leeds, from left, Caroline Prince, 4, Elizabeth Prince, 6, Fiona Russell, and Russell's dogs Niles, front, and Caber, all of Northampton, picnic Thursday during an installment of the Music on the Porch concert series at the Florence Civic Center. Purchase photo reprints »

  • JERREY ROBERTS
Concert-goers gather Saturday on the Westhampton Town Common for a show by Katherine First and the Kitchen Party. It was an installment of the Field of Dreams Summer Concert Series.

    JERREY ROBERTS Concert-goers gather Saturday on the Westhampton Town Common for a show by Katherine First and the Kitchen Party. It was an installment of the Field of Dreams Summer Concert Series. Purchase photo reprints »

Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds

Sunday, July 26, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals are hoping Johnny Cueto can help them win one more playoff game than they did a year ago. The Royals acquired Cueto in a trade with Cincinnati on Sunday, sending …

Beijing faces Almaty in IOC vote for 2022 Winter Olympics

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The world’s most populous nation against a new kid on the block. A global capital that hosted an Olympics just a few years ago against a city which many people may not be able to find on a …

Panama beats US 3-2 on penalty kicks for Gold Cup 3rd place

Sunday, July 26, 2015

CHESTER, Pa. — Music and shouts of celebration blasted from the Panama locker room next door as U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann tried to put another positive spin on another loss. Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks …

After Pedro, which other Boston athletes should have their numbers retired?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Until Tom Brady retires, most New England fans won’t be ready to treat the golden age of Boston sports as history instead of something that could be still ongoing. But on Tuesday, Pedro Martinez, one of the most …

Bogaerts delivers Red Sox past Tigers to snap 8-game skid

Friday, July 24, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts’ single up the middle off Blaine Hardy in the 11th inning drove home the winning run, and the Boston Red Sox snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers …

Michael Hixon moves into 1-meter diving finals at World Championships

Friday, July 24, 2015

Amherst native Michael Hixon advanced to the finals of the 1-meter diving competition at the FINA World Championships Friday in Kazan, Russia. Hixon finished ninth overall in the preliminary rounds with a score of 373.85 points. The top 12 qualified for Monday’s finals. Standing in 16th place after …

Bogaerts delivers Red Sox past Tigers to snap 8-game skid

Friday, July 24, 2015

BOSTON — Xander Bogaerts’ single up the middle off Blaine Hardy in the 11th inning drove home the winning run, and the Boston Red Sox snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers …

Football Hall of Fame limits Seau’s daughter’s comments to video

Friday, July 24, 2015

CANTON, Ohio — Junior Seau’s daughter will be commenting only on a video when her late father enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8. Citing previous policies on posthumous inductions, the Hall is limiting Sydney …

Fireworks on Tour as Nibali and Froome fight

Friday, July 24, 2015

LA TOUSSUIRE, France — Chris Froome always expected his rivals to throw everything at him and his Tour de France race lead. He just didn’t expect that would happen when he was stopped by the side of the …

FIFA says corruption crisis hinders search for new sponsors

Friday, July 24, 2015

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — The FIFA corruption crisis is hurting its search for new World Cup sponsors. Targeting almost $6 billion in revenue from the 2018 tournament, FIFA has not signed any new sponsors since last year’s World Cup in Brazil. “Definitely the current situation does not help …