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Special teams coach Mark Michaels reunites with UMass, Mark Whipple

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

AMHERST — There wasn’t much of a get-to-know-each-other phase with the UMass coaching staff and new special teams coordinator Mark Michaels. Like so many Minuteman coaches Michaels is the new and old special teams coach. Not only did he work for Mark Whipple at UMass, Brown and New Haven, but he was an assistant coach under Tom Masella when the …

Kelly Olynyk overcomes eye injury, leads Celts past Pacers 100-87

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BOSTON — Kelly Olynyk stood against a wall in the middle of the locker room, looking more like he just left a boxing ring than …

Club volleyball player serves up lawsuit over playing time

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A 16-year-old club volleyball player and her family are suing after they say her coaches spiked her playing time, telling her …

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  • JERREY ROBERTS
Christopher Petersen and Nicole Metcalf practice ballet during a class for adults earlier this month at Amherst Ballet.

    JERREY ROBERTS Christopher Petersen and Nicole Metcalf practice ballet during a class for adults earlier this month at Amherst Ballet. Purchase photo reprints »

  • MICKY BEDELL
Joan O'Brien, 56, walks her dog Sally down East Street in Northampton on Wednesday, March 25.

    MICKY BEDELL
Joan O'Brien, 56, walks her dog Sally down East Street in Northampton on Wednesday, March 25. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING
Jim Brooks of Northampton takes a recreational shell out for a row on the Connecticut River. The oars are fixed into the oar locks so the blade is "square," the best angle to power through the water, but this immobilization also keeps the blade from being "feathered," or turned parallel to the surface, during the return stroke out of the water.

    KEVIN GUTTING Jim Brooks of Northampton takes a recreational shell out for a row on the Connecticut River. The oars are fixed into the oar locks so the blade is "square," the best angle to power through the water, but this immobilization also keeps the blade from being "feathered," or turned parallel to the surface, during the return stroke out of the water. Purchase photo reprints »

Fiancee says she discarded box at Aaron Hernandez’s request

Monday, March 30, 2015

FALL RIVER — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial Monday that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying but never looked …

Kaminsky, Okafor lead 2014-15 AP All-America team

Monday, March 30, 2015

Frank Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common — both are in the Final Four and both were the top selections on The …

A year later than expected, Michigan State back in Final Four

Monday, March 30, 2015

DETROIT — Michigan State’s run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that’s part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much. “Last year we were picked by the president and …

McGraw appreciates Notre Dame women’s run more than ever

Monday, March 30, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — It would be easy to forgive Muffet McGraw if she started taking Final Four appearances for granted. After all, the Notre Dame women’s coach has become a regular of sorts on college basketball’s biggest stage …

Baseball, football, Magee says he just wants to improve

Monday, March 30, 2015

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Not the typical transaction path: cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, join the Boston Rex Sox at minor league camp. But linebacker and would-be outfielder Brandon Magee is a confident enough athlete that he’s sought two-sport advice from Bo Jackson. “Just told me …

Falcons fined, lose draft pick for pumping in fake noise

Monday, March 30, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has fined the Atlanta Falcons, stripped the organization of a draft pick and suspended team president Rich McKay from the league’s Competition Committee beginning April 1 following the team’s use of fake …

Pastrnak nets OT game winner, Bruins edge Hurricanes

Monday, March 30, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. — A couple of rookies came up big for the Boston Bruins on Sunday. David Pastrnak had a goal and an assist, scoring the winner on a nice centering pass from Carl Soderberg at 4:23 of …

Celtics drop back out of playoffs with loss to Doc, Clippers

Monday, March 30, 2015

BOSTON — The Los Angeles Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the …

Local colleges/preps: UMass women’s lacrosse shows balanced attack in win

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hannah Murphy scored four times and Nicole Troost added three tallies as the UMass women’s lacrosse team defeated George Mason 17-7 at home Sunday afternoon. The Minutewomen (9-1, 2-0 Atlantic 10) received goals from 12 different players in the win. Middlebury 9, Amherst 5 — The No. 12 …

Duke back in Final Four after beating Gonzaga

Sunday, March 29, 2015

HOUSTON — Mike Krzyzewski is living in the moment with his youngest team ever, not thinking too much about the significance of his latest trip to the NCAA Final Four. With their trio of freshmen starting, the Blue …