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Fans hold a photo of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. Federal Judge Richard M. Berman overturned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of New England quarterback Tom Brady Thursday morning. The league said it will appeal the ruling. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Brady sits out after court victory, Giants top Patriots 12-9

Thursday, September 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — A battle of reserves to end the preseason was fittingly decided by a backup kicker. Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over the New England Patriots, who had already won a much larger victory earlier in the day. A federal judge vacated the NFL’s …

Thursday’s local results: Hopkins Academy golf team downs Turners Falls

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The Hopkins Academy golf team cruised past Turners Falls, 21-3, Thursday at Hickory Ridge Country Club. Jack Ter Doest earned medalist honors with a 38 …

UMass to retire jersey for John Calipari on Dec. 16

Thursday, September 3, 2015

UMass will retire a jersey to honor John Calipari prior to the men’s basketball game against New Orleans at the Mullins Center on Dec. 16. …

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

MAC Survivor Pool - Week I
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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

Fast Jack stays on track with Funny Car record-breaking act

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Jack Beckman is a survivor. He earned a GED, beat cancer and walked away from two spectacular Funny Car explosions that are still YouTube favorites. So when Beckman went two seasons without a win, he didn’t …

Bubble time for players trying to make Presidents Cup

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NORTON — Bill Haas is grinding harder than ever in the FedEx Cup playoffs, only the immediate goal has nothing to do with a $10 million bonus. He wants a chance to play for no money at all. Haas is No. 11 in the Presidents Cup standings. The …

Patriots ready for Brady or no Brady

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided sometime in the next few days, …

Notebook: Jackson Porter trying to catch on fast at receiver for UMass

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

AMHERST — Long after many of his teammates were headed to the shower, done for the night, Jackson Porter was still on the field catching passes from wide receivers coach Spencer Whipple. The sophomore has officially been a wide receiver less than a week after converting from cornerback. …

UMass declines to further sanction football player Da’Sean Downey

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

AMHERST — Da’Sean M. Downey will remain a fully eligible member of the UMass football team as his legal process plays out and won’t be further disciplined by the university. Downey will be arraigned Oct. 21 in Eastern Hampshire District Court, according to a criminal complaint filed by …

Steady in face of Kyrgios’ ‘antics,’ Murray wins at US Open

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

NEW YORK — Nick Kyrgios does what he wants and says what he wants on a tennis court, seemingly no matter the ramifications, and amid all the near-napping, cursing and racket smashing, he troubled Andy Murray for moments …

Gardner homers for Yankees in 3-1 win at Boston

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BOSTON — Rick Porcello wasn’t celebrating after striking out 13 in his strongest start of the season. The New York Yankees capitalized on the few mistakes Porcello did make and rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 …

Tuesday’s colleges: Charlotte Wagner paces Mount Holyoke past Nichols

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Charlotte Wagner scored four goals as the Mount Holyoke field hockey team opened its season with a 9-0 victory over Nichols College Tuesday night in Dudley. Kristina Ramsden of Northampton had a goal and two assists, while Julia Bell added two tallies for the Lyons (1-0). Women’s soccer …

NFL’s toughest division has big changes, challenge ahead

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CINCINNATI — Anytime there’s a debate about the NFL’s toughest division, teams in the AFC North are quick to point out the playoff appearances. Yep. Nobody can top them. The AFC North has sent more teams to the playoffs than any other division in the last seven years …

How much will stipends affect college recruiting?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — An athlete has two offers to decide where to play for the next four years. One comes with considerably more cash than the other. It only sounds like free agency. These days, it’s college …